The U.S. Women’s Open just set a new benchmark for women’s golf.
With the addition of its first presenting sponsor in ProMedica, the purse for the USWO has been elevated to $10 million for 2022, nearly doubling last year’s purse of $5.5 million. There are plans to increase the purse to $12 million over the next five years.
In addition, five future sites were announced: Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California (2026); Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (2027); Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina (2029); Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minnesota (2030); and Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (2031 and 2042).
The 2022 U.S. Women’s Open returns to Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club June 2-5. In 2023, the championship will be contested for the first time at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Last summer, the AIG Women’s British Open set a new record for women’s golf with a $5.8 million prize fund. This year, when the event moves to Muirfield for the first time, players will compete for $6.8 million.
By: Beth Ann Nichols
Title: USGA nearly doubles U.S. Women's Open purse to $10 million; five future sites announced
Sourced From: golfweek.usatoday.com/2022/01/07/usga-u-s-womens-open-purse-10-million-dollars/
Published Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2022 16:13:17 +0000