Announced: By the LPGA, the creation of the women’s tour’s first official team event. The Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, a 72-hole team tournament, will debut July 17-20, 2019, at Midland (Mich.) Country Club. The format for the $2 million event will feature 72 two-player teams competing in foursomes (alternate shot) and four-ball (better ball) play. Player qualifying has yet to be determined. Dow Chemical Co. signed a five-year sponsorship agreement.