Buckinghamshire, England, April 15, 2020: The inaugural Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by Public Investment Fund - the first female professional golf tournament to be played in Saudi Arabia - has been rearranged for October 8-11, 2020.
The Ladies European Tour (LET) event was due to be held in March but was postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
A new date for the $1 million event at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club was agreed by tournament promoters and owners, Golf Saudi, and the LET, which will see some of the world’s finest golfing talent arrive on Saudi shores for the historic occasion.
His Excellency Yasir O. Al-Rumayyan, Chairman of the Saudi Golf Federation and Golf Saudi, said: “It gives me great pleasure to confirm that we are working towards a new date of October 8-11 for the Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by Public Investment Fund.
“We will, of course, continue to work closely with health authorities both domestically and across the region in the interim but are hopeful that we will be able to bring this momentous occasion to Saudi Arabia in six months’ time.”
The October tournament will be a watershed moment for the country and will mark the first time that professional female golfers have played there competitively, breaking new ground in Saudi Arabia’s ongoing transformation as part of Vision 2030.
Alexandra Armas, LET CEO, added: “We have been extremely impressed by Golf Saudi’s commitment to working through the challenges and making this historic event happen. I am sure that this fantastic new tournament will be one of the major highlights of 2020.”