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.

With a 2015 announcement by the United States Golf Association that a Senior Women's Open will be added, the tour will consider the potential of changing the eligibility age of golfers from 45 to 50, as all USGA Senior events are for competitors aged 50 or over.[citation needed] The 2018 U.S. Senior Women's Open will be for golfers 50 and older.

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  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. 

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