Mark your calendars: From the 19th till the 22nd of March, 2020, Saudi Arabia is set to make history once again as female golfers from across the globe head to the Kingdom for the Ladies European Tour (LET). The landmark edition of the tournament, which marks the first time that professional female golfers will compete in Saudi Arabia, will have a prize pool of 1 million US dollars – one of the highest payouts in the LET – and will be in collaboration with Golf Saudi and the Saudi Golf Federation.
According to Golf Digest, LET 2020 will mark just a year after the European Tour debuted the Saudi International to the sport. The upcoming event will feature a 72-hole tournament that will bring 108 golfers to Royal Greens Golf & Country Club near Jeddah, on the country’s Red Sea coast, and, as reported by Saudi Gazette, the event will be broadcast in Saudi Arabia, as well as to more than 340 million homes across more than 55 countries worldwide.
“I’m incredibly excited by this announcement and it is an honor for the Tour to be part of history in bringing the first-ever professional women’s golf event to Saudi Arabia,” LET CEO Alexandra Armas said in a statement. “Confirmation of adding Saudi Arabia to our schedule for 2020 is an exciting prospect… and having seen the quality of the event staging for the Saudi International, I am sure this will be a fantastic experience for our players.”