The 2022 Gainbridge LPGA will be in full swing on Thursday, January 27 through Sunday, January 30 as the field of 120 PGA TOUR professionals takes to the links at Boca Rio Golf Club to compete for a total purse of $2 million. This tournament was first held in 2019 at Boca Rio and will once again call Palm Beach County and Boca Rio home. All four rounds of the tournament will tee off at 7:10 a.m.
The Gainbridge LPGA has compiled an impressive field that features seven of the top-10 and 17 of the top-25 ranked players in the world according to the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings. The players ranked in the top-25 competing in the championship include players World No. 1 and defending champion Nelly Korda, Lydia Ko (3), Inbee Park (4), Nasa Hataoka (7), Danielle Kang (8), Yuka Saso (9), Brooke Henderson (10), Lexi Thompson (12), Patty Tavatanakit (13), Ayaka Furue (14), Anna Nordqvist (16), Jeong Eun Lee6 (18), Atthaya Thitikul (20), Ally Ewing (22), Jessica Korda (21), Ariya Jutanugarn (23) and Celine Boutier (25).
The field also will feature two World Golf Hall-of-Famer members: Karrie Webb, who will return to the LPGA Tour competition for the first time in two years; and Laura Davies, who has 87 worldwide professional victories. Jaye Marie Green (Jupiter) and Nanna Koerstz Madsen (Boca Raton) join Thompson (Delray Beach), Jessica Korda (Jupiter), and Webb (Boynton Beach) as Southeast Florida residents competing in the championship.
The tournament is one of The Palm Beaches’ marquee sporting events. In 2019, this event attracted 35,000 spectators and generated nearly $1 million in economic impact for Palm Beach County. The county will also garner widespread television exposure as all four rounds will be aired live on the Golf Channel.
The Palm Beaches is the only community nationwide that annually hosts all three major professional golf tours. The Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio will be the first to tee off and will be followed by the PGA Tour’s The Honda Classic at PGA National Resort & Spa (Palm Beach Gardens) in March and the PGA Tour Champions’ TimberTech Championship at Broken Sound Club (Boca Raton) in November. This exceptional collection of professional golf tournaments has helped Palm Beach County become Florida’s Golf Capital®.
“The Palm Beach County Sports Commission strives to provide Palm Beach County with premier professional sporting events like the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio. The tournament provides LPGA Tour excitement to incoming visitors and Palm Beach County residents alike,” said George Linley, Executive Director of the Palm Beach County Sports Commission. “Fans, media, sponsors, and the players generate over 1,500 hotel bookings. This world-class event contributes a major boost to the local economy.”
The host site, Boca Rio Golf Club, was founded in 1967 and is situated just four miles from the Atlantic Ocean on 200 acres of native Florida wilderness. A member-owned luxury golf club, Boca Rio is a rolling golf course featuring undulating greens and white sand bunkers with no developed real estate.
Make sure you visit the Gainbridge LPGA, one of the best spectacles in sports for Palm Beach County. For additional information, ticket packages, and the full list of professionals competing this year, please visit GainbridgeLPGA.com.