Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G Sets Fall Dates for 2022
ROGERS, Ark. – The Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G celebrated its 15th anniversary last month, with Nasa Hataoka claiming the 2021 #NWAChampionship title. The event featured a week-long schedule of community-driven events including the 5k @ the LPGA benefiting Mercy, the BITE Experience @ the LPGA and various kids programming. Announced today, the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G will return next fall, slated to take place September 19-25, 2022, at Pinnacle Country Club.
“The Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G is a wonderful tradition for our community, offering an affordable and accessible event for the entire region to enjoy,” stated Dan Bartlett, Walmart Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs. “We are looking forward to the return of the #NWAChampionship next fall and for the opportunity to continue to use the tournament as a platform to make a positive impact in our home region.”
Fans returned for the 2021 edition of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G, which took place September 20-26 at Pinnacle Country Club. Highlights from the week included charitable contributions to the NWA Food Bank and Arkansas Children’s Hospital Northwest, the debut of a new culinary experience onsite at the tournament, the BITE Experience @ the LPGA, and seven current or former Razorbacks competing in the tournament field. Additionally, 57 volunteers were recognized for their service throughout all 15 years of the #NWAChampionship.
“As we celebrated our 15th anniversary, it was great to have fans back and many other activities on the course so the people of Northwest Arkansas could enjoy world class golf in person,” said Jay Allen, Tournament Chairman. “We are grateful for the support of our many community stakeholders, long-term volunteers, and corporate partners for the past 15 years and are excited to build upon that momentum next fall.”
Japan’s Nasa Hataoka earned her fifth LPGA career title in historic fashion at the 2021 #NWAChampionship after shooting a final-round 67 and becoming the third two-time winner of the tournament. She made a hole-in-one during her first two rounds at Pinnacle Country Club (11th and 6th holes, respectively), becoming only the fifth player to record two aces in an LPGA Tour event, and the first to do so since 2016.
Ticket and volunteer opportunities for the 2022 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G will be announced in early 2022. For more information, visit www.NWAChampionship.com or follow the tournament’s social media @NWAChampionship.