Media credentials for the Red Nose Day Walgreens Charity Championship are now available to journalists planning to cover the inaugural Legends Tour event.
Media credentials will be mailed by May 9. After that date, credentials may be picked up at the tournament office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Geneva National Resort May 15-19, or by contacting Sue Fracker of The Legends Tour directly to arrange a time.
Credentials allow grounds access and access to the Media Center in the Legends Room at Geneva National Resort. Wi-Fi, power connections, bottled water and light snacks will be provided in the Media Center.
Player interviews will be permitted following rounds near the scoring tent located adjacent to the 18th green. To arrange pre-tournament or pre-round interviews, contact Sue Fracker.
Tournament on-course roping will be limited. Parking adjacent to the clubhouse will be available.
The $300,000 Legends Tour tournament will be staged May 20-21, at Geneva National Resort in Lake Geneva, Wis., and will bring 54 LPGA legends back to the state where the tour began. The Women’s Senior Golf Tour was launched in 2000 in Green Bay, becoming The Legends Tour in 2005.
The championship’s official pro-am will be held Thursday, May 18, followed by practice rounds on Friday, May 19. Professional tournament rounds will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21, with tee times starting at 8:30 a.m. each day.
World Golf Hall of Fame member Juli Inkster, who won the Legends Tour’s 2017 season opener in Arizona, will be in the tournament field seeking her fifth win on the official senior tour of the LPGA. Inkster has 31 LPGA wins and seven major championship titles. She will return as captain of the U.S. Solheim Cup Team this August in Iowa.
Also committed to compete in Lake Geneva is England’s Laura Davies, who has 84 professional wins worldwide. The World Golf Hall of Fame member has won once on the Legends Tour and will be looking for another victory in Wisconsin.
Sheboygan native Martha Nause will return to compete in her home state. Nause is a 22-year LPGA veteran with three wins, including the 1994 du Maurier Classic -- then an LPGA major championship. A member of the Wisconsin Golf Hall of Fame, Nause coached the men’s and women’s golf teams at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minn., for 12 years after retiring from the LPGA.
Six Legends Tour players will compete for a separate purse in the Legends Honors Division for ages 63-over. Jan Stephenson and Jane Blalock will headline that group.
Red Nose Day is an initiative designed to raise awareness and money to benefit children around the world through the power of entertainment. In an effort to lift kids out of poverty, the Red Nose Day project has raised more than $1 billion globally in the last 25 years.
All proceeds from the Red Nose Day Walgreens Charity Championship go to Red Nose Day. Funds raised by Red Nose Day help to ensure that children living in poverty are safe, healthy and educated – both here in America and around the world. Find out more at rednoseday.org.
For more information about The Legends Tour, visit www.thelegendstour.com.
About The Legends Tour
The Legends Tour is the official senior tour of the LPGA. The tour began in 2000 by LPGA professionals to showcase the talents of some of the greatest women’s golfers of all time. The Legends Tour has more than 120 members, including 14 LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members. Legends Tour players have over 750 combined LPGA Tour victories, including 84 major championships. In its 15 seasons, The Legends Tour has awarded more than $13 million in prize money and helped raise over $17 million for charity. The Legends Tour has hosted events in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Japan and Australia. For additional information on The Legends Tour, log on to www.thelegendstour.com.
Contact: Sue Fracker, The Legends Tour, firstname.lastname@example.org