Nocera accepts sponsor exemption for 2015 KPMG Women's PGA Championship

Gwladys Nocera
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Gwladys Nocera, the top player on the Ladies European Tour, has accepted a special exemption to compete in the 2015 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

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Published: Thursday, June 04, 2015 | 10:46 a.m.

NEW YORK (June 3, 2015) -- Gwladys Nocera, the top player on the Ladies European Tour and France’s Solheim Cup points list leader, has accepted a special exemption to compete in the historic 2015 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, to be conducted June 9-14, at Westchester Country Club in Harrison, New York.

The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship features a $3.5 million purse, among the highest in women’s golf. For the first time, the Championship will be operated by the PGA of America in partnership with the LPGA.

Nocera, 40, has won 14 times on the LET, including a victory this spring in Morocco. Ranked No. 1 on the LET Order of Merit, she joins a superstar field of women’s golf champions that includes defending champion Inbee Park, Stacy Lewis, Paula Creamer and Michelle Wie. The exemption was extended to Nocera by the PGA of America.

Carrying on the 60-year legacy of the LPGA Championship, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship is a unique collaboration of KPMG, the PGA of America, and the LPGA Tour, and golf’s only major championship in the New York Metro area this year.

Golf Channel will televise the first two rounds of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, Thursday, June 11 and Friday, June 12, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET. NBC coverage of the final two rounds is Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET.