The 2016 LPGA Tour schedule may well be Commissioner Mike Whan's greatest work yet. Building on a year where the tour had 32 events and nearly $60 million in prize money, the total purse increases in 2016 to a record $63 million with 34 events.
Whan announced the schedule on Friday, sharing the extension of 11 title sponsors, as well the increase of purses at eight events. Two new events come onto the 2016 schedule, including the biennial UL International Crown and the LPGA Volvik Championship in Michigan in May.
The 2016 Olympic golf tournament is also on the schedule, although it is an unofficial event.
Here is the full 2016 LPGA Tour schedule:
Jan. 28-31: Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, Paradise Island, Bahamas, $1.4 million (+$100,000 over 2015)
Feb. 3-6: Coates Golf Championship, Ocala, Fla., $1.5 million
Feb. 18-21: ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, Adelaide, Australia, $1.2 million (+$100,000)
Feb. 25-28: Honda LPGA Thailand, Chonburi, Thailand, $1.5 million (+$100,000)
March 3-6: HSBC Women’s Champions, Singapore, $1.4 million (+$100,000)
March 17-20: JTBC Founders Cup, Phoenix, Ariz., $1.5 million
March 24-27: Kia Classic, Carlsbad, Calif., $1.7 million
March 30-April 3: ANA Inspiration, Rancho Mirage, Calif., $2.5 million (+$100,000)
April 13-16: Lotte Championship pres. by Hershey, Oahu, Hawaii, $1.8 million
April 21-24: Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, San Francisco, Calif., $2.0 million
April 28-May 1: Volunteers of America North Texas Shootout, Irving, Texas, $1.3 million
May 5-8: Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, Prattville, Ala., $1.3 million
May 19-22: Kingsmill Championship, Williamsburg, Va., $1.3 million
May 26-29: LPGA Volvik Championship, Ann Arbor, Mich., $1.3 million (NEW)
June 3-5: ShopRite LPGA Classic, Galloway, N.J., $1.5 million
June 11-14: KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, Sammamish, Wash., $3.5 million
June 16-19: Meijer LPGA Classic, Belmont, Mich., $2 million (+$200,000)
June 23-26: Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, Rogers, Ark., $2 million
June 30-July 3: Cambia Portland Classic, Portland, Ore., $1.3 million
July 7-10: U.S. Women’s Open, San Martin, Calif., $4 million
July 14-17: Marathon Classic, Sylvania, Ohio, $1.5 million
July 21-24: UL International Crown, Chicago, Ill.
July 28-31: Ricoh Women’s British Open, Milton Keynes, England, $3 million
Aug. 18-21: Olympic Women's Golf Tournament, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Aug. 25-28: Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, Calgary, Canada, $2.25 million
Sept. 1-4: Manulife LPGA Classic, Cambridge, Ontario, $1.6 million (+$100,000)
Sept. 10-13: The Evian Championship, Evian-les-Bains, France, $3.25 million
Sept. 29-Oct. 2: China, TBD, $2.1 million (NEW)
Oct. 6-9: Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship, Taipei, Taiwan, $2 million
Oct. 13-16: LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship, Incheon, South Korea, $2 million
Oct. 20-23: Blue Bay LPGA, Hainan Island, China, $2 million
Oct. 27-30: Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, $2 million
Nov. 3-6: Toto Japan Classic, Shima-Shi, Japan, $1.5 million (+$200,000)
Nov. 10-13: Lorena Ochoa Invitational, Mexico City, $1 million
Nov. 17-20: CME Group Tour Championship, Naples, Fla., $2 million
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