The 2021 Symetra Tour schedule has been released and players will compete for a record purse average of $190,000. A total of 20 events will be contested for $3.8 million in total prize money.
“We are proud to unveil a schedule that includes six new title sponsors, six new venues and three existing tournaments that have increased their purse,” said Mike Nichols, Chief Business Officer of LPGA Qualifying Tours. “Each year, our two stated goals for the schedule are to improve the quality of the venues for both new and existing tournaments, and to increase the amount of money for which our athletes are competing for each week.”
For perspective, consider that in 2013, the 15-event schedule featured an average purse of $108,000 and one tournament at $150,000. In 2021, half of the events on the schedule will be $200,000 or more.
— Rachel Rohanna (@rachelrohanna) February 3, 2021
The season kicks off in Arizona with two new desert partners coming on board – Carlisle Companies Inc. and Casino Del Sol Resort. The first event, the Carlisle Arizona Women’s Golf Classic, is set for March 18-21 at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa.
The Symetra Tour’s usual spring Florida stop in Winter Haven, the Florida’s Natural Charity Classic, is noticeably absent. Jean Reynolds won the first edition in 2009.
This 2021 developmental tour consists of more than 300 members from 40 countries. In 2020, seven different countries were represented among the 10 champions during the 2020 season (Chinese Taipei, Finland, People’s Republic of China, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United States).
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