What you need to know about the LPGA Pelican Women’s Championship

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For the first time this season, Brittany Lincicome won’t have to worry about packing for another tournament.

Lincicome, a Seminole who lives in Gulfport, is one of the few golfers in the Tampa Bay area who will have the advantage next weekend of sleeping in their own bed during the Pelican Women’s LPGA Tour Championship, which begins Thursday. at the Pelican Golf Club in Belleair.

“It’s so awesome,” said Lincicome, 36. “I have already put down my suitcase from the last tournament, which never happens. … Having this tidy, sleeping in my own bed… it’s pretty awesome.

Lincicome, Brittany Altomare and Elizabeth Szokol, the last two from Tampa, live a short drive from the 6,268 yard par 70 course.

Everyone is eager to show their “home” class in front of their friends and family. Lincicome joked that she had about 50 people on her phone who wanted to attend the tournament.

Last year’s tournament was held with limited attendance due to the pandemic – around 500 people, including VIPs and sponsors, were allowed to attend, but no fans – so Szokol and the others eagerly awaiting the crowd.

“I was just out on the course (Wednesday), and all the stands have been built and everything is so different from last year,” said Szokol, 27. “I hope we have a good turnout, and I’m really looking forward to playing in front of the fans this year for sure.”

Sei Young Kim walks up to the mic after winning the 2020 Pelican Women’s Championship last November at the Pelican Golf Club in Belleair. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]

Exterior noise will provide the energy that the tournament lacked last year.

“Players feed off this energy, advertisers feed off this energy, everyone feeds on this energy,” Golf Channel broadcaster Gary Koch said. “It will be a very different feeling.”

The tournament expects around 50,000 spectators throughout the weekend.

The peloton of 108 has seven of the top 10 players in the world rankings, 10 of the top 15 and 50 of the top 100. They include No. 1 Jin Young Ko, Bradenton’s Nelly Korda (2), 2020 winner Sei Young Kim (4), Yuka Saso (6), Lydia Ko (7), Nasa Hataoka (8), Brooke Henderson (10) ), Danielle Kang (11), Patty Tavatanakit (12) and Lexi Thompson (13).

Kim shot 14 under 266 last year to finish three shots ahead of Ally McDonald, who also returns. Stephanie Meadow, who was third with five strokes behind Kim, is also on the court.

Ticket information

Caddy Dave Brooker and professional golfer Jin Young Ko watch the action on hole 2 in the first round of last year's Pelican Women's Championship at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair.
Caddy Dave Brooker and professional golfer Jin Young Ko watch the action on hole 2 in the first round of last year’s Pelican Women’s Championship at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair. [ SCOTT KEELER | Times ]

Buy your tickets online at pelicanlpga.com. General admission tickets are available for all four days.

General admission tickets for Thursday and Friday cost $ 29.29 (sales taxes and fees included). Saturday and Sunday tickets are available at a cost of $ 40.15 (fees and taxes included). A four-day package costs $ 107.07 (taxes and fees included).

The tournament also offers packages with special equipment through its “Lightning Lounge” and “Champions Club” packages. These tickets start at $ 248.71 (taxes and fees included) and are available for daytime and weekend purchases.

Tournament details

A flag is seen at the Pelican Women's Championship at the Pelican Golf Club in Belleair on Saturday, November 21, 2020.
A flag is seen at the Pelican Women’s Championship at the Pelican Golf Club in Belleair on Saturday, November 21, 2020. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]

LPGA Pelican Women’s Championship

When: Thursday-Sunday

Or: Pelican Golf Club, Belleair

Stock Exchange: $ 1.75 million

Story: Sei Young Kim won the inaugural tournament last year.

Blanket: Live, 10 a.m. Thursday to Friday, Golf Channel. Live streaming, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday to Sunday, nbcsports.com. Recorded, 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Golf Channel.

Tickets: pelicanlpga.com/tickets

Tournament ground

(listed in alphabetical order)

Marina Alex, Wayne, New Jersey

Brittany Altomare, Tampa

Pajaree Anannarukarn, Bangkok, Thailand

Aditi Ashok, Bangalore, India

Ana Delac, Portoroz, Slovenia

Céline Boutier, Montrouge, France

Nicole Broch Estrup, Hillerod, Denmark

Ashleigh Buhai, Johannesburg, South Africa

Mathilde Castren, Helsinki, Finland

Tiffany Chan, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Ssu-Chia Cheng, Taipei, Chinese Taipei

Chella Choi, Seoul, Republic, Korea

In Gee Chun, Seoul, Republic, Korea

Cydney Clanton, Concord, North Carolina

Jenny Coleman, Rolling Hill Estates, California

Daniela Darquea, Quito, Ecuador

Perrine Delacour, Laon, France

Lindy Duncan, Plantation

Austin Ernst, Seneca, South Carolina

Jodi Ewart Shadoff, North Yorkshire, England

Ally Eqing, Fulton, Miss.

Maria Fassi, Pachuca, Mexico

Kristen Gillman, Austin, Texas

Jaye Marie Gree, Jupiter

Mina Harigae, Monterey, California

Nasa Hataoka, Ibaraki, Japan

Brooke M. Henderson, Smiths Falls, Ontario

Esther Henseleit, Hamburg, Germany

Jillian Hollis, Rocky River, Ohio

Wei-Ling Hsu, New Taipei Town, Chinese Taipei

Caroline Inglis, Eugène, Ore.

Eun Hee Ji, Seoul, Republic, Korea

Tiffany Joh, San Diego, California

Ariya Jutanugarn, Bangkok, Thailand

Moriya Jutanugarn, Bangkok, Thailand

Danielle Kang, Las Vegas, Nevada

Haeji Kang, Seoul, Republic, Korea

Sarah Kemp, Sydney, Australia

Cristie Kerr, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Megan Khang, Rockland, Mass.

A Lim Kim, Kimpo, Republic, Korea

Sei Young Kim, Seoul, Republic, Korea

Katherine Kirk, Sunrise Beach, Australia

Cheyenne Knight, Aledo, Texas

Jin Young Ko, Seoul, Republic, Korea

Lydia Ko, Auckland, New Zealand

Nanna Koerstz Madsen, Smoerum, Denmark

Jessica Korda, Jupiter

Nelly Korda, Bradenton

Jennifer Kupcho, Westminster, Colorado

Destin Lawson, Ocala

Esther Lee, Artesia, California

Mi Hyang Lee, Seoul, Republic, Korea

Mirim Lee, Gwangju, Republic, Korea

Jeongeun Lee, Gyeonggi-Do, Republic, Korea

Stacy Lewis, The Woodlands, Texas

Xiyu Lin, Canton, China

Brittany Lincicome, Seminole

Pernilla Lindberg, Bolinas, Sweden

Yu Liu, Beijing, China

Gaby Lopez, Mexico City, Mexico

Leona Maguire, Cavan, Ireland

Caroline Masson, Gladbeck, Germany

Stephanie Meadow, Jordanstown, Northern Ireland

Wichanee Meechai, Bangkok, Thailand

Giulia Molinaro, Treviso, Italy

Azahara Munoz, San Pedro de Alcantara, Spain

Benyapa Niphatsophon, Bangkok, Thailand

Yealimi Noh, Concord, CA

Ryann O’Toole, San Clemente, CA

Su Oh, Melbourne, Australia

Amy Olson, Oxbow, North Dakota

Annie Park, Levittown, New York State

Pornanong Phatlum, Chaiyaphum, Thailand

Gerina Puller, Roswell, New Mexico

Sophia Popov, Heidelberg, Germany

Mel Reid, Derby, England

Paula Reto, Bloemfontein, South Africa

So Yeon Ryu, Seoul, Republic, South Korea

Madelene Sagstrom, Enköping, Sweden

Lizette Salas, Azusa, CA

Yuka Saso, Manila, Philippines

Sarah Schmelzel, Phoenix, Arizona.

Alena Sharp, Hamilton, Ontario

Jenny Shin, Seoul, Republic, Korea

Sarah Jane Smith, Sunshine Coast, Australia

Jennifer Song, Orlando

Angela Stanford, Saginaw, Texas

Marissa Steen, West Chester, Ohio

Lauren Stephenson, Lexington, South Carolina

Linnea Strom, Hovas, Sweden

Jasmin Suwannapura, Bangkok, Thailand

Elizabeth Szokol, Tampa

Emma Talley, Princeton, Ky.

Patty Tavatanakit, Bangkok, Thailand

Lexi Thompson, Delray Beach

Maria Fernanda Torres, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Mariajo Uribe, Bucaramanga, Colombia

Albane Valenzuela, Geneva, Switzerland

Anne van Dam, Amhem, Netherlands

Jing Yan, Shanghai, China

Amy Yang, Seoul, Republic, Korea

Angel Yin, Arcadia, California

Pavarisa Yoktuan, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

Contact Mari Faiello at [email protected]. To follow @faiello_mari.

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