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LPGA announces Taiwan Swinging Skirts event cancelled again this year

March 23, 2023

Nelly Korda wins the 2019 Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA at Miramar Golf Country Club in Taiwan.

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LPGA officials announced Thursday that the Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA, slated for Oct. 26-29, has been canceled due to “operational factors.” The tournament was last held in 2019 when Nelly Korda successfully defended her first LPGA title.

“The LPGA Tour is thankful for Chairman Wang, the GAROC and the Swinging Skirts Foundation team for providing opportunities for LPGA Tour athletes since 2014 and their continued dedication for growing women's golf in Chinese Taipei, as well as the countless fans and volunteers who have supported the event in its history,” the tour said in a news release.

Unlike the event’s cancellation announcement in 2022, which mentioned looking forward to 2023, the release does not include any plans for the future of the tournament.

It is the second LPGA event in southeast Asia canceled this season. The tour announced that the Blue Bay LPGA would not be held in February. The LPGA last had it on its schedule in 2018.

The Taiwan Swinging Skirts sat third in four events in the tour's fall southeast Asia swing between the BMW Ladies Championship in South Korea and the TOTO Japan Classic in Japan. However, the end of the release implies that the tournament week won’t remain empty for long.

“More information on the LPGA Tour schedule for the week of Oct. 22, 2023, will be shared in the near future,” the release said.