$ 76.45 million will be the LPGA Tour’s total prize fund for 34 official events kicking off in 2021. Entering the new year, the LPGA Tour will normalize again with 34 tournaments taking place in North America, Europe, and Asia with a record total prize fund of 76.45 million USD.
The 2021 season will begin with the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions in Orlando, Florida (January 21-24) and will be exclusive to the champions for the past three seasons. The competition will ban the field audience but celebrities from the sports and entertainment industry will be allowed to enter the field as guests. Also, due to Covid-19, the competition list will only peak until the Gainbridge Championship in the same state, on the 25-28 calendar February.
The major opening set of 5 traditional nail events is the 50th ANA Inspiration (1-4 / 3). The prize fund of $ 3.1 million in California was one of the events marking the movement of the Tour to the West.
Spring Asia Swing Stops in Spring
Spring Asia Swing was rescheduled to late April and early May, instead of February and March. Includes HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore, Honda LPGA Thailand in Thailand, and Blue Fly LPGA in Hainan, China. Meanwhile, the two LPGA annual events in Australia were delayed until 2022 for pandemic-related reasons.
In the last week of May, arena members will attend one of the two new tournaments to appear on the calendar according to match-play. The Major US Women’s Open followed the next week of the richest prize, with $ 5.5 million in prize money kicking off at Lake Course, The Olympic Club.
In the last July calendar, EVIAN Championship will begin a month of European stops, including a new stroke play event co-organized by LPGA, LET, and European Tour. By August, all attention was on AIG Women’s Open, Scotland, and women’s golf content at the Tokyo Olympics, Japan. The list of 60 Olympics golfers is finalized two months after the previous KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
The team confrontation between the European and American team Solheim Cup kicking off September 4-6 in Toledo, Ohio is also a highlight of the new calendar. LPGA Tour 2021 will close the curtain with the familiar event CME Group Tour Championship. The champions of the tournament closed the season to 1.5 million USD instead of 1.1 million USD as 2020.