This year’s LPGA Tour schedule features 34 tournaments with some of the best golfers in the world competing for a record-setting purse of more than $84 million.
But if you’re just starting to enjoy following the LPGA Tour, here are a few important stops on the schedule worth watching in 2022.
Cognizant Founders Cup
The Cognizant Founders Cup (May 12-15) is one of the most important stops on the LPGA Tour’s schedule. Hosted at Upper Montclair Country Club in Clifton, NJ, the event is meant to honor the 13 ‘Founders’ of the LPGA Tour – influential women who, 72 years ago, started a women’s professional golf tour. It’s a great event that honors the past while celebrating the present.
CME Group Tour Championship
Last but not least is the CME Group Tour Championship. The final event of the LPGA Tour season (November 17-20) features the biggest purse in women’s golf and is the culmination of the season-long Race to the CME Globe. Only the top 60 on the money list earn their way into the field.
If you’re going to only to watch a few events this season, make it the biggest ones.
The LPGA Tour has five majors on its schedule, and they are contested at the best courses and usually have the biggest prizes. Only the best golfers on the LPGA Tour qualify for the five majors, so you can be sure that whoever wins one of the five most significant trophies in women’s golf will be legendary.
The Chevron Championship
The Chevron Championship (March 31-April 3) will be played at the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club. This is the 50th anniversary of this tournament being contested at Mission Hills before it moves to the Greater Houston Area starting in 2023.
The U.S. Women’s Open presented by ProMedia
The U.S. Women’s Open presented by ProMedia (June 2-5) will be played at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club. As previously announced, this year’s purse will be $10 million (the biggest in women’s golf).
KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
KPMG Women’s PGA Championship (June 23-26) will be played at Congressional Country Club. World No.2 Nelly Korda defends. Congressional hosts its first-ever women’s major after five men’s majors.
The Amundi Evian Championship
The Amundi Evian Championship (July 21-24) will be played at the Evian Resort Golf Club in France. Likely the prettiest setting for a golf course on the schedule.
The AIG Women’s Open
The AIG Women’s Open (August 4-7) will be played at Muirfield in Scotland. This is a big deal for the LPGA Tour as Muirfield (after more than 150 years) voted to allow female members for the first time in 2017. This marks the first women’s major championship to be played at the storied layout.