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LPGA will set record for prize money in 2023 season

Nelly Korda poses with a check after winning the Women's Australian Open in 2019. (Mark Brake/Getty Images)

The LPGA is set to have a banner year in 2023.

After a 2022 season that featured record-breaking purse after record-breaking purse, the LPGA announced Friday that more than $101 million in prize money will be awarded in 2023 across 33 official events.

That number is an increase from the record $85.7 million golfers played for in 2022. The total also could climb even higher, as some purses could see increases throughout the season. During 2022, multiple majors increased their prize pools on the heels of new sponsorships.

Across the five majors, players will play for an average of $7.58 million per tournament.

Some of the events this season are new to the tour, while others will feature larger purses.

“Our athletes are playing for more total prize money than any time in history, and we have over 500 hours of broadcast television,” LPGA commissioner Mollie Marcous Samaan said. “All those things combine to make the LPGA the leading women’s professional sports property in the world.”

In the United States, the LPGA will play in 11 different states. The tour also will host competitions in 12 different countries and regions across the globe.

One of the locations making its debut on tour will be The Club at Carlton Woods in Texas. That club host the first major of the season, The Chevron Championship, which will feature a $5.1 million purse.

The U.S. Open will feature a purse of at least $10 million, with players competing at Pebble Beach for the first time. A historic course, it’s played host to seven men’s majors and is one of the most popular golf venues in the country.

Two team competitions feature on the schedule in 2023, with the International Crown returning to the tour for the first time since 2018. Additionally, the Solheim Cup will stake place in September in Spain.

The 2023 season will kick off the weekend of Jan. 19 at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions in Orlando, Florida.