2022 Women’s PGA Championship: Prize Money Breakdown and Winner’s Payout

Published 06/24/2022, 9:00 PM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Golf – Women’s Individual – Medal Ceremony – Kasumigaseki Country Club – Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan – August 7, 2021. Gold medalist Nelly Korda of the United States bites her medal. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The 2022 Women’s PGA Championship sponsored by KPMG commenced on Thursday at the Congressional Country Club. The club has previously hosted the U.S. Open three times. South Korean LPGA Pro, Chun In Gee is currently on top of the leader board in the championship.

The Tournament is setting a great example of women’s empowerment in the golf world as well as in the sports community. Female athletes often miss out on opportunities that men receive in most sports. But this time, LPGA has partnered with KPMG to give a completely different identity to the event. Keep reading to know how much the winner will take home at the end of the championship!

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CEO of KPMG gives a statement about the purses

The CEO of KPMG, Paul Knopp, recently said in a statement, “We are accelerating the advancement, development, and empowerment of women both on and off the golf course.” He further added, “The significantly increased purse size — along with top courses in major markets, network TV coverage, and advanced data and analytics capabilities provided via KPMG Performance Insights — are tangible examples of our commitment to elevate the world-class athletes on the LPGA Tour.”

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The KPMG sponsorship has taken the LPGA Tour to a much higher ground than before. The courses which only hosted men’s majors are now the fields for the Women’s PGA Championship. And 99 out of the top 100 players on the LPGA Tour’s money list are ready to be on the ground.

The prize money for the 2022 Women’s PGA Championship

KPMG has doubled the purses of the players this year and the winner will receive a whopping $1.35 million. If we compare the prize money to the earlier amount, it is nearly triple of what it was a decade ago. The total purse for the event is $9 million.

USGA has signed up a sponsorship with ProMedica in the U.S. Women’s Open to almost double the prize money. The amount was already the largest in all the LPGA Majors. Golfer Minjee Lee recently earned $1.8 million out of the $10 million purses this month at Pine Needles.

Sep 3, 2021; Toledo, Ohio, USA; Nelly Korda of Team USA tees off on the second hole during the final practice round of the 2021 Solheim Cup at Inverness Club. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The rise in the prize money in the second-oldest LPGA major is about 300% as compared to the year 2014. KPMG and LPGA signed up with PGA for increasing the prize money and raising the profile.

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The upcoming event in France named the ‘Amundi Evian Championship’ recently announced its new prize money, which is $6.8 million, giving it a $2 million increase from earlier. The AIG Women’s British Open has also gradually increased the purse and brought it to $6.8 million.

POSITIONMONEY
1$1,350,000
2$837,432
3$607,500
4$469,949
5$378,257
6$309,479
7$259,047
8$226,953
9$204,030
10$185,688
11$171,932
12$160,466
13$150,381
14$141,215
15$132,957
16$125,622
17$119,210
18$113,706
19$109,121
20$105,449
21$101,786
22$98,114
23$94,451
24$90,779
25$87,575
26$84,366
27$81,149
28$77,940
29$74,736
30$71,982
31$69,233
32$66,479
33$63,729
34$60,975
35$58,689
36$56,394
37$54,104
38$51,809
39$49,514
40$47,682
41$45,851
42$44,019
43$42,179
44$40,347
45$38,970
46$37,593
47$36,221
48$34,844
49$33,467
50$32,090
51$31,181
52$30,258
53$29,340
54$28,427
55$27,509
56$26,586
57$25,677
58$24,755
59$23,846
60$22,923
61$22,469
62$22,005
63$21,551
64$21,092
65$20,628
66$20,174
67$19,719
68$19,251
69$18,797
70$18,342

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Who do you think will win the improved cash price at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship? 

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Joydeep Singh

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