Land O’Lakes Legends Classic returns to Twin Cities area in August
Updated: May 18, 2022
Defending Champion Juli Inkster and LPGA Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez Among Field of 40
(Prior Lake, Minn. – April 26, 2022) – The Legends of the LPGA, a tour comprised of some of the greatest names in the history of women’s golf age 45+, returns to the Twin Cities area for the 2nd Annual Land O’Lakes Legends Classic presented by The Meadows at Mystic Lake. The Legends of the LPGA is the official senior tour of the LPGA, showcasing the talents of 15 LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members along with over 100 former LPGA Tour stars, 40 of whom are set to appear in the second installment of this 18-hole pro-am and 36-hole tournament to be staged August 12-14.
“The inaugural event in 2021 was a truly special celebration of women’s golf with the fans who came out to watch the Legends play,” said Michele Redman a four-time Legends champion with two wins on the LPGA Tour who co-owns the event with Jim Lehman, president of Medalist Management and former president of the Minnesota Golf Association. “It was a terrific field with Juli getting the win and so many of the LPGA’s best like Nancy (Lopez) and Rosie (Jones) competing. We’re thrilled to partner once again with Land O’Lakes and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community to welcome an even stronger field to this year’s tournament in August and deliver another unforgettable golf experience to fans in the Twin Cities area.”
Three-time Solheim Cup Captain Juli Inkster, who won 31 times on the LPGA Tour and holds seven major championship titles, made last year’s Land O’Lakes Legends Classic her sixth win on the Legends of the LPGA since her Tour debut in 2015. Inkster will return to defend.
“We are delighted to sponsor the Land O’Lakes Legends Classic and honor the important 70+ year history of the LPGA, the greats of golf, and some friendly competition,” said Kim Olson, chief communications officer of Land O’Lakes, the tournament’s title sponsor based in nearby Arden Hills, Minnesota. “As a Minnesota-based farmer cooperative, we’re thankful for the opportunity to partner with Michele Redman, Jim Lehman and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community to bring this exciting event to life in our own backyard.”
Nancy Lopez, a 48-time LPGA Tour champion who remains the only LPGA player to have earned Player of the Year honors in her rookie season, is slated to tee it up once again on The Meadows at Mystic Lake, a challenging and scenic 18-hole golf course in Prior Lake, Minn. Additions to the field will be announced in the coming weeks.
“The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is excited to welcome back the Land O’Lakes Legends Classic to The Meadows at Mystic Lake for the second consecutive year,” said Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Chairman Keith Anderson. “Last year, we saw some of the best women golfers hit the greens and make lifelong memories at our award-winning golf course. We look forward to the return of LPGA legends and their fans to experience the stunning, yet challenging course at The Meadows at Mystic Lake this August.” The Meadows at Mystic Lake is just 25 minutes southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul.
An 18-hole pro-am featuring teams of four amateurs and a Legend of the LPGA is set for Friday, August 12. To engage as a sponsor or partner or participate as an individual or foursome in the pro-am, please contact Jim Lehman at email@example.com.
Official tournament rounds of 18 holes each will follow on Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14. Four top regional senior women amateurs and 40 Legends of the LPGA will round out the field of 44.
Tickets are $25 per day or $40 for a two-day pass and include free parking. Children 17 and under accompanied by a ticketed adult as well as active and retired military with ID will be granted free admission. For tickets, visit the tournament website or purchase at the main gate on tournament days. The event will follow health and safety protocols established by Tribal Public Health.
For more information about the Land O’Lakes Legends Classic including ticket purchases, parking information, volunteer opportunities and field updates, visit http://www.legendsclassicmn.com and follow the tournament on Instagram and Facebook at @legendsclassicmn.
About Land O’Lakes, Inc. Land O'Lakes, Inc., one of America's premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. With 2021 annual sales of $16 billion, Land O'Lakes is one of the nation's largest cooperatives, ranking 219 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of more than 100 years of operation, Land O'Lakes today operates some of the most respected brands and businesses in agriculture and food production, including Land O’Lakes Dairy Foods, Purina Animal Nutrition, WinField United and Truterra, LLC. The company does business in all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Land O'Lakes, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Arden Hills, Minn.
About the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) is a federally recognized, sovereign Dakota tribal government located southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Following a Dakota tradition of generosity, the SMSC is one of the top philanthropists in Minnesota and is the largest contributor to other tribal governments and causes across the country. It is a strong community partner and a leader in protecting and restoring natural resources. The SMSC’s government, Gaming Enterprise and various other enterprises are collectively the largest employer in Scott County and attract millions of visitors to the region.
About the Legends of the LPGA The Legends of the LPGA is the official senior tour of the LPGA providing competitive opportunities for LPGA Tour professionals and eligible amateurs, age 45 and over. The tour was founded in 2000 by twenty-five veteran LPGA Tour professionals with the goal of continuing to showcase the talents of some of the greatest women golfers of all time. Legends of the LPGA members, including 15 LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members, have combined for over 750 LPGA Tour victories including eighty-four major championships. Legends of the LPGA has helped raise nearly $24 million for charity. For more information on the Legends of the LPGA, visit http://www.legendsofthelpga.com or follow the Legends on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @legendsofthelpga.
Jim Lehman, 612-865-8311, firstname.lastname@example.org
For Land O’Lakes: Brooke Dillon, 621-202-1670
For Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community/The Meadows at Mystic Lake: Madeleine Rush, 651-214-6937, email@example.com
For Legends: Sue Fracker, 617-513-4716, firstname.lastname@example.org