New LPGA Tour Title Sponsor Announces Full Field of 120 Players to Receive Complimentary Lodging Accommodations During the Inaugural Mizuho Americas Open
Mizuho Americas Open Set for May 29 – June 4 at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J.
Jersey City, NJ, March 20, 2023 – Mizuho Americas, the NYC-headquartered arm of one of the largest financial institutions in the world and new title sponsor on the LPGA Tour, today announced the full field of 120 LPGA Tour players will receive complimentary lodging accommodations during the inaugural Mizuho Americas Open, May 29th - June 4th at the prestigious Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J.
Each participating LPGA Tour player will be provided first-class lodging just across the river in NYC, along with daily ferry service that will shuttle players directly to the clubhouse steps at Liberty National.
“Our commitment to cover player lodging reinforces that our support of this event goes well beyond the golf course,” said Shuji Matsuura, Chairman & CEO, Mizuho Americas. “While hosting these world-class athletes on the LPGA tour is a privilege, elevating the overall experience for each player is a priority, and we are excited to provide this service to all participants.”
The Mizuho player lodging experience complements the $2.75 million purse, which is one of the largest non-Major Championship purses on the LPGA Tour schedule and coincides with record-setting global growth for the LPGA, one of the world’s oldest professional women’s sports organizations. The 2023 Tour consists of 33 tournaments and offers a record-high $101.4 million in prize money to athletes representing more than 35 countries.
“The leadership at Mizuho Americas continues to demonstrate their commitment to providing the ideal environment for our athletes to reach their peak performance and to leveling the playing field for the best female golfers in the world. From the elevated purse, to the iconic golf course, to providing this important and impactful player benefit, the Mizuho Americas Open will be one of the best stops on Tour.” said Mollie Marcoux Samaan, LPGA Commissioner. “We are grateful to Mizuho for their commitment to our players on and off the golf course and for the value they see in partnering with the LPGA.”
A multi-year agreement between the LPGA, Mizuho Americas, and Liberty National Golf Club marks the global bank’s first entry into sports sponsorship in the U.S. As part of the launch, LPGA Tour icon Michelle Wie West, who recently took a step back from professional competition, will serve as Tournament Host and Mizuho Americas brand ambassador. The Mizuho Americas Open will mark the first time Liberty National welcomes the LPGA Tour, after hosting several world-class events, including the Presidents Cup and multiple PGA TOUR playoff stops.
Excited to announce that @MizuhoLPGA will be paying for all the players’ hotel accommodations for the tournament week at the iconic @ConradHotels just steps away from the ferry. Thank you @MizuhoAmericas for your commitment to elevate the women’s game. ❤️ @excelsm pic.twitter.com/x6m9JcBjgC— Michelle Wie (@MichelleWieWest) March 20, 2023
In addition, the Mizuho Americas Open will concurrently host an AJGA Invitational, which will provide the opportunity for 24 female junior golfers on the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Tour to compete alongside the 120-player LPGA Tour field for their own individual title. This unique format marks the first time that the AJGA and the LPGA have partnered to showcase the stars of today competing inside-the-ropes with the future of the game, creating an unprecedented week of education and access to inspire the next generation of LPGA Tour players.
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