Top female talent from around the globe is teeing off in Singapore at the opening of the Aramco Team Series golf tournament presented by Public Investment Fund. The unique tournament is attracting international golf stars, including world number one Lydia Ko and America’s Danielle Kang. Tickets are already on sale for this exciting women’s golf competition taking place at Laguna National Golf Resort Club from 16 to 18 March. Expect to see plenty of incredible driving, chipping and putting from amateur and professional golfers competing for a huge US$1 million prize fund. Read on for more about the tournament, including the world-class golfers bringing their A-game to the greens!
What is the Aramco Team Series all about?
Over two days, 26 teams of four will battle it out in the first team event series of its kind on any professional tour. What makes the golf tournament’s format innovative is the scoring system that allows an amateur to contribute to the final result. It’s an exciting competition that involves the world’s best players teaming up with amateur golfers.
As well as the team event, there will be a three-day individual stroke play competition contested between a 78-player field. This individual competition contributes towards Race to Costa Del Sol and Rolex World Ranking points.
The Aramco Team series is a professional women’s golf tournament that’s part of the Ladies European Tour (LET). This year’s competition is taking place across three continents. The first Aramco Team series event tees off in Singapore before touring to Florida, London, Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia. The unique tournament’s focus is investing in women’s golf and providing the opportunity to win a life-changing prize fund.
Female golf pros at play
Ranked number one in the world, Lydia Ko will compete in the Aramco Team Series for the first time ever. Since the age of 17, the New Zealander has held the number one rank three times to date. Now 25, Lydia’s career includes an impressive record of wins. These include three LPGA Tour victories and nine other top-five finishes just last year.
In the countdown to the tournament, Lydia said she is excited to compete in the Aramco Team Series. “From the outside, it seems like a really fun week to be a part of. There are the team and individual elements to play for and the setup both on and off the golf course is outstanding.”
Adding to the line-up of big-name talent is American golfer Danielle Kang. The major winner at the Women’s PGA Championship in 2017 and six-time LPGA winner is ranked 14 in the world. Danielle will appear for the second time at the 2023 Aramco Team Series. She earlier competed in the golf tournament in 2021 in New York. She says, “Singapore is one of my absolute favourite places to play in and to visit. I’m grateful for the opportunity to help showcase golf to the great fans here in Asia.”
Other top female golfers
Returning this year after triumphing at the 2020 and 2021 Aramco Team Series events in Jeddah are LET stars Pia Babnik and Emily Pedersen. Also present will be Olivia Cowen who achieved her maiden LET victory in the Hero Women’s Indian Open in October last year, along with Swedes Linn Grant and Johanna Gustavsson, and young star Chiara Noja.
Swing easy at the Aramco Series fan village
To complement the exciting competition is Singapore’s golf-centric fan village. Think fun family activities and music for spectators of all ages! The village is open from 8.15 am to 5pm, so you can take a break between rounds and enjoy some local Singapore food, sandwiches, snacks and ice-cold beverages from the Tee Deck grab-and-go food stall.
If you’d like to get in on the golfing action yourself, swing by the golf simulator booth. The simulator allows you to try the latest technology and test your skills on an iconic course. If you’re up for some fun competition with friends and family, the 9-hole mini golf course with obstacles is also a great activity for all ages.
Don’t worry if you’re a golf novice, the chipping and long putt challenge is a fun activity for all skill levels!
Grab your tickets and leave your clubs at the door
Tickets are already available and can be purchased here. Adult General Admission is $15 from Thursday to Friday and $20 on Saturday. Alternatively, buy the season three-day pass for $40. Children under the age of 18 enter for free and must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.