World No. 1 LPGA star Lydia Ko surprises top junior golfers in LA with golf challenge to launch ANA Inspiration

The LPGA’s No. 1 golfer and reigning ANA Inspiration champion, Lydia Ko, took time during her off-week to surprise three top AJGA golfers in Los Angeles to officially launch the 2017 ANA Inspiration – the opening LPGA major championship of the season, held at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif., March 27 – April 2, 2017.

ANA Inspiration amateur invitations announced

Tournament officials today announced that American Hannah O’Sullivan and Switzerland’s Albane Valenzuela will headline the group of six amateur invitations to the 2017 ANA Inspiration. The duo, who shared Low Amateur honors at last year’s tournament, will be joined by 2016 ANA Junior Inspiration winner Andrea Lee, 2016 U.S Amateur winner Eun-Jeong Seong, World No. 7 Katelyn Dambaugh and Thailand’s Paphangkorn Tavatanakit.

All Nippon Airways upgrades ANA Junior Inspiration tournament to one of the most prestigious events in girls’ golf

The ANA Inspiration, the LPGA’s most iconic major championship, announced today that it will be making a major upgrade and expanding its ANA Junior Inspiration tournament. For the first time in its history, the ANA Junior Inspiration will become an official American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) invitational based on Polo Golf Rankings points.