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LPGA Tour: Nelly Korda Wins 5th Straight Tournament

Nelly Korda wins the 2024 Chevron Championship by two strokes ahead of Maja Stark. She thus secures her fifth consecutive title on the LPGA Tour. After Korda had to finish her third round in the morning, she started the final from a tie for second place and secured victory with a round of 69.

LPGA Tour: Five wins in a row for Nelly Korda

Korda started her round with two birdies to take the lead of the tournament. After another birdie on hole 8, she had a three-shot lead at the end of the front nine. She continued as before on the second nine, gaining a strike on the 10th. Her first bogey followed on the 11th hole, but the competition also faltered and Korda still had a four-stroke lead after that. After another bogey on the 15th, the gap narrowed again and Maja Stark started her final spurt, but Korda left no doubt about her victory with a birdie on the 18th.

Nelly Korda on her “crazy” series of success

MODERATOR: Here with Nelly Korda, the winner Of the Chevron Championship.

Can you put it into words, epic jump, epic moment. Can you describe everything that you’re feeling right now?

NELLY KORDA: Well, one, I’m shivering right now, so I’m a little cold. It’s just been a crazy, crazy, crazy couple of weeks, with some really solid golf. I can finally breathe.

I was really nervous on that back nine. I really, really wanted this win. It feels amazing to get it.

Q. You had a lot of emotion there at the green talking about your team and the people around you. For you personally, what does this one mean? What does it mean to capture your second victory, make history, and get to take a jump?

NELLY KORDA: Yeah, in ’21 I had an amazing year, got my first major at KPMG. Just a lot of doubt crept into my mind in 2022 and especially 2023. I heard some outside voices from other people saying that they don’t know if I’ll ever be able to win another major again, and I stuck to working extremely hard on and off the golf course, and I’m so thankful to have the team that I do.

They’ve gone through all the highs and lows with me, especially Jason. I just can’t be more thankful for the hard work that each one of them put into it.

Q. What’s Jason in particular meant to you?

NELLY KORDA: I honestly don’t have any words, just because there are too many. He has been by my side for every single one of my wins out here, and in a sense he’s my punching bag out there, he’s my best friend, and he’s my teammate.

I wouldn’t be able to do it without him because his encouragement on and off the golf course has been amazing, and I’m just so, so, so thankful for him. I hope he knows it.

Q. You hit some fantastic shots down the stretch on those last couple of holes; with all that was on the line, how were you able to lock in on those moments and pull off those shots?

NELLY KORDA: Obviously my mind kept wanting to go to 18. It was such a long day. I felt like we were out there — well, I’ve been up since 4:00 a.m., so it has been a long day.

But I have to give props to Jason because he’s the one that kept me in it. He’s the one that kept telling me a shot at a time, a shot at a time, don’t get ahead of yourself, stick to what’s in front of you and work on that.

Q. How did you push those doubts out that you were referring to earlier?

NELLY KORDA: By having a great team around me full of positivity and working hard. Hard work will always get you somewhere.

I kept my head down, and I worked really, really hard.

Q. You kind of touched on it earlier, but when you were going through that really tough time with your surgery and your arm, could you have imagined being in this position, winning five in a row, tying an LPGA record, everything that you’ve been able to do?

NELLY KORDA: Back then, no, because obviously then I was just more scared for my health. Competing was kind of on the backseat. I was not thinking about competing at all.

But I think all of the sad times and the health scares that I have gone through have made me who I am today. I think it has matured me a lot, and I would say it’s shaped me into the person I am today, and I’m very grateful for the ups and downs.

Q. I saw that you jumped in with your Richard Mille. Is it waterproof?

NELLY KORDA: Yes, it is. Not the strap, but it’ll be fine.

Q. You pointed to your team, and the system you have in place is a big reason for your success. How did that system support you today?

NELLY KORDA: Yeah, I mean, I had an early day today. I had six holes that I had to finish of my third round, so I had my coach, Jamie Mulligan, with me the entire way.

I had Kim making sure that my body was all good.

Then obviously my teammate out there, Jason.

We’re always together. Even if it’s between the rounds, we’re always hanging out together, we’re joking around, we’re keeping it light. We all know each other so, so, so well, and we tell each other almost everything, and I’m so grateful for the friendships that we also have.

Q. We’ve talked about you keeping this historic streak to the side. You’ve now accomplished it. What does this mean to you now that you’ve won five in a row?

NELLY KORDA: It’s an amazing feeling because all the hard work and the doubt that I had in my head from 2021, I worked through it, and it’s been an amazing feeling these past couple weeks knowing that I can go on this stretch and that if I stay in my bubble and I keep golf in a sense simple and let it flow, then I can have so, so much fun out here.

It’s just been an amazing time. To get five in a row, and my lucky number is 13, and for me to get it here in Houston and it to be a major feels even better.

Q. After the first two front-nine birdies, no one ever came closer than two shots to you. Did you feel like as long as you kept your head down and made pars and — you were in control? Was there ever a time you thought it could slip away, or did you always feel like just keep moving forward and you had control?

NELLY KORDA: Yeah, the headspace that we were in was take it a shot at a time. I bogeyed No. 11 after chipping in on 10, and then I hit it into the water on 15. Those mistakes kind of — you start to put a little bit more pressure on yourself that you don’t know what the other girls are doing ahead of you. You only know what the two girls that are playing in the same group are doing.

Having Jason tell me that I really need to take it a shot at a time really, really helped.

Q. Also, do you plan to play next week in LA?

NELLY KORDA: Yeah.

Q. So is that exciting, that you could go for six, something no one else has done?

NELLY KORDA: Yeah, I’m going to enjoy this right now and then I’ll think about that. But yeah, it’s been an amazing time. Hopefully keep the streak alive. But I’ve been so grateful to compete week in and week out and get the five in a row, too.

Q. Were you aware that you had gone 39 holes without a bogey?

NELLY KORDA: No, I was not. I was thinking — I was like, I wonder when the last time I made a bogey was on No. 11, but I was not aware that it was that long.

Q. Throughout that streak it didn’t really look like you even came close to one. You didn’t have to make many long putts. How do you maintain that kind of calm, cool, collected headspace? You’ve credited your team, but it’s just you and Jason out there. How do you maintain that when things could have gotten away on 11 and 15?

NELLY KORDA: Yeah, I’m just hitting it really solid, honestly. I was hitting the fairways, and then if I wasn’t hitting the fairway, we made sure that I was going to go center of the green.

We played really smart out there, as well. You take your opportunities when you can, especially on reachable par-5s or par-4s that you have a shorter club in, but other than that, you just try to play safe, middle of the green.

Q. In major championship golf, how important are pars in that situation when it’s easy to say I can make a par even on some of the par-5s?

NELLY KORDA: Yeah, I think it’s harder being in a position when you’re the one ahead. Sometimes people get a really good round going. But for me, I was going to take my chances on the par-5s where there may be a little reachable. But the golf course was playing so, so different today with the wind out of the north that we just tried to stick to the game plan.

I missed a couple of birdies down the stretch, as well, but other than that, we were aggressive when we could be aggressive, and we were smart when we needed to be smart. That’s major championships.

Q. Did you ever find yourself daydreaming at all out there? Did you ever think before you hit the green on 18 that I’m getting closer to my fifth straight win? Do you ever find that, and if so, what do you do in that situation?

NELLY KORDA: No, I stop myself every single time. Every single time it tried to creep into my head, I stopped myself immediately.

Q. Can you speak to the state of American golf just as a whole?

NELLY KORDA: Yeah, I think it’s trending in the right direction, not just American golf but women’s golf in general. I think you see the past couple of major winners are — Alison won at the U.S. Open and Lilia won here last year. I think we’re just performing really well, and I think that’s everyone on Tour, honestly. It’s so hard to win out here, and I say that with all honesty that it is really, really hard to win out here. The competition is getting harder and harder every year.

I think women’s golf is just trending in a great direction, and hopefully we can showcase it to everyone, as well.

Q. Is this a moment you dreamed of? We talk about little girls, big dreams out here. Is this a moment you dreamed of as a little girl?

NELLY KORDA: For sure, yeah. My first ever major, competing in a major, was at the U.S. Women’s Open at Sebonack, and that was when I dreamt of winning major championships.

To have two under my belt now is a dream come true.

Q. You talked about your injury, being in your own way mentally. What would you tell little girls to build their mental fortitude?

NELLY KORDA: Honestly, to never give up, to stay patient, to stay your course and not to compare yourself to others because everyone has a different path in their life. And to never let the adversities of life or anything take you down. Always rise.

Q. Now that you have five in a row and a second major, what can this run you’re on do to elevate the profile of your sport and get more eyeballs on it week to week, and the great play of you and your fellow players, too?

NELLY KORDA: Yeah, my answer is going to be the same. It’s a stage. We need a stage. We need to be on primetime TV, and we need to showcase the talent we have out here, which is a lot. Hopefully we have — a bunch of people came out this week. The crowds were amazing. That’s just what we need.

We also need the support from not just the crowds but the television networks.

Q. We have been following you and your victories for the last three months. We’ve just been cheering you on. Your first victory out of these five straight came from the Bradenton Country Club. Can you tell me what it was like to sort of start this five-win journey in a place that you called home for a short amount of time?

NELLY KORDA: Yeah, there’s no better place than home. The support that I received that week and just a whirlwind of the last day that week was absolutely crazy, and to play in front of a home crowd was a dream come true.

I’m so, so thankful that everyone came out to support not just me but the entire Tour.

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LPGA Tour Live Blog: Nelly Korda makes it three in a row

Ford Championship presented by KCC 2024 Live Scores

The Ford Championship presented by KCC in the season 2024 is being played in Gilbert, Arizona, United States of America at the Seville Golf and Country Club. The tournament starts at the Thursday, 28th of March and ends at the Sunday, 31st of March 2024.
The Ford Championship presented by KCC is part of the LPGA Tour in the season 2024. In 2024 all players competing for a total prize money of $2,250,000.
The course for the tournament at Seville Golf and Country Club plays at Par 72.

The LPGA Tour presents a new highlight with the Ford Championship in Arizona. The world’s best players, including Lilia Vu, Nelly Korda, and Celine Boutier, compete for the victory.

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The LPGA Tour is the largest tournament series in women’s professional golf. Most events are held in the USA, but the tour also has a global focus, for example with a strong Asian swing.
Five major tournaments are organised on the women’s tour: the Chevron Championship, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, the U.S. Women’s Open and, in cooperation with the Ladies European Tour, the Ricoh Women’s British Open and the Evian Championship.

In addition to the LPGA Tour, there is also the second-tier Symetra Tour, which can be used to qualify for the next season of the big tour. Similar to the men’s tour, there are also qualifying tournaments, the annual Qualifying School, where you can earn the right to play on the LPGA Tour, the Epson Tour or neither, depending on your ranking.

The LPGA is the oldest continuing women’s professional sports organisation in the United States. It succeeded the WPGA (Women’s Professional Golf Association, 1944-1949). The LPGA was founded in 1950 by 13 founding women. Alice Bauer, Patty Berg, Bettye Danoff, Helen Dettweiler, Marlene Hagge, Helen Hicks, Opal Hill, Betty Jameson, Sally Sessions, Marilynn Smith, Shirley Spork, Louise Suggs, and Babe Zaharias.

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Watch: LPGA Tour highlights from round 3 of the Ford Championship presented by KCC

The LPGA Tour’s Ford Championship presented by KCC is currently taking place at the Seville Golf and Country Club in Gilbert, Arizona, USA. With a total prize pool of $2,250,000 on the line, the tournament saw some compelling golf during round 3.

The top five spots on the leaderboard were jittered with fierce competition. Carlota Ciganda, Hyo Joo Kim and Sarah Schmelzel are holding the top spots at 15 under Par followed by Yuka Saso and Mi Hyang Lee just one shot behind.

The video, curated with the best moments and highlights, captures the unmatched intensity of the Ford Championship presented by KCC. Viewers of the event could see the determination and focus in these golfers as they navigated the manicured fairways and impeccably maintained greens of the Seville Golf and Country Club.

As evident from the LPGA Tour Highlights, golf’s resilience is on full display. Despite the challenges brought by the global situation, the game and its proponents continue to enthral by producing riveting displays of skill, precision, and concentration.

The Ford Championship presented by KCC is in its final round, and with things heating up, we can look forward to an intense competition to claim the tournament title. Without a doubt, eyes will turn again to Arizona tomorrow as players tee up for the final day of the Ford Championship by KCC. We look forward to sharing those thrilling highlights.

Ford Championship presented by KCC: The LPGA Tour round 4 highlights

About the LPGA Tour

The LPGA Tour is the largest professional tour in women’s golf. With over 30 tournaments a year, the American women’s tour mostly travels to the USA, but also visits destinations outside America with its players. In addition to the regular tournaments, the LPGA holds five majors per season, with the last two events being co-hosted by the Ladies European Tour and taking place in Europe. The LPGA Tour’s season ranking, the “Race to the CME Globe”, is decided in the season finale. The best 72 players of the season and the season winners qualify for the CME Group Tour Championship and compete for overall victory on the LPGA Tour.

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LPGA Tour: World No.1 again – Nelly Korda celebrates comeback victory

The time off on the LPGA Tour has obviously paid off. Nelly Korda took a seven-week break after her play-off victory at the LPGA Drive On Championship at the end of January and has now picked up where she left off. On her comeback, Korda triumphed again in the play-off and jumped back to the top of the world rankings.

LPGA Tour: Decision in the playoff – Nelly Korda: “I’m aging myself really quickly out here”

Seven weeks after her playoff victory at the LPGA Drive On Championship, Nelly Korda looked set for a relaxed comeback victory on the LPGA Tour after 16 holes. Korda had a two-shot lead going into the 17th, but the American showed nerves of steel on the last two holes in windy conditions. The 25-year-old recorded a bogey on both the 17th and 18th, which meant that her compatriot Ryann O’Toole was suddenly level on par (-9) after a round of 66. It went into the play-off, in which Nelly Korda finally prevailed with a birdie. With her victory, Korda not only made it more exciting than necessary, the returnee also climbed back to the top of the world rankings. However, the triumph obviously cost the 25-year-old a lot of nerves: “I’m aging myself really quickly out here.”

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Watch: LPGA Tour highlights from round 4 of the Fir Hills Seri Pak Championship

In the exciting world of golf, the LPGA Tour took center stage at the Fir Hills Seri Pak Championship. This prestigious tournament was being held at the picturesque Palos Verdes Golf Club located in Palos Verdes Estates, California. The spotlight is on Round 4 of the tournament, where top golfers exhibit their skills and compete for a share of the $2,000,000 prize money.

As for the leaderboard, Nelly Korda of the USA and Ryann O’Toole, also from the USA, went to the playoff, both securing -9 under par as their total score. Korda held her own there with a birdie and celebrated a comeback victory after a seven-week break. Following closely are Gabriela Ruffels from Australia and Alison Lee of USA who are tied in position 3 with a total score of -8 under par. In position 5 is Andrea Lee of the USA with -7 under par.

On this day, the golfers who played the best rounds were Ryann O’Toole, Andrea Lee, and Lucy Li. Their impressive daily scores were -5, -3, and -3 respectively.

For in-depth coverage of the tournament, a video has been compiled, showcasing LPGA Tour highlights and specific Fir Hills Seri Pak Championship highlights, offering viewers a comprehensive look at the tournament’s notable moments.

Fir Hills Seri Pak Championship: The LPGA Tour round 4 highlights

About the LPGA Tour

The LPGA Tour is the largest professional tour in women’s golf. With over 30 tournaments a year, the American women’s tour mostly travels to the USA, but also visits destinations outside America with its players. In addition to the regular tournaments, the LPGA holds five majors per season, with the last two events being co-hosted by the Ladies European Tour and taking place in Europe. The LPGA Tour’s season ranking, the “Race to the CME Globe”, is decided in the season finale. The best 72 players of the season and the season winners qualify for the CME Group Tour Championship and compete for overall victory on the LPGA Tour.

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LPGA Tour Live Blog: Nelly Korda wins in California

Fir Hills Seri Pak Championship 2024 Live Scores

The FIR HILLS SERI PAK Championship in the season 2024 is being played in Palos Verdes Estates, California, United States of America at the Palos Verdes Golf Club. The tournament starts at the Thursday, 21st of March and ends at the Sunday, 24th of March 2024.
The FIR HILLS SERI PAK Championship is part of the LPGA Tour in the season 2024. In 2024 all players competing for a total prize money of $2,000,000.
The course for the tournament at Palos Verdes Golf Club plays at Par 71.

The LPGA Tour plays in California. The tournament has had four different names since it was founded in 2018 and since this year the tournament has been held as the Fir Hills Seri Pak Championship.

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The LPGA Tour is the largest tournament series in women’s professional golf. Most events are held in the USA, but the tour also has a global focus, for example with a strong Asian swing.
Five major tournaments are organised on the women’s tour: the Chevron Championship, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, the U.S. Women’s Open and, in cooperation with the Ladies European Tour, the Ricoh Women’s British Open and the Evian Championship.

In addition to the LPGA Tour, there is also the second-tier Symetra Tour, which can be used to qualify for the next season of the big tour. Similar to the men’s tour, there are also qualifying tournaments, the annual Qualifying School, where you can earn the right to play on the LPGA Tour, the Epson Tour or neither, depending on your ranking.

The LPGA is the oldest continuing women’s professional sports organisation in the United States. It succeeded the WPGA (Women’s Professional Golf Association, 1944-1949). The LPGA was founded in 1950 by 13 founding women. Alice Bauer, Patty Berg, Bettye Danoff, Helen Dettweiler, Marlene Hagge, Helen Hicks, Opal Hill, Betty Jameson, Sally Sessions, Marilynn Smith, Shirley Spork, Louise Suggs, and Babe Zaharias.

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Watch: LPGA Tour highlights from round 1 of the Fir Hills Seri Pak Championship

The first round of the Fir Hills Seri Pak Championship 2024 LPGA Tour showcased some stellar performances at the Palos Verdes Golf Club, located in Palos Verdes Estates, California, USA. The total prizemoney for the championship stands at $2,000,000.

Maude-Aimee Leblanc leads in front of foursome

In terms of the leaderboard, Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Canada is sitting in the prime position after round one, with a total score of seven-under-par. Following Leblanc closely were players Yuka Saso from the Philippines, Alison Lee of the USA, Madelene Sagstrom from Sweden, and Lauren Hartlage of the USA, all tied for third with a total score of five-under-par.

Fir Hills Seri Pak Championship: The LPGA Tour round 2 highlights

About the LPGA Tour

The LPGA Tour is the largest professional tour in women’s golf. With over 30 tournaments a year, the American women’s tour mostly travels to the USA, but also visits destinations outside America with its players. In addition to the regular tournaments, the LPGA holds five majors per season, with the last two events being co-hosted by the Ladies European Tour and taking place in Europe. The Tour’s season ranking, the “Race to the CME Globe”, is decided in the season finale. The best 72 players of the season and the season winners qualify for the CME Group Tour Championship and compete for overall victory on the Tour.

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LPGA Tour Live Blog: Bailey Tardy wins thanks to her magnificent final round

Blue Bay LPGA 2024 Live Scores

The Blue Bay LPGA in the season 2024 is being played in Hainan Island, China at the Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Club. The tournament starts at Thursday, 7th of March and ends at Sunday, 10th of March 2024.
The Blue Bay LPGA is part of the LPGA Tour in the season 2024. In 2024 all players competing for a total prize money of $2,200,000.
The course for the tournament at Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Club plays at Par 72.

The LPGA Tour is playing with a top line-up in China. Although the tournament was launched in 2014, the Blue Bay LPGA is taking place again this year for the first time since 2018.

LPGA Tour live

The LPGA Tour is the largest tournament series in women’s professional golf. Most events are held in the USA, but the tour also has a global focus, for example with a strong Asian swing.
Five major tournaments are organised on the women’s tour: the Chevron Championship, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, the U.S. Women’s Open and, in cooperation with the Ladies European Tour, the Ricoh Women’s British Open and the Evian Championship.

In addition to the LPGA Tour, there is also the second-tier Symetra Tour, which can be used to qualify for the next season of the big tour. Similar to the men’s tour, there are also qualifying tournaments, the annual Qualifying School, where you can earn the right to play on the LPGA Tour, the Epson Tour or neither, depending on your ranking.

The LPGA is the oldest continuing women’s professional sports organisation in the United States. It succeeded the WPGA (Women’s Professional Golf Association, 1944-1949). The LPGA was founded in 1950 by 13 founding women. Alice Bauer, Patty Berg, Bettye Danoff, Helen Dettweiler, Marlene Hagge, Helen Hicks, Opal Hill, Betty Jameson, Sally Sessions, Marilynn Smith, Shirley Spork, Louise Suggs, and Babe Zaharias.

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LPGA Tour Tee Times: Stephanie Meadow’s Schedule for Blue Bay Tournament

The upcoming golf tournament, Blue Bay LPGA, is set to kick off at the Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Club in Hainan, CHN. As part of the LPGA Tour, golfers will compete for a title that current holder, Gaby Lopez, guards and a portion of the $2,200,000 prize pool. The contest will span over a Par-72 course.

Insights Into Stephanie Meadow’s LPGA Tour Tee Times

The Northern Irish golfer, Stephanie Meadow, is scheduled to begin the inaugural round at 12:55 PM at the 10th tee of the course. Her fellow competitors for the first round are Olivia Cowan from Germany and Chinese amateur player Tong An.

Stay connected for more on the Blue Bay LPGA tournament and the LPGA Tour Tee Times.

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LPGA Tour Tee Times: Lilia Vu Tees Off at the Blue Bay LPGA

The Blue Bay LPGA tournament, part of the esteemed LPGA Tour, is taking place at the Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Club in Hainan, China. This tournament promises to be a thrilling spectacle, attached with a prize purse of $2,200,000. The idyllic 72 par course set against the backdrop of the clear waters of Blue Bay truly provides a perfect stage for this prestigious event. Last year’s champion, Gaby Lopez, will undoubtedly be eager to defend her title.

A Detailed Look at the LPGA Tour Tee Times

Gina Kim, representing the United States, is scheduled to start at 07:30 AM in Round 1. Kim will be playing alongside Pavarisa Yoktuan from Thailand and Matilda Castren from Finland.

Similarly, Lauren Hartlage will tee off at 07:41 AM for the first round. She will be grouped with Arpichaya Yubol from Thailand and Manlixiang Yang from China.

Among the early risers are Lucy Li and Jennifer Song, both hailing from the United States, with a tee time of 07:52 AM and 08:03 for the first round respectively.

The American player Lauren Coughlin will start at 08:14 AM. Her playing partners for both rounds will be Pernilla Lindberg from Sweden and Yan Liu from China.

Following her, Caroline Inglis will tee off at 08:25 AM. Inglis will be playing with Robyn Choi from Australia and Yue Ren from China for both rounds. Paula Creamer follows at 8:25 AM.

Further down the schedule, we find Auston Kim, Sarah Schmelzel and Kristen Gillman with tee times at 08:36 AM, 08:36 AM, and 08:58 AM respectively.

For the afternoon start, Lilia Vu and Bailey Tardy have tee times at 12:00 PM. Vu will be playing with Gaby Lopez from Mexico and Ruoning Yin from China. Lindy Duncan starts at 12:22 PM will be playing alongside Frida Kinhult from Sweden and Shuangshuang Fan from China. They will maintain the same group for the second round.

Last but not least, Gurleen Kaur is slated to tee off at 12:55 PM Β and is paired with Xiang Sui from China and Mao Saigo from Japan.

Stay tuned to the Blue Bay LPGA to catch all the action. The captivating play is set to begin soon, don’t miss out!