The LPGA is coming back to the Northwest, only this time with a “Legends” tag.
It was announced on Saturday at the Seattle Golf Show that the relatively new LPGA Legends Tour has teamed with the Suquamish Tribe and Clearwater Casino Resort to host the first official tournament in Washington State – to be held June 8-10, 2018 at the White Horse Golf Club, located on Kitsap Peninsula.
Jane Blalock, a 27-time champion on the LPGA Tour, founded the Women’s Senior Golf Tour in 2000. It is now known as the Legends Tour, the official senior tour of the LPGA.
“I am excited we are staging our first tournament in the state,” Blalock said in a press release. “The Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup will be a perfect Pacific Northwest location to hold this tournament.”
The 72-player field, which will play on Saturday and Sunday, will feature many of the names familiar to LPGA fans all over the world. The Legends Tour has more than 120 members, including 14 LPGA World Golf Hall of Fame members. Further information will be announced later.
The Safeco Classic was a regular stop on the LPGA Tour from 1982 to 1999, at Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent, usually in mid-September.