1st major championship of women's tour to be played April 2-5
Announced: By the ANA Inspiration, a new exemption to be awarded to the top-ranked player not otherwise qualified from the previous year’s Japan LPGA standings. The Japan LPGA got a big boost when Hinako Shibuno, 20, won the 2019 AIG Women’s British Open in her first competitive venture outside of Japan. Tournament sponsor All Nippon Airways is a Tokyo-based airline. The ANA Inspiration, the first major championship of the LPGA season, will be played April 2-5 at Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, Calif.