Women’s PGA Championship Tees Off With a Big Investment, Record Purse

June 20, 2024

The third women’s golf major championship of the year is underway, with significant new financial investment in LPGA players and fans, as the trend of spending more money on women’s sports in general continues.

This year’s purse at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, which teed off Thursday morning at Sahalee Country Club just outside Seattle, is increasing 4% to a record $10.4 million. But an even bigger boost is coming through the addition of a novel, expensive service that had been almost exclusively reserved for men’s golf. FOS