2015 LPGA Tour schedule: 33 events, record total prize money

2015 LPGA Tour schedule: 33 events, record total prize money

The LPGA Tour has never been in better shape than it is going into the 2015 season.

Commissioner Mike Whan shared the docket for the coming year on Tuesday in Naples, Fla., at the CME Group Tour Championship, and it is the best offered in his five-year run leading the organization. The schedule boasts 33 events, playing for a total of $61.6 million in prize money, surpassing the previous high mark in 2008.

The big news out of the unveiling is a new title sponsor for the LPGA's first major of the year. The erstwhile Kraft Nabisco Championship will now be sponsored by All Nippon Airways and called the ANA Inspiration. The purse is bumped up to $2.5 million while the event remains at Mission Hills Country Club in California.

The tour also has a new season-opener, with the Coates Golf Championship kicking off things Jan. 28 in Ocala, Fla. It's yet another North American event on the schedule, which is now two-thirds based on the continent.

As far as Whan is concerned, for the second consecutive year, the LPGA is playing an optimal number of tournaments.

“I’m excited that our team has achieved our target number of events to fill our schedule over the past few years,” Whan said. “We are focused on elevating and enhancing the playing opportunities for our players, viewing experiences for our fans and corporate involvement for our partners.”

2015 LPGA Tour schedule

Jan. 28-31: Coates Golf Championship, Ocala, Fla., $1.5 million

Feb. 5-8: Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, Paradise Island, Bahamas, $1.3 million

Feb. 19-22: ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia, $1.2 million

Feb. 26-March 1: Honda LPGA Thailand, Chonburi, Thailand, $1.5 million

March 5-8: HSBC Women’s Champions, Singapore, $1.4 million

March 19-22: Founders Cup, Phoenix, Ariz., $1.5 million

March 26-29: Kia Classic, Carlsbad, Calif., $1.7 million

April 2-5: ANA Inspiration, Rancho Mirage, Calif., $2.5 million

April 15-18: LOTTE Championship, Oahu, Hawaii, $1.8 million

April 23-26: Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, San Francisco, Calif., $2.0 million

April 30-May 3: Volunteers of America North Texas Shootout, Irving, Texas, $1.3 million

May 14-17: Kingsmill Championship, Williamsburg, Va., $1.3 million

May 21-24: Airbus LPGA Classic, Mobile, Ala., $1.3 million

May 28-31: ShopRite LPGA Classic, Galloway, N.J., $1.5 million

June 4-7: Manulife LPGA Classic, Cambridge, Ontario, $1.5 million

June 11-14: KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, Westchester, N.Y., $3.5 million

June 25-28: Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, Rogers, Ark., $2 million

July 9-12: U.S. Women’s Open, Lancaster, Pa., $4 million

July 16-19: Marathon Classic, Sylvania, Ohio, $1.5 million

July 23-26: Meijer LPGA Classic, Belmont, Mich., $1.8 million

July 30-Aug. 2: Ricoh Women’s British Open, Turnberry, Scotland, $3 million

Aug. 13-16: Cambia Portland Classic, Portland, Ore., $1.3 million

Aug. 20-23: Canadian Pacific Women's Open, Vancouver, Canada, $2.25 million

Aug. 27-30: Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, Prattville, Ala., $1.3 million

Sept. 10-13: The Evian Championship, Evian-les-Bains, France, $3.25 million

Sept. 18-20: Solheim Cup, Germany

Oct. 1-4: Reignwood Pine Valley LPGA Classic, Beijing, China, $2.1 million

Oct. 8-11: Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, $2 million

Oct. 15-18: LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship, Incheon, South Korea, $2 million

Oct. 22-25: Blue Bay LPGA, Hainan Island, China, $2 million

Oct. 29-Nov. 1: Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship, Taipei, Taiwan, $2 million

Nov. 6-8: Mizuno Classic, Shima-Shi, Japan, $1.3 million

Nov. 12-15: Lorena Ochoa Invitational, Mexico City, $1 million

Nov. 19-22: CME Group Tour Championship, Naples, Fla., $2 million


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