Southern California and Florida will each have five LPGA Tour events in 2022 as the tour released its 34-tournament calendar with stops also taking place throughout every region of the United States.
The 2022 season will open with three weeks in Florida, leading with the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club in Orlando. The Gainbridge LPGA will return to Boca Rio Golf Club in Boca Raton after a one-year stop at Lake Nona, and the Florida trio will culminate at the fourth playing of the LPGA Drive On Championship, with a date and venue to be announced in the coming weeks.
The LPGA Tour is taking five events to Southern California, including consecutive weeks in Los Angeles and the final edition at Rancho Mirage of what is now The Chevron Championship, the first major of the year that will move to Houston in 2023.
South Korean television network JTBC has become the title sponsor of three tournaments, all of them in California. It takes over for Kia at the March 24-27 tournament at Aviara north of San Diego, and then has back-to-back tournaments in late April in Los Angeles at Palos Verdes Estates and Wilshire Country Club.
Along with Chevron in the California desert, the LPGA Mediheal Championship is moving from Lake Merced in San Francisco to The Saticoy Club, a William F. Bell design located in Ventura Country about 20 miles north of Thousand Oaks.
The U.S. Women’s Open will be in North Carolina at Southern Pines. The majors that rotate include Muirfield for the AIG Women’s British Open and Congressional for the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in Bethesda, Maryland, which has never hosted a premier women’s event.
While the LPGA event traditionally in Kingsmill, Virginia, is off the schedule, there will be a new event in Cincinnati, Ohio. The overall schedule has 34 tournaments with record prize money approaching $90 million.
“The stage is set for 2022 to be one of the most exciting years in the history of the LPGA Tour, with the addition of new events, the largest total purse ever, over 500 hours of broadcast television and a collective commitment to being the leading women’s professional sports property in the world,” said LPGA Commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan. “We have never had such a robust team of partners from around the globe who see both the commercial value in investing in the LPGA and the opportunity to utilize the partnerships to have a positive impact on their communities and on the world. As the home to the best female golfers in the world, we will continue to focus on offering a dynamic schedule that allows players to reach their peak performance in golf and in life and that provides the platform to inspire young girls and women around the globe to dream big.”
LPGA Tour 2022 U.S. Tournaments
January 20–23: Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions, Orlando, Florida
January 27–30: Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio, Boca Raton, Florida
February 4–6 or February 11–13: LPGA Drive On, Florida location TBA
March 24–27: JTBC Classic presented by Barbasol, Carlsbad, California
March 31–April 3: The Chevron Championship, Rancho Mirage, California
April 13–16: Lotte Championship, Hawaii location TBA
April 21–24: JTBC L.A. Open, Los Angeles
April 28–May 1: JTBC Championship at Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, California
May 12–15: Cognizant Founders Cup, New Jersey location TBA
May 25–29: Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play, Las Vegas
June 2–5: U.S. Women’s Open, Southern Pines, North Carolina
June 10–12: ShopRite LPGA Classic, Galloway, New Jersey
June 16–19: LPGA Classic for Simply Give, Grand Rapids, Michigan
June 23–26: Women’s PGA Championship, Bethesda, Maryland
July 13–16: Great Lakes Bay Invitational, Midland, Michigan
September 1–4: Dana Open, Sylvania, Ohio
September 8–11: Queen City Championship, Cincinnati, Ohio
September 15–18: Portland Classic, Oregon location TBD
September 23–25: NW Arkansas Championship, Rogers, Arkansas
September 29–October 2: Volunteers of America Classic, The Colony, Texas
October 6–9: LPGA Mediheal Championship, Somis, California
November 10-13: Pelican Women’s Championship, Belleair, Florida
November 17–20: CME Group Tour Championship, Naples, Florida