Fifteen of the World’s Top 20 Entered into the Championship, Headlined by World No. 1 Lydia Ko, No. 2 Nelly Korda, No. 3 Jin Young Ko and No. 4 Atthaya Thitikul
Nearly 15 LPGA Tour Professionals with Southern California Roots in Field, Including UCLA, USC and Pepperdine Alums
Tickets on Sale at www.la-open.com
PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. – The DIO Implant LA Open will feature one of the strongest fields in the tournament’s five-year history when 144 of the world’s best professional golfers converge upon suburban Los Angeles and Palos Verdes Golf Club, March 30-April 2.
Seven of the top-10 and 15 of the top-20 players in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings are committed to the championship, including World No. 1 Lydia Ko, Nelly Korda (2), Jin Young Ko (3), Atthaya Thitikul (4), In Gee Chun (8), Hyo Joo Kim (9), defending champion Nasa Hataoka (10), Lilia Vu (11), Leona Maguire (12), Danielle Kang (13), Ashleigh Buhai (15), Charley Hull (16), Xiyu Lin (17), Jennifer Kupcho (18) and Ayaka Furue (20).
The DIO Implant LA Open also will feature a number of players with Southern California ties, including:
- UCLA alums: Bronte Law, Alison Lee, Ryann O’Toole, Patty Tavatanakit, Mariajo Uribe, Lilia Vu
- USC alums: Jennifer Chang, Allisen Corpuz, Annie Park, Lizette Salas, Jennifer Song, Gabriella Then
- Pepperdine alum: Danielle Kang
The tournament also will feature the return of past champions Moriya Jutanugarn (2018) and defending champion Nasa Hataoka (2022). Marina Alex, who captured the Palos Verdes Championship presented by Bank of America title in 2022, also is entered into the championship.
Previously announced sponsor exemptions competing in the DIO Implant LA Open include LPGA Tour professionals Yaeeun Hong and Soo Bin Joo, as well as Oregon senior Ching-Tzu Chen, who earned an exemption via finishing runner-up at the c collegiate championship in February.
The final two spots will be determined on Monday via the Monday Qualifier at Palos Verdes Golf Club. For a complete list of tournament entries, click HERE.
Tickets are on-sale for the 2023 DIO Implant LA Open exclusively online at www.la-open.com/tickets. A variety of ticket packages are available, including two exclusive hospitality options and general admissions tickets offering a wide degree of entertainment and access. New this year, the tournament is now offering a second upgraded hospitality ticket for general spectators located at the Palos Verdes Golf Club Pro-Shop. In addition, all service personnel, including military (active, retired, reserve and veteran), fire, police and EMS and their immediate family (up to four tickets) will receive complimentary admission to the DIO Implant LA Open. To redeem the complimentary admission, please provide proper ID at the main entrance. Children 17 and under will also be admitted free into the tournament with a paid adult.
DIO Implant LA Open Ticket Options: There are currently four ticket options available for spectators interested in attending the DIO Implant LA Open (**Ticket prices below do not include all taxes and fees**):
- Daily Grounds:
- General admission daily grounds, valid any one day: Thursday, March 29, Friday, March 30, Saturday, April 1, or Sunday, April 2.
- $25 (Valid any one day)
- Weekly Grounds:
- General admission daily grounds, valid Thursday, March 29 – Sunday, April 2.
- $40 (Valid all days Thursday-Sunday)
- Pro-Shop Patio – 18thGreen Hospitality:
- This new upgraded hospitality ticket offers access to the revamped Palos Verdes Golf Club Pro-Shop located behind the tournament’s 18 Green with access to unlimited drinks. The upgrade also comes with a voucher for food on site. Weekly and Daily Tickets are available throughout competition days (Thursday, March 29 – Sunday, April 2).
- Daily: $125 (Good any one day)
- Weekly: $400 (Valid all competition days Thursday-Sunday)
Volunteer registration for 2023 DIO Implant LA Open at Palos Verdes Golf Club also is open. Volunteering offers a unique, behind-the-scenes experience of a professional golf event, with positions on 15+ different committees. Volunteer opportunities range from serving as a standard bearer, Marshals, scoring, transportation, and more. Tournament volunteers are asked to be at least 13 years of age, with the registration fee waived for youth volunteers. Registration for the tournament is $55, which includes a polo, hat or visor, food and beverage, and two daily tickets. For more information on how to volunteer, visit DIO Implant LA Open at www.la-open.com/volunteer.
For more information on the DIO Implant LA Open, visit www.la-open.com, and on social media @lpga_LA on Twitter, @lpga_la on Instagram and @la.lpga on Facebook.
About DIO Implant LA Open
The DIO Implant LA Open returns to Southern California, March 30-April 2. New this year, the tournament will be hosted at Palos Verdes Golf Club held in Palos Verdes Estates. The 72-hole tournament features 144 of the world’s best female golfers competing for a share of the $1.75 million purse. More information can be found by visiting www.la-open.com.
About DIO Implant
DIO is recognized as a premier Dental Implant manufacturer domestically and in 70 other countries around the world. DIO is also developer of DIOnavi, the World Leader in digitally planned dental implant placements. DIOnavi leverages cutting-edge technology to help dentists provide the best, safest and most comfortable dental implant procedures possible.
Outlyr is a global event management, sponsorship consulting and activation agency that specializes in the development and execution of engaging events experiences. Outlyr believes in the power of relationships – driving connectivity through sports and cultural experiences – to create strategic marketing platforms and high-quality activations, enhancing affinity for its clients and brands. Outlyr manages 10 professional golf tournaments; a number of sporting, hospitality and lifestyle events; and manages the sponsorship portfolio for several blue-chip clients. For additional information on Outlyr, visit www.Outlyr.com
About the LPGA
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women, with a goal to change the face of golf by making the sport more accessible and inclusive.
Created in 1950 by 13 Founders, the Association celebrates a diverse and storied history. The LPGA Tour competes across the globe, reaching television audiences in more than 220 countries. The Epson Tour, the LPGA’s official qualifying tour, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA also holds a joint-venture collaboration with the Ladies European Tour (LET), increasing playing opportunities for female golfers in Europe. Across the Tours, the LPGA represents players in more than 60 countries.
Additionally, the LPGA Foundation has empowered and supported girls and women since 1991, most notably through LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, the only national program of its kind, which annually engages with nearly 100,000 girls. The LPGA Amateur Golf Association and LPGA Women’s Network provide virtual and in-person connections to female golfers around the world, while LPGA Professionals are educators, business leaders and gamechangers dedicated to growing the game of golf for everyone.
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