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LPGA to return to site of 1st Solheim Cup

Orlando’s Lake Nona will play host to the Gainbridge LPGA, the 2nd of 3 tournaments in Florida to open the 2021 schedule

Selected: By the LPGA, the site of its second of three tournaments in Florida to start the 2021 season. Lake Nona Golf and Country Club in Orlando will play host to the $2 million Gainbridge LPGA on Feb. 25-28, the women’s tour announced Wednesday in a news release. The tournament had been part of the schedule that was disclosed in late December, with the site to be determined. Lake Nona, a 1986 Tom Fazio design, played host to the inaugural Solheim Cup in 1990, when the U.S. women defeated their European counterparts, 11½-4½, in the Ryder Cup-style matches. The course, the centerpiece of the 17-square-mile Lake Nona residential community southeast of downtown Orlando, also played host to the 1993 World Cup and four editions of the Tavistock Cup (2004, 2007, 2009 and 2012). Lake Nona is home to a number of men’s and women’s professional golfers, including 72-time LPGA champion Annika Sorenstam. The LPGA schedule also features two more Florida stops to end the season, including the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship in Naples.

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