Get ready for an exciting event in the world of golf! The renowned Columbia Edgewater Country Club course is all set to host the highly anticipated LPGA Portland Classic from August 31 to September 3, 2023. This year’s edition will bring together 144 of the most exceptional players on the planet, including four remarkable French women: Céline Boutier, who holds the impressive title of world No. 3, along with Perrine Delacour, Céline Herbin, and Pauline Roussin-Bouchard. These incredible athletes will go head-to-head, vying for the esteemed title and a substantial prize pool of $1.5 million.
If you’re a golf enthusiast, chances are you’re well-acquainted with the LPGA Portland Classic. This tournament boasts a rich history and stands as one of the oldest and most prestigious events on the LPGA Tour. Since its inception in 1972, it has been a platform where the finest female players from around the globe converge at the Columbia Edgewater Country Club course in Oregon. This year’s rendition, scheduled from August 31 to September 3, 2023, promises to deliver an abundance of excitement, emotions, and nail-biting moments.
Within the roster of 144 participants, a constellation of names shines brightly as potential favorites. Among them, Nelly Korda occupies the spotlight, reigning as the world’s number 1 player and the current Olympic champion. Her aim is to reaffirm her dominion in the realm of women’s golf. Joining the spotlight is the illustrious Celine Boutier, who boasts the distinction of being the world number 3 and secured major victories at both the Amundi Evian Championship and the Women’s Scottish Open. She’s determined to add another win to her impressive track record.
However, the competition won’t be a cakewalk, as other exceptional talents are ready to challenge the status quo. Hyo Joo Kim, a triumphant figure in three major tournaments, and Rose Zhang, a rising American prodigy who claimed the US Women’s Amateur title in 2020, are among those vying for glory on the professional circuit.
Keep an eye out for potential surprises from players like Charley Hull, a spirited Brit with a commanding swing, and Linn Grant, the Swedish sensation who secured a remarkable fourth-place finish at the recent US Women’s Open. Let’s not forget about the seasoned regulars of the Portland Classic, including Lydia Ko, Lexi Thompson, and Ariya Jutanugarn. These experienced players are well-acquainted with the course and have previously clinched the coveted trophy.
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Curious about how to catch all the action?
The Portland Classic will be available for live viewing on the Golf Channel and the official LPGA website. Additionally, for all the latest updates, including leaderboards, tee-off times, statistics, and interviews, you can visit the Portland Classic website or stay tuned to the tournament’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
But the Portland Classic is more than just a golf tournament;
it’s a significant historical and cultural spectacle. As the oldest women’s tournament sponsored by a corporation (Cambia Health Solutions), it has played a pivotal role in advancing women’s golf and supporting local charitable initiatives. With a history of surprising twists and dramatic play-offs in recent editions, this tournament is known for its unpredictability and excitement. Above all, it celebrates the diversity and elegance of women’s golf, showcasing players from various corners of the world, each with their distinct styles and personalities. It’s a true celebration of the sport and its global community.