The LPGA and Swinging Skirts Golf Foundation announced late Thursday they mutually agreed to cancel the 2023 Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA, scheduled for Oct. 26-29, due to operational factors.
The tournament hasn’t been held since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship debuted in 2011 at the height of Yani Tseng’s LPGA career. Tseng won the first edition while ranked No. 1 in the world. Nelly Korda won the last two editions in 2018 and ’19.
An LPGA statement included the following: “The LPGA Tour is thankful for Chairman Wang, the GAROC and the Swinging Skirts Foundation team for providing opportunities for LPGA Tour athletes since 2014 and their continued dedication for growing women’s golf in Chinese Taipei, as well as the countless fans and volunteers who have supported the event in its history.”
Early next week, the LPGA will announce plans for a new tournament scheduled for the week of Oct. 22. The Swinging Skirts event fell in the midst of a four-tournament fall Asian swing that included stops in China, South Korea and Japan.