Juli Inkster committed to keeping LPGA in Bay Area
DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) -- Juli Inkster believes the LPGA can become a success for the long haul in her native Bay Area.
Inkster is helping promote the inaugural Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic at Lake Merced Golf Club, marking the LPGA's return to the area for the first time since the 2010 CVS Challenge at Blackhawk Country Club in Danville.
The $1.8 million, 144-player Swinging Skirts tournament will run April 21-27 in this San Francisco suburb. It will be one of about 12 events the 53-year-old Inkster plans to play this year in a reduced schedule -- though she makes a point to say she is not retiring. The Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic formally launched Monday.
The Swinging Skirts Golf Team is a private, Taiwanese nonprofit of amateur golfers committed to growing the women's game globally.