Lydia Ko to compete in Aramco Saudi Ladies International 2022
The Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by Public Investment Fund (PIF) will return for 2022 with a new date and the biggest early-season purse in what will be a record-breaking year for the Ladies European Tour (LET). The event will take place at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) in just under two weeks – March 17-20. Lydia Ko of New Zealand, defending champion, will lead a field of superstars for the $1million purse.
Major-winners Anna Nordqvist and Georgia Hall will also play at KAEC, along with Solheim Cup stars Carlota Ciganda and Bronte Law, past LET champions Marianne Skarpnord, Olivia Cowan, Pauline Roussin Bouchard, Steph Kyriacou, and Anne van Dam, as well as the tournament’s debut champion in 2020, Emily Kristine Pedersen of Denmark.
The Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF will now take place eight months earlier than usual, as part of a season shake-up that will see the Tour visit the Kingdom twice, notably for the Aramco Team Series – Jeddah event returning in November. With the Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF and Aramco Team Series expanding to five individual $1 million events in 2022, this will be a record season for the Ladies European Tour, with its biggest prize-money pool ever.