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World-class women golfers to compete in Jeddah

سيدات الجولف العالميات يتنافسن في جدة

19 FEB 2020

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Source: Bandar Falaqi

A new world championship for women golfers is being held in the Kingdom for the first time. The Saudi Women's Championships is part of the European tour and is expected to attract a world-class field competing for a prize pot of $1 million.

The tournament is expected to raise the profile of women’s golf in the Kingdom and will be held at the Royal Greens Country Club in Jeddah’s King Abdullah Economic City from March 19-22.

For two years Saudi Arabia has been working to improve participation in the sport by attracting world-class stars to participate in international championships on Saudi soil. In January Irishman Graeme McDowell won the second edition of the Saudi International Golf Championship, which attracted 132 players at Royal Greens. It was McDowell’s 11th title and he scooped a cash prize of $583,330.

The Saudi Women's Championships will be an important moment in the history of sport in the Kingdom as it will aim to promote gender equality.

Event details

Date: Thursday March 19 - Sunday March 22

Location: Royal Greens Golf and Country Club, King Abdullah Economic City

Total prize money: $1 million

Championship owner: Saudi Golf

Tournament organizer: Falcon

Competition System: 72 holes (four rounds), stroke play

Legislating bodies: European Tour for Women and Saudi Golf Federation