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The world’s top female golfers will compete for more than $101 million in official prize money, the highest total in Tour history
NAPLES, Fla., November 18, 2022 – In a watershed moment in the history of women’s sports, athletes on the LPGA Tour, the world’s premier destination for female professional golfers, will compete for more than $101 million in official purses in 2023. The LPGA announced today that the 2023 schedule will feature 33 official events with a total official prize pool of $101.4 million, along with the biennial Solheim Cup and Hanwha LIFEPLUS International Crown.
“Thanks to our athletes, partners, volunteers and incredible fans, 2023 will be the year of the LPGA Tour,” said LPGA Commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan. “The schedule features new events, increased purses, unique formats and world-class golf courses. Our athletes are playing for bigger totals than at any time in history and we have over 500 hours of television coverage. All of these things combine to make the LPGA the premier professional women’s sports venue in the world. The LPGA Tour has never had better or more committed partners who see the commercial value in investing in women’s sports and who understand how their partnership elevates women and girls on and off the golf course. As the home of the world’s best female golfers, the LPGA provides a platform to inspire young girls and women to dream big.”
The 2023 worldwide schedule will take the LPGA Tour to 11 states across the United States and 12 countries and regions. Beginning with the annual season opener at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions, the Tour will visit Asia before heading to Superstition Mountain Golf Club in Gold Canyon, Arizona for the fifth edition of the LPGA Drive On Championship. Home to many LPGA Tour stars, Superstition Mountain hosted the 2004-2008 Safeway International with a roster of Hall of Fame winners Annika Sorenstam (2004, 2005), Juli Inkster (2006) and Loren Ochoa (2007, 2008).
The club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas will make its debut as host of The Chevron Championship, the first women’s major of the season, with a newly increased purse of $5.1 million. Next week, the JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro joins the tour schedule at Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles and boasts a $3 million purse.
New Jersey will host four events in 2023, starting with the Cognizant Founders Cup at Upper Montclair Country Club in Clifton, an annual celebration of the past, present and future of the women’s game on the LPGA Tour. The Mizuho Americas Open at Jersey City Liberty National Golf Club will feature 24 elite female amateurs competing in the concurrent AJGA Invitational, playing alongside their professional heroines. The Bay Course at Seaview in Atlantic City will host the 35th ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer, and the Garden State move will be capped by at least $9 million in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, only the second elite women’s event. which will be held on the Lower Course at the famous Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield.
Two weeks later, the US Women’s Open presented by ProMedica will bring female professional golfers to Pebble Beach for the first time, adding a new page to a history book that includes seven men’s majors. Players will compete for a minimum of $10 million at one of the most popular venues in the country.
In July and August, the Tour will make its usual wave through Europe, starting in France with the Amundi Evian Championship and a purse of $6.5 million. The AIG Women’s Open, which will compete for a purse of at least $7.3 million, will be held at Walton Heath, home of the 1981 Ryder Cup. The LPGA Tour will then play in the United States and Canada before returning to Asia in October.
The 2023 competition program will culminate with follow-up events along the Southwest Florida coast. THE ANNIKA driven by Gainbridge at Pelican, with a purse of $3.25 million, will welcome 72-time LPGA Tour winner Annika Sorenstam as the official host of the tournament. The season will finally end at Tiburon Golf Club’s CME Group Tour Championship, where the winner will receive $2 million, the largest single prize in women’s golf history.
The 2023 season will also feature two exciting team competitions. The Hanwha LIFEPLUS International Crown, a team match competition featuring the top female golfers from the world’s top eight nations, will return to the LPGA Tour calendar for the first time since 2018 and will be held at San Francisco’s renowned TPC Harding. Park May 4-7. And on September 22-24, Finca Cortesin in Spain will host the Solheim Cup, featuring the top 12 US players versus the top 12 European players.
LPGA Tour 2023 Schedule; $101.4 million in official purses
(bold = major; * = to be confirmed; italics = unofficial)
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