LPGA TOUR ANNOUNCES RECORD SCHEDULE FOR 2023 | LPGA

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The world’s best female golfers vie for more than $101 million in official prize money, highest total in tour history

NAPLES, FL, November 18, 2022 – In a breakthrough moment in women’s sports history, athletes on the LPGA Tour, the leading global destination for professional golfers, will compete for more than $101 million in official purses in 2023 The LPGA announced today that the 2023 schedule will include 33 events Officially, with a total official prize pool of $101.4 million, along with the biannual Solheim Cup and Hanwha LIFEPLUS International Cup matches.

“Because of our amazing athletes, partners, volunteers and fans, 2023 will be a landmark year for the LPGA Tour,” said PGA Commissioner Molly Marco Semaan. “The schedule features new events, soaring portfolios, unique formats and world-class golf courses. Our athletes play for more prize money than at any time in history, and we have over 500 hours of television broadcasts. All of these things combine to make the LPGA the premier women’s professional sports property in The LPGA Tour has never had better or more committed partners who see the business value in investing in women’s sports and who understand how their partnerships uplift women and girls on and off the golf course.As home to the world’s best golfers, the LPGA provides a platform to inspire young girls and women to pursue their dreams big “.

The 2023 World Schedule will take the LPGA Tour to 11 states across the United States and 12 countries and territories. Kicking off the season at the annual Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions, the Tour will visit Asia before heading to the Superstation Mountain Golf Club in Gold Canyon, Arizona, for the fifth LPGA Drive On Championship tournament. Superstition Mountain, the home club of many LPGA Tour stars, hosted Safeway International from 2004-2008, with Hall-of-Fame winners Annika Sorenstam (2004, 2005), Juli Inkster (2006) and Lorena Ochoa (2007, 2008).

The club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas will make its debut as host to the Chevron Championship, the first women’s major championship of the season, with a newly high purse of $5.1 million. The following week, the JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro will join the tour schedule at the Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles, with a purse of $3 million.

New Jersey will host four events in 2023, starting with the Cognizant Founders Cup at Upper Montclair Country Club in Clifton, the LPGA Tour’s annual celebration of the past, present, and future of the women’s game. The Mizuho Americas Open at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City will feature 24 elite amateurs competing in a concurrent AJGA Invitational, playing alongside their professional champions. The Bay Course in Atlantic City’s Seaview will host the 35th ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer, and the swing tour through the Garden State will finish with a minimum purse of $9 million at the KPMG Women’s Championship, its second elite women’s competition. It will be held on the lower course at the famous Paltossroll Golf Club in Springfield.

Two weeks later, the US Women’s Open presented by ProMedica will bring 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 in one of the most famous stadiums in the country.

In July and August, the tour will make its regular swing across Europe, opening in France with Amundi Evian starring and a $6.5 million purse. The AIG Ladies Open, which will be contested with a minimum purse of $7.3 million, will be held at Walton Heath, host venue of the 1981 Ryder Cup. The LPGA Tour will then compete across the United States and Canada before returning to Asia for October.

The 2023 competitive schedule will culminate in back-to-back events along the southwest Florida coast. Ginbridge’s ANNIKA at Pelican, which has a $3.25 million purse, will welcome 72-time LPGA Tour winner Annika Sorenstam as official host of the tournament. Finally, the season will end at Tiburon Golf Club for the CME Group Tour Championship, where the winner will take home $2 million, the largest individual prize in women’s golf history.

The 2023 season will also feature two exciting team competitions. The Hanwha LIFEPLUS International Crown, a collegiate playing competition showcasing the best golfers from the top eight countries around the world, will return to the LPGA Tour calendar for the first time since 2018 and will be held at the iconic TPC Harding in San Francisco. Park on May 4-7. And from September 22-24, the Solheim Cup, pitting the top 12 American players against the top 12 European players, will be held in Finca Cortesin, Spain.

2023 LPGA Tour Schedule; $101.4 million in official wallets

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