Big Year for the LPGA Tour Pros
Do you know which of our NorCal golf stars are now pros currently active on the LPGA Tour? We are watching these ladies week after week to cheer them on.
Monterey native Mina Harigae and San Jose native Christina Kim are two of our veteran players, now joined by 19-year-old tour rookie and Danville native,Yealimi Noh.
Stanford alum and new mom Michelle Wie West has been busy off the course, but she has hinted she may return to competition. Other recent Stanford women’s golf team standouts with LPGA status include Mariah Stackhouse, Andrea Lee, Albane Valenzuela and more.
Sacramento’s Natalie Gulbis recently retired, but not so with Pleasanton’s Paula Creamer who is set to return to competition this year. And we have not seen the end of the Santa Cruz icon and World Golf Hall of Famer Juli Inkster.
On the Symetra Tour, which is ‘The Road to the LPGA’ – yet another NorCal golf phenom, Lucy Li (now 18), heads into 2021 with a Top 10 ranking.
2021 LPGA Major Schedule
- ANA Inspiration: April 1-4, Rancho Mirage CA
- U.S. Women’s Open: June 3-6, San Francisco CA (the Olympic Club Lake Course!)
- KPMG Women’s PGA Championship: June 24-27, Johns Creek GA
- Amundi Evian Championship: July 22-25, Evian-le-Bains France
- AIG British Women’s Open: August 19-22, Carnoustie Scotland
U.S. vs. Europe: September 4-6, Toledo OH
Solheim Cup Captain Pat Hurst, a NCGA Hall-of-Famer, will lead the American team to win back the Solheim Cup. Michelle Wie West is one of the co-captains. We will definitely be watching that!
(Rescheduled) 2020 Olympics
But wait – there’s more!
The Women’s Olympic Golf Competition at the Tokyo games is planned for August 4-7.