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LPGA to add at least three new events for 2013

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The LPGA Tour's 2013 schedule will include 28 tournaments, including three new events and possibly a fourth.

Next season's lineup was announced Tuesday. The LPGA said a record 300 hours of coverage will be broadcast by the Golf Channel and other networks.

The new 2013 tournaments are the North Texas LPGA Shootout on April 25-28 at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas; the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic on May 23-26 at Ocean Club Golf Course at Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas; and the Reignwood Pine Valley LPGA Classic in Beijing, China, which kicks off the Tour's Fall Asian swing the first week of October at Reignwood Pine Valley Golf Club.

Each of the new tournaments are four-day, 72-hole events,

"The performance, approachability and growing popularity of our players is the No. 1 factor in the LPGA's continued momentum, which has led to expanding coverage on Golf Channel, the growing slate of playing opportunities and our ever-increasing fan base," LPGA commissioner Michael Whan said. "We are excited to add the Bahamas, north Texas and Beijing as LPGA Tour stops and we expect to have one more tournament to announce in the very near future."
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