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BMW Korea to host LPGA competition next year

BMW Group Korea, the local importer and distributor of the German luxury carmaker, said Thursday it has teamed up with the LPGA tour to hold a tournament in the southeastern port city of Busan next year.

Kim Hyo-jun, chairman of BMW Group Korea (left), and Michael Whan, commissioner of the LPGA, pose during a signing ceremony of the local importer, which is hosting a tournament next year. (BMW Group Korea)
Kim Hyo-jun, chairman of BMW Group Korea (left), and Michael Whan, commissioner of the LPGA, pose during a signing ceremony of the local importer, which is hosting a tournament next year. (BMW Group Korea)


Scheduled for October, the first event will be held at LPGA International Busan, the tour’s first golf field outside the United States. The prize for the event will be $2 million in total, the company said. The upcoming event will be the only tournament for professional female golfers sponsored by BMW.

BMW also sponsors the PGA Tour’s BMW Championship and two tour events in Europe.

By Cho Chung-un (christory@heraldcorp.com)
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