Here's all you need to know about the 2024 Chevron Championship taking place at The Club at Carlton Woods.

It's time for the first women's Major of the season which, this year, comes straight after the men's first, where Scottie Scheffler showcased his best-in-the-world status by winning his second green jacket at Augusta National. After all eyes were on the Masters, it's time for The Chevron Championship.

Here's all you need to know about the 2024 Chevron Championship

2024 Chevron Championship Fast Facts

  • Championship: This is the 53rd official playing of The Chevron Championship, with the championship being elevated to major status in 1983, as the Nabisco Dinah Shore. The tournament was first contested in 1972.
  • Host: The Club at Carlton Woods (Nicklaus); designed by Jack Nicklaus and opened in 2001. The course has earned numerous accolades including Top 18 Course Designs by Jack Nicklaus, Top 10 Golf Courses in Texas by Golf Digest (2002-2018), Top 20 Golf Courses in Texas by Dallas Morning News (2007-2019), Top 200 Courses in the U.S. by Golf Digest (2013-2017) and the Top 200 Best Residential Courses in America by Golfweek (2008-2020). The Chevron Championship is the first professional golf event that the club has hosted.
  • Set-up: The Club at Carlton Woods (Nicklaus) is 6,889 yards from the white tees and plays to a par of 36-36 = 72. The yardage for each round of the championship will vary due to course setup and conditions.
  • Field: 132 golfers, from 26 countries, will be cut after 36 holes to the low 65 scorers (and ties).
  • Purse: The 2024 purse has been elevated to $7.9 million, with the winner receiving $1.2 million.
  • Champion: Also receives the Chevron Championship trophy and an exemption into the next five U.S. Women's Opens, AIG Women's Opens, KPMG Women's PGA Championships and Evian Championships.
  • Current champion: It came down to a play-off between Lilia Vu and Angel Yin, both in search of their first Major titles but it was Vu who triumphed on the first extra hole after Yin found water.
THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS - APRIL 23: Lilia Vu of the United States celebrates with the trophy after winning in a one-hole playoff during the final round of The Chevron Championship at The Club at Carlton Woods on April 23, 2023 in The Woodlands, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
Lilia Vu - image credit Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

About the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Carlton Woods

The Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Carlton Woods opened in 2001 to rave reviews and high acclaim. Designed personally by Jack Nicklaus, the generous teeing grounds and landing areas wind among lakes and parklands, and the greens feature an intriguing design of undulation and bunkering.

Upon its arrival, the Nicklaus course was named the “Best New Private Course in Texas” and “#3 Best New Private Course in the U.S.” by Golf Digest. In 2014, Jack Nicklaus named his course at Carlton Woods one of the Top 18 Course Designs in his illustrious career.

“The course we have created at Carlton Woods takes full advantage of the beautifully wooded terrain in this area of the country. The Club at Carlton Woods will test the purist, embrace those fortunate ones just beginning the game and reward all with a memorable golfing experience.”

Following the 2023 Chevron Championship, the Nicklaus course underwent major renovation that affected all 18 holes.

The renovations included a new irrigation system on the course, sand capped fairways, newly constructed bunkers moved closer to the greens and every green was rebuilt to USGA specifications and standards.

Let's hear from the contenders

There's no doubt that the majority of eyes will be on Nelly Korda this week. The World Number one has won the last four tournaments she has played and is looking to add a second Major to her 2021 KPMG Women's PGA title.

With comparisons to Scottie Scheffler and vice versa. Will Nelly draw inspiration from her World Number one counter part?

"I don't think anyone can ever say anything bad about Scottie. I love his morals, I love his attitude out there. I just love the way he goes about his business. He inspires so many around him, including myself.

"Obviously, as he even said, he wants to win every tournament he tees it up in. That's every girl that's out here competing, too. I think that you just have to go about your business. You can get lost in the articles, lost in the expectations, but I think if you just stick to your true self, I feel like you can live in your own bubble and enjoy it a lot more."

Defending Champion Lilia Vu has been battling a back injury that she has had on and off since 2022. After winning two of the five Majors last year, how is the 26-year-old feeling coming into this week?

"It's been a rough couple of months battling with my injury. It's been a little scary. I've definitely cried a lot on the range sometimes because my back just couldn't hold up. I definitely feel a lot better than I did at PV [Palos Verdes] and Phoenix. I would say we're basically 95% there. If I stay healthy this week I think I'll be able to do what I need to do."

Making her first professional start at this Major is 20-year-old Rose Zhang, although she played in this Major when it was the ANA Inspiration as an amateur, this will be her first time at Carlton Woods. Ahead of the Championship, the American discussed her strong form in Majors (she finished Top 10 in three of the four Majors she played last year):

"All the majors, they always play tough. There is a reason they're called major championships at prestigious venues. These venues in particular really challenge all parts of one's game. So being able to really understand course management, understand commitment when you're out there with your game plan, it's all just part of being able to perform well when you're at a major level.

"Last year I did take it into my stride. I played major championships before as an amateur that gave me a little bit of experience into what the atmosphere is like, so that definitely helped me a lot last year. Going into this year I think the mindset is the same.

"Know that out there you're going to be having to play tough conditions and the setup definitely isn't going to be easy. So understanding how to get and navigate your way around the course is more important."

View the first and second round pairings and tee times via the link here. Korda and Vu play with fellow Major winner Minjee Lee, whilst Zhang plays with Hyo Joo Kim and Nasa Hataoka.

How to watch the 2024 Chevron Championship

In the UK, you can watch live coverage of The Chevron Championship on Sky Sports Mix and Sky Sports Main Event. Coverage starts on Thursday, April 18 at 3pm (BST). There will be 20 hours of live coverage across the four days of the Major. You can also watch for free via Sky Sports Golf YouTube.

In America, ESPN+ will stream featured group coverage of The Chevron Championship. Golf fans will be able to watch more than 40 hours of live coverage of the featured groups from approximately 9am to 8pm ET on Thursday, April 18, and Friday, April 19, and from 8am to 5pm ET on Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21.

Daily highlights coverage will also be available via the LPGA YouTube channel.

Follow the Chevron Championship live leaderboard link here.