2022 LPGA Cognizant Founders Cup: Prize Money Breakdown and Winner’s Payout

Published 05/14/2022, 6:30 AM EDT

It has been only two weeks since the Palos Verdes Championship has found a winner in America’s Marina Alex. And the Tour has already set to find its 11th winner of the season at the 2022 LPGA Cognizant Founders Cup. 

While the winning the title is important, it is necessary to know what the winner and others receive from the event. Hence, let’s find out the prize money, other benefits, and more about the tournament! 

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Renovated in the 1950s to the present 27-hole championship layout, the Upper Montclaire Country Club, New Jersey is hosting the 11th LPGA Tour event. The Club is one of the few to host all three professional tour tournaments. 

It is the 10th year since the inception of the championship. However, it is only the second time the Club is hosting it.

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Begin in 2011, the event has already had a back-to-back champion on the Tour. The current world no. 1 Jin Young Ko has won the event in 2019 and had successfully defended her title in 2021. 

Along with the defending champion, Lexi Thompson, Lydia Ko, and the rising amateur star Anna Davis are all part of the field this year. Many of the world’s top golfers are present on the field. Therefore, the golf world is likely to see a nail-biting game at the Montclaire Country Club. 

The purse money of the LPGA Tour event

The purse money of the Cognizant Founders Cup of 2022 is $3 million. The champion would bag the $450,000 out of the purse money, which is the standard 15 percent payout according to the LPGA Tour’s prize money distribution chart.

A cut will be made after two rounds. And only the top 70 players and ties out of the 144 present on the field will be able to advance to the final 2 rounds. 

While the prize money is the highlight of the championship, there are other benefits that only the champion would receive. The winner will receive 500 Race to the CME Globe points. The CME points will help the winner to be a part of the 60 players to play at the CME Group Tour Championship. 

She will get a two-year exemption at the LPGA Tour. Winning at the event will also ensure a direct qualification at the other big events. 

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Winner’s payout at the 2022 LPGA Cognizant Founders Cup 

Below is the list that contains the winner’s payout for the 2022 Cognizant Founders Cup: 

PositionPrize Money
1$450,000
2$279,144
3$202,499
4$156,649
5$126,085
6$103,160
7$86,349
8$75,652
9$68,010
10$61,896
11$57,310
12$53,489
13$50,127
14$47,071
15$44,320
16$41,875
17$39,736
18$37,902
19$36,374
20$35,150
21$33,929
22$32,705
23$31,484
24$30,260
25$29,191
26$28,122
27$27,050
28$25,981
29$24,911
30$23,994
31$23,077
32$22,160
33$21,242
34$20,325
35$19,563
36$18,797
37$18,035
38$17,270
39$16,504
40$15,894
41$15,283
42$14,673
43$14,059
44$13,449
45$12,991
46$12,532
47$12,073
48$11,614
49$11,156
50$10,697
51$10,393
52$10,087
53$9,780
54$9,476
55$9,169
56$8,863
57$8,559
58$8,252
59$7,948
60$7,642
61$7,490
62$7,335
63$7,183
64$7,031
65$6,877
66$6,724
67$6,572
68$6,418
69$6,266
70$6,114

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Anjana Prabhakaran

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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.

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