Home Travel & Leisure Golf Ladies Pro Golf Tees Off in March with JTBC Founders Cup




Entering its fifth consecutive year, the JTBC Founders Cup will be played March 17-22, 2015, at Wildfire Golf Club at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa.  This full-field, four-day event will be televised live on The Golf Channel all four days and features a $1.5 million purse, with $225,000 going to the champion. The tournament swings into action with practice rounds on Tuesday 3/17 followed by the Official Pro-Am on Wednesday 3/18 featuring the LPGA pro’s along with special celebrity guest players including Arizona Cardinals stars Larry Fitzgerald and Patrick Peterson. Additionally, Chicago Bears All-Pro kicker Robbie Gould will be in the field, along with Arizona Cardinals players Drew Stanton, Andre Roberts and Bradley Sowell.


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Tournament play commences early Thursday morning with two-time Founders Cup champion, Karrie Webb back to defend her 2014 winner title. Tickets start at $20 for a daily general admission and just $50 for a weekly badge. Upgraded tickets are available in the Pioneer Pavilion tent located on the ninth green offering complimentary drinks and snacks as well as at the Founders Club tent located on the 18th green which also includes complimentary food and beverage. Tickets can be purchased online here. The Founders Cup was established to honor the 13 original Founders of the LPGA Tour, as well as to help provide a future for the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Program, which has received more than $2 million from tournament proceeds in the last four years.