Kenya will host the Ladies European Golf Open for the second year running after the organizers confirmed the dates for the prestigious event that attracted, among others, Tiger Woods niece Cheyenne Woods last year.
The 2020 Magical Kenya Ladies Open tournament will take place from 12th to 15th November at the Vipingo Ridge’s Baobab Course which is the only PGA accredited golf course in Africa.
The event, which is the only professional women’s golf tournament in East Africa offering players the opportunity to visit Kenya on the Ladies European Tour, made its debut in Africa last year at the par-72 course.
Golfers from all over the world will travel to the coastal town and take on the challenging course in an attempt to snatch the crown from 2019’s winner Esther Henseleit from Germany who, in an exciting twist on the leader-board in December, beat three-day front-runner Julia Engström in the final round.
Broadcast live across the globe to millions of viewers, 2019’s event showcased Kenya as a unique golfing and holiday destination and elevated the country as a viable player on the world’s sporting stage.
The unique tournament on the shores of the Indian Ocean was lauded by many as an incredible success for players, partners and spectators alike.
In 2020, it is hoped that this legacy will continue and Kenyans across the nation, both men and women, will embrace the game.