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Big purses and serious major host sites highlight LPGA Tour’s 2022 schedule

November 19, 2021

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The LPGA Tour announced its 2022 schedule, boasting the biggest purses the tour has ever seen and famed golf courses hosting its major championships. For now, players will be competing for $85.7 million overall during the 34-event season, with tour officials saying more purse increases are to come. Most notably, the CME Group Tour Championship is increasing its purse to $7 million from $5 million, with the winner taking home $2 million. Before now, the biggest winner’s prize money payout in the history of women’s golf was $1.5 million.

The CME is just one of nine tournaments to increase its purse. The Chevron Championship, formerly known as the ANA Inspiration, now has a $5 million purse—$1.9 million more than in 2021. This coming year will be the last in which the championship will be held at Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The event has been played in the California desert since its inception more than 50 years. The major is expected to move the Houston area in 2023.

The AIG Women’s Open also features a significant jump in prize money as well, up to $6.8 million from $5.5 million in 2021. The host club is newsworthy too in Muirfield getting the nod. In 2019, the club admitted its first female members after a 275-year history of male-only members. While the club has hosted the Open Championship on 16 occassions, this will be the first time the Women’s Open will be played there.

The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship is also being played at a course that has hosted multiple men’s majors: Congressional Country Club. This is the first time a women's major will be played at the famed course outside Washington, D.C.

The complete schedule is as follows, with majors completely in bold:

Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions (Jan. 20-23)

Lake Nona G. & C.C., Orlando

Overall purse: $1.2 million

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Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio (Jan. 27-30)

Boca Rio G.C., Boca Raton, Fla.

$2 million

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TBA (Feb. 4-6 or Feb. 11-13)

Florida host site TBA

$1.5 million

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HSBC Women's World Championship (March 3-6)

Sentosa G.C., Singapore

$1.7 million

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Honda LPGA Thailand (March 10-13)

Siam C.C., Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand

$1.6 million

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JTBC Classic presented by Barbasol (March 24-27)

Aviara G.C., Carlsbad, California

$1.5 million

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The Chevron Championship (March 31-April 3)

Mission Hills C.C., Rancho Mirage, California

$5 million

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LOTTE Championship (April 13-16)

Hawaii host site TBA

$2 million

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JTBC LA Open (April 21-24)

Wilshire C.C., Los Angeles

$1.5 million

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JTBC Championship at Palos Verdes (April 28-May 1)

Palos Verdes G.C., Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

$1.5 million

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Cognizant Founders Cup (May 12-15)

New Jersey host site TBA

$3 million

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Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play Hosted by Shadow Creek (May 25-29)

Shadow Creek, Las Vegas

$1.5 million

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U.S. Women's Open (June 2-5)

Pine Needles Lodge and G.C., Southern Pines, N.C.

$5.5 million

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ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer (June 10-12)

Seaview, A Dolce Hotel (Bay Course), Galloway, N.J.

$1.75 million

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Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give (June 16-19)

Blythefield C.C., Grand Rapids, Mich.

$2.5 million

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KPMG Women's PGA Championship (June 23-26)

Congressional C.C., Bethesda, Md.

$4.5 million

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Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational (July 13-16)

Midland C.C., Midland, Mich.

$2.5 million

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Amundi Evian Championship (July 21-24)

Evian Resort G.C., Evian-les-Bains, France

$4.5 million

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Trust Golf Women’s Ladies Scottish Open (July 28-31)

Dundonald Links, Ayrshire, Scotland

$2 million

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AIG Women’s Open (Aug. 4-7)

Muirfield, East Lothian, Scotland

$6.8 million

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ISPS Handa World Invitational (Aug. 11-14)

Galgorme Castle G.C., and Massereene G.C., Antrim, Northern Ireland

$1.5 million

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CP Women’s Open (Aug. 25-28)

Ottawa Hunt and G.C., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

$2.35 million

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Dana Open presented by Marathon (Sept. 1-4)

Highland Meadows G.C., Sylvania, Ohio

$1.75 million

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Kroger Queen City Championship presented by P&G (Sept. 8-11)

Kenwood Country Club, Cincinnati, Ohio

$1.75 million

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Portland Classic (Sept. 15-18)

Oregon host site TBA

$1.4 million

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Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G (Sept. 23-25)

Pinnacle Country Club, Rogers, Ark.

$2.3 million

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Volunteers of America Classic (Sept. 29-Oct. 2)

Old American G.C., The Colony, Texas

$1.5 million

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LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship (Oct. 6-9)

The Saticoy Club, Somis, Calif.

$1.8 million

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Buick LPGA Shanghai (Oct. 13-16)

Qizhong Garden G.C., Shanghai, China

$2.1 million

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BMW Ladies Championship (Oct. 20-23)

Korean host site TBA

$2 million

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Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA (Oct. 27-30)

Miramar G.C., New Taipei City, Chinese Taipei

$2.2 million

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TOTO Japan Classic (Nov. 3-6)

Seta Golf Course, Shiga, Japan

$2 million

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Pelican Women’s Championship (Nov. 10-13)

Pelican G.C., Belleair, Fla.

$2 million

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CME Group Tour Championship (Nov. 17-20)

Tiburon G.C., Naples, Fla.

$7 million