Stars of Europe’s triumphant winning 2021 Solheim Cup team will be back on US soil for the highly anticipated Aramco Team Series – New York.
England’s Charley Hull and last year’s Race to Costa Del Sol winner Emily Kristine Pedersen will both line up at Glen Oaks Club (October 14-16) on New York’s Long Island – part of the LET’s innovative team and individual format event. Joining them will be their victorious Solheim Cup winning captain, Catriona Matthew, who led the Europeans to a stunning victory at Inverness Club.
The $1m Aramco Team Series event marks the LET’s debut in the United States and the strongest field yet following series events in London and Sotogrande this season.
Catriona Matthew said: “As we saw in the Solheim Cup, team golf is a format that really provides a different atmosphere and brings the energy for players, fans and viewers on TV.
“It’s exciting and events like the Aramco Team Series give us more opportunities to come together and team up with some of the best players in the world. It’s great for us to get to come to New York with the LET with such a strong field – and post Solheim adds a bit more spice. The event continues the growing momentum behind the women’s game currently.”
American stars Lexi Thompson and Solheim Cup teammate Danielle Kang will join world number one and Olympic Gold Medalist Nelly Korda, Jessica Korda and Lizette Salas and AIG Women’s British Open champion Anna Nordqvist - a field that now includes six of the world’s Top 20 players. Also confirmed is Cheyenne Woods, Anne Van Dam, Bronte Law, Lindsay Weaver and Sophia Popov.
Lexi Thompson said “It was really cool to play in the inaugural Aramco Team Series event in London. It’s fresh, fun and has a different vibe. It’s a chance to build some camaraderie and experience new things with players from across the globe which we welcome.”
The Aramco Team Series is a brand-new four-tournament concept introduced on the Ladies European Tour earlier this year.
It sees teams of four, that include three pros and one amateur, battle it out for a share of an $800,000 prize fund, with a $200,000 purse for the leading individual scores over the weekend. As a full LET event, each tournament also carries points for World Rankings and the Race to Costa del Sol – LET’s season-long competition to crown Europe’s leading top golfer.
The Aramco Team Series – New York will take place at Glen Oaks Club, Long Island, from October 14-16.
Free tickets are now available for what is an historic LET event and can be secured via the Aramco Team Series website.
The tournament will adhere to COVID-19 protocols, as well as local and government guidelines. For more information on attending, visit aramcoteamseries.com or follow the event on social media @aramco_series.
Aramco Team Series – New York
The Aramco Team Series – New York is both unique and historic and epitomises Aramco’s status as one of the most committed investors into female golf today. This Ladies European Tour (LET) sanctioned tournament will be held in New York, and is the third of five $1m LET events supported by Aramco this year, preceded by the Aramco Team Series – London and Sotogrande followed by the tournament in King Abdullah Economic City (near Jeddah).
The investment by Aramco as the headline sponsor makes them one of the biggest backers of the women’s game in Europe today. The four Aramco Team Series events are a significant step forward for women’s sport and follow the hugely successful Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by Public Investment Fund and Saudi Ladies Team International, which took place at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in November 2020.
The four tournaments form an important part of a record-breaking LET schedule, with teams of four players competing over 54 holes. Unlike any other event in world golf, Team Captains will recruit one fellow Tour pro through a draft system. Another Tour professional will be selected at random, while all teams will also uniquely include one amateur player.
This is the only event in world golf where an amateur contributes to the final result in the main competition. Prize money for the winning team will be split between its three pro members.
About Golf Saudi
Golf Saudi facilitates uptake and participation in golf through the delivery of world-class facilities, operational excellence and the implementation of industry best practice to position the Kingdom as an exceptional golfing nation. Combined with grass roots training and education programmes that introduce people to the game at the earliest opportunity and with the greatest ease, Golf Saudi is committed to delivering a dynamic national development programme that transforms the golfing landscape.
Aramco is a global integrated energy and chemicals company driven by the core belief that energy is opportunity. Aramco’s aim is to continue its long and proven track record, contributing multiple streams of value to its many stakeholders, while maintaining its reputation as a reliable supplier of sustainable energy to the world. This partnership with Aramco comes as part of the company’s efforts in female empowerment by providing an exciting new platform through which women can excel in this global sport, while also inspiring the next generation of girls to pursue their dreams and achieve their potential.