Leona Maguire will be after a second career LPGA Tour title at this week’s Mizuho Americas Open (1-4 June) at Liberty National in New Jersey.
— Mizuho Americas Open (@MizuhoLPGA) June 1, 2023
So far, Maguire has been on top form this season and has already commuted across the US and over to the Middle East and Far East for events. She is in for a busy few weeks ahead, including the KPMG Irish Open and Solheim Cup in autumn.
The Cavan golfer has already notched up three top 10 finishes on the LGPA Tour this season, most recently finishing joint-third in the semi-final of the Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Played great golf this week but came up just short in the semis. It was a treat to play at Shadow Creek for the @LPGAMatchPlay and thanks @MGMResortsIntl for the hospitality
Wish we played courses as pure as that every week! 🤩
NYC here we come 🗽✈️ #onwardsandupwards pic.twitter.com/kYzffNjEMH
— Leona Maguire (@leona_maguire) May 28, 2023
She has continued to put much planning into her future training, as she told The Irish Times: “I’m trying to make improvements all the time. My driving was something that we’ve put particular attention into in the last few weeks and months, getting the accuracy of that up, and I drove the ball really well last week, so we’re working on that all the time.”
Maguire has also added an educational spin to her golf this season. From this week on up to the KPMG Irish Open at Dromoland Castle in September every birdie (a score of one-under-par) she makes in a tournament play (a score of one-under-par) will see one children’s book donated by KPMG to local schools in Newmarket-on-Fergus and a number of DEIS schools around Dromoland Castle. This is a part of KPMGs “Books for Birdies” initiative and starts with the Americas Open and will finish on the Sunday of the Irish Open.
KPMG are turning birdies into books with Leona Maguire. For every birdie achieved by @leona_maguire and the players at the @KPMGWomensOpen, we will donate books to local schools https://t.co/PpLFPr7RGA #KPMGbooksforbirdies #InspiringTheFuture pic.twitter.com/PHcIuVzanZ
— KPMG Ireland (@KPMG_Ireland) June 1, 2023
“Education has always been close to my heart,” Maguire said to The Irish Times. “It’s a really nice initiative, I think, and an extra incentive for me over the coming weeks and summer months to try and make as many birdies as I can to get as many schoolbooks as possible for the kids for KPMG.”
The 28-year-old will tee off at the Mizuho Americas Open today at 6.10pm Eastern Time.