Michelle Wie and Tiger Woods’ niece Cheyenne Woods are just a couple of names set for the Women’s Australian Open.
The 2013 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open is shaping up to be another great event with some high profile players confirming their spot on the field.
World number one Yani Tseng will make her way down under to attempt to capture her third Australian Open title and regain some of the dominant form of previous years. Four-time champion Karrie Webb will also be in the field Royal Canberra Golf Club in February for the LPGA co-sanctioned event.
“I think the LPGA has become a US based and operated Tour but I think it has become more of a global tour and I think our brand is a lot more global than it was when I started on the LPGA. I think bringing the LPGA to Australia expands that brand and I think it’s great for the Australian public to have the best players in the world down there participating in the Australian Open,” Webb recently told Australian Open organisers.
In addition, 23 year-old American Michelle Wie is making her way to Australia for the first time and said she was looking forward to starting the year in Australia.
“I’m really excited about coming down to Australia and making my Australian debut at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open in Canberra,” Wie said.
“I want to get my 2013 schedule off to the best possible start and look forward to doing that at the Australian Open. I have heard a lot of great things about the event, the country and its golf courses and it will be great to play in front of the Australian crowds.”
Defending champion Jessica Korda and Cheyenne Woods, niece of Tiger, are also part of the packed international field that will be broadcast by ABC each day.
Tickets for the championship are available via www.ticketek.com or by calling 132 849.
The 2013 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open will be played at Royal Canberra Golf Club from 14-17 February.