Ko Olina to host LPGA event

The LPGA Tour announced Monday that Ko Olina Golf Club will host the LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented by J Golf.

The new event will be contested April 18-21.

"The LPGA is proud to partner with LOTTE in returning to Hawaii and Ko Olina," said LPGA chief marketing officer Jon Podany. "Both Hawaii and Ko Olina have served as great hosts of the tour in the past, and we look forward to playing in front of the great fans who will come out to support their native daughter Michelle Wie and the rest of the LPGA's global stars."

Ko Olina is no stranger to hosting the LPGA Tour, as the tour had events there from 1990-95 and again from 2006-08.

The event will have a rare Saturday finish. The extra day will help the players competing the following week in Alabama.