LPGA Drive On Championship Winners And History

LPGA Drive On Championship Winners And History

LPGA Drive On Championship Winners And History

In the wake of several tournament cancellations during the COVID 19 shutdowns of 2020, the LPGA created the Drive On Championship series. “Drive On” is a slogan of the LPGA TOUR.

The first in the Drive On series was held at Inverness in Toledo in July 2020. It was the LPGA’s first tournament since February 2020. That event had no fans, or even a title sponsor. A purse of $1 million was assembled from sponsors of cancelled tournaments.

In October 2020, a second Drive On Championship tournament was held at Reynolds Lake Oconee Great Waters course in Georgia. That tournament was intended to replace three cancelled tournaments on the Asian Swing.

Both tournaments had a full field of 144 players.

In 2021, the Drive On Championship series returns with the Drive On Championship presented by Volvik at Golden Ocala. The event will see a field of 120.

Golden Ocala had previously hosted the Coates Championship. The course features eight “tribute holes” from historic courses around the world including No. 4 (Royal Troon No. 8), No. 5 (Muirfield No. 9), No. 6 (Augusta National No. 16), No. 11 (Augusta National No. 12), No. 12 (Augusta National No. 13), No. 13 (Old Course at St. Andrews No. 17), No. 14 (Old Course at St. Andrews No. 1) and No. 15 (Upper Course at Baltusrol No 4). 

A list of Drive On Championship Winners follows:

YearDatesVenueChampionCountryWinning scoreTo parMargin
of victory
2021Mar 4 – 7 Golden OcalaAustin ErnstUnited States67-67-69-70=273-155
2020Jul 31 – Aug 2InvernessDanielle Kang United States66-73-70=209−71 stroke
2020Oct 22–25Lake OconeeAlly McDonald United States66-68-69-69=272−161 stroke

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