New LPGA Tour Title Sponsor Announces Full Field of 120 Players to Receive Complimentary Lodging Accommodations During The Inaugural Mizuho Americas Open
March 20, 2023
Mizuho Americas Open Set for May 29 – June 4 at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J.
Jersey City, NJ, – 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 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.
“It’s refreshing to see a new title sponsor on the LPGA Tour fully embrace and value the importance of the overall LPGA player experience,” said Mollie Marcoux Samaan, Commissioner, LPGA Tour. “This is a groundbreaking year for the LPGA Tour, and thanks to the support of new partners like Mizuho Americas, alongside our many valued partners, we are positioned for long-term growth and success.”
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, 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 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 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.
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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