- The season-long race, which is in its fourth year, begins at the Magical Kenya Ladies Open – the first of 30 tournaments in 21 countries this year.
A new Ladies European Tour (LET) season gets underway next week marking the start of the 2023 Race to Costa del Sol with the Magical Kenya Ladies Open taking place at Vipingo Ridge.
The Race to Costa del Sol, which is the official LET ranking, offers a €250,000 bonus pool to the top three finishers. The Race begins in Kenya with the first of 30 LET tournaments spanning 21 countries in a record-breaking 2023 LET schedule and concludes with the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España in Spain in late November.
Linn Grant was crowned winner of the third edition of the Race to Costa del Sol following in the footsteps of Thailand’s Atthaya Thitikul and Denmark’s Emily Kristine Pedersen. In her rookie season on Tour, the 23-year-old clinched four titles and only finished outside the top 10 in individual events on four occasions.
The Swedish star was pushed all the way by her good friend and compatriot Maja Stark with the title being decided at the LET season finale in Spain, but it was Grant who came out on top and clinched the title accumulating 3,624.91 points from 17 events and winning by a margin of 209.77 points.
Grant became the fifth player to win both the Race to Costa del Sol and Rookie of the Year titles in the same season, while she also voted Players’ Player of the Year and climbed to a career-high of 24 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings.
The 2023 season starts at Vipingo Ridge in Kenya before heading to Morocco for the return of the Lalla Meryem Cup and then on to Royal Greens for the Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by Public Investment Fund (PIF), which now has a prize fund of $5million.
In March, the Tour heads to South Africa with the Joburg Ladies Open at Modderfontein Golf Club followed by the Investec South African Women’s Open at Steenberg Golf Club in Cape Town. Then the first of five $1 million Aramco Team Series events takes place with a trip to Singapore and after that there will be two more events in Asia.
A return to Europe in May begins with a visit to Evian Resort Golf Club for the Jabra Ladies Open before the Aramco Team Series – Florida followed by the Mithra Belgian Ladies Open. Sweden will then be the host of two back-to-back events with the return of the Helsingborg Open followed by…
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