Saudi Ladies International rescheduled for October
Tournament set to take place at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club
The rescheduled Aramco Saudi Ladies International, the first female professional golf tournament to be played in Saudi Arabia, will take place in October.
Organisers confirmed the new slot on Tuesday after the inaugural event was postponed last month because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The $1 million tournament (DH3.67m) at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club had originally been scheduled for March 19-22, but will now be staged from October 8-11.
“It gives me great pleasure to confirm that we are working towards a new date of October 8-11 for the Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by Public Investment Fund,” said Yasir Al Rumayyan, chairman of the Saudi Golf Federation and Golf Saudi.
“We will, of course, continue to work closely with health authorities both domestically and across the region in the interim, but are hopeful that we will be able to bring this momentous occasion to Saudi Arabia in six months’ time.
“As we focus upon the necessary precautions, we would like to pay particular thanks to all of our sponsors, partners and players, who have shown unwavering commitment through these unprecedented times and it is due to their support that we are now able to announce a revised date for this landmark occasion.”
Alexandra Armas, CEO of the Ladies European Tour, said: “Postponing the inaugural Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by Public Investment Fund, originally scheduled to take place in March, was a difficult decision - however we have been extremely impressed by Golf Saudi’s commitment to working through the challenges and making this historic event happen.
"We would like to thank all stakeholders for their incredible support, and I am sure that this fantastic new tournament will be one of the major highlights of 2020.”
Updated: April 14, 2020 11:31 AM