Kildeer, Illinois (June 23, 2018)
– Jenny Haglund of Sweden has accepted a special exemption to compete in the 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
, June 26 – July 1, 2018, at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer, Illinois.
Haglund turned professional in 2016 after playing collegiately at Southern Methodist University, where she was a four- year all-conference selection and is the Mustangs’ all-time scoring leader (73.55). Haglund finished second in the 2016 LET Access Series Order of Merit rankings. As a result, she was promoted to the Ladies European Tour.
"I am very thankful for this opportunity and I really look forward to playing in another major at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship,” said Haglund. “Last year, I played my way into the Ricoh Women's British Open and it was just awesome. I turn 25 next week, so it is safe to say I couldn't have asked for a better birthday present."
In April, Haglund earned her first career Ladies European Tour title at the 2018 Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco. Following her playoff victory, Haglund rose from 276 to 204 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings and is now ranked 190 in the world. Haglund currently sits atop the official money list for both the LET and the Symetra Tour, the LPGA’s official development tour and “Road to the LPGA,” where she has a win at the 2018 Symetra Classic and two additional top-five finishes this season.
The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship – a collaboration of the PGA of America, KPMG and the LPGA Tour – continues the rich tradition of the LPGA Championship. Broadcast in partnership with NBC and Golf Channel, the Championship offers a purse among the richest in women’s golf. The event combines an annual major golf championship with the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit and the KPMG Future Leaders Program – all focused on the development, advancement and empowerment of women on and off the golf course.
Golf Channel will televise the first two rounds of the 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, Thursday, June 28, and Friday, June 29, live from 11-3 pm ET. NBC coverage of the final two rounds takes place on Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1, from 3-6 pm ET.