2018 LPGA Tour schedule boasts 34 events, $69 million in prize money

2018 LPGA Tour schedule boasts 34 events, $69 million in prize money

The 2018 LPGA Tour schedule may well be the best in the history of the tour. The 34-event docket boasts nearly $69 million in prize money, an all-time record.

LPGA Tour commissioner Mike Whan announced the schedule that includes three new events and the 2018 UL International Crown in South Korea. The new events are the HUGEL-JTBC Championship in Los Angeles in April, a TBD-named event in San Francisco the next week and a new event in China.

Departing the schedule are the Maulife LPGA Classic, the New Zealand Women's Open (which will come back in 2019) and the Lorena Ochoa Match Play. The Solheim Cup isn't on the schedule in an off year.

2018 LPGA Tour schedule

  • Jan. 25-28:Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, Ocean Club Paradise Island, Bahamas, $1,400,000
  • Feb. 15-18:ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open, Kooyonga G.C. Adelaide, Australia, $1,300,000
  • Feb. 21-24:Honda LPGA Thailand, Siam C.C. Chonburi, Thailand, $1,600,000
  • March 1-4:HSBC Women's World Championship, Sentosa G.C., Singapore, $1,500,000
  • March 15-18:Bank of Hope Founders Cup, Wildfire G.C., Phoenix, Arizona, $1,500,000
  • March 22-25:Kia Classic, Aviara G.C., Carlsbad, California, $1,800,000
  • March 29 - April 1:ANA Inspiration, Mission Hills C.C., Rancho Mirage, California, $2,800,000
  • April 11-14:LOTTE Championship, Ko Olina G.C., Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii, $2,000,000
  • April 19-22:HUGEL-JTBC Championship, TBA, Greater Los Angeles, California, $1,500,000
  • April 26-29:TBD, Lake Merced G.C., San Francisco, California, $1,500,000
  • May 3-6:Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic, Old American G.C., The Colony, Texas, $1,300,000
  • May 17-20:Kingsmill Championship, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, Virginia, $1,300,000
  • May 24-27:LPGA Volvik Championship, Travis Pointe C.C., Ann Arbor, Michigan, $1,300,000
  • May 31 - June 3:U.S. Women's Open, Shoal Creek C.C., Shoal Creek, Alabama, $5,000,000
  • June 8-10:ShopRite LPGA Classic, Stockton Seaview Hotel and G.C. Galloway, New Jersey, $1,750,000
  • June 14-17:Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, Blythefield C.C., Grand Rapids, Michigan, $2,000,000
  • June 22-24:Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, Pinnacle C.C., Rogers, Arkansas, $2M
  • June 28 - July 1:KPMG Women's PGA Championship, Kemper Lakes G.C., Kildeer, Illinois, $3,650,000
  • July 5-8:Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic, Thornberry Creek at Oneida, Oneida, Wisconsin, $2,000,000
  • July 12-15:Marathon Classic, Highland Meadows G.C., Sylvania, Ohio, $1,600,000
  • July 26-29:Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open, Gullane G.C., East Lothian, Scotland, $1,500,000
  • Aug. 2-5:Ricoh Women's British Open, Royal Lytham & St Annes, Lancashire, England, $3,250,000
  • Aug. 16-19:Indy Women in Tech Championship, Brickyard Crossing G.C., Indianapolis, Indiana, $2,000,000
  • Aug. 23-26:CP Women's Open, Wascana C.C., Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, $2,250,000
  • Aug. 30 - Sept. 2:Cambia Portland Classic, Columbia Edgewater C.C., Portland, Oregon, $1,300,000
  • Sept. 13-16:The Evian Championship, Evian Resort G.C., Evian-les-Bains, France, $3,850,000
  • Sept. 27-30:Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, TPC Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, $1,800,000
  • Oct. 4-7:UL International Crown, Jack Nicklaus G.C. Korea, Incheon, Korea, $1,600,000
  • Oct. 11-14:LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship, Sky 72 G.C., Incheon, Korea, $2M
  • Oct. 18-21:TBD, TBA, Shanghai, China, $2,100,000
  • Oct. 25-28:Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship, Miramar G.C.C., New Taipei City, Chinese Taipei, $2,200,000
  • Nov. 2-4:TOTO Japan Classic, Seta G.C., Shiga, Japan, $1,500,000
  • Nov. 7-10:Blue Bay LPGA, Jian Lake Blue Bay G.C., Hainan Island, China, $2,100,000
  • Nov. 15-18:CME Group Tour Championship, Tiburon G.C., Naples, Florida, $2,500,000

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