Golfers and fans are excited that the Thai LPGA Tour is returning next week after a long break.
The tour will resume at Royal Hua Hin Golf Course in Hua Hin from 8-10th July 2020 after a four-month break due to the COVID 19 lockdown.
The government last month allowed sports competitions to restart without spectators, and the Ladies Professional Golf Association of Thailand (Thai LPGA) has released its new schedule for the remainder of the season.
The season was suspended in February after just one tournament, the Singha-SAT Thai LPGA Championship at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Golf and Country Club.
The revised schedule features 8 tournaments with a total purse of 13.8 million baht.
Each of the first 7 has a total of 1.4 million baht in prize money, while the eighth, the season-ending Thailand LPGA Masters in November, offers a total prize fund of 4 million baht.
While the Thai LPGA’s guidelines of safety protocols to combat the coronavirus needs approval from the Centre for COVID 19 Situation Administration (CCSA) and the Tourism and Sports Ministry, officials believe this should not be a problem.
Chonlada Chayanun, who won two titles and the Order of Merit award last year, said “We are very happy and excited that we will be able to compete again after a long wait. With the official announcement of the schedule, we now have a clear target and know when we will play. I first thought the season would resume in August. We will be able to play sooner than we expected. It is a surprise.”
Golfer and model Athijit Teeravattanasak said she practised hard and worked on her fitness during the COVID 19 outbreak.