Pernilla Lindberg and Georgia Hall in action at the 2018 ISPS Handa Women & # 39; s Australian Open. Images: Getty
These are the first two main reasons to book your ticket for the 2019 ISPS Handa Women & # 39; s Australian Open.
Reigning champions Georgia Hall and Pernilla Lindberg have committed to play at The Grange Golf Club, from February 14-17, the first big names of many who will be in South Australia this summer.
Because tickets for the first national championship will be put on the market in the schedule of the LPGA Tour of 2019, the two bustling Europeans are overjoyed to return Down Under.
Englishwoman Hall, 22, became the third local player to win the Women & # 39; s British Open, as it became a major when she triumphed in August.
In her first full year on the LPGA Tour, it was her first victory since the 2016 Vic Open on 13th Beach, making Australia one of her most memorable stops on tour
"I would like to come to Australia to start my season," said Hall, who had previously played the Women's Australian Open twice before, and both times finished in the top 15.
"It will be great to be back in Adelaide to compete against such a strong field in a beautiful part of the world.
"It's always such a nice week, I'm already looking forward to it."
Swede Lindberg (32) made a similar career breakthrough last year in winning the ANA Inspiration, also for her first LPGA Tour victory.
She, too, can not wait to start the search for a new one in a place she has become fond of.
"February will be my tenth year in a row at the Women's Australian Open, so it clearly shows that I love it", said Lindberg.
"It's a great way to start my season in Australia, and every golf course on the rotation in Adelaide is in good condition and always a great test.
"Not only that, but there is always good weather and good food, also in Adelaide.There are so many different things that make me excited to come back."
Tournament director Trevor Herden is very pleased with the enthusiasm of the great champions.
"Both Georgia and Pernilla have been very excited to go back to South Australia and I'm sure the crowd will notice that when they see them in The Grange," he said.
"It is a great testament to the tournament that great champions want to attend and we are very proud that both women have committed themselves to Adelaide."
Tickets are officially on sale through Ticketek and remain some of the best value in the sport for $ 25 ($ 19 concession) per day, or $ 75 ($ 57 concession) for a four-day season pass when pre-booked. Children under 16 are free.
The tournament is fully sanctioned by the LPGA Tour and the ALPG.
The ISPS Handa Women & # 39; s Australian Open is supported by the South Australian government through the South Australian Tourism Commission and Events South Australia.