Tournament news

December 9 – 15, 2024
Tiburón Golf Club & The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón

Here are some notes on the 16 LPGA and 16 PGA TOUR players competing this week in the inaugural Grant Thornton Invitational from Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, Florida.

Field Notes for December 6, 2023

VICTORIES: Collectively, this year’s field has a combined 143 LPGA and PGA TOUR career victories, with 27 of those wins occurring this season.

MAJOR CHAMPIONS: There are 11 major champions in the field, including all five major winners from the 2023 LPGA Tour season—Lilia Vu (2), Celine Boutier, Allisen Corpuz and Ruoning Yin. Additionally, 12 of the LPGA Tour participants competed in this year’s Solheim Cup, while three PGA TOUR players competed in last month’s Ryder Cup.

OLYMPIANS: Twelve members of the field have represented their country in the Olympics. Nelly Korda and Justin Rose are both gold medalists and Lydia Ko earned a silver and bronze. Joining them as Olympians in the field this week are Rickie Fowler, Corey Conners, Lexi Thompson, Brooke Henderson, Leona Maguire, Mel Reid, Cheyenne Knight, Céline Boutier, and Madelene Sagstrom.

COMING IN HOT: In back-to-back weeks this November, two players won individual titles on their respective Tours. Lilia Vu won her fourth title of the season at The ANNIKA driven by Gainbridge at the Pelican and a week later Ludvig Åberg won the RSM Classic.

SUCCESS AT TIBURÓN: Harris English has had success in Naples, winning the QBE Shootout three times with his partner. Other winners at Tiburón include Jason Day, Tom Hoge, Lydia Ko, Sahith Theegala, Charley Hull, Lexi Thompson.

INTERNATIONAL TEAMS: There are five teams who have an international connection about them. Brooke Henderson and Corey Conners are both from Canada; Charley Hull and Justin Rose are from Great Britain; Madelene Sagström and Ludvig Åberg are from Sweden; Lydia Ko and Jason Day are from New Zealand and Australia, respectively; and Ruoning Yin is from China and is playing with Canada’s Nick Taylor.

COUNTRIES: Nine different countries are represented this week and include Australia, Canada, China, England, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Sweden, and United States.

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