The Pelican Women’s Championship Presented by DEX Imaging will be contested without fans in attendance when the tournament is held Nov. 16-22, 2020 at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, FL. The decision was announced by tournament organizers after consulting with public health officials and the LPGA.
“I cannot thank our partners at Pelican and the Doyle family enough for their commitment to providing a valuable competitive opportunity to our LPGA Tour players,” said LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan. “We hope all of our fans will follow their favorite players on Golf Channel and we look forward to a future opportunity to introduce Tampa-area fans to the world’s greatest female golfers.”
Dan Doyle Sr. and Dan Doyle Jr. - owners of Pelican Golf Club - are highly committed to supporting women’s golf and the Tampa Bay community. Since founding DEX Imaging in 2002, they've donated two-thirds of all company profits to employees and local non-profits. For more than 40 years, the Doyle family has impacted countless local nonprofits.
“While we are disappointed we won’t be able to host fans for our inaugural event, the health and safety of our community and the women who compete on the LPGA Tour come first,” said Dan Doyle Jr. “We are honored to provide this opportunity for the world’s best female golfers and look forward to crowning our first champion this fall.”
All four rounds of the Pelican Women’s Championship will be televised on The Golf Channel and broadcast to more than 170 countries and territories worldwide. Coverage will also stream on The Golf Channel and the NBC Sports app. The field of 108 players will compete over four rounds for a share of the $1.5 million purse.
“We want to thank the Doyle family, Pelican Golf Club, DEX Imaging – and all of our partners – whose support is crucial to be able to hold this tournament for the best female golfers in the world,” said Scott Reid, Executive Director of the Pelican Women’s Championship.