LPGA adds Malaysian event to 2010 schedule


The LPGA today made official the addition of a new Malaysian tournament.

The Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia will be played Oct. 22-24 as the lead-off event of the fall Asian swing. It takes the place of the China event once scheduled that week. LPGA officials are still working on the China event, though that will not be played this year. The plan is to try to bring it into the mix in 2011.

The Sime Darby event will be played at Kuala Lumpur Golf Club as a 54-hole event with no cut for the top 50 on the LPGA money list and 10 sponsor exemptions. A three-year deal was announced.