Hazeltine National Golf Club is putting out the green carpet to some of the world’s best golfers during the 2019 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship set for June 18-23. It’s a feather in the Chaska course’s golf hat, given that this is the first time this championship is being held at Hazeltine National and only the second time a women’s major championship is played in Minnesota.
“Fans will immediately notice the intimacy of a woman’s golf championship,” says championship director Renee DeLosh. “The 2019 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship offers spectators an entertaining atmosphere for fans of all ages, with unmatched accessibility to the game’s top players in the world and at one of the country’s premier courses.”
The field of 156 is determined by several qualifying factors, including being an active LPGA and/or World Golf Hall of Fame member; a past winner of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship; a winner of an LPGA Major Championship in the previous five years and 2019; a top-10 finisher at the 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship; ranked No. 1-30 on the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings as of May 21, 2019; and other qualifications.
“Fans who spend all week at Hazeltine watching these great women players play practice rounds, hone their skills on the practice range and compete during the championship will develop a new appreciation for women’s golf,” DeLosh says. “I expect there will be some new favorites developed during the week.”
Putting on the world-class event requires the work of a dedicated staff and more than 1,500 volunteers. Other golf enthusiasts are anxious to get tickets, and the organizers recognized Minnesotans’ love of the game. “We understand the passion of golf fans here in Minnesota. With that passion in mind, the championship is allowing golf fans to purchase tickets in advance,” DeLosh says.
While tickets have been on sale for quite a while, ticket information is available at kpmgwomenspga.com/tickets.
Race to the CME Globe: 625 Points
Format: 72 holes
History: Started in 1955 and is one of the LPGA Tour’s five majors.