LPGA Tour Pros Face Last Chance to Qualify for The Chevron Championship

April 1, 2024

Las Vegas event gives athletes final chance to play their way into the first major of the women’s professional season

The LPGA Tour heads to Las Vegas this weekend and every player who has yet to secure a spot in The Chevron Championship will tee off knowing the T-Mobile Match Play presented by MGM Rewards is her last chance to compete for the Tour’s first major of the season.

From April 17-21, the best female golfers on the planet will head to Southeast Texas to compete for one of the crown jewels in the sport – the Dinah Shore Trophy – and the chance to etch their names into golf history.

Players who have yet to lock in a spot in the 132-player field can play their way in with a win this weekend or through the Race to the CME Globe standings going into The Chevron Championship. To date, 106 players have secured invitations to The Chevron Championship, including reigning Chevron winner Lilia Vu. As it currently stands, the preliminary field includes 43 Olympians, 35 American and European Solheim Cup players, and athletes from more than 26 countries and regions.

For players on the bubble for a trip to Houston, match play presents a particularly daunting challenge as one bad round could end their chances early, while getting hot for several holes could be enough to climb up the points standings. Las Vegas offers a fitting backdrop for such a boom-or-bust scenario as the drama unfolds at the picturesque Shadow Creek.

Many of the LPGA Tour’s biggest stars have already cemented a spot in The Chevron Championship field and will look to shine the brightest on one of the Tour’s biggest stages, including Vu’s fellow 2023 major champions Celine Boutier, Allisen Corpuz and Ruoning Yin.

American star and current Rolex Rankings No. 1 Nelly Korda, the gold medalist at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, has won in her last three consecutive starts on the LPGA Tour and will fight for her second career major victory at Carlton Woods. Additionally, 20-time Tour winner and two-time major champion Lydia Ko will be aiming for her first major title since The Chevron Championship in 2016.

Over the next two weeks, two additional spaces in the field will be claimed by elite amateur players. On April 6, the winner of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur will claim a spot, and the winner of the Chevron Silverado Showdown on April 10 will join the winners of the 2024 Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific, the 2023 Women’s Amateur Championship, 2023 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship and 2024 Women’s Latin America Amateur Championship.

These amateur exemptions highlight The Chevron Championship’s longstanding tradition of providing the brightest young amateur players with an opportunity to showcase their talent and a pathway to the professional level. They are key elements of the event’s mission to change the face of the game, alongside the Mack Champ Invitational, an elite competitive experience for junior golfers of diverse backgrounds; the Junior Legacy Pro-Am, which provides junior girls with an opportunity to play with the greatest players in LPGA Tour history and rising stars of the future; and the Chevron | Houston Sports Authority Foundation Golf Classic benefitting HBCU diversity scholarships.

“These experiences around the tournament extend our shared goals with the LPGA to elevate women and create access and opportunity on and off the course,” said Al Williams, Chevron Vice President of Corporate Affairs. “We recognize that golf can be a great uniter and creates a platform to showcase great talent, but more importantly, to showcase the possibilities that golf can provide young girls and women to be future leaders.”

Fans can purchase tickets to The Chevron Championship or view details on ticket options at SeatGeek.com. Various daily and weekly ticket and hospitality packages are available so fans can enjoy every moment of the action at The Club at Carlton Woods.

  • General Admission – Daily and weekly General Admission tickets include access to tournament grounds, various open seating options across the course and food and beverage options available for purchase at concessions stands.
  • St. Luke’s Health Pavilion – Enjoy the taste of an upgraded hospitality experience at The Chevron Championship at the St. Luke’s Health Pavilion. Pavilion guests will receive an upgraded experience that features all-inclusive food and non-alcoholic beverages, premium views, access to upgraded restroom facilities and more. Alcoholic beverages are available for those over 21 through four redeemable coupons, included with ticket purchase. A portion of the proceeds from St. Luke’s Health Pavilion tickets will benefit a local charity.

For an up-to-date tournament entry list, click here. For more information on The Chevron Championship, visit www.thechevronchampionship.com.

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