Announcement of 2023 KLPGA Tour schedule as Hanwha Classic KLPGA’s highest prize money competition


The Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) tour will play the 2023 season with 32 tournaments and a total prize money of 31.1 billion won.

The Korea Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) announced the regular tour schedule for this season on the 31st. The KLPGA Tour, which moved two tournaments in Singapore and Vietnam in December of last year to the 2023 season schedule, opens the domestic opening game with the Lotte Rental Women’s Open (Lotte Skyhill) in Jeju in the first week of April and starts a long journey of about eight months. The opening game on land, held consecutively, is the same as last year with the Mediheal Hankook Ilbo Championship (Ferrum CC).

The number of tournaments increased by two compared to the 2022 season, and the total prize money of the regular tour increased by about 2.8 billion won from 28.3 billion won, exceeding 30 billion won for the first time in history. The average prize money per tournament has increased from 940 million won to 970 million won. The two new competitions will be held in the second week of August and the third week of October, each with a total prize pool of KRW 1.2 billion. 메이저놀이터

The tournament with the largest prize money is the “Hanwha Classic 2023,” which will be held as the first major tournament in the second half of the year. The Hanwha Classic raised its total prize money from 1.4 billion won last year to 1.667 billion won, beating out the Hana Financial Group Championship (total prize money of 1.5 billion won) to establish itself as the top prize money competition in Korea.

The Chris F&C 45th KLPGA Championship (April), the first major tournament of the season, raised the total prize money by 100 million won to 1.3 billion won, and the Doosan Match Play Championship (May), the only match play event in the KLPGA, also increased from 800 million won to 900 million won, Celltrion Queens Masters (June) also raised from 1 billion won to 1.2 billion won. Of the total 32 tournaments, 14 have a total prize money of over 1 billion won, accounting for 43% of the total, and the number of tournaments that have been held more than 10 times accounts for more than half (19).

The major competition schedule remains unchanged, with the KLPGA Championship and Korea Women’s Open (total prize money of 1.2 billion won in June) being held in the first half, and the Hanwha Classic, KB Financial Star Championship (total prize money of 1.2 billion won in September) and Hite Jinro Championship (total prize money of 1.2 billion won in September) being held in the second half. to October). The final game of the season will also end with the SK Shielders/SK Telecom Championship held in the second week of November.

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