Pelican Women's Championship

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Pelican Women's Championship
Pelican Women's Championship logo.png
Tournament information
LocationBelleair, Florida, U.S.
Course(s)Pelican Golf Club
Length6,268 yards (5,731 m)
Tour(s)LPGA Tour
FormatStroke play – 72 holes
Prize fund$2.0 million
Month playedNovember
Tournament record score
Aggregate263 Nelly Korda (2021)
To par−17 as above
Current champion
United States Nelly Korda
Belleair is located in the United States
Belleair is located in Florida

The Pelican Women's Championship is a women's professional golf tournament in Florida on the LPGA Tour. A new event in 2020, it was played at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair near Tampa.[1]

Nelly Korda won the 2021 event in a playoff over defending champion Kim Sei-young, Lexi Thompson, and Lydia Ko.[2]

The 2022 event was scheduled to be held November 10–13, but the Thursday, November 10 start date was eliminated due to the approach of Tropical Storm Nicole with rain and strong winds, so the tournament was shortened to 54 holes.[3]

The storm hit with its 70 miles per hour (110 km/h) wind, and 4.68 inches (11.9 cm) rain blew through the area on Thursday. The sand base of the land and the crew's extraordinary work over the 12 hours between the LPGA notice to the players at 5:30pm on Thursday and the proposed 6:55am start on Friday, was praised by the players on how unbelievably good shape the course was in, also given the remarkable lack of debris. The reason for the lack of standing water is this course is so close to the Gulf of Mexico, rain sinks straight down to the water table line.[4]


Year Dates Champion Country Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
2022 Nov 11–13 Nelly Korda (2)  United States 66-66-64=196 -14 1 stroke 2,000,000 300,000 [5]
2021 Nov 11–14 Nelly Korda  United States 65-66-63-69=263 −17 Playoff 1,750,000 262,500 [2]
2020 Nov 19–22 Kim Sei-young  South Korea 67-65-64-70=266 −14 3 strokes 1,500,000 225,000 [6]

Tournament record[edit]

Year Player Score Round
2022 María Fassi 62 (−8) 1st
2021 Leona Maguire 62 (−8) 1st


  1. ^ "LPGA schedule features 33 events and record prize money". ESPN. Associated Press. November 22, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Nelly Korda, The Fresh Princess of Belleair". LPGA. November 14, 2021.
  3. ^ "2022 Pelican Women's Championship Shortened to 54 Holes". LPGA. November 9, 2022.
  4. ^ "Post Hurricane Course Conditions Stuns Players". LPGA. November 11, 2022.
  5. ^ "Nelly Korda Rallies To Win Pelican And Returns To No. 1". LPGA. November 13, 2022.
  6. ^ "2020 Pelican Women's Championship". LPGA. Retrieved December 15, 2020.

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Coordinates: 27°56′06″N 82°48′36″W / 27.935°N 82.81°W / 27.935; -82.81