Not since 2001 has the women’s tour started with a fortnight in the Sunshine State
19: Number of years since the LPGA has begun a season with back-to-back events in Florida. This week, the women’s tour will play the inaugural Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio in Boca Raton, Fla. Last week, Mexico’s Gaby Lopez won the season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions at Lake Buena Vista. South Korea’s Jin Young Ko, the No. 1-ranked player in women’s golf, is skipping both Florida tournaments (tee times).