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Mixed-Team PGA and LPGA Tour Event Coming to Florida Later This Year

The PGA and LPGA Tours are getting ready to join forces for a mixed-team event. The inaugural Grant Thornton Invitational will launch later this year, and it will include 16 players from each tour, fighting for a prize fund of $4 million. It’s been 24 years since the two tours staged an annual tournament together, but they’re finally ready for another partnership. The 32-player event Grant Thornton Invitational will include both male and female golfers, and it will be hosted by Tiburon Golf Club and The Ritz-Carlton Naples in Florida From December 4-10. LPGA commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan said they couldn’t be more excited to add this event to their schedule, and she described it as an important step for golf. "By joining forces with the PGA Tour to host a mixed event where the top male and female golfers in the world compete alongside each other, we're going to deliver a memorable and entertaining experience for all golf fans, showcasing our players' incredible skills in a new context to a new audience,” Samaan said in a statement. PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan echoed her words and said they look forward to partnering with the LPGA to deliver first-class entertainment and competition to the fans of golf.