Stacy Lewis, Yani Tseng, Paula Creamer and Brittany Lincicome headline
list of early commitments to new LPGA tournament in Bahamas
Registration for media credentials is now open online on LPGA.com
PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS (April 23, 2013) - Stacy Lewis and Yani Tseng, former No. 1 players on the Rolex Rankings, top the list of early commitments for the inaugural Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic May 23-26 at the Ocean Club Golf Course at Atlantis Resort. Former major championship winners Paula Creamer (U.S. Women's Open) and Brittany Lincicome (Kraft Nabisco) also are entered in the $1.3 million event.
Lewis is the 2012 Rolex Player of the Year, while Tseng, now fourth in the world, was the top-ranked women's golfer on the Rolex Rankings Women's World Golf Ranking for 109 weeks until being supplanted by Lewis in March.
"I think everyone on the LPGA is excited about going to the Bahamas, not only to play in a world-class tournament, but also to see the beautiful beaches and enjoy the island," said Lewis, No. 2 behind Inbee Park. "It's also great to see a company like Pure Silk continue to increase their involvement with our Tour."
"I am so excited to see Pure Silk join the LPGA tournament family in the Bahamas," added Lincicome, a five-time winner on the LPGA Tour. "I know that, together with Bahamas Tourism, they will help us put on a first-class tournament and showcase the LPGA's best players in paradise."
Lewis and Lincicome are among the LPGA players sponsored by Pure Silk.
Applications for media credentials to the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic are now being accepted. Qualifying media members can register online at lpgamediacredentials.com.
In preparation for its inaugural edition, the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic has added veteran public relations specialist Craig Smith to its team. Smith, who served as director of media relations for the U.S. Golf Association for 20 years, will handle on site media coordination on behalf of Global Golf Management, which oversees tournament operations.
The Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, a 72-hole stroke play competition, will be played at the Tom Weiskopf-designed Ocean Club Golf Course at Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas. It is supported by Pure Silk and Bahamas Tourism and will be televised on Golf Channel as well as by the LPGA's global television partners. Recently recognized as the #8 Resort Course in North America and the Caribbean by Golf Digest, the course has played host to several nationally televised events, including the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational. Views of the beautiful Bahamian coastline make the Ocean Club Golf Course one of the most spectacular and challenging venues on the Island.
For further tournament information, contact the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic Tournament Office at +1 242 363 2000 (extension 67179) or visit www.puresilkbahamasclassic.com.