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Aramco Team Series expands to Asia for 2022 season on Ladies European Tour

Team Series Bangkok kicks things off at Thai Country Club

Extended global schedule and increased prize fund for 2022 season

By GolfDigestME.com
The Aramco Team Series, part of the Ladies European Tour (LET), is back with an extended global schedule and increased prize fund for 2022.

The Team Series Bangkok kicks things off at Thai Country Club on May 12-14. The innovative team format, now in its second year, then heads to London (Centurion Club, June 16-18), Sotogrande (La Reserva Club, August 18-20), New York (Venue TBC, October 13-15,) and Jeddah (Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, November 9-11).

The Aramco Team Series, the sport’s first team event series on any professional tour, now offers a total purse of $5 million, with $1 million on offer at each tournament, hlping to contribute to a record-breaking year on the LET in terms of events and total prize money. The format, which includes a player-led draft at each event, gives LET members enhanced playing opportunities while teaming in 36 teams of four – including one amateur.

This season will also see a revised format, with the team event taking place over the first two days, with the third and final round for individuals making the cut in a last-day shootout.

Last season, with the likes of Anna Nordqvist, Charley Hull, Nelly Korda, Jessica Korda, Georgia Hall, Danielle Kang, Alison Lee and Lexi Thompson in action, the tournaments were broadcast in 77 international markets with three play-offs in Spain, New York and Saudi Arabia bringing extra drama.

Majed Al Sorour, Deputy Chairman and CEO of Golf Saudi and the Saudi Golf Federation said: “After a successful debut season for the Aramco Team Series, we’re expanding in 2022 and it’s hugely exciting to be launching in Thailand. Players, fans and partners like Aramco and the LET have loved the fresh format and the opportunities it has provided. Seeing is believing and by hosting more women’s events we can all work together to inspire more to play and give the women’s game the exposure it warrants on a global stage.”

Alongside Golf Saudi, title partner Aramco remains a committed supporter of women’s golf, elevating the profile of the tournaments, addressing gender equality across the globe through golf, sport and business. In 2021 the Aramco Team Series supported female charities, local initiatives and regional golf federations in London, Spain, the United States and Saudi Arabia as part of its commitment to leave a lasting legacy.

Talal Al-Marri, General Manager of Public Affairs at Aramco, said: “We are committed to supporting women’s golf and championing female empowerment. The Aramco Team Series is helping break boundaries, support players and inspire women and girls, whether through golf or any other discipline, all across the world. We will continue to leave a positive impact at every tournament with more initiatives and additional support to keep momentum for the game at all levels.”

 

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