World No. 5 & '21 U.S. Women's Open Champion Yuka Saso Commits to 2021 Pelican Women's Championship
BELLEAIR, Fla., Oct. 21, 2021 – Rolex Rankings No. 5 and 2021 U.S. Women’s Open champion Yuka Saso headlines the latest commitments into the 2021 Pelican Women’s Championship presented by Konica Minolta and Raymond James, taking place Nov. 8-14 at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Fla.
Saso, a 20-year-old rookie on the LPGA Tour, has six top-6 finishes during the 2021 season, including a playoff victory over Nasa Hataoka at the U.S. Women’s Open at The Olympic Club in June. She also represented the Philippines at the 2021 Summer Olympic Games, finishing 9th in the women’s individual competition.
Joining Saso in the field are previous commitments Nelly Korda (World No. 1), sister Jessica, 2020 champion Sei Young Kim and fan favorites/major champions Brooke Henderson, Lydia Ko and Lexi Thompson. Seven of the top-10 players in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings are entered into the Pelican Women’s Championship, the final full-field event of the 2021 LPGA Tour season. For a complete list of tournament entries, click HERE.
The 2021 Pelican Women’s Championship made its debut in 2020 without spectators and will welcome fans to Pelican Golf Club for the first time, featuring a field of 108 players competing over 72 holes for a share of the $1.75 million purse. Sei Young Kim captured the inaugural Pelican Women’s Championship in 2020 by three strokes at 14-under par, her 12th victory on the LPGA Tour.
Tickets are on sale for the 2021 Pelican Women’s Championship exclusively online at www.PelicanLPGA.com. A variety of ticket packages are available, including exclusive hospitality and general admissions tickets offering a wide degree of entertainment and access. In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, military members (active, reserve, retired and veterans) will gain free access to the tournament grounds all week. Children under the age of 18 gain free admittance with a paid adult.
For more information on the 2021 Pelican Women’s Championship presented by Konica Minolta and Raymond James, follow the tournament’s social media handles, including @PelicanLPGA on Twitter, @PelicanLPGAon Instagram and Pelican Women's Championship on Facebook.