By Doug Kelly and Kelly Kelly
It’s quite inspiring to watch the lady pros crunch 270-yard drives, hit precision iron shots and sink putts with far more regularity than I’ve ever done it. Kelly and I spent Saturday afternoon as media members of the gallery at the Pelican Women’s Championship held at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Florida, which this year runs from November 11 – 14, 2021 and is presented by Konica Minolta and Raymond James.
After an afternoon shower stopped play for about an hour, the resumption of golf entailed only a soft wind and softer greens, making for lots of scores in the 60s on the par 70 layout.
We watched a junior clinic headed by touring legend Chi Chi Rodgriguez and two lady pros who’d finished their round,
and I couldn’t refrain from posing in front of my dream car — a Lamborghini.
Anyone getting an ace during the tourney receives a free two-year luxury lease!
Pelican Village, presented by Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, provided free giveaways from vendors, miniature golf and games for kids, and food options.
Today wraps up the championship, with Lexi Thompson and Nelli Korda sharing the 54-hole lead at 16-under par. It’s gonna be a thrilling finish and it’s televised!
Rolex Rankings No. 1 and Bradenton, FL native Nelly Korda recorded eight birdies on Saturday for a 7-under par 63. Eleven-time LPGA Tour champion Lexi Thompson found her way to six birdies to shoot a third-round 65. These two Americans are tied for the 54-hole lead at 16-under overall.
Visit the final day of the Championship for yourself or follow the excitement:
Tournament: @pelicanlpga and #PelicanLPGA
LPGA Tour: @LPGA and @LPGAMedia (Twitter), @lpga_tour (Instagram), #DriveOn
TV TIMES (all times Eastern on Golf Channel)
Sunday, November 14: Tape Delayed from 7:30-10:30 p.m.
LIVESTREAM TIMES (all times Eastern on NBC Sports App and golfchannel.com)
Sunday, November 14: 1-4 p.m.
FEATURED HOLE COVERAGE (all times Eastern on Peacock in U.S. and lpga.com for International)
Sunday, November 14: Live from 9:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHITELINE PAR AND YARDAGE
35-35—70; 6,353 yards (subject to change through the start of the tournament)
108 players; 72 holes, stroke play, cut to top 70 and ties after 36 holes
LPGA – www.lpga.com