If the LPGA’s third major of the season, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, has already been increased, they will be at Bethesda, Md., On Tuesday when the 2022 KPMG Women’s Purse is announced. He got more at the famous Congressional Country Club. The PGA Championship doubles to $ 9 million.
This week’s winners are vying for a $ 1.35 million first-place prize at the congressional, which hosted the three men’s US Open, and the world’s No. 1-ranked winner. 1 Jin Young Co And defending champion and world no. 2 Nelly Korda. World No. 1 in New Zealand 4 His heels are hot Lydia CoWith the defending US Open champion Minnie Lee11-time LPGA winner Lexi Thompson And the winner of the latest ShopRite LPGA Classic Brooke Henderson Completing this week’s key competitors. This year’s field has 18 players in the top 20 in the Rolex ranking, as well as the No. 1 overall roster. 13 Daniel Kong And the number. 18 Min G Park Not in the field.
The prize money increase for the women’s second-oldest Major is a 300-per-cent increase from 2014, in partnership with KPMG and the PGA of America LPGA to increase the event’s prize purse and take it to legends and increase the profile of the tournament. Courses This matches the purse of the recent US Women’s Open, which raised $ 10 million for the 2022 edition of Pine Needles and $ 1.8 million for the winning Lee.
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How to watch the 2022 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
The full field of 156 players will be teeing off with two rounds of 18-hole stroke play at the Congressional Thursday. At the end of the 36 holes, the field is cut to the top 60 plus ties. Coverage of the 2022 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship will be televised on Golf Channel and NBC and streamed on Peacock with first round action on Thursday.
KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Schedule:
|Date / Date||Event||Time (All Time ET)||TV network||Streaming|
|Thursday, June 23rd||The first round||11 am to 3 pm||Golf Channel||The peacock|
|Friday, June 24th||Second round||11 am to 3 pm||Golf Channel||The peacock|
|Saturday, June 25th||Third round||Afternoon 1-4||NBC||The peacock|
|Sunday, June 26th||The final round||Afternoon 1-4||NBC||The peacock|
About the Congressional, 2022 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Site
The 2022 KPMG Women’s PGA is held at the Congressional Country Club’s Blue Course, the club’s original 18-hole layout. It was originally designed Devereux Emmett Completed in 1922 and 1924 but due to various redesigns over the decades, much of Emmett’s influence was removed and replaced. Recognized re-designers include Donald Ross, Robert Trent Jones Sr. And Reese Jones. More recently Andrew Green He oversaw the complete renovation of the course, which was completed in 2021 and brought the space back in line with Emmett’s original work.
The congressional championship resume includes the 1976 PGA Championship (winner) Dave Stockton) And a trio of men’s US Open (2011: Rory McIlroy1997: Ernie Els1964: Ken Venturi) The Congressional hosted the 1995 US Senior Open, the 1959 US Women’s Amateur and the three PGA Tour events.
The course plays like a par 72 extending to 6,896 yards. For members, the course is short from 7,818 yards from tip and 5,155 yards from forward tees. The restoration of the greens has expanded the fairway area from 25 to 46 acres, and the new greens are larger, allowing for more diverse pore spaces. The course now has 139 bunkers (previously fewer than 100), with three water hazards operating in four holes.
Repeat of the 2021 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
Nelly Korda She captured her sixth career LPGA win and first major title at the 2021 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, beating the tournament record 19-under-par 269 tie and fellow American Lizette Salas Three strokes at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga.
After opening with a 2-under 72, then-22-year-old Korda moved into the second round with a 9-under 63, which featured six consecutive birdies and a one-stroke lead over Salas. Heading into the weekend. After 68 on Saturday, Korda shared a 54-hole lead with Salas, and the two cleared the field for five strokes in the final round.
Most of Sunday’s two women’s quarrels took place, when Korda took advantage of a three-stroke swing at No. 12 when Salas par-5 and Korda made the second eagle of the day. A birdie at number 14 provided enough cushion to soften the double bogey at the par-3 15, and Korda closed with 4-under 68s and three pars for their first major title.
The win marked their second consecutive win in 2021 and the third time of the season that Korda was ranked No. 1 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings. 1 pushed into position. He has since become the first American to hold the top spot Stacey Louise In 2014.
The NBC Golf Research Team contributed to this report.