Date: November 16, 2015
Author: Golf Australia

The world will watch Adelaide: LPGA

LPGA boss Mike Whan has thrown his full support behind the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open’s move to Adelaide.

In a special recording made for the launch function at 2016 host club The Grange, commissioner Whan enthused South Australian golf fans and corporate partners with the promise of a star-studded line up in the city come February.

“When we say the world is coming to Adelaide, I really mean that,” Whan promised.

“There are over 30 different countries represented on this Tour; we play in 15 different countries and over 160 countries watch us on TV every week.

“The best in the world will come to compete while the whole world watches.

“It’s gonna be great – I’m already looking forward to February (and) we look forward to being your partner.”

Whan said his players were thrilled to lock in Adelaide as their destination for the first tournament of its 2016 Asia-Pacific swing, the fifth year in succession the Tour has visited Australia.

“It has been fantastic to watch this event grow in Australia since we joined in partnership with Golf Australia in 2012,” Mr Whan said.

“Just want to say congrats (to Adelaide) and thank you for being our host for the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open.

“It’s fantastic to know the best players on the planet will be showing up in Adelaide as soon as Feburary, 2016.

“Your great courses and your great people will make for fantastic (traction) and great hospitality and hosts for this wonderful event.”