Meijer To Title Sponsor New LPGA Tournament In Michigan
Grand Rapids-based retailer Meijer on Friday announced it would sponsor the first-ever LPGA tournament in West Michigan. The Meijer LPGA Classic will be held Aug. 7-10 at Blythefield Country Club. LPGA VP/Tournament Business Affairs Ricki Lasky said, "It's not so large that we come and get lost in the fray and the community comes out and supports us." This will be the tour's first stop in Michigan since '00 (MLIVE.com, 11/8).
The $1.5M tourney will mark the "first annual golf event in the Lower Peninsula since the PGA Tour's Buick Open left Grand Blanc after 2009" (FREEP.com, 11/8).