LPGA returns to LA after 13-year absence

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LOS ANGELES (AP) The LPGA is returning to Los Angeles after a 13-year absence with a $1.5 million tournament in April.

The HUGEL-JTBC Open will be played April 19-22 at Wilshire Country Club, which has hosted previous LPGA, PGA and Champions Tour events.

The 72-hole event announced Wednesday is part of the tour's California swing that includes the year's first major, the ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage, Kia Classic in Carlsbad and a tournament in San Francisco.

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