LPGA Tournament of Champions gets a new name, location with move to Lake Nona

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The LPGA’s season-opening event will have a new name and a new home in 2022. The Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) Tournament of Champions will be held Jan. 20-23 at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club in Orlando, Florida. The new title reflects Hilton Grand Vacations’ recent acquisition of Diamond Resorts.

Last year, Lake Nona hosted the Gainbridge LPGA, where Annika Sorenstam made her first start on tour since 2008 and made the cut. The Gainbridge will return to Boca Rio in 2022 and will be held the week after the TOC.

Celebrities will remain part of the festivities. Last year former tennis pro Mardy Fish became the event’s first three-time winner. Jessica Korda won the LPGA event in a thrilling finish against Danielle Kang and sister Nelly.

Winners from the past two LPGA seasons will be invited to the TOC and will compete for a $1.2 million purse with no cut. Celebrities will play for $500,000 in a modified format.

The LPGA’s “Party on Tour” will include three nights of private outdoor concerts and themed international food and drink stations.