The U.S. Women’s Open was established 76 years ago in 1946 and is organized by the United States Golf Association. The tournament is one of the 9 Golf Championship organized by the governing body. It is the oldest of the LPGA Tour Championship. The tournament is usually played in the month of June usually in the week after Memorial Day. Yuka Saso is the current Champion of the tournament.
2022 U.S. Women’s will be the 77th edition of the tournament which is scheduled to take place from 2nd June 2022 and will end on 6th June 2022. The tournament will be played in Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, Southern Pines, N.C. U.S. Women’s Open has the highest Purse Value in all the Women’s Golf Championships. Let’s have a look at the U.S. Women’s Open 2022 Prize Money Breakdown and Everything you need to know.
|Tournament||U.S. Women’s Open|
|Date||2nd June – 6th June 2022|
|Venue||Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, Southern Pines, N.C.|
|Current Champion||Yuka Saso|
U.S. Women’s Open 2022 Prize Money Breakdown
U.S. Open has the highest purse in Women’s golf and has gradually increased over the years. The purse value of the Championship from 2019 to 21 was $5.5 million and is increased for the 77th edition. The purse was increased to $10 million as nonprofit health care company ProMedica was announced as the Presenting Sponsor of the Tournament. Below is the complete prize money breakdown of the 2022 Women’s U.S. Open.
The Prize Money for this year is increased to $10 Million and is said to increase for the next 5 years. The breakdown of prize money is however not yet disclosed by the organizers but the winner’s Prize is revealed by the officials. The winner of the 2022 Women’s U.S. Open will grab prize money of $1.8 million. The Prize money breakdown will be updated as soon as any official announcement is made by the concerned authorities. Till then stay tuned for further updates.
Increase in Prize Money over the Years
With the inclusion of a new sponsor, the purse value has increased and will keep on increasing for another 5 years. According to the new agreement between USGA and ProMedica, the purse value is said to increase to $11 million in 2023 and $12 million in 2024. This will take the tournament to the top in terms of prize money and thus attract more entries to the tournament.