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The world’s best female golfers compete for nearly $ 86 million in official prize money
Nine tournaments announce increased wallets, with the CME Group Tour Championship rising to $ 7 million
NAPLES, Fla., November 19, 2021 – The 2022 LPGA Tour Season will feature another year of record cash and play opportunities. With the support of new and long-term partners, LPGA Tour members will battle for $ 85.7 million in official wallets in 2022, the highest sum ever given to the world’s best women golfers at 34 official events.
“The stage will be one of the most exciting years in the history of the LPGA Tour in 2022, with new events, the greatest total award ever, over 500 hours of television coverage and a shared commitment to be the leading professional women’s sport in the world”, said Mollie Marcoux Samaan, Commissioner of the LPGA. “We have never had such a strong team of partners from around the world who see both the commercial value of investing in the LPGA and the opportunity to leverage the partnerships to have a positive impact on their communities and the world. As home to the best women golfers in the world, we will continue to focus on offering a dynamic schedule that will allow players to reach their peak performance in golf and in life, and that will provide the platform to meet young girls and women around the world to inspire. dream big. “
So far, nine tournaments have announced price increases for the 2022 season, including The Chevron Championship ($ 5 million, $ 1.9 million more than 2021) and the AIG Women’s Open ($ 6.8 million, 1.3 Million US dollars more than 2021). As announced on Wednesday, the CME Group Tour Championship prize pool will grow to $ 7 million by the end of the season, 2 million more than in 2021. The winner will receive $ 2 million, the largest first place prize in history of professional women’s golf, and all players who graduate in the championship will receive a minimum of $ 40,000.
Other tournaments that announce higher purse include the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open ($ 2 million, $ 500,000 more than 2021), the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship ($ 1.8 million, $ 300,000 more than 2021), the Pelican Women’s Championship ($ 2 million, $ 250,000 more than 2021), the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational ($ 2.5 million, more than $ 200,000 from 2021), the Meijer LPGA Classic ($ 2.5 million, more than $ 200,000 from 2021) and the HSBC Women’s World Championship ($ 1.7 million, more than $ 100,000 from 2021). Further price increases are expected to be announced as the season progresses.
The 2022 season opens with three weeks in Florida and begins with the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions moving to a new location at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club in Orlando. The Gainbridge LPGA will return to Boca Rio Golf Club in Boca Raton after a year-long stop at Lake Nona, and the Florida trio will culminate in the fourth game of the LPGA Drive On Championship, the date and location to be announced in the coming weeks.
After the usual pre-season swing through Asia with stops in Singapore and Thailand, the tour will spend five weeks in the western region of the United States. At the beginning of April, the golf world is celebrating Mission Hills Country Club and its more than 50-year LPGA Tour history with The Chevron Championship, the first major of the golf season, with a new title sponsor. The LPGA announced in October that the major’s final game would be held in Rancho Mirage, California, in 2022, and the week promises to be an exciting celebration of Dinah Shore, Mission Hills, and the famous Poppie’s Pond jump.
After the Chevron Championship begins, the 2022 women’s major championship season continues with the US Women’s Open returning to the Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club in North Carolina, home to Cristie Kerr’s 2007 national championship. The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship takes place at Maryland’s Congressional Country Club, a five-time men’s main venue that will host its first major women’s event.
A four-event European Swing includes two major championships, starting with the Amundi Evian Championship, the tour’s annual visit to the French Alps. The eagerly awaited visit to the AIG Women’s Open in Muirfield will take place in the first week of August. This is the first time in its illustrious history that the famous links are hosting a major women’s championship.
The season includes two tournaments that will make their calendar debut on the LPGA Tour. The JTBC Championship in Palos Verdes will be held at the Palos Verdes Golf Club in late April and will join the previous week’s JTBC LA Open at the Wilshire Country Club for a two-week tour of the Los Angeles suburbs. In September, the tour visits Kenwood Country Club for the Kroger Queen City Championship presented by P&G, making its first return to Cincinnati since 1989.
After a two-year absence due to the pandemic, the LPGA Tour returns to Canada for the CP Women’s Open at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club in Ontario in late August. It will start a summer sprint across the United States that ends with the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship, which will be held for the first time at the Saticoy Club outside of Los Angeles. The tour then returns to Asia for its fall swing, performing in the People’s Republic of China, Republic of Korea, Chinese Taipei and Japan before ending the season at the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida.
2022 LPGA tour schedule; $ 85.7 million in official wallets (bold = significant; ** = to be confirmed)