World’s best female golfers to compete for more than $101 million in official prize money in 2023, the highest total in the Tour’s history
In a breakthrough moment in the history of women’s sports, the athletes of the LPGA Tour, the world’s leading destination for female professional golfers, will compete for more than $101 million in official purses in 2023.
The LPGA has announced that the 2023 schedule will comprise 33 official events, with a total official prize fund of $101.4 million, along with the biennial playings of the Solheim Cup and the Hanwha LIFEPLUS International Crown.
“Because of our athletes, partners, volunteers and incredible fans, 2023 will be a banner year for the LPGA Tour,” said LPGA Commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan.
“The schedule features new events, elevated purses, unique formats and world-class golf courses. Our athletes are playing for more total prize money than any time in history, and we have over 500 hours of broadcast television. All those things combine to make the LPGA the leading women’s professional sports property 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 partnerships elevate women and girls on and off the golf course. As the home to the world’s best female golfers, the LPGA provides a platform to inspire young girls and women to dream big.”
The LPGA Tour will visit 12 countries in 2023
The 2023 global schedule will take the LPGA Tour to 11 states across the United States and 12 countries and regions. Starting with the annual season kickoff 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 playing of the LPGA Drive On Championship. Superstition Mountain, the home club for numerous LPGA Tour stars, hosted the 2004-2008 Safeway International, with a Hall-of-Fame list of winners in 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 of The Chevron Championship, the first women’s major of the season, with a newly elevated purse of $5.1 million. The following week, the JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro will join the Tour schedule at Wilshire Golf Club in Los Angeles, boasting 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, the LPGA Tour’s annual celebration of the past, present and future of the women’s game. The Mizuho Americas Open at Jersey City’s Liberty National Golf Club will include 24 elite female amateurs competing in a concurrent AJGA Invitational, playing alongside their professional heroes. The Bay Course at Seaview in Atlantic City will host the 35th playing of the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer, and the swing through the Garden State will end with a minimum $9 million purse at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, just the second elite women’s competition to be held on the Lower Course at the famed Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield.
Pebble Beach will host a women's Major for the first time
Two weeks later, the U.S. 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 at least $10 million at one of the country’s most popular venues.
In July and August, the Tour will make its usual swing through Europe, opening in France with the Amundi Evian Championship and its $6.5 million purse. The AIG Women’s Open, which will be contested with a purse of at least $7.3 million, will take place at Walton Heath, host venue for the 1981 Ryder Cup. The LPGA Tour will then compete across the United States and Canada before heading back to Asia for the month of October.
The 2023 competitive schedule will culminate with back-to-back events along the Southwestern Florida coast. THE ANNIKA driven by Gainbridge at Pelican, featuring a purse of $3.25 million, will welcome 72-time LPGA Tour winner Annika Sorenstam as the official tournament host. Finally, the season will end at Tiburon Golf Club for the CME Group Tour Championship, with the winner receiving $2 million, the largest single prize in the history of women’s golf.
The 2023 season will also feature two exhilarating team competitions. The Hanwha LIFEPLUS International Crown, a team match-play competition that showcases the best female golfers from the top eight countries across the globe, will return to the LPGA Tour calendar for the first time since 2018 and will be held at San Francisco’s famed TPC Harding Park on May 4-7. And on Sept. 22-24, the Solheim Cup, featuring the 12 best U.S. players versus the 12 best European players, will be held at Finca Cortesin in Spain.
2023 LPGA Tour Schedule; $101.4 Million in Official Purses
(bold = major; * = to be confirmed; italic = unofficial)
|Jan. 19-22||Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions Lake Nona G. and C.C., Orlando, Florida||$1.5M|
|Feb. 23-26||Honda LPGA Thailand Siam C.C. (Old Course), Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand||$1.7M|
|March 2-5||HSBC Women's World Championship Sentosa G.C., Singapore||$1.8M|
|March 9-12||Blue Bay LPGA Jian Lake Blue Bay G.C., Hainan Island, People’s Republic of China||$2.1M|
|March 23-26||LPGA Drive On Championship Superstition Mountain G.C., Gold Canyon, Arizona||$1.75M|
|March 30 - April 2||DIO Implant LA Open Palos Verdes G.C., Palos Verdes Estates, California||$1.75M|
|April 12-15||LOTTE Championship presented by Hoakalei Hoakalei C.C., Ewa Beach, Oahu, Hawaii||$2M|
|April 20-23||The Chevron Championship The Club at Carlton Woods, The Woodlands, Texas||$5.1M|
|April 27-30||JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro Wilshire G.C., Los Angeles, California||$3M|
|May 4-7||Hanwha LIFEPLUS International Crown TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, California||$2M|
|May 11-14||Cognizant Founders Cup Upper Montclair C.C., Clifton, New Jersey||$3M|
|May 24-28||Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play presented by MGM Rewards Shadow Creek, Las Vegas, Nevada||$1.5M|
|June 1-4||Mizuho Americas Open Liberty National G.C., Jersey City, New Jersey||$2.75M|
|June 9-11||ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer Seaview, A Dolce Hotel (Bay Course), Galloway, New Jersey||$1.75M|
|June 15-18||Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give Blythefield C.C., Grand Rapids, Michigan||$2.5M|
|June 22-25||KPMG Women's PGA Championship Baltusrol G.C. (Lower Course), Springfield, New Jersey||$9M*|
|July 6-9||U.S. Women’s Open presented by ProMedica Pebble Beach G.L., Pebble Beach, California||$10M*|
|July 13-16||Greater Toledo LPGA Classic Highland Meadows G.C., Sylvania, Ohio||$1.75M|
|July 19-22||Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational Midland C.C., Midland, Michigan||$2.7M|
|July 27-30||Amundi Evian Championship Evian Resort G.C., Evian-les-Bains, France||$6.5M|
|Aug. 3-6||Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open Dundonald Links, Ayrshire, Scotland||$2M|
|Aug. 10-13||AIG Women’s Open Walton Heath (Old Course), Surrey, England||$7.3M*|
|Aug. 17-20||ISPS Handa World Invitational Galgorme Castle G.C., and Massereene G.C., Antrim, Northern Ireland||$1.5M|
|Aug. 24-27||CP Women’s Open Shaughnessy G. and C.C., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada||$2.35M|
|Aug. 31 - Sept. 3||Portland Classic Columbia Edgewater C.C., Portland, Oregon||$1.5M|
|Sept. 7-10||Kroger Queen City Championship presented by P&G Kenwood C.C., Cincinnati, Ohio||$1.75M|
|Sept. 22-24||Solheim Cup Finca Cortesin, Andalucia, Spain||---|
|Sept. 29 - Oct. 1||Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G Pinnacle C.C., Rogers, Arkansas||$2.3M|
|Oct. 5-8||The Ascendant LPGA benefiting Volunteers of America Old American G.C., The Colony, Texas||$1.8M|
|Oct. 12-15||Buick LPGA Shanghai Qizhong Garden G.C., Shanghai, People’s Republic of China||$2.1M|
|Oct. 19-22||BMW Ladies Championship Korean location to be announced||$2.2M|
|Oct. 26-29||Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA Miramar G.C., New Taipei City, Chinese Taipei||$2.2M|
|Nov. 2-5||TOTO Japan Classic Taiheiyo Club Minori Course, Omitama, Ibaraki, Japan||$2M|
|Nov. 9-12||The ANNIKA driven by Gainbridge at Pelican Pelican G.C., Belleair, Florida||$3.25M|
|Nov. 16-19||CME Group Tour Championship Tiburon G.C., Naples, Florida||$7M|
Yet again the LPGA Tour has demonstrated the value of their members and is widening the appeal of women's professional golf to more golf fans and bringing with it more brands and companies that see the value of investing in women's golf. Bring on 2023!
View and download the 2023 LPGA Tour schedule here.