Hours After Dropping a Thrilling News About LPGA’s Innovative Event, Host Michelle Wie West Reveals the Reason Behind Its Unique Format

Published 05/23/2023, 12:05 PM EDT

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Michelle Wie West is indeed a history-maker. She is an absolutely fierce golfer and a top LPGA veteran. She opted to retire from professional golf after she gave birth to her daughter, but now she is returning to the course as host of the LPGA’s inaugural unique format event, the Mizuho Americas Open. This LPGA event is gaining a lot of attention in the golf fraternity because of its ground-breaking format.

In her recent interview on ESPN, West reveals the reason for the event’s different and unique format.

Michelle Wie West spills the beans about Mizuho Americas Open’s innovative format.


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The Mizuho Americas Open is bringing a kind of format to golf that has never been seen before. 120 LPGA stars will be playing on the same course, and that too alongside 24 junior golfers in New Jersey at Liberty National Golf Club.

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During her interview with Matt Barrie and Michael Collins on ESPN, the former LPGA pro revealed the reason for choosing the format, and what importance it holds for her. She said that she is really excited about the upcoming event. Collins said that he will never forget what West talked about after giving birth to her daughter. Collins reminisced about the time when the LPGA veteran said to Golf Week that she wanted her daughter to see her play. He asked, “Is it why junior golf has become so important to you?”


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Replying to Collins, West said, “I think having the junior component for my tournament is really nice. I think for all the players in the field because all the players in the PGA Championship, right now, we’ve all been junior golfers.” She also spoke about how each and every golfer who is playing on the tour is living the fortunate dream of every junior golfer.

Weighing in on the importance of junior golf, the LPGA veteran said, “I just think that it’s just so important. Mizuho is also really aligned on this. We want to advance the next generation, and that’s what everything is all about.” She also said that as parents, the most important thing that people always think to do is advance everything and make the world a better place.

Just a few hours ago, the Mizuho Americas Open’s host also shared thrilling news about the event.

West shares a major update about Mizuho America’s Open.

The LPGA’s innovative event is fast approaching. It is scheduled from June 1st to June 4th in Jersey City, with the most stunning views of the Manhattan skyline for the spectators. With just a week remaining until this stunning event, West welcomed the event sponsors, PitchBook Data, on board.

West posted a picture with two of her partners and wrote appreciative words for the brand and the event. Part of her appreciation for the brand said, “The tournament showcases exceptional women’s golf and is poised to lay the foundation for the future of the sport. PitchBook continues to support my goals on and off the course.”


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We absolutely cannot wait to witness the magic at Liberty Hall Golf Club when 120 LPGA pros and 24 exceptional junior golfers will compete alongside each other. Tell us what you think of the upcoming event. Are you just as excited as we are, or even more?

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Riya Singhal


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