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World Number Two Lydia Ko Confirmed
The number two player in the world, Lydia Ko will be competing in the second event of the 2023 Aramco Team Series presented by Public Investment Fund at Trump International Golf Club, West Palm Beach. The second installment of the Aramco Team Series takes place between Friday 19th and Sunday 21st May 2023, and will see the best players from professional women’s golf compete for the $1million prize fund in Florida.
The world number two Ko is relishing her return to the Aramco Team Series and is hoping to improve on her debut performance in Singapore which saw her finish in third place behind eventual winner Pauline Roussin. “After playing my way into contention in Singapore, I’m looking to build on my success in the Aramco Team Series this time in Florida. I really enjoyed this format when I played in my debut, and the team element of the event adds a new dimension and a bit of additional pressure where you’re playing for your teammates as well as for yourself.”
The New Zealander’s form is trending in the right direction heading into the Aramco Team Series Florida, having already enjoyed victory this year at the Aramco Saudi Ladies International in February. It was the 26th victory of Lydia Ko’s career, and her second victory in the Aramco Saudi Ladies International thanks to a four-under par final round of 68 which gave her a 21-under total at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club. On her victory, Ko commented “It was great to get the win in Saudi Arabia in my first start of the year. It’s always great to get your season off to a winning start especially when you’re competing against a strong field on a great course.”
“The addition of the Aramco Team Series and Saudi Ladies Invitational events have accelerated the growth of the Ladies European Tour with some of the best players in the world now competing in these high-profile events. If you look at the previous winners of the Aramco Team Series, I’ll definitely have to bring my best game heading into Florida.”
The Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour is competed across five global destinations throughout the year. After kicking off in Singapore, the series moves on to Florida, London and Hong Kong before concluding in Riyadh in October. May’s event consists of 36 teams comprising of one amateur and three professionals who compete for a $1million prize fund. Aside from the team event, there is a three-day individual stroke play competition contested amongst the professionals which contributes to both Race to Costa del Sol and Rolex World Ranking points.
Tickets to watch some of the best players in the world in action are available from $15 for adults and free for under 18s. To purchase please head here or for more information on the tournament, visit www.aramcoteamseries.com, or follow the event on social media @aramco_series.
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