The women’s US Open goes from 5.5 to 10 million dollars in prize money

The Filipino Yuka Saso, winner of the last US Open in Olympic (California)

The USGA (United States Golf Association) and ProMedica, its new partner, present the new prize pool for the women’s US Open, the oldest and most illustrious of the Major tournaments. This will increase from 2022 from 5.5 to 10 million dollars, and will increase to 12 million in the next five years.

This January 7, 2022 will mark a milestone in the history of women’s world golf, and more specifically for the US Open, the most illustrious and oldest of the Grand Slam tournaments. L’USGA (United States Golf Association) and ProMedicaa Toledo, Ohio-based nonprofit healthcare company has announced a partnership that will see the US Open offer a record $10 million prize pool this year.

Scheduled from June 2 to 5 at Pine Needles Golf Club and Lodging for southern pines (North Carolina), the women’s US Open sees its endowment here nearly double compared to 2021 ($5.5 million). This subsidy will increase to 11 million and then 12 million in the next five years.

The USGA is proud to host events that not only provide an incredible stage for athletes, but also give young players the right to dream.stressed the CEO of the USGA, mike whatwho was formerly the head of the LPGA tour. For more than 75 years, the US Women’s Open has been the tournament that every girl, in every country in the world, dreams of one day winning. This association with ProMedica allows us to develop the Championship considerably. »

While I’m obviously very proud of what we’re announcing today, Mike Whan addedI know this is just the beginning, because with ProMedica we will strive to change the game and what that means for young women around the world to reach new heights every year! »

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