99 of the top 100 players on the official LPGA Tour money list will compete for a $9 million purse as the PGA of America and KPMG increase support for the world’s top players
WASHINGTON, DC (June 21, 2022) – The PGA of America, KPMG and the LPGA Tour announced today that the 2022 PGA KPMG Women’s Championship purse will be doubled to $9 million. The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, which annually features one of the best courses in women’s golf, will be played June 23-26 on the newly restored Blue Course at the Congressional Country Club.
The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship builds on the history and tradition of the LPGA Championship, which began in 1955 and is the second oldest major in women’s golf.
This year’s $9 million scholarship is double the total of $4.5 million awarded last year and represents a 300% increase since 2014 ($2.25 million), the year before the beginning of their collaboration between the PGA of America and KPMG. The winner’s share of the purse will also be doubled to $1.35 million.
“When the PGA of America partnered with KPMG and the LPGA Tour in 2015, we promised to elevate this event by increasing the purse, hosting it at venues that have experience of hosting major men’s championships such as the Congressional Country Club and by providing broadcast network coverage with NBC Sports,” said PGA of America President Jim Richerson. “As part of our shared commitment to supporting and showcasing the game of golf feminine, we have delivered on those promises.”
“Through the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, we are accelerating the advancement, development and empowerment of women on and off the golf course,” said Paul Knopp, President and CEO of KPMG US. “The significantly increased size of the stock exchange – along with top hauls in major markets, network TV coverage and the advanced data and analytics capabilities provided through KPMG Performance Insights – are tangible examples of our commitment to elevating the world-class athletes on the LPGA Tour.”
The impressive trajectory of the Championship is reflected in the quality of its venues. Since 2014, the championship has been held at major (men’s) historically significant venues such as Atlanta Athletic Club (2021), Aronimink Golf Club (2020), Hazeltine National Golf Club (2019), Kemper Lakes Golf Club (2018), Olympia Fields Country Club (2017), Sahalee Country Club (2016) and Westchester Country Club (2015).
In years to come, the best female golfers on the LPGA Tour will show off their skills at Baltusrol Golf Club (2023) and PGA Frisco (2025, ’31), the new home of the PGA of America. Congress will host its second KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in 2027.
“Doublening the purse from $4.5 million to $9 million is another example of KPMG and the PGA of America’s stubborn commitment to the LPGA and our athletes. We couldn’t be more grateful for their steadfast leadership in growing women’s sport and providing opportunities for our athletes and future athletes to match their world-class talent,” said LPGA Commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan. “This is a very big day for the LPGA, for women’s golf and for women’s sports and we look forward to working with KPMG and the PGA of America to continue using our platform to empower young women and inspire positive change. in the world.”
The 2022 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship field includes 99 of the top 100 players on the Official LPGA Money List, along with nine PGA/LPGA Club Professionals, who will test their exceptional talents on a historic stage of the Major Championship.
A collaboration between KPMG, the PGA of America and the LPGA, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship combines an annual world-class major golf championship with the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit and the KPMG Future Leaders Program, all focused on advancing and the empowerment of women. the golf course.