Keeping Score

26 past champions begin LPGA season in Orlando

Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions mixes pros with celebrities and amateurs in no-cut event

26: Number of LPGA champions from the 2018 and 2019 seasons who are entered in the season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, which begins Thursday at Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club in Orlando, Fla. Playing with the LPGA pros in the 72-hole stroke-play event will be 49 celebrities from the worlds of sports and entertainment and amateurs, who will be competing for their own purse in a modified-Stableford scoring format. The LPGA pros will be competing for a $1.2 million purse, with $180,000 to the winner. The celebrities and amateurs will compete for $500,000, with $100,000 to the winner (tee times).

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