Event to take place April 24-30; $3 million tournament purse one of the largest purses on the LPGA Tour outside of majors and CME Group Tour Championship
LOS ANGELES, California – The LPGA Tour and Outlyr announced recently that global manufacturing companies JM Eagle and Plastpro will serve as title and presenting sponsor, respectively, for a leading LPGA Tour event in Los Angeles in a multi-year partnership beginning in 2023.
The JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastprowill take place April 24-30 at historic Wilshire Country Club in Hollywood. The championship will feature 144 of the world’s best female professional golfers vying for a share of the $3 million purse, one of the largest prize funds on the LPGA Tour schedule outside of major championships and the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship.
“We are incredibly honored to partner with the LPGA Tour as title and presenting sponsors for the JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro,” said Walter and Shirley Wang, founders and CEOs of JM Eagle and Plastpro, respectively. “We are excited to work with the LPGA Tour in enhancing this world-class tournament at Wilshire Country Club, and we look forward to supporting and empowering these incredible athletes with our elevated purse to $3 million.”
“We are thrilled to welcome JM Eagle and Plastpro to the LPGA Tour and our family of title and presenting sponsors,” said Mollie Marcoux Samaan, LPGA Commissioner. “Our week at Wilshire Country Club is always a special experience. We look forward to working with these two great partners in continuing to provide our world-class athletes with the opportunity to reach new heights for many years to come.
“We are especially grateful to Walter and Shirley Wang for their commitment to championing the LPGA Tour and our amazing athletes through the event’s $3 million purse and elevated player experience.”
“Los Angeles and Wilshire Country Club has a rich history in professional golf, and we look forward to working with our partners at JM Eagle, Plastpro and the LPGA Tour in delivering a best-in-class experience for our fans, players and tournament partners,” said Tim Erensen, managing partner for Outlyr, tournament operator for the JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro.
JM Eagle is the world’s largest plastic pipe manufacturer, an innovative leader that combines advanced technology with superior customer service to create the industry’s most sophisticated and diverse products. Walter Wang is the co-founder and CEO of JM Eagle. Plastpro, founded by Shirley Wang, is the leading manufacturer of fiberglass entry doors.
Walter and Shirley Wang are heavily involved in philanthropic initiatives throughout the world through their companies and the Walter and Shirley Wang Foundation.
The famed Wilshire Country Club will serve as host venue for the JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro. Since 2018, the LPGA Tour has staged its signature Los Angeles event at Wilshire Country Club with the LA Open. Wilshire Country Club is one of a select few venues to host events on the LPGA Tour, PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions.
Tournament officials will be announcing in the coming months additional information on the JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro, including volunteer opportunities and tickets. More information about the LA Open, which will return to the LPGA Tour schedule in 2023, will also be shared shortly.
For more information about the JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro, visit www.JMEagleLAChampionship.com.