2019 Senior LPGA Championship format: How many holes, cut rules, playoff

2019 Senior LPGA Championship format: How many holes, cut rules, playoff

The 2019 Senior LPGA Championship format has been announced for the LPGA Tour's senior major on the Dye Course at French Lick Resort in French Lick, Ind.

The Senior LPGA Championship field is comprised of 78 players, competing over 54 holes. The Senior LPGA Championship is the only LPGA Tour event conducted by the LPGA that's considered a senior major.

In order to qualify, a player must be at least 45 years old when the tournament starts. This is different than the 50-and-older cutoff for the US Senior Women's Open, which is conducted by the USGA.

The player with the lowest total after 54 holes wins. After 36 holes, a cut is made to the top 45 and ties. The top 45 and ties complete the final round and are paid money from the prize pool.

During the tournament, players are allowed to use carts, though they can decline to use them at any point. Their caddies can also drive the carts.

In the event of a tie in points after 54 holes, the Senior LPGA Championship playoff format becomes a sudden-death stroke-play affair, with the player earning the fewest strokes on a playoff hole advancing or winning the tournament. The Senior LPGA Championship winner earns $100,000 for the win, though there aren't many invitations into LPGA events that come with the victory.

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