Good news for LPGA: Bahamas event added for '13

The Atlantis hotel on Paradise Island.

The LPGA might release its 2013 schedule later in the week, but for now, here’s at least a snippet of good news: The tour is adding a new event in the Bahamas. While not a domestic event, Nassau is a short plane ride from Florida, home base to many LPGA players.

The Pure-Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic will take place over Memorial Day weekend and will feature a purse of $1.3 million, the LPGA announced on Monday. The four-day tournament will be held May 23-26 over the Tom Weiskopf-designed Ocean Club Golf Course at Atlantis on Paradise Island. The event will be televised on Golf Channel.

“As commissioner, there are few things more enjoyable than telling your players that they’ll be heading to the Bahamas for Memorial Day weekend at Atlantis Paradise Island,” commissioner Mike Whan said. ”To say the players are excited would be a huge understatement.”

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