The field at the inaugural BMW Ladies Championship in Busan (South Korea) will comprise 84 players: The top 50 players on the LPGA Tour money list, 30 players from the LPGA of Korea Tour (KLPGA), and four sponsor exemptions. The winner (72-hole stroke-play) will receive a cheque for 300,000 US dollars. The tournament will be played at the LPGA International Busan, a facility formerly known as the Asiad Country Club. The Championship Course is currently undergoing modified and will be ready in time for the BMW Ladies Championship.
“The BMW Ladies Championship is the only women's golf tournament among the many global tournaments hosted by BMW,” said Dr. Wolfgang Hacker, Head of Brand Management of BMW Korea. “Also, because this is the first BMW tournament sanctioned by LPGA in Korea, we will put that much more effort in making it into one of the best women's golf tournament."
“We are excited about the partnership with BMW and looking forward to bringing the LPGA to Busan,” said LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan. “We are so excited to partner with BMW, and to bring the LPGA to the wonderful city of Busan, Korea. This tournament has all the ingredients of a world class event - great brand, great city, great golf course, and the best female golfers on the planet. This will be big!”