Commissioner Mike Whan and the LPGA released the 2012 schedule — which, for the most part, resembles the one that mysteriously appeared in my inbox just before the new year, but fills in some of the blanks. As previously noted on this site, there are at least five new events, four of which are in North America. So far the schedule features 27 tournaments, up from 23 last year — the only one missing is the “New China Event.”
The biggest surprise is the return to Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va., one of the players’ favorite tour stops, which was last played in 2009. The Kingsmill Championship will be held September 6-9 and sponsored by Kingsmill and Xanterra Parks & Resorts. It appears this is the “New Domestic Event” noted on the tentative schedule (moved a week later than it had been previously penciled in).