The LPGA’s ahead momentum rolls on in 2019 with 33 official occasions, the biennial Solheim Cup and document prize cash. Three of the brand new tournaments subsequent season will carry contemporary codecs for the tour, and a brand new season-long race brings the LPGA and PGA Tour collectively for a $1 million prize.

“We’re in some of the thrilling durations of time in LPGA historical past,” LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan stated in a launch. “One take a look at our 2018 season reveals the breadth of world expertise on our Tour, and I’ve little doubt that 2019 will proceed this upward development. We aren’t solely happy with our tour progress, but additionally the expansion of our LPGA Lecturers, LPGA Amateurs and LPGA-USGA Ladies-Golf efforts.”

The tour’s general prize cash will improve to $70.55 million, up from $65.35 million in 2018. The CME Group Tour Championship just lately introduced a rise in prize cash to $5 million, matching the purse of the 2018 U.S. Girls’s Open. The USGA gained’t reveal its purse for 2019 till subsequent spring however has confirmed it is going to be a minimal of $5 million.

The winner of subsequent 12 months’s CME will earn a document $1.5 million paycheck.

Whereas the AIG Girls’s British Open has but to finalize its purse for ’19, three of the LPGA’s majors have introduced purse will increase: ANA Inspiration ($Three million, up $200,000 from 2018), the KPMG Girls’s PGA Championship ($3.85 million, up $200,000 from 2018) and The Evian Championship ($4.1 million, up $250,000 from 2018).

There’s one TBA on the schedule, Nov. 13-16, the week previous the CME. The Blue Bay LPGA occasion in China took up that spot in 2018, and the LPGA said {that a} contractual settlement for that week’s occasion is anticipated to be finalized in early 2019.

The autumn’s five-week stretch in Asia runs straight into the CME, with no time for gamers to regulate earlier than competing for the largest first-place prize in girls’s golf historical past. The ultimate occasion on that Asia swing could possibly be inclined to a weakened subject.

Talking of powerful turnarounds, this 12 months’s schedule options back-to-back majors because the Evian Championship strikes again its unique summer time slot. The Evian and Girls’s British will likely be held in consecutive weeks, with the Aberdeen Customary Investments Girls Scottish Open rounding out a European swing.

New codecs for 2019 embody the Diamond Resorts Event of Champions offered by Insurance coverage Workplace of America, to be held Jan. 17-20 at 4 Seasons Golf and Sports activities Membership Orlando.

The tour’s first TOC since 2007 will characteristic a twist, nevertheless, as its pro-am format consists of 45 celeb individuals and 10 amateurs.

Additionally new to the LPGA, the groundbreaking Vic Open on Feb. 7-10, the one skilled occasion on the planet the place women and men compete concurrently on the identical course for equal prize cash.

The 12 months’s Vic Open, held at 13th Seashore Golf Hyperlinks in Barwon Heads, Australia, will likely be sanctioned by the European Tour and ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia (males’s) and the LPGA and ALPG (girls’s).

And at last, this summer time’s Dow Nice Lakes Bay Invitational would be the first official group occasion in tour historical past. With a pair of sister acts successful on the LPGA in 2018, it’s certain to supply loads of compelling groups and storylines.

The subject of equal pay gained’t be restricted to the Vic Open in ’19. The brand new Aon Danger Reward Problem brings the PGA Tour and LPGA collectively for a novel season-long race during which gamers will likely be ranked based mostly on how they carry out throughout the season’s most strategically difficult holes. The participant from every tour who tops the standings at season’s finish will obtain $1 million.

2019 LPGA Schedule

Date Event Course Location Purse Winner
Jan. 17-20 Diamond Resorts Event of Champions offered by Insurance coverage Workplace of America 4 Seasons G. and Sports activities Membership Orlando Lake Buena Vista, Fla. $1.2M TBD
Feb. 7-10 Vic Open 13th Seashore G.L. Barwon Heads, Australia ,$1.1M TBD
Feb. 14-17 ISPS Handa Girls’s Australian Open The Grange G.C. Adelaide, Australia $1.3M TBD
Feb. 21-24 Honda LPGA Thailand Siam C.C. Chonburi, Thailand $1.6M TBD
Feb. 28 –
March 3
HSBC Girls’s World Championship Sentosa G.C. Singapore $1.5M TBD
March 21-24 Financial institution of Hope Founders Cup Wildfire G.C. at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa Phoenix, Ariz. $1.5M TBD
March 28-31 Kia Traditional Aviara G.C. Carlsbad, Calif. $1.8M TBD
April 4-7 ANA Inspiration Mission Hills C.C. Rancho Mirage, Calif. $3M TBD
April 17-20 LOTTE Championship Ko Olina G.C. Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii $2M TBD
April 25-28 Hugel-Air Premia LA Open Wilshire G.C. Los Angeles, Calif. $1.5M TBD
Could 2-5 LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship Lake Merced G.C. San Francisco, Calif. $1.8M TBD
Could 23-26 Pure Silk Championship Kingsmill Resort Williamsburg, Va. $1.3M TBD
Could 30 – June 2 U.S. Girls’s Open Championship carried out by the USGA C.C. of Charleston Charleston, S.C. $5M TBD
June 7-9 ShopRite LPGA Traditional offered by Acer Stockton Seaview Resort and G.C. Galloway, N.J. $1.75M TBD
June 13-16 Meijer LPGA Traditional for Merely Give Blythefield C.C. Grand Rapids, Mich. $2M TBD
June 20-23 KPMG Girls’s PGA Championship Hazeltine Nationwide G.C. Chaska, Minn. $3.85M TBD
June 28-30 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship offered by P&G Pinnacle C.C. Rogers, Ark. $2M TBD
July 4-7 Thornberry Creek LPGA Traditional Thornberry Creek at Oneida Oneida, Wis. $2M TBD
July 11-14 Marathon Traditional offered by Dana Highland Meadows G.C. Sylvania, Ohio $1.75M TBD
July 17-20 Dow Nice Lakes Bay Invitational Midland C.C. Midland, Mich. $2M TBD
July 25-28 The Evian Championship Evian Resort G.C. Evian-les-Bains, France $4.1M TBD
Aug. 1-4, AIG Girls’s British Open Woburn G.C. Milton Keynes, England $3.25M TBD
Aug. 8-11 Aberdeen Customary Investments Girls Scottish Open The Renaissance Membership North Berwick, Scotland $1.5M TBD
Aug. 22-25 CP Girls’s Open Magna G.C. Aurora, Ontario, Canada $2.25M TBD
Aug. 29 – Sept. 1 Cambia Portland Traditional Columbia Edgewater C.C. Portland, Ore. $1.3M TBD
Sept. 12-15 Solheim Cup Gleneagles Perthshire, Scotland TBD TBD
Sept. 26-29 Indy Girls in Tech Championship pushed by Group1001 Brickyard Crossing G.C. Indianapolis, Ind. $2M TBD
Oct. 3-6 Volunteers of America Traditional Outdated American G.C. The Colony, Texas $1.3M TBD
Oct. 17-20 Buick LPGA Shanghai Qizhong Backyard G.C. Shanghai, Folks’s Republic of China $2.1M TBD
Oct. 24-27 BMW Girls Championship LPGA Worldwide Busan Busan, Republic of Korea $2M TBD
Oct. 31 – Nov. 3 Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship TBD Chinese language Taipei $2.2M TBD
Nov. 8-10 TOTO Japan Traditional Seta G.C. Shiga, Japan $1.5M TBD
Nov. 13-16 TBD TBD TBD $2.1M TBD
Nov. 21-24 CME Group Tour Championship Tiburon G.C. Naples. Fla. $5M TBD

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