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LPGA to debut ‘Raceway Golf’ event in Jamaica next April

It will be the Tour’s first visit to the Caribbean in 20 years. From AP-

The LPGA will be trying out a new format in Jamaica next year called “Raceway Golf,” which organizers hope will appeal to the purists and attract new fans to golf.

The Mojo 6 has a $1 million purse and will be held April 15-16 at Cinnamon Hill Golf Course in Montego Bay, the first time in two decades that the LPGA has an event in the Caribbean.

Suzann Pettersen, Paula Creamer and Christina Kim already have signed up for the event.

Raceway Golf pits 16 top players against each other in a series of six-hole matches. On the first day, each player has three six-hole matches to accumulate points. The top eight players advance to the second day and compete in single-elimination, with three matches required to win.

A full field event would have more ideal than a gimmicky invitational. Then beggars can’t be choosers.

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