Tickets, Corporate Hospitality, and Volunteer Opportunities; Michelle Wie West to Serve as Tournament Host
Jersey City, NJ, February 21, 2023 – The Mizuho Americas Open announced that tickets, corporate hospitality packages, and volunteer opportunities are available for the inaugural event taking place from May 29-June 4, 2023 at the prestigious Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J. Today marks 100 days until the start of this groundbreaking LPGA tournament, which will be hosted by LPGA icon Michelle Wie West with title sponsor Mizuho Americas, the NYC-headquartered arm of one of the largest financial institutions in the world.
“The Mizuho Americas Open is one of the most exciting events on the LPGA schedule,” said Michelle Wie West. “Not only will it feature the best of the best competing for one of the biggest purses, it also brings to life Mizuho’s vision of a purpose-driven tournament that promotes equity and opportunity for women and supports the next generation of talent. I am confident that the Mizuho Americas Open is going to bring out some of the very best golf on the Tour and become a fan-favorite.”
Several ticket options are available, including general admission for $35 that provides access to the tournament grounds any day Wednesday through Sunday, and a 5-day pass for $125. Veterans, first responders, active military, and Juniors 17 and under receive FREE general admission. Corporate Hospitality packages are available and include a selection of premium food and beverage options, along with preferred parking. Hospitality packages are also available for individuals and corporations seeking the ultimate entertainment experience.
The Mizuho Americas Open will mark the first time Liberty National Golf Club welcomes the LPGA Tour, after hosting several world-class events, including the Presidents Cup and multiple PGA TOUR playoff stops. The tournament will see the best golfers in the world compete for a $2.75 million purse, one of the largest non-Major Championship purses on the LPGA Tour calendar for the 2023 season, against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty.
In addition, the Mizuho Americas Open will concurrently host an AJGA Invitational, which will provide the opportunity for 24 female junior golfers on the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Tour to compete alongside the 120-player LPGA Tour field for their own individual title. This unique format marks the first time that the AJGA and the LPGA have partnered to showcase the stars of today competing inside-the-ropes with the future of the game, creating an unprecedented week of education and access to inspire the next generation of LPGA Tour players.
A multi-year agreement between the LPGA, Mizuho Americas, and Liberty National marks the global bank’s first entry into sports sponsorship in the U.S. As part of the launch, LPGA Tour icon Michelle Wie West, who recently took a step back from professional competition, will serve as Tournament Host and Mizuho Americas Brand Ambassador.
A key component to the overall success of the Mizuho Americas Open will be the team of volunteers who assist with all aspects of tournament operations and are instrumental in providing players and patrons with a memorable experience. An assortment of critical on-course and behind-the-scenes positions such as marshaling, scoring, transportation and hospitality services, among others are available, allowing volunteers to receive an up-close-and-personal experience while assisting with the operations of a world-class professional golf tournament.
For information on corporate hospitality contact Caila Roberts at [email protected].
For ticket sales and volunteer opportunities visit www.mizuhoamericasopen.com. Follow @MizuhoLPGA on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest news on the event.
About the Mizuho Americas Open
The Mizuho Americas Open is a new, purpose-driven tournament on the LPGA Tour. As title sponsor, Mizuho Americas created and drove the vision for a distinctive and premium event that celebrates women and advances the next generation, with a charitable focus on providing leadership and life skills to young girls from low-income communities. Played at the prestigious Liberty National Golf Club, with LPGA icon Michelle Wie West as celebrity host, the tournament features an elevated purse and a unique junior component where the AJGA’s stars of tomorrow compete alongside the best women golfers in the world.
About Mizuho Americas
Mizuho Americas is a leading provider of a broad range of financial services, including investment and corporate banking, lending, custody, treasury services, research and capital markets solutions. With professionals across the U.S., Canada, and Latin America, Mizuho Americas supports corporate clients, institutional investors and public sector organizations by connecting local markets to a vast global network. To learn more about Mizuho Americas' business, values, and ethical commitments, and the entities it comprises, visit www.mizuhoamericas.com.
Mizuho Americas is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG). Mizuho Financial Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, offering comprehensive financial and strategic services through its subsidiaries. The group has approximately 900 offices and 60,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and Asia. As of December 31, 2021, its total assets were approximately $2 trillion. Learn more about Mizuho Financial Group at www.mizuhogroup.com.
About the LPGA
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women, with a goal to change the face of golf by making the sport more accessible and inclusive. Created in 1950 by 13 Founders, the Association celebrates a diverse and storied history. The LPGA Tour competes across the globe, reaching television audiences in more than 220 countries. The Epson Tour, the LPGA’s official qualifying tour, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA also holds a joint-venture collaboration with the Ladies European Tour (LET), increasing playing opportunities for female golfers in Europe. Across the Tours, the LPGA represents players in more than 60 countries. Additionally, the LPGA Foundation has empowered and supported girls and women since 1991, most notably through LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, the only national program of its kind, which annually engages with nearly 100,000 girls. The LPGA Amateur Golf Association and LPGA Women’s Network provide virtual and in-person connections to female golfers around the world, while LPGA Professionals are educators, business leaders and game changers dedicated to growing the game of golf for everyone.
About Liberty National Golf Club
One of the world’s most iconic golf locales, Liberty National Golf Club is located along the Hudson River in Jersey City, NJ, with striking views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Manhattan skyline. Liberty National fittingly opened on July 4, 2006, and is guided by the vision and leadership of former Reebok Founder, Chairman & CEO Paul Fireman and his son Dan Fireman, managing partner of Fireman Capital Partners. Designed by US Open Champion Tom Kite and esteemed golf course mastermind Bob Cupp, Liberty National is kept in tournament ready playing condition. Liberty National hosted The Presidents Cup in 2017 as well as multiple PGA TOUR FedExCup Playoff events. For more information about Liberty National Golf Club, visit www.libertynationalgc.com.