BOSTON, June 20, 2018 – Top legends of the LPGA Tour have once again committed to compete in this year’s second annual BJ’s Charity Championship presented by P&G.
The 24-player team event will be held Friday, Sept. 7, at The Ridge Club in Sandwich, Mass.
Two new player pairings in this year’s event will feature the team of Californians Juli Inkster and Pat Hurst, and Dame Laura Davies and Trish Johnson of Great Britain, who will make their first appearance together since pairing for The Legends Tour’s 2015 Handa Cup. Johnson recently won the Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup in Seattle.
Two popular LPGA Hall of Fame members, Nancy Lopez and Betsy King, will return to Massachusetts, pairing together for the 2018 event.
Runners-up in the 2017 championship, Pat Bradley of West Hyannisport, Mass., and Barb Mucha of Orlando, Fla., hope to avenge their sudden-death playoff loss to Minnesota’s Michele Redman and Patti Rizzo of Florida. The two teams tied at nine under last year to force the playoff.
Jane Blalock of Cambridge, Mass., will again pair with Californian Allison Finney. Blalock scored a hole-in-one on the par-3 seventh hole last year to win a Toyota.
“We were thrilled to host the BJ’s Charity Championship Legends Tour team event last year for the first time,” said Jay Askew, general manager at The Ridge Club.
“The LPGA Legends lived up to their credentials with two teams finishing with a playoff on our beautiful par-5 18th hole,” added Askew. “It was a pleasure to watch these legends of the game battle The Ridge and we can’t wait to do it again this September.”
The 12 teams of two Legends Tour members will compete in an 18-hole format that features a best-ball first nine holes, followed by a second-nine-hole scramble.
Falmouth Toyota will again sponsor a prize automobile for the first pro scoring a hole-in-one during competition.
And kicking off the competition as the 2018 honorary starter will be Boston Bruin great Bobby Orr.
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, providing competitive opportunities for female golfers, professional and eligible amateurs, age 45 and over. The tour was founded in 2000 by 25 veteran LPGA Tour professionals to showcase the talents of some of the greatest women’s golfers of all time. The Legends Tour now has more than 120 members, including 14 LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members. Legends Tour members have over 750 combined LPGA Tour victories, including 84 major championships. In its 17 seasons, The Legends Tour has awarded more than $16 million in prize money and helped raise over $22 million for charity. The Legends Tour has hosted nearly 100 charity golf events and professional tournaments nationwide in multiple states and overseas in Japan and Australia. For additional information on The Legends Tour, log on to www.thelegendstour.com.