The LPGA returns to Florida for the penultimate event of the season at the 2022 Pelican Women’s Championship. Defending champion Nelly Korda leads a field of 120 players at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Florida, who will compete for the $2 million prize purse.
Following a week in Japan where Scotland’s Gemma Dryburgh became the 11th Rolex First-time Winner of the season, the Pelican marks the final opportunity for players to secure their spot in next week’s season-ending CME Group Tour Championship. The Tour Championship, held at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla., is limited to the top 60 players in the Race to the CME Globe.
Heading into this week in Belleair, three major champions sit on the bubble, with Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist at No. 59, Stacy Lewis at No. 60 and Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn at No. 61.
How to watch the 2022 Pelican Women’s Championship
You can watch the 2022 Pelican Women’s Championship on Golf Channel, Peacock, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Here’s the complete TV/streaming schedule:
- Thursday, Nov. 10: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. ET, Golf Channel and Peacock
- Friday, Nov. 11: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. ET, Golf Channel and Peacock
- Saturday, Nov. 12: 1:30-4:30 p.m. ET (streaming online/app); 7:30-10:30 p.m. (tape delay), Golf Channel and Peacock
- Sunday, Nov. 13: 1:30-4:30 p.m. ET (streaming online/app); 7:30-10:30 p.m. (tape delay), Golf Channel and Peacock
Who’s playing in the 2022 Pelican Women’s Championship
With one final chance to earn Race to the CME Globe points, expect a fight to the finish at Pelican Golf Club. The field features several names who were in last year’s mix a well as the return of world No. 2 Jin Young Ko, who’s made just one start since August due to a lingering wrist injury. Also in the field:
- Lydia Ko, 2022 BMW Ladies Championship, 2022 Gainbridge LPGA champion
- Lexi Thompson 2021 Pelican runner-up
- Sei Young Kim, 2020 Pelican champion, 2021 runner-up
- Jennifer Kupcho, 2022 Chevron Championship winner
- Brooke Henderson, 2022 Evian Championship winner
- In Gee Chun, 2022 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship winner
Who’s not playing: World No. 1 Atthaya Thitikul, who’s also leading the race for the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year, is sitting out after finishing T-10 last week at the TOTO Japan Classic, marking her sixth top-10 finish in a row. Also missing is six-time LPGA winner and world No. 16 Jessica Korda, who announced on Tuesday that she’ll forgo the final two events of 2022 due to a back injury.
Past winners of the Pelican Women’s Championship
|2021||Nelly Korda (USA)||17-under 263||Playoff||Lydia Ko, Sei Young Kim, Lexi Thompson|
|2020||Sei Young Kim (South Korea)||14-under 266||3 strokes||Ally McDonald|
Last year at the Pelican Women’s Championship
Last year at Pelican Golf Club, Nelly Korda arrived as world No. 1 with three tournament wins on the season already in her pocket. Following a blistering 7-under 63 on Saturday, Korda headed into the final round tied with fellow American Lexi Thompson. Competition stayed tight on Sunday, especially after Korda made triple bogey on the par-4 17th hole. But she bounced back with a birdie at 18 in regulation and made the four-way playoff with Thompson, Lydio Ko and 2020 Pelican winner Sei Young Kim. Playing 18 for the second time, Korda dropped a birdie putt from 23 feet on the first playoff hole to capture her fourth victory of the season and seventh of her career.
More about Pelican Golf Club
Designed by legendary golf course architect Donald Ross and first opened in 1925, Pelican Golf Club (formerly known as Belleview Biltmore Golf Club) is an 18-hole layout that pays homage to Augusta National. In 2018, course designer Beau Welling reimagined the layout, which plays as a par 70 and stretches to 6,268 for tournament play.
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