Mel Reid Says It Will Be “Really Cool” To Defend The ShopRite LPGA Classic Title At Seaview In October | golf

by | Aug 31, 2021 | LPGA

“Winning is very cool,” said Reid. “It’s more of a relief. It is further confirmation that you are doing the right thing and that you are good enough. “

Last year’s classic took place without fans because of the pandemic. That won’t be the case this year. Tickets for the tournament are already on sale in advance. The two-day Pro-Am of the classic returns this year as well.

This year’s tournament should look something like it did before the pandemic, with the exception of the open-air luxury boxes around the greens of the 17th and 18th holes. The luxury boxes used to be included.

“It was weird last year,” Reid said. “Very, very excited to have fans again this year.”

Reid said she benefited mentally when COVID-19 closed the LPGA Tour for nearly three months in 2020. She spent the first few months of the pandemic at her home near Jupiter, Florida.

“I haven’t had a break since I was 13,” she said. “It wasn’t great for the world, but for me personally it was nice to just reset.”

Reid escaped the stress of everyday life and started playing golf because she wanted to play.

“I came back very, very refreshed when we started the season,” she said. “I really think that saved my career. It gave me some breathing space, if I’m being completely honest, falling in love with the game again. “