The Bank of Hope Founders Cup, the only LPGA tournament in Arizona, will be held March 14-18, 2018 at Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. The tour stop features a full field of the world’s top LPGA players who will compete for a $1.5 million purse. Broadcast in 170 nations across the globe, notable golfers attending include 2017 winner and ASU alum Anna Nordqvist, Valley native Cheyenne Woods and top earnings player Cristie Kerr.
“It’s both an honor and a privilege to be back in the Valley for the eighth consecutive year,” said Scott Wood Bank of Hope Founders Cup tournament director. “It’s great to see people of all ages return every year to enjoy amazing weather and even better golf. We are excited to support women’s golf globally by kicking off the domestic part of the tour here in the Valley.”
WHEN: Tuesday, March 13th, Professional Practice Rounds 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Wednesday, March 14th, Official Pro-Am 7:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursday, March 15th–Sunday, March 18th, Tournament Play 7:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, 5350 E. Marriott Drive Phoenix, AZ 85054
The LPGA Founders Cup was created in 2011 to honor the 13 women who founded the LPGA in 1950. Last year, a record performance by champion Anna Nordqvist, earned her a seventh title on the LPGA Tour at the 2017 Bank of Hope Founders Cup.