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LPGA adds new full-field event in Michigan

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The LPGA officially announced Friday that it’s heading back to Michigan with a new event.

The Meijer LPGA Classic will make its debut Aug. 7-10 at Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids, Mich. The 72-hole event will feature a full field of 144 players and a purse of $1.5 million.

The event will mark the LPGA’s first tournament in Michigan since 2000, when the Oldsmobile Classic was played in East Lansing.

Meijer is a family-owned retailer based in Grand Rapids with 204 supercenters and grocery stores in five states.