The LPGA Tour soon will return to Greater Cincinnati for the first time in more than 30 years.
The Associated Press reports Monday that the Ladies Professional Golf Association will take the Kroger Queen City Championship to Kenwood Country Club Sept. 8-11, 2022. The event is part of a three-year deal.
Golfers will compete for $1.75 million during the tournament. Cincinnati corporations Procter & Gamble and Kroger are sponsors.
AP writer Doug Ferguson says "The LPGA Championship was held from 1978 through 1989 just north of Cincinnati at Kings Island." In addition, Kenwood Country Club hosted the 1963 U.S. Women’s Open.
"Cincinnati has a long connection to the LPGA and its players," Mollie Marcoux Samaan, commissioner for the LPGA, said. "We know this tournament will be a favorite stop on tour and serve as an important example of the power of sports to inspire leaders and build community."
A chapter of the LPGA Amateur Golf Association is located in Cincinnati.
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