Korda sisters headline Aramco Team Series in New York

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Next month, the Aramco Team Series will take place at Glen Oaks Club in Long Island, New York. Nelly Korda and sister Jessica will join the field, with five of the world’s Top 20 female golfers competing in the tournament.

Both six-time winners on the LPGA Tour, the Korda sisters will go head-to-head in the tournament’s team format and individual scoring contest.

Also joining them will be US Solheim Cup stars Lizette Salas and Lexi Thompson alongside Team Europe member and 2021 AIG Women’s British Open champion Anna Nordqvist.

“The Solheim Cup was just the perfect example of how fans and players love team golf so when I knew the Aramco Team Series was coming across it was a tournament I just didn’t want to miss, so am thrilled to have it in my schedule,” said Nelly Korda.

“Lizette played in Sotogrande and Lexi [Thompson] played in the London event and both just told me how fun and different basically everything about it is, so I can’t wait to experience that – and hopefully do well.”

Introduced on the Ladies European Tour earlier this year by Golf Saudi, with an NFL-style draft system, the Aramco Team Series features 28 team captains. Teams of four — including three pros and one amateur — will battle it out for a share of an $800,000 prize fund. The leader of the individual scores over the weekend will see a $200,000 purse.

The New York event is the third leg of the four-leg tournament following events in London, England and Sotogrande, Spain.

“It’s a brilliant format,” said Nordqvist. “So fun and so different to really anything else we play on Tour. I could see US fans falling in love with it, especially the way it gives an amateur player the opportunity to win a professional golf tournament. It sounds crazy – and in some ways, it is – but it is already such a welcome addition to women’s golf, bringing so much energy to the Tour and elevating the game we love even more. The Aramco Team Series weekends are tournaments I now really look forward to.”

“New York will be our strongest Aramco Team Series field to date with some outstanding players recently seen at the Solheim Cup,” said Majed Al Sorour, CEO Golf Saudi and the Saudi Golf Federation. “The calibre of the field can only help us with our ongoing goal in driving more accessibility to the sport globally, whilst improving opportunities for women’s sport with a number of initiatives planned for New York.”

The tournament is set to take place October 14-16.