Doral To Host Two LPGA Events
Aug. 25, 2000
MIAMI (AP) _ Karrie Webb and other top LPGA Tour players will finally get a crack at the Blue Monster.
The Office Depot, and LPGA event previously held in West Palm Beach, will be moving to the Red and Blue course at Doral Golf Resort on Jan. 25-28.
It will be the first of two professional tournaments on Doral's Blue Course in a span of five weeks. The PGA Tour has come to Doral every year since 1962, and is scheduled for March 1-4 next year.
``We are pleased to have the opportunity to play at a facility so well known in golf,'' tournament director Tom Clark said. ``The LPGA players are especially excited about the challenge of the Blue Monster.''
The top 80 players on the LPGA's money list from 2000 will be invited. The first two days will be a pro-am on both courses, with the final two rounds on the Blue Monster.
In addition to changing courses, The Office Depot purse will increase by $75,000, to $825,000. Webb is the defending champion.