LPGA tour comes to Naples
CREATED Nov. 17, 2012
NAPLES, Fla. - They're are some of the top women golfers from around the globe.
"The best of the best show up to try to be the best in the world," said Kraig Kann, the chief communications officer for the LPGA.
From Korea to Norway, more than 70 players are competing in the LPGA tour at the TwinEagles Golf Club in Naples.
"This is a fantastic opportunity for those players to show off their talents for a first place check of $500,000," added Kann.
And this year, the tournament added five new events along with $7 million in prize money.
"We're going to settle who the best player is on the money list and after tomorrow who the lowest scoring average is this week," explained Kann.
Each week three players qualified from 26 tournaments.
"The LPGA tour is absolutely ecstatic to be in Naples week," said Kann. "To come to southwest Florida where we know where we know that everybody loves golf, plays golf, we don't have to educate all the fans here."
Like golf aficionado Douglass Voss, who's impressed by their swings.
"They're terrific, obviously," said Voss, of Naples. "You know, it makes a lot of us men look bad but it's really nice to see them."
For fan Chris Urry, there's nothing like seeing the action in-person.
"Out here we can get close to them," said Urry, of Naples. "And yeah, it's good to watch them."
The final round is Sunday.