LPGA Tour adds match play tournament to 2010 schedule

Get ready to fill out your brackets.The LPGA Tour announced Tuesday it will stage a 64-player match play tournament May 20-23 at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, N.J. The $1.5 million Sybase Match Play Championship will be broadcast on Golf Channel, and the winner will earn $375,000, the third largest prize on Tour.The Sybase Classic, held last year at Upper Montclair Country Club, dropped off the 2010 schedule after tournament organizer Octagon Worldwide failed to reach a deal with Essex County Country Club in West Orange, N.J.Tuesday's announcement means the LPGA Tour will continue to have an event in the New York City metropolitan area. But Hamilton Farms isn't a new venue for the Tour. The HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship was held there in 2005 and 2006.

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by Kevin Cunningham