Pattaya to celebrate 10th anniversary of Honda LPGA Thailand

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The 10th Anniversary of the Honda LPGA Thailand golf tournament will take place from 25-28 February 2016 at Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course.  To mark the anniversary, the prize purse has been increased to 1.6 million USD, or about 59 million THB, and a new trophy has been designed to commemorate this celebration with a special hole-in-one prize on the Par-3, 16th hole of Honda Accord.

Pitak Pruittisarikorn, Chief Operating Officer of Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., commented: “Every previous event of Honda LPGA Thailand ladies’ professional golf tournament has been very successful with robust participation of world-class women golfers and tremendous interest from Thai and foreign golf fans.  The upcoming event will mark 10 years that Honda LPGA is held in Thailand.  The tournament has made history in Thailand’s golf scene and presented Thai charisma to the world, putting Thailand in the world’s spotlight during its period every year.”

Amy Yang of South Korea was the winner of the Honda LPGA Thailand title in 2015. (Photo courtesy LPGA Thailand.com)Amy Yang of South Korea was the winner of the Honda LPGA Thailand title in 2015. (Photo courtesy LPGA Thailand.com)

There will be 70 players at the 2016 edition of the Honda LPGA Thailand, the 57 highest ranked golfers on the LPGA Priority List and 3 champions from the preceding 3 LPGA tournaments will be joined by 10 exemptions.  The four-day competition will be in a 72-hole stroke play format with no cut.

In the first edition in 2006 the tournament welcomed more than 30,000 fans, a number which swelled to almost 48,000 fans for the 2013 tournament.