The tournament will feature the top 50 LPGA players on the Official Money List, along with 10 sponsor's exemptions. It'll be a 54-hole stroke play event without a cut to ensure that the fans, many of whom will be watching a professional golf event live for the first time, can catch a glimpse of their favorite golfers throughout the weekend.
This latest announcement continues a stretch of positive news for the LPGA. Two inaugural tournaments (the Honda PTT LPGA Thailand and HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore) just concluded a successful two-week opening-season swing in Asia, the tour added the Sybase Match Play Championship, to be played in New Jersey in May, and it secured Kia Motors as the title sponsor for the Kia Classic Presented by J Golf, to be played in southern California from March 25-28.
The Sime Darby LPGA Classic will be shown on the Golf Channel from 12-2 p.m. EST during all three days of the tournament.