Tour in 2007 features 35 events, with total prize money of nearly $55 million.
1) Hee-Won Han watches her tee shot on the fifth hole at the LPGA
Office Depot Championship.
Another rising superstar on the LPGA
Tour, Natalie Gulbis was the youngest player ever at 14 to qualify for an LPGA
Hull, who won in her first professional event - the 2003 Futures Tour - finished that year with two Futures wins, then tied for 42nd in the qualifying tournament to earn conditional LPGA
status last year.
She is probably, without question, one of the greatest female athletes of our time,'' LPGA
commissioner Carolyn Bivens said of Sorenstam, whose 63 career tour victories, seven Player of the Year awards and well-publicized entry into the PGA Tour's 2003 Bank of America Colonial have boosted awareness not only of her play but her tour.
There's a lot of interest in the LPGA
with so many exciting players on the tour, and we're thrilled they've chosen to test our capabilities," said Dave Newmark, Bid4Spots president and CEO.
Among her recent accomplishments, the seven-time LPGA
Player of the Year has set the tour single-round record (59), overcome a 10-shot final round deficit to win the 2001 Office Depot Championship at Wilshire, become the first woman since Zaharias to play in a PGA Tour event, and made a strong run in 2002 at Mickey Wright's LPGA
single-season record of 13 wins.
I really wanted it so badly,'' she said Sunday after winning a record-third consecutive LPGA
Championship, with a 68-67-69-73 performance.
It was among several changes unveiled with the release of the 2005 LPGA
schedule, which features a longer season, one fewer tournament and an increased season purse.
If it also didn't secure her fourth consecutive LPGA
Player of the Year award and seventh overall - matching Kathy Whitworth's tour records - all the better for the ratings of the LPGA
's season-ending Tournament of Champions and ADT Championship, which are on consecutive weeks next month.
The CN logo will be worn prominently on Lorie's hat for the next three years as she represents Canada on the LPGA
1 women's golfer has accomplished that as well as anyone on the LPGA
Tour, perhaps because she has so many opportunities, with 49 career tour victories - sixth most in that 54-year-old organization.