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LPGA Drive On Championship set for Fort Myers course

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Jun 24, 2021; John's Creek, Georgia, USA; Austin Ernst plays her shot from the 18th tee during the first round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship golf tournament at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 24, 2021; John’s Creek, Georgia, USA; Austin Ernst plays her shot from the 18th tee during the first round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship golf tournament at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

Crown Colony Golf & Country Club in Fort Myers, Fla., will host the LPGA Drive On Championship in February, the third of three straight season-opening events in the state.

The $1.5 million, 54-hole tournament is scheduled to be played Feb. 3-5. A field of 120 players is expected.

“We are excited to kick off our 2022 LPGA Tour season with three consecutive events in Florida, with the opening swing concluding in Fort Myers at a worthy setting like the Crown Colony Golf & Country Club,” said Ricki Lasky, the LPGA’s chief tournament business officer. “We’re thrilled to continue our LPGA Drive On Championship in a familiar place like Southwest Florida.”

The LPGA season will open Jan. 20-23 with the $1.2 million Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions in Orlando. The $2 million Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio will follow from Jan. 27-30 in Boca Raton.

The Drive On Championship will be the first LPGA Tournament in the Fort Myers area since 1975. It is the fourth Drive On Championship. Austin Ernst won in 2021 at Golden Ocala in Ocala, Fla.

In all, Florida will host five LPGA events in 2022. The others are the Pelican Women’s Championship in Belleair (Nov. 10-13) and the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples (Nov. 17-20).

–Field Level Media