‘About Time’: Paige Spiranac Joins Annika Sorenstam and Others in Celebrating Golf’s Groundbreaking Announcement

Published 02/22/2023, 10:42 PM EST

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Paige Spiranac has been a vocal advocate for women’s rights in golf. She has used her platform to raise awareness about the lack of opportunities for female golfers. The social media influencer is a trailblazer in the movement to promote gender equality in golf. 

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In fact, last year, she even suggested the idea of a mixed golf event, which is about to become a be a reality now. PGA Tour and LPGA Tour have joined hands to conduct a team event for female and male golfers, and the news has elated the moods of several golf entities. 

The PGA Tour and LPGA Tour collaboration makes Paige Spiranac and others happy

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The PGA Tour and LPGA have revealed plans for a new co-sanctioned tournament, the Grant Thornton Invitational. 

Paige is elated by this announcement as she wrote on her Instagram Stories, “It is cool, about time 👏”

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Apart from the golf beauty, many female golf entities found the news amusing as well. This includes the Tour Veteran and tournament host of the new Mizuho Americas Open, Michelle Wie West, and the GOAT Annika Sorenstam. While Michelle penned an excited “Yasss!!!” along with the news on her Instagram Stories, Sorenstam dropped a comment, “Sounds like fun” on Golf Digest’s post on the same news.

Professional golfer Tony Finau expressed enthusiasm for the event, stating that fans had been keen on such a competition for some time. Rickie Fowler and Nelly Korda have already confirmed their participation through social media posts.

 

According to the official website of LPGA Tour, the event will take place in December in Southwest Florida. Moreover, it has a prize purse of $4 million prize fund. The will feature 16 players from each tour taking part. 

This will be the first time since the JC Penney Classic in 1999 that the two circuits will collaborate on an event. Australian Open’s success in conducting their men’s and women’s tournaments simultaneously has provided the inspiration for this event.

How do the fans feel about this?

The fans are super hyped up about the event as they look forward to attending it and wish for its success. 

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The PGA Tour Chairman, Jay Mohanan, has recognized that a mixed event is absolutely necessary to grow and promote the sport. Moreover, he is grateful to Grant Thornton for agreeing to be a part of this new journey.

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Watch This Story: Harsh public scrutiny once made Paige Spiranac succumb to pressure and almost quit her career

What do you think about this event? Do you think it will increase the viewership for LPGA tournaments? Drop your thoughts in the comment section below.

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