Feb 26, 2020by - San Francisco Public Golf Alliance
UPDATE: This event has been postponed indefinitely as have all LPGA and PGA tour events during the COVID-19 pandemic. The LPGA Statement LINKED HERE.
Lake Merced Golf Club, located just south of San Francisco in Daly City, will again host the 2020 LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship. The official LPGA Tour stop, now in its third year, will feature 144 of the world’s best female golfers competing for a $1.8 million purse at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, CA. The event will open to the public on Wednesday, April 29 for the Pro-Am and during the official tournament rounds played from Thursday, April 30 to Sunday, May 3.
The LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship gives sports fans the unique opportunity to experience the best female golfers in the world, at a world-class facility, Lake Merced Golf Club,” said Patrick Healy, Tournament Director of the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship. “Providing an affordable event experience for families and the entire community is important to the event. We are excited to welcome spectators, volunteers and event partners to what is sure to be another exciting year.”
The tournament offers an impeccable family-friendly experience for golf enthusiasts and spectators alike, with complimentary weeklong admission for kids 17 & under with a ticketed adult. Additionally, members of the military, veterans, and family will receive complimentary admission at the tournament box office with a valid military ID.
In 2019, Sei Young Kim, edged out the recently crowned LPGA Rookie of the Year, Jeongeun Lee and UCLA Alum Bronte Law in a dramatic playoff to earn her eighth career victory at the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship. The recently crowned champion of the CME Group Tour Championship, who hit the putt of her life, a 25-foot birdie on the final hole of the CME Group Tour Championship to win $1.5 million, will start the 2020 season with 10 LPGA Tour victories, and will look to defend her title at Lake Merced Golf Club in April.
Founded in 1922 and redesigned by the legendary Alister MacKenzie, Lake Merced has a storied history and long tradition of national tournament golf – notably including top women’s and junior championships going back to 1941, when Babe Didrikson Zaharias won the San Francisco Women’s Open Match Play Championship. In 2012, Lake Merced hosted the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, won by current World #3-ranked professional Minjee Lee of Australia.
The greatest golfers in the world playing at an historic course in our Bay Area back yard - you'll want to be there!
Tournament sponsor MEDIHEAL is a cosmetic facemask brand of the Seoul, South Korea-based L&P Cosmetic Co., Ltd.