Aramco Team Series - Four LET $1m Tournaments Announced

Four new events have been announced for the 2021 Ladies European Tour schedule

Aramco Team Series
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Four new events have been announced for the 2021 Ladies European Tour schedule

Aramco Team Series - Four LET $1m Tournaments Announced

Four brand new tournaments have been announced in a huge boost for the Ladies European Tour.

Played across New York, London, Singapore and King Abdullah Economic City throughout 2021, the new Aramco Team Series will see each event carrying a $1m prize fund.

Teams of four will compete in the tournaments, each one played over 54 holes.

Captains will recruit one fellow Tour pro through a draft system similar to the NFL and NBA.

Another Tour professional will be selected at random, while all teams will include one amateur player.

Prize money for the winning team will be split between its three pro members.

The Aramco Team Series picks up where November’s Saudi Ladies Team International event left off, being the first ever regular tour event where scores of amateur competitors have a direct bearing on the final result.

The investment by Aramco, as the headline sponsor, along with Golf Saudi and the support of other Saudi partners makes Saudi Arabia one of the biggest backers of the women’s game in Europe today.

This follows the inaugural Aramco Saudi Ladies International, hosted in November 2019 and won by Emily Pedersen.

The four tournaments sponsored by Aramco is said to form an important part of a record-breaking LET schedule, which is set to be announced in the coming weeks.

“This is fantastic news for global sport, for women’s golf and for Saudi Arabia," His Excellency Yasir Al-Rumayyan, Chairman of the Saudi Golf Federation and Golf Saudi said.

"Following the success of the Aramco Saudi Ladies International, we are committed to building the women’s game and promoting female participation in sport in Saudi Arabia.

"I hope this series inspires people of all cultures and backgrounds to take up the sport and generate enthusiasm for the great game of golf.”

“Today marks the beginning of a new journey in the history of the Ladies European Tour," Ladies European Tour CEO, Alexandra Armas said.

"This brand new Aramco Team Series takes golf and the sport to a whole new level and I am incredibly excited by all four events.

"Last November, the LET made history in bringing the first-ever professional women’s golf event to Saudi Arabia, and this announcement only builds on that.

"By adding four new team events to our schedule for 2021, the Ladies European Tour will add a whole new dynamic for both the players competing and the spectators, taking golf to newly engaged audiences across the globe.”

Elliott Heath
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV