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LPGA Tour 2024 Schedule: Record Prize Money and Key Tournaments

LPGA Tour 2024 Schedule: Record Prize Money and Key Tournaments

3 Key Points

  • Record-breaking $118 million total prize purse for LPGA 2024 schedule.
  • Increased number of events with $3 million or higher individual purses.
  • Five major championships with critical dates and defending champions highlighted.

LPGA 2024 Tournament Lineup Announced

The LPGA Tour is set for a groundbreaking year in 2024, showcasing 33 official events, representing an unprecedented prize fund in women’s golf. The total purse now stands at a staggering $118 million, a significant increase that players and fans alike are eager to witness.

Compared to the previous year, 2024 will see a substantial growth in high-stake events. Specifically, ten tournaments will now offer purses of $3 million or more, tripling the number from 2023.

Season Opener and International Ventures

The season begins in the Sunshine State, with the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions (Jan. 18-21) and the LPGA Drive On Championship (Jan. 25-28), both scheduled in Florida. Following that, the Tour heads overseas for three weeks, bringing global flair to early competitions.

Notably, the FM Global Championship (Aug. 29-Sept. 1) has been added in Boston and will serve as the lead-up to the much-anticipated Solheim Cup.

Spotlight on the Majors

The quintet of major championships is always the highlight of the LPGA Tour. Each presents a unique stage for the world’s best to showcase their prowess. Here are the key details for all five majors:

Chevron Championship
Location: The Woodlands, Texas
Course: The Club at Carlton Woods
Dates: April 18-21, 2024
Defending champion: Lilia Vu
An elite course ranked 11th in Golfweek’s Best private golf courses in Texas.

U.S. Women’s Open
Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Course: Lancaster Country Club
Dates: May 30-June 2, 2024
Defending champion: Allisen Corpuz
Featuring a historic course, listed 76th in Golfweek’s Top 200 classic courses.

KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
Location: Sammamish, Washington
Course: Sahalee Country Club
Dates: June 20-23, 2024
Defending champion: Ruoning Yin

Amundi Evian Championship
Location: Evian-Les-Bains, France
Course: Evian Resort Golf Club
Dates: July 11-14, 2024
The French alps offer a picturesque backdrop for this prestigious event.

AIG Women’s Open
Location: St. Andrews, Scotland
The ‘Home of Golf’ presents a traditional canvas for an historic championship edition.

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