OWINGS MILLS, Md. (WJZ) — The best professional golfers from eight countries have arrived here in Baltimore.
Mike Schuh reports they are launching a first-of-its-kind competition at the world renowned Caves Valley golf course in Owings Mills.
Caves Valley is one of the top 100 courses in the country. This week, there’s a new format in the world of professional competition.
“This is the LPGA international crown. This is a brand new tournament,” said Steve Schoenfeld, LPGA.
The four best from eight countries are playing country versus country.
“There will be an overall winner. Our goal is to crown the best golfing nation in the world,” Schoenfeld said.
Such pressure. Wednesday is practice, where the pros play with amateurs. A Swedish star signed an autograph, while the team from Taipei got ready to tee off. Spain’s star, Beatriz Recari, smoothed out her putting game.
These pros admit there is extra excitement here.
“All of us, every single country, we are all really pumped up to get this started and to feel that honor to represent your own country,” said Recari.
Approximately 70,000 fans are expected. The players welcome them all.
“It is amazing to see this put together. The course is amazing, the facilities are amazing. I think we’re going to get a lot of crowds. Yesterday was Tuesday and we saw a lot of crowds already,” said Recari.
This tournament runs through Sunday. You can buy tickets online or at the gate.
Tickets start at under $30. Anyone age 17 and under and veterans are free.
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