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BOSTON, Massachusetts – Get ready for the return of professional golf on Labor Day Weekend in Massachusetts.
On Friday, the LPGA Tour announced a five-year deal to host the FM Global Championship at TPC Boston in Norton, which hosted 17 PGA Tour Events, including 13 playoff events. The 2024 tournament is set to take place August 29-September 1 with 144 players and a purse of $3.5 million, the largest prize outside of the five majors and CME Group Tour Championship.
The return will mark more than four years since The Northern Trust took place at a spectator-free TPC Boston in August 2020.
LPGA Tour Commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan made the announcement during a media event Friday at Fenway Park and was joined by Governors Maura Healey (Massachusetts) and Daniel McKee (Rhode Island), along with Boston mayor Michelle Wu, Shrewsbury native and LPGA pro Brittany Altomare, and Linda Henry, CEO of Boston Globe Media.
“Boston is quickly becoming a dynamic home for women’s sports,” said LPGA Commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan, referencing recent announcement of the city’s recent announcement that a National Women’s Soccer League team will return, as well as a new Professional Women’s Hockey League team.
“I can’t wait for all my friends and all the other girls on tour to come see what Massachusetts has to offer,” said Rockland native Megan Khang, a first-time tour winner this past August, said in a pre-recorded video released Friday.
The LPGA Tour is headed to Boston in 2024! ⛳️
The 2024 FM Global Championship will take place at TPC Boston from August 29th – September 1st and feature a $3.5 million purse! 👏
— LPGA (@LPGA) October 27, 2023
Next year’s tournament will mark 25 years since an LPGA Tour event (outside of a major) was held in the Bay State. Coincidentally, Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton hosted a 25-year anniversary tournament in 1999, featuring legends Pat Bradley and Jan Stephenson. Kathy Whitworth, Shirley Englehorn and Mickey Wright were among those to win at Pleasant Valley when it was an annual LPGA Tour stop from 1962 to 1974.
It will mark 20 years since the U.S. Women’s Open took place at The Orchards Golf Club in South Hadley.
1950 Eastern Women’s Open (Woodland Golf Club, Newton)
1954 U.S. Women’s Open (Salem Country Club, Peabody)
1958 Triangle Round Robin (Tedesco Country Club, Marblehead)
1960 U.S. Women’s Open (Worcester Country Club, Worcester)
1962–1966 Lady Carling Eastern Open (Pleasant Valley Country Club, Sutton)
1967–1968 LPGA Championship (Pleasant Valley Country Club, Sutton)
1969 Patty Berg Classic (Pleasant Valley Country Club, Sutton)
1970–1974 LPGA Championship (Pleasant Valley Country Club, Sutton)
1980-1990 Boston Five Classic (Ferncroft Country Club, Middleton)
1984 U.S. Women’s Open (Salem Country Club, Peabody)
1991-1997 LPGA Bay State Classic & PING/Welch’s Championship (Blue Hill Country Club, Canton)
1995-1998 Friendly’s Classic (Crestview Country Club, Agawam)
1999 areaWEB.COM Challenge (Pleasant Valley Country Club, Sutton)
2004 U.S. Women’s Open (Orchards Golf Club, South Hadley)
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