The ANNIKA driven by Gainbridge at Pelican is a professional women’s golf tournament on the LPGA Tour, held at the Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Florida. The tournament was founded in 2020 and is named after Annika Sorenstam, who won 72 LPGA Tour titles, including 10 major championships. The purse for the tournament is $3.25 million.
- 2022, 2021 – Nelly Korda
- 2020 – Jin Young Ko
- 2019 – Brittany Lincicome
2023 LPGA Tour Winners
There have been 15 winners on the LPGA Tour in 2023.
2023 LPGA Tour Rookies
There have been 17 rookies on the LPGA Tour in 2023.
Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings Top 10
There are 8 players in the field who are ranked in the top 10 of the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings.
There are a number of players in the field who have ties to Florida.
There are a number of players in the field who have received sponsor invites.
There are a number of players in the field who have qualified through Monday qualifying.
Pelican Golf Club is a 6,474-yard, par-72 course. The course was designed by Rees Jones and opened in 1971. The course has hosted a number of professional tournaments, including the Senior PGA Championship from 1982 to 1987.
The tournament will be a 54-hole stroke play event. The players will be split into two groups for the first two rounds and will play tee times off both the first and tenth tees. The cut will be made after the second round, with the top 70 players and ties advancing to the final round.
The purse for the tournament is $3.25 million. The winner will receive $540,000.
The Race to the CME Globe
The ANNIKA driven by Gainbridge at Pelican is the penultimate event of the 2023 LPGA Tour season. The top 60 players in the Race to the CME Globe at the end of the week will qualify for the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship.
The ANNIKA driven by Gainbridge at Pelican is a great opportunity for fans to see the world’s best female golfers compete in person. The tournament is free to the public and there will be a number of fan activities throughout the week.
How to Get There
Pelican Golf Club is located at 1200 Belleair Road in Belleair, Florida. The club is located about 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport.
Where to Stay
There are a number of hotels in the area that are offering special rates for tournament attendees.
What to Do
There are a number of things to do in the Tampa Bay area in addition to attending the tournament. Some of the popular attractions include Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Walt Disney World Resort, and Universal Orlando Resort.
The ANNIKA driven by Gainbridge at Pelican is a great event for golf fans of all ages. The tournament is a great opportunity to see the best female golfers in the world compete in person. I hope you can make it out to Pelican Golf Club this week.