The United States Women’s Open is a National Golf Championship which is arranged by The United States Golf Association (USGA). It is one of the nine national championships which is organized by USGA. It is also the oldest LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) tour. This championship has the format of Stroke Play.
First played in the year 1946, almost 76 years ago, this year Women’s Open is to be held from the 2nd of June which will continue for 4 days and end on the 5th of June 2022. Women’s open is played in the Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club which is situated in Southern Pines, North Carolina, United States. The US Women’s Open is the second major championship in the LPGA tour and has the highest purse.
U.S. Women’s Open 2022 Purse
United States Women’s Open which is the tour among the five major LPGA ( Ladies Professional Golf Association ) has the highest purse value among all the other four. Started in 1946, and had a purse of just $19,700. From 1946 till 2022 the purse has continuously changed and seen a massive rise. This year the total purse amount of the tournament will be a massive $10 Million which is almost the double last year’s purses of $ 5.5 Million
U.S. Women’s Open 2022 Prize Money Breakdown
The first winner of the US Women’s Open was Patty Berg of the United States. Her victory saw her earning an amount of $5,600. From $5,600 the prize money has seen a steep increase with the last year’s champion Yuka Saso of the Philippines winning a massive amount of $1,000,000. The Runner of the tournament was Nasa Hataoka of Japan.
This year the Champion is deemed to earn a prize of a total of $1.8 Million which is the second-highest in the Women’s Championship. The runner-up of the tournament is estimated to earn a total of $1 Million. However one should note that the real payouts are not declared yet. For more recent updates tune in to get more updates on the website about US Women’s Open 2022.