The LPGA’s 2023 schedule will feature 33 official events with a total prize pool of over $100 million, as announced Friday.
“Thanks to our athletes, partners, volunteers and incredible fans, 2023 will be a landmark year for the LPGA Tour,” LPGA Commissioner Molly Marcu Samaan said in a press release. “New events, increased wallets, unique formats and world-class golf courses are on the schedule. Our athletes are competing for more prize money than ever before, and we have over 500 hours of TV coverage. All of this combined makes the LPGA the world’s leading women’s professional sports venue.”
The tour will span 11 US states and 12 countries and regions for a total prize pool of $101.4 million, up from $93.5 million last season. The five women’s majors will combine to offer $37.9 million, which is more than 37% of the total payouts for the entire season.
The new campaign kicks off January 19-22 with the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando, Florida. It will culminate November 16-19 with the CME Group Tour Championship at the Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida. In addition to the official events, the Solheim Cup will be played in Spain September 22-24, while the biennial Hanwha Lifeplus International Crown will return to the calendar May 4-7 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.
The main season will change on the 23rd as the Chevron Championship will have a new location and a new date. It will no longer be held at the Mission Hills Country Club in California, but will be held at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas. It will also take place three weeks later (April 20-23) than traditionally.
The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship (June 22-25) will be held at Baltusrol’s Lower Course in New Jersey, and the US Women’s Open (July 6-9) will be held at Pebble Beach Golf Club. There is a farewell week between these two majors.