Ladies European Tour
Oct 5th, 2021
Aramco Team Series secures strongest field yet
Solheim Cup stars confirm as unique LET tournament heads to New York
England’s Charley Hull and last year’s Race to Costa Del Sol winner Emily Kristine Pedersen will both line up at Glen Oaks Club (October 14-16) on New York’s Long Island – part of the LET’s innovative team and individual format event. Joining them will be their victorious Solheim Cup winning captain, Catriona Matthew, who led the Europeans to a stunning victory at Inverness Club.
The $1m Aramco Team Series event marks the LET’s debut in the United States and the strongest field yet following series events in London and Sotogrande this season.
Catriona Matthew said: “As we saw in the Solheim Cup, team golf is a format that really provides a different atmosphere and brings the energy for players, fans and viewers on TV.
“It’s exciting and events like the Aramco Team Series give us more opportunities to come together and team up with some of the best players in the world. It’s great for us to get to come to New York with the LET with such a strong field – and post-Solheim adds a bit more spice. The event continues the growing momentum behind the women’s game currently.”
American stars Lexi Thompson and Solheim Cup teammate Danielle Kang will join world number one and Olympic Gold Medalist Nelly Korda, Jessica Korda and Lizette Salas and AIG Women’s British Open champion Anna Nordqvist - a field that now includes six of the world’s Top 20 players. Also confirmed is Cheyenne Woods, Anne Van Dam, Bronte Law, Lindsay Weaver and Sophia Popov
Lexi Thompson said “It was really cool to play in the inaugural Aramco Team Series event in London. It’s fresh, fun and has a different vibe. It’s a chance to build some camaraderie and experience new things with players from across the globe which we welcome.”
The Aramco Team Series is a brand-new four-tournament concept introduced on the Ladies European Tour earlier this year.
It sees teams of four, that include three pros and one amateur, battle it out for a share of an $800,000 prize fund, with a $200,000 purse for the leading individual scores over the weekend. As a full LET event, each tournament also carries points for World Rankings and the Race to Costa del Sol – LET’s season-long competition to crown Europe’s leading top golfer.
The Aramco Team Series – New York will take place at Glen Oaks Club, Long Island, from 14-16 October.
Free tickets are now available for what is a historic LET event and can be secured via the Aramco Team Series website.
The tournament will adhere to COVID-19 protocols, as well as local and government guidelines. For more information on attending, visit aramcoteamseries.com or follow the event on social media @aramco_series.