Mizuho Americas Open Set for May 29 – June 4 at
Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J.
Jersey City, NJ, March 20, 2023 – Mizuho Americas, the NYC-headquartered arm of one of the largest financial institutions in the world and new title sponsor on the LPGA Tour, today announced the full field of 120 LPGA Tour players will receive complimentary lodging accommodations during the inaugural Mizuho Americas Open, May 29th - June 4th at the prestigious Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J.
Each participating LPGA Tour player will be provided first-class lodging just across the river in NYC, along with daily ferry service that will shuttle players directly to the clubhouse steps at Liberty National.
“Our commitment to cover player lodging reinforces that our support of this event goes well beyond the golf course,” said Shuji Matsuura, Chairman & CEO, Mizuho Americas. “While hosting these world-class athletes on the LPGA tour is a privilege, elevating the overall experience for each player is a priority, and we are excited to provide this service to all participants.”
The Mizuho player lodging experience complements the $2.75 million purse, which is one of the largest non-Major Championship purses on the LPGA Tour schedule and coincides with record-setting global growth for the LPGA, one of the world’s oldest professional women’s sports organizations. The 2023 Tour consists of 33 tournaments and offers a record-high $101.4 million in prize money to athletes representing more than 35 countries.
“The leadership at Mizuho Americas continues to demonstrate their commitment to providing the ideal environment for our athletes to reach their peak performance and to leveling the playing field for the best female golfers in the world. From the elevated purse, to the iconic golf course, to providing this important and impactful player benefit, the Mizuho Americas Open will be one of the best stops on Tour.” said Mollie Marcoux Samaan, LPGA Commissioner. “We are grateful to Mizuho for their commitment to our players on and off the golf course and for the value they see in partnering with the LPGA.”
A multi-year agreement between the LPGA, Mizuho Americas, and Liberty National Golf Club 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. The Mizuho Americas Open will mark the first time Liberty National welcomes the LPGA Tour, after hosting several world-class events, including the Presidents Cup and multiple PGA TOUR playoff stops.
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.
For information on ticket sales, corporate hospitality and volunteer opportunities, visit www.mizuhoamericasopen.com. Follow @MizuhoLPGA on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest news on the event.
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, 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 800 offices and 55,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and Asia. As of December 31, 2021, its total assets were approximately $2 trillion.
About the LPGA
The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is the world’s premier women’s professional golf organization. Created in 1950 by 13 pioneering female Founders, the LPGA, whose members now represent over 60 countries, is the longest-standing professional women’s sports organization. Through the LPGA Tour, the Epson Tour, a joint venture with the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Professionals, the LPGA provides female professionals the opportunity to pursue their dreams in the game of golf at the highest level. In addition to its professional tours and teaching accreditation programs, the LPGA features a fully integrated Foundation, which offers best-in-class programming for female golfers through its junior golf programming and LPGA Amateurs chapters, tournaments and membership. LPGA aims to use its unique platform to inspire, transform and advance opportunities for girls and women, on and off the golf course.
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About the LPGA Tour
The LPGA Tour is the world’s leading competitive destination for the best female professional golfers in the world. The Tour hosts more than 30 annual events across 12 countries and regions for over 200 Active Players, awarding total prize funds exceeding $100 million and reaching television audiences in more than 220 countries. Follow the LPGA Tour on its U.S. television home, Golf Channel.
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.