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LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship
Daly City, California
Apr 26-29
  • April 26 Golf Channel (ET) 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
  • April 27 Golf Channel (ET) 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
  • April 28 Golf Channel (ET) 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • April 29 Golf Channel (ET) 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Lake Merced Golf Club
Daly City, CA
  • Race to the CME Globe: 500 Points
  • Format: 72 holes
  • Purse: $1,500,000
  • Par: 72
  • History:

    This is the inaugural year for the event.

  • Yardage: 6,507
Lydia Ko won the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship for her third victory at Lake Merced Golf Club. Surrounded by positive memories of her back-to-back victories in Daly City in 2014 and 2015, Ko ended a winless drought that dated back to the 2016 Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning and O-I after defeating Minjee Lee on the first playoff hole.

Hole Description

Hole01

392 Yards - Par 4: A sporty opening to the front nine. The entire hole is visible from the tee, and you will note that a bunker guards the left side of the fairway. The driving range, behind the trees to the right, is out of bounds. The shot into the green is tight and the putting surface is protected by very deep bunkers left and right.

Hole02

417 Yards - Par 4: While this hole is short, it is perhaps the tightest tee shot on the course. The landing area is protected by two bunkers on the left and two short cypress trees on the right. The green is also well protected - deep bunkers guard it left and right. Don't be long, as the area behind the green falls away and you can kick out of bounds if you aren't careful.

Hole03

197 Yards - Par 3: A mid-length one-shotter which requires a full carry to a plateau green. The bunkers left and right mean business: they are deep and par is something you will have to work for. The green is fast, sloping and a thrill from every angle.

Hole04

376 Yards - Par 4: Another tight driving hole, that offers rewards to a straight hitter. A fairway bunker protects the left side, and overhanging limbs the right. At about 200 yards, the fairway drops into a valley, and then extends uphill to the green, which is bunkered in the left front and on the right side.

Hole05

496 Yards - Par 5: This is the easiest hole on the course. It is a short five par, a dogleg left that is reachable in two shots. Four bunkers on the right side of the landing area are a warning sign: don't go there! The green is also guarded by sand to the left, right, and rear.

Hole06

221 Yards - Par 3: For members, this is "the" hole. A long three par that requires great strength and great skill. The bunkers that protect the green are deep and difficult. The green itself is fast and treacherous.

Hole07

335 Yards - Par 4: A short part four that tempts the brave and rewards the skilled. Longer hitters can get close to the green, but for most players the tee shot will be hit with a fairway metal or long iron, and you will have only a pitching wedge into an intriguing putting surface that is guarded by four deep bunkers. The green here is severely banked, very fast, and absolutely maddening!

Hole08

381 Yards - Par 4: Another sporty four par. You will see the green in the distance from the tee. What you can't see is the steep dip in the fairway at 210 yards. Longer hitters will be able to drive to the bottom of the hill, from where they will have only a wedge to the green. If your drive does not reach the bottom, you may face a difficult stance for your second shot. The fairway is crowned, so any tee ball hit slightly left or right will kick into the rough. There are four bunkers (one left, three right) that you must negotiate off the tee, and another four await you around the green. The green is banked back to front and there are three noticeable levels once you get there.

Hole09

553 Yards - Par 5A classic finish played through an old riverbed. The tee shot is down hill, and two bunkers guard the landing area. The fairway bends gently to the right and culminates in an uphill walk toward the clubhouse. Bunkers protect the green front right and on the left side, and two menacing cypress trees have limbs that will reach out and grab your golf ball if you give them half a chance.

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