Nothing is "the same" in the new world of COVID 19. Yes there is a vaccine but the disease is still causing havoc.
The good news for LPGA fans is that the 2021 ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer is on the calendar, slated for September 27-October 3 at Seaview, A Dolce Resort. While not occupying "normal" dates kicking off the summer shore season the new dates will allow more time to attack the disease.
While other events were cancelled by the LPGA because of the pandemic, the ShopRite was held - without fans. For 2021 there is a full 34 event world class schedule, with more than $76M up for grabs. "We have a great schedule and hopefully the pandemic is overcome," said commissioner Mike Whan. "This has been a difficult year but we are optimistic about the future."
The ShopRite annually attracts some of the finest golfers in the world, who love the Seaview Bay Course, the amenities of the Atlantic City area, and --- hopefully --- boisterous fans. Oh, and the $1,750,000 purse helps whet the appetite.
The event's list of champion includes numerous Hall of Famers, and the competition is intense and watched by millions around the world. Mel Reid claimed the 2020 event with a sparkling 19-under-par score.