The LPGA Tour returns to Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club for the first time since 2016 when the venue hosted the second playing of the Coates Championship presented by R+L Carriers won by Ha Na Jang. In 2015, Na Yeon Choi captured the inaugural Coates Championship presented by R+L Carriers. This time around, Golden Ocala is set to host 120 players from March 4-7 including the World No. 1 Jin Young Ko.
Most recent LPGA Tour champion Nelly Korda also highlights the field, as she ventures to Marion County fresh off her win at the Gainbridge LPGA. She is one of two LPGA winners so far in 2021, joined by her sister Jessica Korda, also in the LPGA Drive On Championship presented by Volvik at Golden Ocala field. They are two of eight total players competing this week that call Florida home.
Both winners of the LPGA Drive On Championship events in 2020—Danielle Kang at Inverness and Ally Ewing at Reynolds Lake Oconee—are also eager to tee it up. In total, seven of the top-10 players in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings are at Golden Ocala to showcase the LPGA Tour and its branding initiative #DriveOn.