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LPGA’s Evian Championship increases purse to $6.5M, winner’s share to $1M

The winner of the Evian Championship trophy this year will receive $1 million in prize money. (Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

The LPGA announced Tuesday that the Evian Championship has increased its prize money to $6.5 million. The winner of the major championship will receive $1 million.

In 2021, winner Minjee Lee earned $675,000. This year’s prize represents a $325,000 increase.

The tournament will take place from July 21-24 at Evian Resort Golf Club in Évian-les-Bains, France.

“We are incredibly appreciative of our friends and partners at the Amundi Evian Championship for their ongoing support of the LPGA Tour and the world’s best female golfers,” LPGA commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan said in a statement. “Elevating the purse of this major championship makes a powerful statement about the value and status of the women’s game and the strong commitment of Amundi, Danone, Evian and Rolex to advancing the LPGA and our world-class athletes.

“We look forward to a spectacular week in Évian-les-Bains and I know that our players will share my gratitude and excitement.”

Since Marcoux Samaan was named commissioner in May of last year, the LPGA Tour has assembled a prize fund of more than $90 million for the 2022 season, a tour record that is up from last year’s $85.7 million.

Included in the number is the U.S. Women’s Open prize money, which has doubled this year to $10 million. Last year, the AIG Women’s British Open increased its prize fund to $5.8 million, and this year it sits at $6.8 million. This year’s winner of the CME Group Tour Championship will earn the largest check ever given in women’s golf, to the tune of $2 million.

The prize money at the Evian Championship will be distributed to all players, with players not making the cut receiving unofficial earnings.