The Ladies European Tour (European Tour) will continue to expand women's golf globally in 2023 and its players will compete for at least 35 million euros, a record total prize money. The LET has announced this Thursday that the 2023 calendar will consist of 30 official events, along with the Solheim Cup on the Costa del Sol.
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The 2023 global calendar will take the LET to 21 different countries, starting with the Magical Kenya Ladies Open, the first week of February. LET then returns to Morocco for the first time since 2019 for the Lalla Meryem Cup, which will be played on the Blue Course of the Royal Golf Dar Es Salam at the same time as the PGA Tour Champions hassan II on the Red Course of the same club.
The Aramco Saudi Ladies International will feature at the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in the King Abdullah Economic City, in Saudi Arabia, the strongest field in its history, including 60 LET players and 50 players among the top 300 in the world ranking, after the tournament announced its commitment to women's golf by raising the prize fund to $5 million.
South Africa will host two events in March, the Joburg Ladies Open and the South African Women's Open in Cape Town. The first of five million dollar Aramco Team Series events will be held in Singapore, followed by two more events in Thailand.
The LET will return to Europe in May for the Jabra Ladies Open at the world famous Evian Resort Golf Club in France, followed by the second event of the Aramco Team Series at Trump International in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The Belgian Ladies Open will be followed in June by the Swedish Helsingborg Open, returning to the calendar for the first time since 2015. Following in Sweden, LET will move to Ullna Golf Club for the Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed, where players will try to follow in the footsteps of Linn Grant, who earlier this year became the first woman to win a DP World Tour event with a mixed field in the co-sanctioned tournament.
From there, the LET will move to Berlin for the Amundi German Masters, followed by the Tipsport Czech Ladies Open, and then the Ladies Open by Pickala, in Helsinki. In mid-July the third round of the Aramco Team Series will be played again at the Centurion Club near London.
In the third week of July, the 1 million-euro Open in La Sella (Alicante) will be the first tournament on Spanish soil and will replace the Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open in Terramar, which is currently disappearing from the calendar.
In July and August, the Tour will host four LPGA co-sanctioned tournaments, opening in France with the $6.5 million Amundi Evian Championship, the first Grand Slam on the LET calendar, followed by the 2-year Women's Scottish Open.
million dollars, the British Open, 7.3 million dollars. This AIG Women's Open, the second 'major' in Europe, will be played in Walton Heath (England) and, finally, there is the ISPS Handa World Invitational, endowed with 1.5 million dollars, in Northern Ireland, before returning to Dromoland Castle (Ireland) for the second KPMG Women's Irish Open.
At the beginning of September, the Hilversumsche Golf Club in the Netherlands will host the Big Green Egg Open, followed by the VP Bank Swiss Ladies Open again at the picturesque Golfpark Holzhausern.