World No. 1 Jin Young Ko and Major Champion Lexi Thompson Headline LA Open Latest Commitments
Nine of the World’s Top-10 Entered into the DIO Implant LA Open;
Tickets on Sale Now at www.LA-Open.com
LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2022 – World No. 1 Jin Young Ko and major champion Lexi Thompson headline the latest commitments to the 2022 DIO Implant LA Open, taking place at Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles, April 20-24.
Nine of the top-10 players in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings are currently committed to the championship, including Ko (1), Nelly Korda (2), 2019 champion Minjee Lee (4), Atthaya Thitikul (5), Inbee Park (6), Danielle Kang (7), Sei Young Kim (8), Nasa Hataoka (9) and defending champion Brooke Henderson (10). 2018 champion Moriya Jutanugarn and Los Angeles-area residents Alison Lee, Lizette Salas and Angel Yin also are committed to the championship.
Ko, who set an all-time LPGA Tour record last week with 34 consecutive rounds under par, has recorded six wins in her last 11 starts dating back to last July. After taking a three-month break, she kicked off her 2022 LPGA Tour season by winning the HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore in early March. She finished T4 last week at the JTBC Classic.
“We are honored to welcome the game’s best players to back to Hollywood and Wilshire Country Club for the DIO Implant LA Open,” said David Tucker, DIO Implant LA Open tournament director. “We are equally as excited to welcome back fans to the tournament for the first time since 2019 and representing Los Angeles on a global scale, both in person and to television audiences around the world.”
Kicking off the first of back-to-back LPGA Tour events in Los Angeles, the DIO Implant LA Open will feature a field of 144 of the world’s best female professional golfers competing for a share of a $1.5 million purse. Players have until Wednesday, April 13 to commit to the DIO Implant LA Open. For a complete list of tournament entries, click HERE.
The DIO Implant LA Open will welcome the return of spectators to the championship for the first time since 2019. Tickets are now on-sale for the DIO Implant LA Open exclusively online at www.la-open.com. A variety of ticket packages are available, including exclusive hospitality and general admissions tickets offering a wide degree of entertainment and access.
The DIO Implant LA Open made its debut in 2018, marking the LPGA Tour’s return to Los Angeles in more than a decade. Brooke Henderson captured her 10th LPGA Tour win at 16-under par at the 2021 edition of the championship. Wilshire Country Club, which opened in 1919, is one of a select few venuesto host eventson the LPGA, PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions, as well as the PGA Championship.
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About the DIO Implant LA Open
The DIO Implant LA Open is the annual LPGA tournament at Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles, April 18-24, 2022. The 72-hole tournament features 144 of the world’s best female golfers competing for a share of the $1.5 million purse. More information can be found by visiting www.la-open.com.