5 countries to host the “Aramco Women’s Golf Championships” in 2022
Tuesday – 4 Ramadan 1443 AH – 05 April 2022 AD Issue No. [
The English star at an Aramco golf tournament
Riyadh: “Middle East”
The Aramco series of teams prepares to launch its 2022 season, under the umbrella of the European Tour of Women’s Golf; The series returns in its second edition with an increase in the number of tournaments and the sum of prizes.
And it will be the first stop of the series in the Asian continent, after being added for the first time this year, and Thailand has been chosen to be the fifth country to host an episode of the Aramco Series of Team Championships at the Country offer. Club Stadium in Bangkok from 12 to 14 May, followed by a series of tournaments in each of: Centurion Club in London, from 16 to 18 June, and La Reserva in Sotogrande, Spain, from 18 to 20 August, and from there to New York from 13 to 15 October, The stadium will be determined later, before the series ends in the Kingdom of Jeddah, from 9-11 November (November) at Royal Greens Club and Stadium.
The total prize pool for this year will reach $ 5 million, with one million dollars for each tournament, which will significantly contribute to the European Tour women’s golf having an exceptional year in terms of the number of tournaments and the total number of prizes offered throughout its tournament. . history.
The first edition of the series was a resounding success. As the events were broadcast live in 77 countries around the world, a selection of international golfers took part in the European Women’s Tour, such as: Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist, England’s Charlie Hall, and her compatriot Georgia Hall, and Americans: Nelly Korda, her sisters Jessica, Alison Lee and Lexi Thompson, and Daniel King.
The tournament system provides a unique opportunity for the players to compete with their female colleagues in 36 teams consisting of 4 members; Team leaders are selected based on their world rankings, and each team captain selects the second professional player on the team, before the third professional is randomly assigned and the last member (player or player) of the Amateur is added in the same way.
This year’s edition of the tournament will see an update; The team competitions will take place over two days, during which the winning team will be crowned, while the winners compete with the best individual results and the finalists on the third day of the round, to determine the player who wins the individual prize.
Commenting on the ongoing preparations for the start of the tournament, Majed Al-Surour, Vice President and CEO of the Saudi Golf Federation and Saudi Golf, said: “Following the success of the first edition of the (Aramco) Team Championships series seen, this year’s edition means more expansion, and we are happy. The season kicks off in Thailand. The Aramco Team Championship Series is a unique system through the opportunities it offers, and has been admired by the players and fans, as well as our partners in (Saudi Aramco) and the European Women’s Tour, and we strive to establish such a series to work together to inspire more golf, and give Women’s Golf a well-deserved appearance on the world stage.
Through its support for women’s golf, Saudi Aramco seeks to raise the profile of tournaments worldwide and empower women in sports and business, as well as to express its commitment to continue this legacy. The Aramco Team Championship Series in its latest issue has contributed to the support of women’s charities, local initiatives and golf federations in Saudi Arabia, London, Spain and the United States.
In turn, Talal Al-Marri, General Manager of Public Affairs at Saudi Aramco, said: “We are committed to supporting women’s golf and empowering women in various fields. The Aramco Team Championship Series will continue to break down barriers, support female athletes and inspire more women and girls around the world. By supporting more initiatives, we hope to maintain this momentum at all levels of the game.
A group of international players has been announced as ambassadors for the Aramco team championship series, to promote women’s golf on the world stage. During their participation in all tournaments of the series, the players will wear sportswear that contains the sponsors’ logos.
Earlier last year, Sweden’s two-time Grand Slam winner Anna Nordqvist was announced as the first ambassador, along with compatriot Camilla Lennart and Welshman Amy Bolden. They are joined by: American Alison Lee, Dutch Anne Van Dam, Danish Emily Kristen Pedersen, Spanish Carlotta Seganda, English Bronte Law, American Lindsay Weaver-Wright, German Olivia Kaun, French Pauline Rossen Bouchard, Norwegian Marianne Scarbenard and Australian Stephanie Kerr.
Alexandra Armas, CEO of the European Tour Women’s Golf, said: “We are very excited that Bangkok is joining the new Aramco Team Championship Series as part of the extraordinary 2022 European Tour calendar. The series tournaments sponsored by (Saudi Aramco) are always of high quality, and professionals and amateurs enjoy its unique system. The European tour players are looking forward to going to the Thailand Country Club Stadium in May. “