The LPGA cemented plans for the 2019 season, lining up a schedule that will include 33 official events, as well as the biennial Solheim Cup. The Tour will visit 15 states and 12 countries and offer a record $70.55 million in official prize money, up from $65.35 million in 2018, with the season’s largest purses come at the U.S. Women’s Open Championship and the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship, both with $5 million at stake. The 2019 season features four new tournaments, include the inaugural The Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions presented by Insurance Office of America, which will kick off the year from Jan. 17-20.
“We are in one of the most exciting periods of time in LPGA history,” said LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan. “One look at our 2018 season shows the breadth of global talent on our Tour, and I have no doubt that 2019 will continue this upward trend. We are not only proud of our Tour growth, but also the growth of our LPGA Teachers, LPGA Amateurs and LPGA-USGA Girls-Golf efforts.”