Americans Jessica Korda and Cheyenne Woods will tee it up in the 2014 Volvik RACV Ladies Masters being played from 6 to 9 February at the RACV Royal Pines Resort.
The youthful pair is a great edition to the high caliber field being assembled for the 25th staging of the event.
Korda, is coming off a fantastic year on the LPGA. In just her third year as a professional, the talented golfer made the cut in all the 21 events she played in and posted six top 10 finishes, with her best finish being runner-up in the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic. She finished 25th on the Money List with US$593,389.
Korda will be making her third appearance on the Gold Coast and she is thrilled to be coming back.
“I’m excited to return to Australia for the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters in February. The Gold Coast is a fantastic place and I always look forward to going back.” Korda said from her home in the States.
“My family has some great history in Australia and it’s always a thrill for me to play golf there where the fans have been so supportive of my career.”
Korda, who is currently ranked 39 on the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings will be one of the players defending champion Karrie Webb will be watching. Webb, who is going for unprecedented ninth Ladies Masters title, will have to watch out for the long hitting American. Korda finished fifth in the 2013 tournament at Royal Pines, so she likes the layout.
Fellow compatriot Woods, who is the niece of Tiger Woods, will be back and will be looking to improve on her 33rd finish earlier this year. In 2013 Woods played 11 events on the Ladies European Tour and posted three top 20 finishes in her rookie year. The 23-year-old has full exemption on the LET in 2014.
Tournament Chairman Bob Tuohy said “Jessica’s and Cheyenne’s return to the RACV Royal Pines Resort is welcome and has boosted the high quality of field being assembled”.
The Volvik RACV Ladies Masters is supported by Tourism and Events Queensland as part of a growing calendar of sporting, cultural and regional events throughout the State.
The Volvik RACV Ladies Masters will be broadcast from the Gold Coast by ABC Sport, live throughout Australia, on Saturday 8 February between 2:00pm to 6:00pm and Sunday 9 February between 2:00pm to 6:00pm.