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Pelican Women’s Championship will be Held Without Fans in Attendance
The 2020 Pelican Women’s Championship Presented by DEX Imaging will be Held Without Fans in Attendance
Belleair, FL: The Pelican Women’s Championship Presented by DEX Imaging will be contested without fans in attendance when the tournament is held Nov. 16-22, 2020 at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, FL. The decision was announced by tournament organizers after consulting with public health officials and the LPGA.
“I cannot thank our partners at Pelican and the Doyle family enough for their commitment to providing a valuable competitive opportunity to our LPGA Tour players,” said LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan. “We hope all of our fans will follow their favorite players on Golf Channel and we look forward to a future opportunity to introduce Tampa-area fans to the world’s greatest female golfers.”
Dan Doyle Sr. and Jr. – owners of Pelican Golf Club – are highly committed to supporting women’s golf and the Tampa Bay community. Since founding DEX Imaging in 2002, they’ve donated two-thirds of all company profits to employees and local non-profits. For more than 40 years, the Doyle family has impacted countless local charities.
“While we are disappointed we won’t be able to host fans for our inaugural event, the health and safety of our community and the women who compete on the LPGA Tour come first,” said Dan Doyle Jr. “We are honored to provide this opportunity for the world’s best female golfers and look forward to crowning our first champion this fall.”
All four rounds of the Pelican Women’s Championship will be televised on Golf Channel and broadcast to more than 170 countries and territories worldwide. Coverage will also stream on Golf Channel and the NBC Sports app. The field of 108 players will compete over four rounds for a share of the $1.5 million purse.
“We want to thank the Doyle family, Pelican Golf Club, DEX Imaging – and all of our partners – whose support is crucial to be able to hold this tournament for the best female golfers in the world,” said Scott Reid, Executive Director of the Pelican Women’s Championship.
The tournament is contested at the newly-renovated Pelican Golf Club, a Donald Ross classic recently redesigned by Beau Welling that offers world-class amenities and an unmatched golf experience. The event is managed by Eiger Marketing Group, which owns/operates professional golf tournaments in Los Angeles, Tampa Bay, Naples and Atlantic City. Visit PelicanLPGA.com for more information.
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