The world’s best female golfers will compete for over $100 million for the first time as the LPGA Tour announced a record breaking schedule for 2023.
The 2023 calendar will undertake a global schedule comprising of 33 events in 12 countries where players will compete for $101 million in official purses.
This is more than double what purses were just a decade ago with every tournament having a purse of at least $1.5 million, the women’s majors also account for $37.9 million of total purses for next season.
“Because of our athletes, partners, volunteers and incredible fans, 2023 will be a banner year for the LPGA Tour,” said LPGA Commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan.
“The schedule features new events, elevated purses, unique formats and world-class golf courses. Our athletes are playing for more total prize money than any time in history, and we have over 500 hours of broadcast television. All those things combine to make the LPGA the leading women’s professional sports property in the world.
“The LPGA Tour has never had better or more committed partners who see the commercial value in investing in women’s sports and who understand how their partnerships elevate women and girls on and off the golf course. As the home to the world’s best female golfers, the LPGA provides a platform to inspire young girls and women to dream big.”
The 2023 schedule also includes the 2023 Solheim Cup at Finca Cortesin in Spain where Leona Maguire is expected to be part of Team Europe after emerging as a talismanic figure on her debut in Ohio last year as Catriona Matthew’s charges won on US soil for just the second ever time.