The Aramco Staff Collection, a part of the Women European Tour (LET), is returning in 2022 with an prolonged international schedule and elevated prize fund.
The Aramco Staff Collection Bangkok kicks off the 2022 tournaments with the Thai Nation Membership enjoying host on Could 12-14. The thrilling and revolutionary group format, now in its second yr, then heads to London (Centurion Membership, June 16-18), Sotogrande (La Reserva Membership De Sotogrande, August 18-20), New York (Venue TBC, October 13-15,) and Jeddah (Royal Greens Golf & Nation Membership, November 11th of September).
The Aramco Staff Collection, the game’s first group occasion sequence on any skilled tour, will now supply a prize fund of $5m, with $1m on supply at every event, that’s contributing to a record-breaking yr for the LET when it comes to occasions and complete purse.
The format, which features a player-led draft at every occasion, offers LET members enhanced enjoying alternatives while teaming up with one of the best gamers on the planet in 36 groups of 4 that additionally uniquely consists of an novice who can contribute to the ultimate outcome, because of a singular scoring system. This season can even see a revised format for the occasion with the group occasion happening over the primary two days, with the third and ultimate spherical for people making the lower in a final day shootout.
Final season, the likes of Anna Nordqvist, Charley Hull, Nelly Korda, Jessica Korda, Georgia Corridor, Danielle Kang, Alison Lee and Lexi Thompson had been all featured. Final yr noticed tournaments broadcasted in 77 completely different worldwide markets with three play-offs in Spain, New York and Saudi Arabia bringing additional drama.
Majed Al Sorour, Deputy Chairman and CEO of Golf Saudi and the Saudi Golf Federation stated: “After a profitable debut season for the Aramco Staff Collection, we’re increasing in 2022 and it’s vastly thrilling to be launching in Thailand. Gamers, followers and companions like Aramco and the LET have liked the recent format and the alternatives it has offered. Seeing is believing and by internet hosting extra ladies’s occasions we are able to all work collectively to encourage extra to play and provides the ladies’s sport the publicity it warrants on a worldwide stage.”
Alongside Golf Saudi, title accomplice Aramco stays a dedicated supporter of girls’s golf, elevating the profile of the tournaments, addressing gender equality and empowering females throughout the globe by golf, sport and enterprise. In 2021 the Aramco Staff Collection supported feminine charities, native initiatives and regional golf federations in London, Spain, the USA and Saudi Arabia as a part of its dedication to depart a long-lasting legacy.
Talal Al-Marri, Basic Supervisor of Public Affairs at event sponsor Aramco, stated: “We’re dedicated to supporting ladies’s golf and championing feminine empowerment. The Aramco Staff Collection helps break boundaries, assist gamers and encourage ladies and ladies, whether or not by golf or another self-discipline, all internationally. We are going to proceed to depart a optimistic affect at each event with extra initiatives and extra assist to maintain momentum for the sport in any respect ranges.”
Quite a lot of worldwide gamers have additionally been confirmed as Aramco Staff Collection Ambassadors selling ladies’s golf to international audiences alongside Golf Saudi. Gamers will put on a mixture of entrance of hat and sleeve sponsorship in any respect taking part tournaments.
Two-time main successful golfer Anna Nordqvist was introduced among the many inaugural ambassadors final yr with Camilla Lennarth and Amy Boulden. The trio at the moment are joined by Alison Lee (USA), Anne van Dam (NED), Emily Pedersen (DEN), Carlota Ciganda (SPAIN), Bronte Regulation (ENG), Lindsey Weaver-Wright (USA), Olivia Cowan (GER), Pauline Roussin Bouchard (FRA) and Marianne Skarpnord (NOR). Australia’s Steph Kyriacou is confirmed as an Aramco Staff Collection sponsor as nicely.
Alexandra Armas, Women European Tour CEO, stated: “We’re thrilled to have the brand new Aramco Staff Collection – Bangkok occasion as a part of our record-breaking schedule for 2022. The Aramco sponsored group occasions are all the time of the very best high quality and the professionals and amateurs alike benefit from the revolutionary format. Our gamers can not wait to go to a brand new venue, Thai Nation Membership, to play on this event, in Could.”