Alcott joins Betsy King (First Union Betsy King Classic) and Nancy Lopez (Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez) as the only three active players to have their names associated with tour stops.
Alcott joins an elite list of LPGA Tour members who have been involved with LPGA events beyond just competing. From Betsy Rawls and Babe Zaharias in 1953 to Alcott in 2001, a total of nine LPGA Tour Hall of Fame members have held this distinction - Patty Berg, Pat Bradley, Louise Suggs, Mickey Wright, Alcott, King, Lopez, Rawls and Zaharias.
Alcott, a 29-time LPGA winner entered the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame in 1999. A resident of nearby Santa Monica, Alcott grew up in the Los Angeles area and is very involved in numerous charitable efforts in the community. She is also involved in the redevelopment of the Westchester Golf Course and Driving Range in Los Angeles, which will include an Amy Alcott Golf Academy.
'It's obviously an honor to be asked to play a role as host by the City of Hope,' said Alcott. 'I grew up in this area and played all of my junior golf here and if they believe I can add a special flair to the event, I will be happy to do all I can.'
LPGA Tour events named in honor of or hosted by an LPGA Tour member:
1953-1954, 1959-60Betsy Rawls Open
1953-67, 1976 Babe Zaharias Open
1953 Barbara Romack Open
1961 Mickey Wright Open
1963-69 Mickey Wright Invitational
1963-64 Mary Mills Mississippi Gulf Coast Invitational
1964 Clifford Ann Creed Invitational
1966-68 Louise Suggs Delray Beach Invitational
1966-68 Shirley Englehorn Invitational
1969, 1975-77, 1980 Patty Berg Classic
1988-90 Planters Pat Bradley International
1996-present First Union Betsy King Classic
2000-present Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez
2001 City of Hope Championship hosted by Amy Alcott
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