Six time LPGA Tour winner in 2013, Inbee Park has withdrawn from The Safeway Classic Presented by Coca Cola for the Labor Day weekend. The number one Rolex player has flu-like symptoms and will return for the Evian Classic in two weeks. Mika Miyazato will defend her 2012 title at The Columbia Edgewater Golf Course in Portland, Oregon. Action gets underway on Thursday morning.
Miyazato beat Brittany Lincicome, and Inbee park by two strokes in the 2012 event, and became the third Japanese player to win this tournament which began in 1972. Ai Miyazato won here in 2010, and Ayaka Okamoto won in 1986.
The Columbia Edgewater Golf Course is a 6465 yard par 72 layout for the ladies, and will provide a stern test for players getting ready for the years final major at The Evian in Paris. European star, Suzann Pettersen won here in 2011, and the tournament was owned by Annika Sorenstam in the early part of the last decade.
The players will be playing for a $1.3 Million Dollar purse, and the tournament supports various charities in the Portland area.
You can see the Safeway Classic on The Golf Channel
Aug 29 – GC 5:30 PM-8:30 PM ET
Aug 30 – GC 6:30 PM-8:30 PM ET
Aug 31 – GC 6:30 PM-8:30 PM ET
Sep 1 – GC 7:00 PM-9:30 PM ET