Spring golf season is here, and so is the annual Kia Classic April 6th, 2015

Whenever we are invited to be part of extraordinary moments in sports, we feel nothing but passion and excitement. Continuing on from our sponsorship of major football tournaments, including the FIFA World Cup, Copa América and UEFA EURO™, as well as partnerships with the NBA and Australian Open, Kia is also the Official Automotive Partner of the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association). This year, we gladly served once again as the title sponsor of the sixth annual Kia Classic, which was held at Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad, California from March 24 to March 29.


The 144 best female golfers from around the world competed for a chance to win US$255,000 in 1st place prize money and a new K900 luxury sedan. The Kia Classic has been a remarkable success, attracting a gallery of 60,000 to the course and 250 million viewers watching the tournament all around the globe. Check out the beautiful golf course and the happy winner in the photos below!

Cristie Kerr, an American player with 18 years on the LPGA tour, took home the Kia Classic trophy for her first win in two years.

Mirim Lee took second place.

World number one ranked Lydia Ko finished in third place.

Autograph event with Michelle Wie, one of Kia’s brand ambassadors

Kia K900 (Quoris), the official vehicle of the LPGA

As the warmer season approaches, the Kia Classic is just one of the many sports events to come over the rest of the year. We are super excited to share the memorable moments-to-come from our numerous partnerships with sports fans around the world. Check back often for updates here on Kia BUZZ.