Bangkok will see the launch of the Aramco Women’s Golf Championship on Thursday

World stars arrive at “Rural Siam” and million prizes for the winners

The Saudi Aramco Series of Golf Tournaments hosted by the Public Investment Fund offers a new look, different locations around the world and great financial prizes.

The series first appeared on the women’s European Tour calendar last year, as it featured 4 tournaments with a total prize money of $ 4 million, with one million dollars for each tournament, representing the competition of the world’s elite golfers at the level of teams and individuals.

The series began from London in the United Kingdom, through Sotogrande in southern Spain, and from there to New York in the United States, and ended on the Red Sea coast in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The unique tournament system allowed 30 elite female golfers to select team members in a manner similar to that used in the NFL, where each female leader selected the second player before the third player was randomly selected, adding a local amateur member has to complete the team members. …

The Saudi Aramco Team Championship Series has blinded the golfing community worldwide by showing off the fun and entertaining side of the sport during the competitions, where teams enter the field to the beat of a musical instrument selected by team members as they prepare to perform from the opening hole. In addition to the competitive aspect, which enables the amateur player to play a crucial and important role in improving the team’s results and to help her female colleagues get the greatest possible number of points added to their balance to to get the title of “Costa”. del Sol “for the best player at the end of the year, and influences the Rolex rating.» for professionals.

The World Series returns this year in its second edition with a new station, Thailand. The first championship of the “Saudi Aramco” series for teams, hosted by the Public Investment Fund, will be held from 12 to 14 May 2022 at the Country Club Stadium in Bangkok, with a total prize pool of one million dollars.

Last year witnessed the establishment of the first edition of the Saudi Aramco Championship Series for teams, which became the first unique event of its kind at the level of professional tours in the world of golf combining the team and individual aspects. There will be an update in the tournament system in this year’s edition, where the team competitions will take place over two days, during which the winning team will be crowned, and the prize awarded to the teams is $ 500,000, while the best individual results and the finalists compete on the third day to determine the players who won the individual prizes. The prize pool is $ 500,000.

This week, the Thai trio Patti Tavatanakit, former world number one and currently 14th Arya Jotanugarn, will compete with her sister, Moria Jotanugarn. They are accompanied by promising 18-year-old star Chanuknan Angorasarani, who won the Asian Trust Golf Championship at the Siam Country Club and Women’s Course. In addition to their compatriot Chunlada Chattanon.

Winners of the “Saudi Aramco” Golf Series 2021 (Middle East)

In addition to these names, some of the world’s smartest names will take part in the European Women’s Tour, including the Englishman Charlie Hall and the American Kelly Wally. Last year’s World Series championships saw the participation of the English Georgia Hall, the American Nelly Korda, the Swedish Anna Nordqvist, the American Danielle Kang and her compatriots Alison Lee and Lexi Thompson, and they are expected to participate this year.

In turn, Alexandra Armas, CEO of the Women’s European Tour, said: “Joining Thailand this year is helping to increase the level of the tour by increasing its prize money. The players enjoy the unique tournament system and team play, in addition to the high quality of the stadiums that host the tournaments, and the level of hospitality, which raises the standards at all levels. For many of the players, these tournaments are similar to the big tournaments. ”

The Saudi Aramco Championship Series Competitions will be transferred to teams in more than 117 destinations this year, and nearly 330 million homes will enjoy the tournaments. This will give international players and promising local stars the opportunity to appear wider in front of fans around the world.

Saudi Aramco is the biggest supporter of women’s golf in 2022, and continues to support it, raising the status of tournaments worldwide, promoting gender equality and empowering women in sports and business. As part of its commitment to continue this legacy, the Saudi Aramco Team Championship Series will support women’s charities, local initiatives and golf clubs in the host countries.

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