2022 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship purse DOUBLED to a cool $9million
The PGA of America, KPMG and the LPGA Tour announced earlier this week that the purse for the 2022 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship will be DOUBLED to a cool $9million.
The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, which annually features one of the strongest fields in women’s golf, is currently being contested at Congressional Country Club’s newly restored Blue Course.
This year’s $9million purse is double the $4.5million total awarded last year and represents a 300% surge since 2014 ($2.25M), the year before the PGA of America and KPMG began their collaboration. The winner’s share of the purse also will be doubled to $1.35 million.
Jim Richerson, President of the PGA of America, said: “When the PGA of America partnered with KPMG and the LPGA Tour in 2015, we promised to elevate this event by increasing the purse, conducting it at venues with a history of hosting men’s major championships such as Congressional Country Club, and delivering broadcast network coverage with NBC Sports.
“As part of our shared commitment to support and showcase women’s golf, we have delivered on those promises.”
Paul Knopp, KPMG U.S. Chair and CEO, said: “Through the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, we are accelerating the advancement, development and empowerment of women both on and off the golf course.
“The significantly increased purse size – along with top courses in major markets, network TV coverage, and advanced data and analytics capabilities provided via KPMG Performance Insights – are tangible examples of our commitment to elevate the world-class athletes on the LPGA Tour.”
The field for the 2022 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship includes 99 of the top 100 players on the LPGA’s Official Money List, along with nine PGA/LPGA Club Professionals, who will measure their exceptional talents on a historic Major Championship stage.