DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 16, 2020 – The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) today announced that several partners are helping the LPGA and Epson Tours safely return to play.
Three pre-existing partners have added to their long-standing LPGA support:
- Global Rescue, Official Travel Risk and Crisis Management Provider, will provide medical advisory support and crisis extraction services for LPGA Tour players competing at tournaments around the globe.
- NEC, Official Technology Partner, will play a critical role in providing technology solutions that can enable the LPGA to feel confident in the safety of its back-to-play protocols. The LPGA will leverage NEC’s biometric expertise to provide a safer and more hygienic experience for staff, players and fans.
Additionally, two new partners have joined the LPGA family to aid its back-to-play efforts:
- Theraworx Protect, Official Hygiene Solutions Provider, will provide its products to all on the golf course, protecting the T-Zone (eyes, nose, mouth) as well as the hands, with a barrier to infection for an extended period.
- WHOOP, Official Fitness Wearable Provider, will provide its WHOOP Strap 3.0 to all players, caddies and staff for self-monitoring to identify elevated respiratory rates that may indicate COVID-19 before the onset of symptoms.
Other partners supplying the LPGA with critical PPE product support are Meijer, title sponsor of the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, and Kimberly Clark.
“The LPGA is thankful to have so many partners that have helped us prepare to go back to play safely,” said Kelly Hyne, LPGA Chief Sales Officer. “Keeping our athletes, caddies, staff and tournament partners healthy is our number one priority. We appreciate their expertise and guidance during this unprecedented time.”
The 2020 LPGA Tour season is scheduled to resume with the LPGA Drive On Championship, to be held July 31 to Aug. 2 at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, followed by the Marathon LPGA Classic presented by Dana, to be held Aug. 6-9 at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio.