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LPGA Tournament of Champions – 2023

by | Jan 4, 2023 | NEWS

Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions January 19-22 at Lake Nona Golf & CC Club

Approximately 50 celebrities will play alongside LPGA professionals in a one-of-a-kind event

ORLANDO, Fla.  – Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. announces that approximately 50 music, entertainment, and sports stars will join the 2023 Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) Tournament of Champions celebrity field. The annual tournament serves as the LPGA Tour’s season opener and is one of the LPGA’s most-watched events of the year.

This year’s tournament, which features celebrities competing alongside top LPGA Tour winners, includes seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens, “Today” show co-hostDylan Dreyer, former Boston Red Sox pitcher, and two-time MLB World Series Champion Tim Wakefield, and many more.

“This is shaping up to be one of the most exciting rosters we’ve ever seen, with world-class sports and entertainment icons joining our celebrity lineup,” said Mark Wang, president, and CEO of Hilton Grand Vacations. “We’re thrilled to continue our commitment to women’s golf by kicking off another incredible LPGA Tour season.”

Celebrity participants competing at the 2023 HGV Tournament of Champions will also include:

  • World Golf Hall of Famer Annika Sörenstam
  • NBA All-Star Vince Carter
  • Former NFL wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald
  • Pro Football Hall of Famer Marcus Allen
  • Grammy-nominated country music artist and songwriter Lee Brice
  •  “Ant-Man” actor Michael Peña
  • MLB World Series Champion John Smoltz
  • “The Bachelor” TV personality Wells Adams
  • “The Bachelor” TV personality Ben Higgins
  • “The Office” actor and comedian Brian Baumgartner
  • “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” actor Alfonso Ribeiro

To celebrate the return of the highly anticipated HGV Tournament of Champions, the company hosted an exclusive media event on Nov. 28, where several of this year’s esteemed participants convened to share their predictions for the upcoming tournament. The renowned Lake Nona Golf & Country Club event features Wakefield, Higgins, and Sörenstam. Fresh off her triumph at the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship, Olympic golfer and LPGA Tour winner Jodi Ewart Shadoff will also join the panel.

The HGV Tournament of Champions is legendary for its world-class experiences that extend beyond the course, including an exclusive, three-night private concert series, which will feature R&B icons En Vogue, Grammy-winning country-pop star Maren Morris and pop superstar Ellie Goulding. Pop culture icon Paris Hilton, EDM vocalist Emma Hewitt, and Australian DJ duo NERVO will also perform. The tournament is part of the company’s new experiential events platform, HGV Ultimate Access, which provides members and invited guests with unforgettable vacation experiences designed to appeal to the next generation of travelers. The company hosts thousands of events a year, including private concerts, chef dinners, and celebrity meet-and-greets.

LPGA Tour winners from the previous two seasons will compete for $1.5 million in official prize money while celebrities compete for a separate purse of $500,000. The four-day HGV Tournament of Champions will be held on Jan. 19-22, 2023, at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club’s championship golf course in Orlando and will be televised nationally on NBC and Golf Channel. In addition, Hilton Grand Vacations is contributing $100,000 to the Annika Foundation.

To learn more about the tournament and inquire about sponsorship opportunities that provide exclusive access to the tournament and concert series, visit HGVLPGA.com.

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Dave Daubert

Dave, a member of Golf Writers of America and International Golf Travel Writers Associations, has been writing about all things golf since the turn of the century. He was Managing Editor at a regional golf magazine for 11 years before joining eSouthernGOLF in 2013 as Editor. Dave has been published at TriStateGolfer, FairwaysGolfCanada, GeorgiaGolf&Travel, TexasGolfInsider, GolfTrips, NewEngland.Golf, ProGolfWeekly, and numerous regional and state publications. His unique perspective and insight make for an enjoyable read and interesting articles. Contact him at [email protected]
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