99 of the top 100 players on the LPGA Tour’s official money list will compete for a $9 million purse as the PGA of America and KPMG step up their support for the world’s best players.
WASHINGTON, DC (June 21, 2022) – The PGA of America, KPMG and the LPGA Tour today announced that the purse for the 2022 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship will double to $9 million. The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, which annually features one of the strongest courses in women’s golf, will be played June 23-26 at the recently restored Blue Course at Congressional Country Club.
The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship has built 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 purse is double the total of $4.5 million awarded last year and represents a 300% increase from 2014 ($2.25 million), the year before PGA of America and KPMG began their collaboration. The winner’s share of the purse will also double 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, holding it in venues with a history of hosting major men’s championships, like the Congressional Country Club, and providing coverage of the transmission network. with NBC Sports,” said Jim Richerson, president of the PGA of America. “As part of our shared commitment to support and showcase women’s golf, we have delivered on those promises.”
“Through the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, we are accelerating the advancement, development and empowerment of women both on and off the golf course,” said Paul Knopp, president and CEO of KPMG USA. significantly higher stock prices, along with the best courses 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 athletes from world class on the LPGA Tour.
The impressive track record of the Championship is reflected in the quality of its venues. Since 2014, the Championship has been hosted at historically significant (male) 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).
For years to come, the best female golfers on the LPGA Tour will showcase their talents at Baltusrol Golf Club (2023) and PGA Frisco (2025, ’31), the new home of the PGA of America. The Congress will host its second KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in 2027.
“Doubling the purse from $4.5 million to $9 million is another example of KPMG and the PGA of America’s steadfast commitment to the LPGA and our athletes. We could not be more grateful for her steadfast leadership in growing the women’s game and providing our athletes and future athletes with opportunities commensurate with her world-class talent,” said Mollie Marcoux Samaan, LPGA Commissioner. “This is a great 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 field for the 2022 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship includes 99 of the top 100 players on the LPGA Official Money List, along with nine PGA/LPGA club professionals, who will measure their exceptional talents on a historic Major stage. Championship.
A collaboration between KPMG, PGA of America and LPGA, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship combines a major annual world-class golf championship with the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit and the KPMG Future Leaders Program, all focused on advancing and the empowerment of women on and off the golf course.