LA Open moving to Palos Verdes in 2023, purse increasing

by | Oct 27, 2022 | LPGA

The DIO Implant LA Open is moving to Palos Verdes Golf Club in Los Angeles in 2023, the LPGA and Outlyr have announced. The event will be played March 30-April 2 and feature a field of 144 players and a purse of $1.75 million, up $250,000 from this year.

The LA Open was previously held at Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles. Next year, Wilshire will host the new JM Eagle LA Championship April 27-30 with a $3 million purse, double last year’s winnings.

In April 2022, two Los Angeles events were held in back-to-back weeks for the first time in tour history. Next season, they’ll be held one month apart.

The LA Open made its return to the LPGA schedule in 2018, marking the tour’s first time back in the Los Angeles market in more than a decade. Nasa Hataoka won this year’s LA Open at Wilshire. Previous winners include Brooke Henderson (2021), Minjee Lee (2019) and Moriya Jutanugarn (2018).

Marina Alex won the first LPGA event held at Palos Verdes earlier this year. Plenty of tour players were familiar with the course, however, given that the Northrop Grumman (now the Therese Hession) Regional Challenge women’s collegiate championship has been held there for more than 20 years. Past individual winners include Carlota Ciganda, Natalie Gulbis, Brittany Lang, Bronte Law, Andrea Lee, Leona Maguire, Lorena Ochoa and Annie Park.

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