LPGA Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez has committed to play in the Walgreens Charity Classic this May in Sun City West, Ariz. This marks the first appearance by the popular LPGA veteran in the third annual Legends Tour tournament.The 36-hole stroke-play event will be held May 3-4, at Grandview Golf Course. A total field of 48 Legends Tour players will compete for a $225,000 purse.
“I am very excited to finally get to The Legends Tour event in the Greater Phoenix area,” said Lopez, winner of 48 LPGA tournaments and three major championships. “I love the desert and hope fans who followed the LPGA will come out to see the players they have watched for many years.” Other members of the LPGA and World Golf Halls of Fame in the tournament field include Pat Bradley, JoAnne Carner, Donna Caponi and Patty Sheehan. Legends Tour Hall of Fame member Jan Stephenson also will compete in the Arizona event.
“It’s a treat for area fans to see golf’s greatest legends take to the course and bring back so many terrific memories,” said Legends Tour CEO Jane Blalock. “And we’re thrilled to have Nancy Lopez in the field for the first time in the Sun City West community. She is a wonderful ambassador for The Legends Tour and the game of golf.”
Defending champion Michele Redman will also return to compete in the Walgreens Charity Classic, along with Arizona residents Jane Crafter, Shelley Hamlin, Cindy Rarick, Christa Johnson and Sherri Turner.The tournament has added a Super Senior Division (for age 63 and over) to include Jane Blalock, Judy Dickinson, Sandra Palmer and Donna Caponi. This division will play a slightly adjusted yardage in the competition.Tickets go on sale starting April 1 in all area Walgreens stores and may be purchased at a $5 discount off prices at the gate.
Tickets purchased at Walgreens are $10 per day (adults). Kids under age 17, as well as active military with ID, will be admitted free.All ticket proceeds from the Walgreens Charity Classic will benefit the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.