Aramco Team Series – Four LET $1m Tournaments Announced
For the 2021 Ladies European Tour schedule, four new events were revealed.
In a major boost for the Ladies European Tour, four brand new tournaments have been revealed. The latest Aramco Team Series will see each event carrying a $1m prize fund played throughout New York, London, Singapore and King Abdullah Economic City during 2021.
In the tournaments, teams of four participate, each playing over 54 holes. Via a draught system similar to the NFL and NBA, captains can employ one fellow Tour pro.
Another Tour professional will be randomly chosen, while one amateur player will be included in both squads. The winning team’s prize money will be divided between its three pro members.
The Aramco Team Series picks up where the Saudi Ladies Team International event in November left off, becoming the first ever regular tour event where the final outcome is directly affected by amateur competitors.
Together with Golf Saudi and the sponsorship of other Saudi partners, Aramco’s investment as the headline sponsor makes Saudi Arabia one of the biggest sponsors of women’s games in Europe today. This follows the inaugural Aramco Saudi Ladies International, which was hosted in November 2019 and won by Emily Pedersen. Aramco’s four funded tournaments are said to be an important part of a record-breaking LET schedule that will be revealed in the coming weeks.
“This is fantastic news for global sport, for women’s golf and for Saudi Arabia,” His Excellency Yasir Al-Rumayyan, Chairman of the Saudi Golf Federation and Golf Saudi said.
“Following the success of the Aramco Saudi Ladies International, we are committed to building the women’s game and promoting female participation in sport in Saudi Arabia.
“I hope this series inspires people of all cultures and backgrounds to take up the sport and generate enthusiasm for the great game of golf.”
“Today marks the beginning of a new journey in the history of the Ladies European Tour,” Ladies European Tour CEO, Alexandra Armas said.
“This brand new Aramco Team Series takes golf and the sport to a whole new level and I am incredibly excited by all four events.
“Last November, the LET made history in bringing the first-ever professional women’s golf event to Saudi Arabia, and this announcement only builds on that.
“By adding four new team events to our schedule for 2021, the Ladies European Tour will add a whole new dynamic for both the players competing and the spectators, taking golf to newly engaged audiences across the globe.”