$5 MILLION ARAMCO SAUDI LADIES INTERNATIONAL PRESENTED BY PIF BREAKS NEW GROUND IN RIYADH
Two-time major winner and Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF 2023 champion, Lydia Ko
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia [5 February 2024] – The Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF is set to make its debut in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh, from the 15-18 February 2024.
The groundbreaking event offers an eyewatering $5 million prize fund, the largest prize fund on the Ladies European Tour (LET), matching the men’s equivalent, the PIF Saudi International.
In 2023 at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club, Lydia Ko secured her second Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF title with a stellar final round, posting a four-under 68 to finish with an impressive 21-under.
Now heading to Riyadh, the Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF will look to build on the momentum from the successful Aramco Team Series presented by PIF – Riyadh, which was the first ever professional golf tournament in the capital.
The event will be hosted at Riyadh Golf Club for the first time following the success of Aramco Team Series presented by PIF – Riyadh in October 2023
Almost 5,000 spectators visited a refurbished Riyadh Golf Club in October 2023 to see Alison Lee set LET records in a stunning win, as the appetite for elite level golf in Saudi Arabia continues to rise at pace.
Noah Alireza, CEO of Golf Saudi, expressed: “The Aramco Saudi Ladies International has made historic strides since its inception and sets the standard for driving equality in golf with a prize fund which matches the equivalent men’s event.
“Bringing the tournament to Riyadh in 2024 marks a significant step forward for the development of women’s golf in the Kingdom, showcasing a highly competitive field to a new audience of enthusiasts.”
“As the tournament unfolds at Riyadh Golf Club, we look forward to welcoming eager spectators once again who will witness the continued empowerment of women in golf.”
Golf Saudi aspires to be a catalyst for the growth of the game – locally and globally – and, since inception in 2019, has been a key supporter of women’s golf, building a legacy within the Kingdom to encourage, enable and inspire future generations to take up the sport.
Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF will continue to match the $5 million USD prize fund of the men’s PIF Saudi International
Alexandra Armas, CEO of Ladies European Tour, said: “The Aramco Saudi Ladies International marks a historic milestone for women’s golf, championing equal prize funds and showcasing the incredible talents of our players to a growing audience of sports fans.
“As we look forward to a fantastic spectacle in Riyadh, where the standard of golf will be incredibly high, it’s important to underline the significance of this event, which offers the highest purse on our international schedule outside the Majors and will inspire both men and women to play and enjoy golf worldwide.”
Witness history unfold as the Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF takes centre stage at Riyadh Golf Club, 15-18 February 2024, with the strong field of golf’s global stars set to be unveiled soon.
The family friendly event will be complete with an energetic fan zone, bringing the best in activities and food options to keep spectators of all ages entertained.
For ticket information and to play your part of a historical event, visit here.
Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF
- Dates: February 15-18, 2024
- Location: Riyadh Golf Club, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Tickets: Available here.