The Legends Tour, the official senior tour of the LPGA, recently announced that tournament sponsor Walgreens will rename and relocate its annual Walgreens Charity Championship. Previously held in Delray Beach, Fla., this year’s new event, the Red Nose Day Walgreens Charity Championship, will be held May 17-21, in Lake Geneva, Wis.
Geneva National Resort in Lake Geneva – located 90 minutes north of Chicago – will host some of the most legendary names in women’s golf for The Red Nose Day Walgreens Charity Championship. All proceeds from the championship will benefit Red Nose Day. “We are thrilled to announce a new event in the greater Chicago area in partnership with Walgreens,” said Jane Blalock, CEO of The Legends Tour. “Geneva National Resort is an outstanding destination and truly a championship venue. The Legends are very much looking forward to this new stop in May – and they will pack their Red Noses.”
Sixty legends of the LPGA will compete in the championship for a purse of $300,000. The Legends Tour membership includes such LPGA Hall of Famers as Nancy Lopez, Juli Inkster, Laura Davies, Patty Sheehan, Pat Bradley and Beth Daniel. Field commitments will be announced leading up to the event. During tournament week, the official pro-am will be held Thursday, May 18, followed by practice rounds on Friday, May 19th. Professional tournament rounds will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21st. For more information about The Legends Tour, visit www.thelegendstour.com.