LPGA releases 2024 schedule, which features $118 million in prize money payouts

On the heels of the CME Group’s blockbuster announcement of an $11 million purse for next year’s Tour Championship, coupled with a record $4 million winner’s prize, the LPGA has released its 2024 schedule, and the money keeps flowing.

There will be 33 official events with a record total prize fund of $118 million, with $116.55 million in official money. LPGA prize funds have increased 69 percent since $70 million in 2021, with the bulk of that leap coming at the majors and CME.

Perhaps the most important increase is in the number of regular-season events that now have purses of $3 million or higher. That number increases to 10 in 2024, up from four in 2023 and only one in 2021.

There are three new tournament titles on the 2024 schedule including the previously announced LPGA Drive On Championship in Bradenton, Florida, as well as the FM Global Championship in Norton, Massachusetts and the Arizona Championship presented by JTBC next March at a course to be announced at a later date. (This is essentially a swap for the Arizona-based Drive On event that was held this year at Superstition.)

South Korean legend Se Ri Pak will now have her own namesake event on U.S. soil at the renamed Se Ri Pak L.A. Open at Palos Verdes. She joins Annika Sorenstam and Michelle Wie West as tournament hosts.

The flow of the 2024 schedule will be easier on players with less criss-crossing the country. The LPGA Match Play at Shadow Creek moves up to April ahead of the Chevron Championship. The U.S. Women’s Open at Lancaster Country Club moves back to late May and the AIG Women’s British Open at St. Andrews moves later in August to accommodate the Olympics.

Qualifying for the 2024 Paris Olympics will end after the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship June 24 at Sahalee. The top 15 players in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings automatically qualify for the Games (no more than four players per country) and the remaining spots awarded to the highest-ranked players from countries that do not already have two qualified players.

The Solheim Cup also returns in September at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia, where Team USA will look to end its drought.

Hawaii’s Lotte Championship moves to the fall for the first time on the heels of a four-tournament Asian swing. The purse for the Lotte also jumps significantly from $2 million to $3 million.

Notably absent from the schedule is the Volunteers of America tournament in Texas. The ISPS Handa World Invitational, which featured both men and women, also won’t return to the LPGA schedule, as previously announced.

Additional purse increases are expected to be announced in the coming months. Major championship purses have increased 78 percent since 2021, with regular-season events up 61 percent. Players will be given travel stipends or guaranteed minimum payouts at 19 events next season, including the majors.

Jan. 18-21Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of ChampionsLake Nona Golf and Country ClubOrlando$1.5 million
Jan. 25-28LPGA Drive On ChampionshipBradenten Country ClubBradenton, Florida$1.75 million
Feb. 22-25Honda LPGA ThailandSiam Country ClubThailand$1.7 million
Feb. 29-March 3HSBC Women’s World ChampionshipSentosa Golf ClubSingapore$1.8 million
March 7-10Blue Bay LPGAJian Lake Blue Bay Golf ClubChina$2.2 million
March 21-24Seri Pak LA OpenPalos Verdes Golf ClubPalos Verdes Estates, California$2 million
March 28-31Arizona Championship presented by JTBCTBDPhoenix$2 million
April 3-7LPGA Match Play at Shadow CreekShadow CreekLas Vegas$2 million
April 18-21The Chevron ChampionshipThe Club at Carlton WoodsThe Woodlands, Texas$5.2 million
April 25-28LM Eagle LA ChampionshipWilshire Country ClubLos Angeles$3 million
May 9-12Cognizant Founders CupUpper Montclair Country ClubClifton, New Jersey$3 million
May 16-19Mizuho Americans OpenLiberty National Golf ClubJersey City, New Jersey$3 million
May 30-June 2U.S. Women’s OpenLancaster Country ClubLancaster, Pennsylvania$11 million
June 7-9ShopRite LPGA ClassicSeaview, a Dolce Hotel (Bay Course)Galloway, New Jersey$1.75 million
June 13-16Meijer LPGA ClassicBlythefield Country ClubGrand Rapids, Michigan$3 million
June 20-23KPMG Women’s PGA ChampionshipSahalee Country ClubSammamish, Washington$10 million
June 27-30Dow Great Lakes Bay InvitationalMidland Country ClubMidland, Michigan$3 million
July 11-14Amundi Evian ChampionshipEvian Resort Golf ClubEvian-les-Bains, France$6.5 million
July 18-21Dana OpenHighland Meadows Golf ClubSylvania, Ohio$1.75 million
July 25-28CPKC Women’s OpenEarl Grey Golf ClubCalgery, Canada$2.6 million
Aug. 1-4Portland ClassicColumbia Edgewater Country ClubPortland, Oregon$1.75 million
Aug. 8-112024 Paris OlympicsLe Golf NationalFranceN/A
Aug. 15-18Scottish OpenTBDScotland$2 million
Aug. 22-25AIG Women’s OpenOld Course at St. AndrewsSt. Andrews, Scotland$9 million
Aug. 29-Sept 1FM Global ChampionshipTPC BostonNorton, Massachusetts$3.5 million
Sept. 13-15Solheim CupRobert Trent Jones Golf ClubGainesville, VirginiaN/A
Sept. 19-22Kroger Queen City ChampionshipTBDCincinnati, Ohio$2 million
Sept. 27-29Walmart NW Arkansas ChampionshipPinnacle Country ClubRogers, Arkansas$3 million
Oct. 10-13Buick LPGA ShanghaiQizhong Garden Golf ClubShanghai, China$2.1 million
Oct. 17-20BMW Ladies ChampionshipTBDKorea$2.2 million
Oct. 24-27Maybank ChampionshipKuala Lumpur Golf and Country ClubKuala Lumpur, Malaysia$3 million
Oct. 31-Nov. 3Toto Japan ClassicSeta Golf CourseShiga, Japan$2 million
Nov. 6-9Lotte ChampionshipHoakalei Country ClubEwa Beach, Hawaii$3 million
Nov. 14-17The Annika driven by Gainbridge at PelicanPelican Golf ClubBelleair, Florida$3.25 million
Nov. 21-24CME Group Tour ChampionshipTiburon Golf ClubNaples, Florida$11 million
Dec. 13-15Grant Thornton InvitationalTiburon Golf ClubNaples, Florida$2 million


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