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Lydia Ko Confirmed for 2023 Aramco Saudi Ladies International

Lydia Ko carded five birdies on both the front and back nine at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club to lead by four with one round to play.

Lydia Ko, the youngest player ever to claim the title of World Number One in golf, is set to grace the 2023 Aramco Saudi Ladies International with her presence, adding star power to the event scheduled from 16 to 19 February.

The confirmation of Ko’s participation comes as a significant boost to the tournament, which has already made waves with its commitment to equality in prize money and a record-breaking prize purse of US$5 million.

Ko, who clinched victory in the 2021 edition of the tournament, expressed her enthusiasm for returning to Saudi Arabia, reminiscing fondly about her past success on the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club course.

Reflecting on the progress of women’s golf, Ko stated, “I’m thrilled to see golf moving in the direction towards equal prize money.”

Her sentiments echo the sentiments of many within the women’s tour, who have long advocated for parity in rewards for their achievements.

As the golfing world eagerly anticipates Ko’s return to Saudi Arabia, Majed Al Sorour, Deputy Chairman and CEO of Golf Saudi, highlighted the significance of her participation, emphasizing the event’s role in advancing women’s golf globally while inspiring local talent in Saudi Arabia.

The increased prize purse for the Aramco Saudi Ladies International underscores the commitment of Golf Saudi, Aramco, and all tournament sponsors to the growth of women’s golf.

In addition to Ko’s confirmation, the event organizers have promised further announcements regarding the star-studded lineup expected to grace the tournament.

With the Aramco Saudi Ladies International positioned as the third event on the Ladies European Tour (LET) calendar, it promises to be a highlight of the season, offering not only unparalleled competition but also a platform to showcase the talent and potential of women in golf.

For fans eager to witness the excitement firsthand, free tickets for the Aramco Saudi Ladies International are now available, underscoring the tournament’s commitment to accessibility and inclusivity.

Golf enthusiasts can secure their tickets by visiting the official website of Golf Saudi, where they can also find comprehensive information about the event and its participants.

With Lydia Ko leading the charge, the 2023 Aramco Saudi Ladies International presents a compelling narrative of excellence, equality, and excitement, signalling a bright future for women’s golf on the global stage.