Leading Candidates Unveiled on LPGA.com for LPGA Global Media Awards Presented by Rolex
New category added to honor long-time journalistic achievement
Submissions STILL OPEN through July 9, 2010
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., June 21, 2010 – The LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) and Evian Masters proudly unveiled today on LPGA.com the leading candidates in six categories for the inaugural LPGA Global Media Awards Presented by Rolex. The organizations also announced the addition of a new award category honoring long-time achievement in media coverage of women’s professional golf. The Rolex Award for Media Excellence winner will be presented with a Rolex timepiece at the ceremony to be held at the Hotel Ermitage in Evian-Les-Bains, France on Friday, July 23 following the second round of the Evian Masters golf tournament.
Submissions for the inaugural LPGA Global Media Awards Presented by Rolex remain open through July 9, the second day of the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open. Information on submitting candidates can be found on the second page of this release, or at LPGA.com.
Below are some of the leading candidates currently featured on LPGA.com.
Beth Ann Baldry/GolfWeek Magazine: “McPherson finds her comfort zone” (March 30, 2010)
Patricia Davies/golfers&co Magazine: “ai ai ai!” (April 2010)
Ron Sirak/Golf World Magazine: “A Legend Like No Other” (July 6, 2009)
Doug Ferguson/Associated Press: “At 49, Juli Inkster has passion to play” (August 4, 2009)
Lewine Mair/Global Golf Post: “Jiyai Shin Insisting On a Life” (March 1, 2010)
Randall Mell/GolfChannel.com: “Team Annika” (February 16, 2010)
Golf Course Photograph / LPGA Tour event:
Stephen Dunn: Kraft Nabisco Championship
Stephen Dunn: Kia Classic Presented by J Golf
Stuart Franklin: Evian Masters
Hunter Martin: CN Canadian Women’s Open
Andrew Redington: HSBC Women’s Champions/Singapore
Player Action Photograph:
David Cannon: Michelle Wie/Kraft Nabisco Championship
Stephen Dunn: Suzann Pettersen/Kraft Nabisco Championship
Stuart Franklin: Lorena Ochoa/Evian Masters
Stuart Franklin: Ai Miyazato/Evian Masters
Hunter Martin: Natalie Gulbis/CN Canadian Women’s Open
Player Personality / Emotion Photograph:
David Cannon: Christina Kim/RICOH Women’s British Open
David Cannon: Marianne Skarpnord/RICOH Women’s British Open
Kevin C. Cox: Michelle Wie/Lorena Ochoa Invitational
Stephen Dunn: Yani Tseng/Kraft Nabisco Championship
Victor Fraile: Ai Miyazato/Honda PTT LPGA Thailand
Photograph of Evian Masters Ambassador of the Year (In-Kyung Kim):
The LPGA Global Media Awards Presented by Rolex Selection Committee choosing the photography winners will be comprised of past Evian Masters champions Ai Miyazato (2009), Helen Alfredsson (2008) and Natalie Gulbis (2007); Franck Riboud, Evian Masters President and Chairman/CEO of Group Danone; Jacques Bungert, Evian Masters Tournament Director; and LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan. Faculty and students at the University of Oregon’s internationally renowned Warsaw Sports Marketing Center serving on the Selection Committee will select the writing winners.
Fans will be able to vote online for their photography favorites in early July.
Award recipients will be honored at the Evian Masters as it celebrates its 11th year on the LPGA Tour schedule. The tournament boasts a field of the 111 of the world’s best female professional players, competing for a Tour-high purse of $3.25 million.
The Evian Masters once again will be played at the Evian Masters Golf Club, in the Royal Resort nestled between Lake Geneva and nearby mountains, and will be preceded by the Evian Masters Juniors Cup, a 36-hole competition enabling aspiring professional golfers a chance to sample the special flavor of a major international gathering.
[Note to Media Members: To make a submission, please email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org: full name, mailing address, email, media outlet, day and evening phone numbers. For articles, please send in a PDF; for photos, please send in a high resolution .jpg. The file size of the email must be kept under 7mb. Materials under consideration for the inaugural awards must have been published from the month of the 2009 Evian Masters (July 2009) through July 9, 2010.]