Friday, December 18, 2009

2010 Worldwide Women's Golf Schedule: LPGA, JLPGA, LET

Thanks to a tip from reader John on the JLPGA's 2010 schedule and a reminder from Golf Girl about the LET's 2010 schedule, it's now possible to start speculating about where exactly a range of female professional golfers with dual memberships might be playing next season. Or it will be, once the LET's Q-School has been completed and I get some information on the full KLPGA 2010 schedule (which apparently is still under construction). I don't have time to do any of that right now, but here's a look ahead at some of the choices they'll have to be making in 2010. (Note: I'm not including an LET team event and a LPGA silly season event, both in mid-April, in this list, even though both tours do to pad their totals on the year.)

17-19: Orient Ladies China Open (KLPGA)

18-21: Honda PTT LPGA Thailand (LPGA)
25-28: HSBC Women's Champions (LPGA), New Zealand Open (LET)

MARCH 2010
4-7: ANZ Ladies Masters (LET)
5-7: Daikin Orchid Ladies Open (JLPGA)
11-14: Women's Australian Open (LET)
12-14: Yokohama Tire PRGR Ladies Cup (JLPGA)
18-20: Lalla Meryem Cup (LET)
19-21: T Points Ladies Open (JLPGA)
25-28: LPGA Kia Classic Presented by J Golf (LPGA)

APRIL 2010
1-4: Kraft Nabisco Championship (LPGA major)
2-4: Yamaha Ladies Open (JLPGA)
9-11: Studio Alice Ladies Open (JLPGA)
16-18: Nishijin Ladies Classic (JLPGA) [formerly Life Card Ladies]
23-25: Fujisankei Ladies Classic (JLPGA)
29-5/2: Tres Marias Championship (LPGA)
30-5/2: Cyber Agent Ladies Cup (JLPGA) [formerly Crystal Geyser Ladies]

MAY 2010
6-9: Salonpas Cup (JLPGA major)
7-9: Turkish Ladies Open (LET)
13-16: Ladies German Open (LET)
14-16: Fundokin Ladies (JLPGA) [formerly Vernal Ladies]
13-16: Bell Micro LPGA Classic (LPGA)
20-23: Sybase Match Play Championship (LPGA)
21-23: Chukyo TV Bridgestone Ladies Open (JLPGA)
27-30: Ladies Slovak Open (LET)
28-30: Yonex Ladies (JLPGA) [moved up from late August]

JUNE 2010
4-6: Resort Trust Ladies Open (JLPGA), ABN AMRO Ladies Open (LET)
10-13: LPGA State Farm Classic (LPGA), Suntory Ladies Open (JLPGA)
17-20: Ladies Swiss Open (LET)
18-20: ShopRite LPGA Classic (LPGA), Nichirei PGM Ladies (JLPGA)
24-27: LPGA Championship Presented by Wegmans (LPGA major)
25-27: Ladies Open of Portugal (LET)

JULY 2010
1-4: Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic (LPGA), Tenerife Ladies Open (LET)
2-4: Nichi-Iko Ladies Open (JLPGA)
?: expected Open de Espana Femenino (LET)
8-11: U.S. Women's Open (LPGA major)
9-11: Meiji Chocolate Cup (JLPGA)
16-18: Stanley Ladies (JLPGA)
22-25: Evian Masters (LPGA/LET)
23-25: expected Kyoraku event (JLPGA)
29-8/1: Women's British Open (LPGA/LET major)

6-8: Ladies Irish Open (LET)
12-15: Wales Ladies Championship of Europe (LET)
13-15: NEC Karuizawa 72 Ladies (JLPGA)
18-20: Ladies Scottish Open (LET)
20-22: Safeway Classic (LPGA), CAT Ladies (JLPGA)
26-29: Canadian Women's Open (LPGA)
27-29: Nitori Ladies Cup (JLPGA), Finnair Ladies Masters (LET)

3-5: Golf5 Ladies (JLPGA)
9-12: Konica Minolta Cup (JLPGA major), Open de France Feminin (LET)
10-12: NW Arkansas Championship (LPGA)
?: UNIQA Ladies Golf Open (LET)
17-19: Munsingwear Ladies Tokai Classic (JLPGA)
?: Madrid Ladies Masters (LET)
24-26: Miyagi TV Cup Dunlop Ladies Open (JLPGA)
30-10/3: Japan Women's Open (JLPGA major), Acapulco LPGA Classic (LPGA)

7-9: Ladies Italian Open (LET)
7-10: Navistar LPGA Classic (LPGA)
8-10: Sankyo Ladies Open (JLPGA)
14-17: CVS LPGA Challenge (LPGA)
15-17: Fujitsu Ladies (JLPGA)
22-24: expected Korea China Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia (LPGA), Masters GC Ladies (JLPGA), Anji King Valley Ladies Open (LET)
29-31: LPGA China Hana Bank Championship (LPGA), Hisako Higuchi IDC Otsuka Kagu Ladies (JLPGA), Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open (LET)

4-7: Korean Ladies Masters (LET/KLPGA)
5-7: Mizuno Classic (LPGA/JLPGA)
11-14: Lorena Ochoa Invitational (LPGA)
12-14: Ito-En Ladies (JLPGA)
18-21: LPGA Tour Championship (LPGA)
19-21: Daio Paper ElleAir Ladies (JLPGA)
25-28: Ricoh Cup (JLPGA major)

8-10: Dubai Ladies Masters (LET)

[Update 1 (2:15 am): Ah, I actually went ahead and started speculating about players' 2010 schedules and potential implications for the top women's tours over at Hound Dog's place.]

[Update 2 (2:47 am): I got more, over at Waggle Room.]

[Update 3 (7:35 am): The Futures Tour has 17 events in 2010. Not putting them up here, as they're a minor league tour, but worth checking it out.]

[Update 4 (1/8/10, 4:56 am): I've just put the FT schedule up alongside those of the Cactus Tour and SunCoast Series, to get a sense of how those mainly on the developmental tours will be putting together their schedules in 2010.]

[Update 5 (2/28/10, 2:28 am): Larry Dorman confirms the reports out of Asia (and twitter) that the LPGA will be going to Malaysia instead of China in late October this season.]


IceCat said...

Lorie Kane is starting her season Down Under before the Tour begins stateside at La Costa. The attached article from her hometown paper is devoted more to her views on Tigergate and her recent run with the Olympic torch.


DaveAndrews said...

Six players who played on the Futures Tour earned full status on the LET in 2010 at this week's LET Q School in Spain.
Three of them are Americans: Alison Walshe, Hannah Jun, and Mallory Blackwelder. The others are Kristie Smith from Australia, Dewi Claire Schreefel from the Netherlands, and Pernilla Lindberg from Sweden.
Lindberg also earned "full" status on the LPGA for 2010 with her top 20 finish at LPGA Q School this month.
The Futures Tour has its first international event in 2010... Mexico in late March.

The Constructivist said...

Thanks, Dave, I've been following it in more recent posts:

I have one coming out at midnight that puts the LPGA priority status list for 2010 in this post's context.

diane said...

This is great stuff. I was sort of hoping you'd have some city information, especially for tournaments outside the US, where I'm guessing the bulk of your audience resides. I guess I'll do that myself.

The Constructivist said...

Good idea, Diane. When the KLPGA releases their 2010 schedule, I'll copy and paste this one in as my template and add some more geographic information...and probably reorganize it so it's clearer what tournaments are concurrent.