LPGA Tour Returns to Shadow Creek with New T-Mobile Match Play Format

With a new title sponsor and a new format,  MGM Resorts International and the LPGA Tour are bringing the best women golfers back to Las Vegas for the T-Mobile Match Play, scheduled for April 3-7, 2024 at Shadow Creek.

For the first time on the LPGA Tour, the event will feature a new format combining stroke and match play. Ninety-six players will compete in stroke-play competition from Wednesday-Friday, with a cut to 65 players (and ties) after 36 holes. After the third round, the top eight players will advance to the weekend’s match play competition that concludes Sunday with the championship match.

“I’m thrilled that T-Mobile has committed to further supporting women’s golf through this event and as a partner of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship,” said Nelly Korda, LPGA Tour star and T-Mobile athlete. “The new format will test all the players and I look forward to competing at Shadow Creek later this spring.”

For the second consecutive year, fans will have the opportunity to purchase a limited number of tickets and watch their favorite LPGA Tour players compete at the exclusive course owned by MGM Resorts. For event and ticket package information, visit T-Mobile Match Play at Shadow Creek.

“The LPGA Tour’s match play event provides us with another opportunity to demonstrate why MGM Resorts and Las Vegas are the leaders in the sports and entertainment industry,” said Lance Evans, MGM Resorts Senior Vice President of Sports and Sponsorships. “We look forward to welcoming T-Mobile as our new partner and offering fans the chance to experience one of the golf season’s most exciting tournaments at Shadow Creek, one of the country’s premier courses.”

T-Mobile and MGM Resorts partnered to further elevate an event already regarded as a popular stop by the world’s best players. The 2024 tournament purse will increase 30% from last year’s event and the organizations will cover every player’s hotel expenses.

“T-Mobile is proud to partner with the LPGA to further support the women’s game. We’re looking forward to enhancing the player and fan experience and elevating this world-class event in a meaningful way,” said Mike Belcher, T-Mobile’s Senior VP, Business Development and Partnerships.

In 2023, the tournament’s field featured MGM Resorts ambassadors Danielle Kang, Anna Nordqvist and Alison Lee as well as top Tour players including Jennifer Kupcho, Leona Maguire and Brooke Henderson. The quarterfinals featured eight players from eight international markets, with Thailand’s Pajaree Anannarukarn earning her second career win in a thrilling match over Japan’s Ayaka Furue.

The Players Challenge, a nine-hole charity match featuring National Football League (NFL) stars, will return for its second year and will be played Sunday, April 7 prior to the championship match.  More information on this event will be announced at a later date.