DEFENSE CHAMPION: From Sweden Madelene Sagstrom reached 271 beneath par final 12 months, defeating Japanese Nasa Hataoka by one shot within the inaugural version of the match.
COURSE: The picturesque Boca Rio Golf Membership, situated in South Florida, was based in 1967 and its par-72 format – which is able to play at 6,127 meters this week – was designed by Robert Von Hagge. Its greens are closely protected, with solely three inexperienced complexes that includes lower than three bunkers. Par 3 17 has the biggest inexperienced within the discipline and is protected by water.
MONEY AWARD: $ 2,000,000.
PLAYERS TO WATCH …
Australian prodigy Gabi Ruffels ought to make his skilled debut this week.
Born in Florida, the son of former tennis professionals – Ray and Anna-Maria Fernandez – Ruffels was raised in Melbourne and now resides in southern California.
She made headlines when she gained the US Girls’s Beginner in 2021 and was among the many high 15 at ANA Inspiration (T15) and the US Girls’s Open (T13) final 12 months.
The 20-year-old pupil on the College of Southern California got here near efficiently defending her US Girls’s Beginner title final 12 months and is the sister of Korn Ferry Tour participant Ryan.
RIGHT: Ruffels will make his skilled debut at Boca Rio this week. PHOTO: Christian Petersen / Getty Photos.
No.5 World Danielle Kang he completed third right here final 12 months – two strokes behind Sagstrom – and was runner-up in his most up-to-date begin to the Event of Champions final month.
The Californian had a superb 2021 season, successful twice and reaching three further leads to the highest 5.
Kang has gained yearly on the Tour since successful his first main title within the Girls’s PGA Championship in 2021. You’ll be able to anticipate this race to proceed in 2021 – and it may very nicely occur at Boca Rio this week.
72 HOLE LOG: Inaugural champion Madelene Sagstrom reached 271 of 17 beneath par final 12 months.
AUSSIE WINNERS: No earlier Australian winner.
Australians within the discipline: Sarah Kemp, Katherine Kirk, Gabriela Ruffels and Sarah Jane Smith.
TV TIMES *
Spherical 1: Friday (Fox Sports activities 507 LIVE from 3am to 6am)
2nd spherical: Saturday (Fox Sports activities 507 LIVE from 3am to 6am)
Spherical 3: Sunday (Fox Sports activities 507 LIVE 6:30 am – 9:00 am)
Spherical 4: Monday (Fox Sports activities 505 LIVE from 6 am to 9 am)
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