The Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF is set to make its debut in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh from the 15-18 February.
The groundbreaking event is offering a $5 million prize fund, the largest purse on the Ladies European Tour, and matching the men’s equivalent, the PIF Saudi International.
In 2023 at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club, Lydia Ko secured her second Aramco Saudi Ladies International with a closing four-under 68 to finish with on impressive 21-under-par for the event.
Now heading to Riyadh Golf Club, the Aramco Saudi Ladies International will look to build on the momentum from the successful Aramco Team Series Riyadh, which was the first ever professional golf tournament in the capital when it was held in October last year.
Noah Alireza, CEO of Golf Saudi, said: “The Aramco Saudi Ladies International has made historic strides since its inception and sets the standard for driving equality in golf with a prize fund which matches the equivalent men’s event. Bringing the tournament to Riyadh in 2024 marks a significant step forward for the development of women’s golf in the Kingdom, showcasing a highly competitive field to a new audience of enthusiasts.”
“As the tournament unfolds at Riyadh Golf Club, we look forward to welcoming eager spectators once again who will witness the continued empowerment of women in golf.”
Alexandra Armas, CEO of Ladies European Tour, said: “The Aramco Saudi Ladies International marks a historic milestone for women’s golf, championing equal prize funds and showcasing the incredible talents of our players to a growing audience of sports fans.
“As we look forward to a fantastic spectacle in Riyadh, where the standard of golf will be incredibly high, it’s important to underline the significance of this event, which offers the highest purse on our international schedule outside the Majors and will inspire both men and women to play and enjoy golf worldwide.”