The head of the world’s top women’s golf tour has been named as the ambassador of golf for the South Korean city of Busan.
The LPGA, headquartered in Daytona Beach of Florida, announced on Wednesday, local time, that LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan will serve as golf ambassador for Busan.
The ceremony took place in Busan yesterday(20).
Busan will host LPGA’s BMW Ladies Championship from October 24th to the 27th. It will replace the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship as the lone LPGA tournament on Korean soil.
The tournament will be played at LPGA International Busan, the first LPGA-accredited golf facility outside the United States.
The winner of the tournament will take home $300,000 US.
If a non-LPGA member wins the tournament, she will earn full-time privileges for the U.S. circuit for the 2020 season.