New this year, the DIO Implant LA Open will debut at Palos Verdes Golf Club from March 30-April 2, 2023. In its fifth year on the LPGA Tour in Southern California, the tournament will feature a field of 144 of the world's top female professional golfers. world including 2 French Pauline Roussin-Bouchard and Perrine Delacour, will compete for a share of the purse of 1,75 million dollars.

Palos Verdes Golf Club

Palos Verdes Golf Club, often considered a "hidden gem" of golf in Southern California, opened in 1924 and was designed and built by William P. "Billy" Bell and George C. Thomas. The club's recent renovations were overseen by architect Todd Elkenrode. The 6433-yard, par 71 course is set amid 800 acres of parkland overlooking Santa Monica Bay and offering ocean views from several holes.

The town of Palos Verdes Estates is a 4,75 square mile town with a population of approximately 13. Known for being a planned community with quiet neighborhoods, it is the oldest of the four towns on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. With its magnificent views of the Los Angeles Basin and the Pacific Ocean, its low density, rural character, unspoiled open spaces, low crime, urban forest and excellent schools, the city has always been recognized as the one of Southern California's most attractive places to live.

Tournament officials have announced the preliminary slate for the 2023 DIO Implant LA Open at Palos Verdes Golf Club, the first of two LPGA Tour events taking place in the spring in the Los Angeles area. The tournament is expected to welcome a large number of international players, as eight of the top ten players in the Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings are currently scheduled to participate in the event.

World number one Lydia Ko, Nelly Korda (2), Minjee Lee (3), Jin Young Ko (5), Brooke Henderson (7), In Gee Chun (8), Hyo-Joo Kim (9) and Nasa Hataoka ( 10) are the first to commit. Additionally, the four former champions, Moriya Jutanugarn (2018), Minjee Lee (2019), Brooke Henderson (2021) and Hataoka (2022), are set to return for the event's fifth year on the LPGA Tour. Los Angeles-area residents Andrea Lee, Lilia Vu, Alison Lee, Lizette Salas and Angel Yin are also entered in the championship.

The DIO Implant LA Open looks like a home game for Andrea Lee and Lizette Salas, that's normal. It's the case. Each player has strong ties to the Palos Verdes Golf Club in suburban Los Angeles, a golf club that has been a strong supporter of women's golf for years.

The event will take place from March 30 to April 2, the first of two events in LA that will be played in a four-week window on the 2023 LPGA schedule. Also part of these two events is the JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro, taking place April 27-30 at Wilshire Country Club. All of these tournaments are part of an LPGA season that will distribute more than $100 million in prize money this year.

The DIO Implant LA Open is in its fifth year, but it will be the first time it has taken place in Palos Verdes, which has already hosted the LPGA. The DIO Implant LA Open 2022, won by Japan's Nasa Hataoka, took place in Wilshire; the Palos Verdes Golf Club hosted the Palos Verdes Championship last year, won by Marina Alex.

Andrea Lee golfed at Stanford and Salas at USC. The two players worked a lot with Jim Go

Lee adds: “I can't wait for the LPGA to come back to Palos Verdes. It is a very beautiful course. Lizette and I both grew up playing this course. I think it's a great course for the LPGA. I spoke to several girls and they told me that they were very excited to come back”.

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