LPGA Tour 2021 - Marathon LPGA Classic, Highland Meadows GC, Ohio: 8-11 July
The Marathon LPGA Classic began in 1984 as the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic.
It was the realisation of a dream by an inspired golf caddy, Judd Silvermann.
Over the years it has focused on helping children in need and, "Since 1984, the tournament has donated millions of dollars to local children's charities".
In 2021 the Marathon Classic is aiming to be 100% sustainable:
Newly implemented to the tournament: recycling of glass, paper, plastic, aluminum and composting of all food. Also, be on the lookout for other on-course sustainability efforts including disposable and sustainable foodservice products.
Defending champion is Danielle Kang, who won in 2020 by one stroke over Lydia Ko and Jodi Ewart Shadoff.
The Highland Meadows golf course is edging closer to its centennial, having opened in 1925. It has recently undergone some major upgrades.
From Golf Australia:
The 5,994-metre par-71 was recently subjected to an extensive redesign – which saw 52 of its bunkers created or rebuilt – by architecture firm Hills Forrest Smith. Read more