Chevron Announces Plans for New Era of Chevron Championship | LPGA


Today, Chevron kicked off the new era of the Chevron Championship at the Club at Carlton Woods, at a Partners and Media Day hosted by Golf Channel commentator and 2007 Champion Morgan Pressel. As the LPGA’s major first of the year, the Chevron Championship will take place at The Club at Carlton Woods, April 20-23, 2023, with the later date securing network coverage for the first time.

Chevron is committed to attracting the best golfers in the world to compete on the Jack Nicklaus signature course for one of the LPGA’s five major tournaments in 2023 and is committed to making the Chevron Championship an unprecedented event.


Al Williams, Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Chevron, commented, “Chevron is thrilled and proud to be the title sponsor of the Chevron Championship, bringing the event to the Houston area where we have been a part of the community for over 100 years old. The Chevron Championship complements and expands the work we do every day to advance excellence in women, STEM and community organizations. »

“Together with the LPGA, the Chevron Championship provides the ultimate stage for the most talented and successful golfers in the world. We believe that the combination of the best golfers in the world and the human energy of our employees, community members and partners will elevate women’s golf and create greater access and opportunity.

Inspiring women to reach their full potential is a commitment Chevon shares with the LPGA. This event showcases some of the most talented athletes in the world and demonstrates the power of women performing at their peak.

Chevron introduced a new $5,000 allowance for all players who miss the cut, with the goal of creating greater access by lowering the financial barrier to participation. To leverage the impact of the first year of more than $2 million in donations to nonprofit organizations, Chevron will continue to expand and shine a light on foundations and community programs that advance excellence. women and STEM.

In addition, Chevron worked with the LPGA to revise championship eligibility criteria. With these changes, Chevron aims to help create greater access to professional gaming by providing fans from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to gain valuable experience competing against the best players in the world. They include playing opportunities for the winners of the USA Women’s Amateur Championship, the British Women’s Amateur Championship, the Asia-Pacific Women’s Amateur Championship, the Latin American Women’s Amateur Championship, the Augusta Women’s National Amateur Championship and the Chevron Silverado Showdown.

LPGA Commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan was in attendance at Carlton Woods today, who explained to a packed house: “At Chevron, we have a valued partner who is absolutely dedicated to women’s football and giving our players the ways to reach their full potential. We appreciate all they invest in our season-opening Major to ensure our players start the Major season in an environment representative of their world-class talent. The additions they have already made to the Chevron Championship, such as the new allocation, women’s and LPGA Foundation programming and innovative qualifying criteria, should make a marked difference. I am delighted to come here today and see the Club’s exceptional facilities at Carlton Woods and the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, where we look forward to seeing the drama unfold in April.

Morgan Pressel, herself the recipient of a coveted amateur invite in 2005, and shortly after the 2007 champion, said: “From the network coverage on NBC, the introduction of the Players Advisory Council, the new allocation, The revised eligibility lineup, improvements made by Chevron have created a lot of buzz among players looking to add their name to the roster of champions for this historic event. Being here at Carlton Woods today certainly makes me very excited for the future, and I know that Chevron is committed to honoring the past while continuing to push the boundaries for the future of this championship.

The Carlton Woods club has a thriving junior golf program for both male and female golfers, with many partners and media on hand today for a special LPGA Foundation clinic with juniors from the Girls Golf and First Tee programs, held by Morgan Pressel.

Steve Salzman, COO of the Club at Carlton Woods, commented: “We are delighted to welcome everyone here today to kick off preparations to host our first Major next April. The reaction from our members and community to the news that we have been selected as the new home of the Chevron Championship has been unbridled enthusiasm. Everyone is looking forward to having the chance to be part of such an important global event. Watching the reaction of juniors attending the LPGA Foundation Clinic alongside Morgan this afternoon shows how inspiring and beneficial this event will be for the next generation of golfers in our community.

Ed McEnroe, SVP Golf Events at IMG, added: “The approaches we have had over the past two months from area businesses wanting to get involved in the Chevron Championship underscore exactly how important this community is ready to adopt a major championship. It is this energy, along with the vision and commitment of Chevron and the LPGA, that will help us take this championship to a new level of excellence for everyone involved.

Last year, Chevron USA Inc. was announced as the new title sponsor of the Chevron Championship (formerly ANA Inspiration) through a six-year relationship with the LPGA.

The 51st edition of the Chevron Championship was won by American Jennifer Kupcho.