Australian Minjee Lee survived a nerve-jangling Friday night under The Faldo’s floodlights to add her name to the illustrious roll-call of champions engraved on the Dallah Trophy last November.
By Kent Gray
Just as the Middle East plays a pivotal role in the beginning and end of the men’s European Tour season, the region will again play a decisive role in the outcome of the Ladies European Tour’s (LET) record-breaking 2021 campaign.
The €260,000 OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic is the 23rd of 27 events in the just-released Race to Costa Del Sol schedule which will see the LETs membership play in 19 countries for a record €19 million prize fund.
Scheduled for The Faldo course at Emirates Golf Club from Nov. 4-7, the Moonlight Classic again precedes the Saudi Ladies International presented by Public Investment Fund (Nov 4-7) and the final of the new, four-event Aramco Team Series. Both events at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City will carry US$1 million (€830,000) purses.
The 2021 LET season will open at the South African Women’s Open in Cape Town from May 13-16. It is followed by the first of the Aramco Teams Series events in New York from May 27-29. London (July 8-10) and Singapore (Oct. 7-9) will also host Aramco events. Other than Royal Greens, host clubs for the Golf Saudi-inspired series are “TBC” although all four will boast $1 million purses.
The 2021 Race to Costa Del Sol includes nine new events and will feature more than 200 hours of live TV coverage.