LPGA International finds a new home

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LPGA Tour _newDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. ' The Phoenix LPGA International finally has found a new home.
 
The LPGA and Tournament Golf Foundation announced that the March 26-29 event will be played at Papago Golf Course in Phoenix. Owned by the City of Phoenix since 1963 Papago underwent an extensive restoration project in 2008 and reopened in December.
 
The Phoenix event has long been one of the most popular and storied stops on the LPGA Tour, with past champions ranging from Betsy King to Laura Davies to Annika Sorenstam to, most recently, Lorena Ochoa, remarked LPGA Commissioner Carolyn Bivens. We look forward to engaging with the people of Phoenix in a truly new and unique way as we compete on their championship course for the first time.
 
The four-day, 72-hole tournament has been part of the LPGA schedule since 1980. For the past five seasons, Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club, located just outside Phoenix, hosted the event.
 
TGF is proud to add Papago Golf Club to the list of prestigious courses hosting our events over the years, said TGF President Tom Maletis. Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club was a tremendous partner, but the LPGA professionals will surely appreciate the Papago Golf Course experience and the proximity to everything the City of Phoenix has to offer.