Legends Tour

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This article refers to Golf's Legends Tour - for darts see Legends Tour (darts)

The Legends Tour, formerly known as the Women's Senior Golf Tour before the 2006 season,[1] is a professional golf tour for women aged 45 and older. It is based in the United States and is the official senior tour of the LPGA Tour. The tour was founded in 2000,[2] and is intended to allow women to prolong their competitive golf careers on the model of the successful Champions Tour for men.

Sixteen events were held in the first six years of operation between 2001 and 2006. In addition a team event, the annual Handa Cup pitting LPGA Legends players from the United States against LPGA Legends players from the rest of the world, was introduced in 2006. It is The Legends Tour's version of the Solheim Cup. From 2007 to 2013, 45 tournaments were held.

According to the Tour's website, the tour has over 120 members, who have collectively won over 675 LPGA Tour events, including 70 major championships. In its 13 seasons, The Legends Tour has awarded more than $11 million in prize money and helped raise more than $13.5 million for charity. The Legends Tour has hosted events in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Washington, Wisconsin, Japan and Australia.

Schedule[edit]

The Legends Tour introduced four new events in 2012, including a first-time visit for the LPGA to the state of Maine. In 2013, The Legends Tour had its most prolific season to date with 11 events on the schedule.[3]

2012[edit]

Dates Tournament Location Winner
Apr 28–30 Walgreens Charity Classic Arizona United States Rosie Jones
June 21–14 Hannaford Community Challenge Maine United States Sherri Turner
July 15–18 Judson Collegiate Invitational Georgia Peru Alicia Dibos
July 29–30 LPGA Legends Swing for the Cure Washington United States Nancy Scranton
August 12–13 Wendy's Charity Challenge Michigan United States Barb Mucha
November 2–4 Handa Cup Florida  United States
November 9–11 ISPS Handa Legends Tour Open Championship Florida England Laura Davies

2013[edit]

Dates Tournament Location Winner
February 22–24 Walgreens Charity Classic Arizona United States Michele Redman
March 9 Fry's Desert Golf Classic Arizona United States Betsy King & Jane Crafter
April 26–28 Walgreens Charity Championship Florida United States Nancy Scranton
July 12–15 Judson Collegiate & Legends Pro-Am Challenge Georgia Peru Alicia Dibos
July 28 LPGA Legends Swing for the Cure Washington United States Sherri Turner
August 11–12 Wendy's Charity Challenge Michigan United States Sherri Steinhauer
September 12–15 Harris Golf Charity Classic Maine United States Rosie Jones
September 18 BJ's Charity Pro-Am Massachusetts United States Danielle Ammaccapane & Kathryn Young-Robyn
September 27–29 The Legends Championship Indiana Canada Lorie Kane
October 12–13 ISPS Handa Cup Tennessee World Team
November 8–10 ISPS Handa Legends Tour Open Championship Florida United States Laurie Rinker

Past tour schedules and results[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blalock has big plans for Legends Tour". seacoastonline.com. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  2. ^ Lipsey, Rick (April 26, 1999). "Senior Women Set for 2000". Sports Illustrated. 
  3. ^ "2012 Legends Tour Schedule". Legends Tour. Retrieved 2013-04-09. 

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