2020 LPGA plan highlights record handbag, more occasions

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NAPLES, Fla. – LPGA professionals will play for a record $75.1 million one year from now.

The 2020 plan, discharged Friday, highlights 33 official occasions, in addition to the UL International Crown biennial group occasion.

That is one more occasion than the visit included for the current year and nearly $5 million more in absolute prize cash.

“I couldn’t be increasingly amped up for what the future will bring for the LPGA visit and the backers that help us,” LPGA official Mike Whan said in an announcement.

Whan was satisfied that absolute prize cash made another eminent increment.

“That number is a demonstration of the help we are accepting from backers and industry accomplices around the world,” he said.

The new calendar will see the loss of the Thornberry Classic in Wisconsin and the Indy Women in Tech in Indiana, however it will see the expansion of three occasions, including two new Florida occasions, increasing the aggregate to four occasions in the Sunshine State, where LPGA base camp are based. The season will open at the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Jan. 16- 19, and afterward move south the next week to the new Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio in Boca Raton, Florida. The new Pelican Women’s Championship will be organized in Belleair, Florida, May 14- 17. The season will indeed finish up with the CME Group Tour Championship, Nov. 19- 22, in Naples, Florida.

The Blue Bay China, March 5-8, is likewise coming back to the calendar.

“As I enter my second decade as chief, we wind up in another period of the LPGA visit,” Whan said. “We’ve developed, yet now we should prosper. We ramble about the people to come, however we lift this age. I know a great deal of our fans comprehend the distinction we are making for ladies’ golf in America, yet they may be amazed to think about the effect our visit is having all around the world.”

While the CME Group’s multiplying of its Tour Championship satchel to $5 million was a major ordeal this year, with its record $1.5 million in front of the pack check, there are other title supports proceeding to step up this year. The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship is expanding its tote to $4.3 million, up $450,000 from this year and up $1 million from its commencement four years back. The Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational is expanding its tote to $2.3 million, up $300,000, making it the biggest all out satchel in ladies’ golf outside the significant titles and the CME Group Tour Championship.

One year from now’s timetable highlights the arrival of the UL International Crown (Aug. 13- 16) in a bustling summer stretch that incorporates the Olympics (Aug. 5-8). The Crown will be played at the Centurion Club in Scotland. The U.S. Ladies’ Open (June 4-7) will be played at Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas, the KPMG Women’s PGA (June 25- 28) at Aronimink Golf Club in Newton Square, Pennsylvania, and the Women’s British Open (Aug. 20- 23) at Royal Troon in Scotland.

Here’s a gander at the full calendar, cordiality the LPGA (or snap here to download):

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