The second oldest in the history of women’s golf but the “weak” relationship in terms of prize money, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship decided to change pace on the eve of its 68th edition. The prize money was thus doubled from 4.5 to 9 million dollars. The future winner will leave Congress (Maryland) with a nice check for $1.35 million. France’s Céline Poitier (photo), Perrin Delacour, Pauline Roussin-Bouchard and Agathe Lesne are participating in this third Grand Slam tournament of the season.
Like theUSGA (United States Golf Association), which dramatically increased its US Open prize pool last week at Brookline, from $12.5 million to $17.5 million, American PGAin agreement with KPMGAnd sponsor the title and LPGAannounces the doubling of the prize money for KPMG Women’s Championship. So far stuck at 4.5 million – the smallest giveaway of the five female pioneers – is now $9 million (behindUS Women’s Open10 million).
victorious in 2021, Nelly Korda I left with a nice check for $675,000. Sunday’s future winner will see her bank account increase by an additional $1.35 million. A big leap forward for this 68th edition organized in Congress Country Clubone of the most specific places in the United States where Rory McIlroy He opened his Major in the 2011 US Open with an incredible -16.
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Established in 1955, the Women’s PGA Championship had several sponsors (Mazda, McDonald’s, AIG, Coca-Cola, Wegmans, etc.) before signing a lease in 2015 with KPMG, an Anglo-Dutch network of auditing and consulting firms based in More than 150 countries. For several years now, the American PGA has chosen sites that have actually hosted the cool males: Atlanta gym (in 2021),Aronimink golf clubI’Hazeltine National Golf ClubThe Kimber Lakes GolfAnd the Olympia Fields Country Club or Shali golf club.
This year, the Congress, based in Bethesda, Maryland, is hosting the event. Featuring two tournaments (the Blue Track and the Gold Tournament), the 2022 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship will be played on Average 72 for the blue cycle (Pa 71 when men have to challenge it) 6,246 meters long for these ladies. Built in 1924 to allow many members of the US Congress to satisfy their passion (Presidents Eisenhower And the Obama were members there), renewed several times (in 1957, 1989, 2006) and again recently from February 2019 by Andrew Green.
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Defending champion is, as we’ve said, American Nelly Korda, who lost last weekend in the Meijer LPGA Classic playoff against her compatriot Jennifer Kupshaw (and Irish Leona Maguire, who was also beaten), would be one of the biggest candidates in her succession. Daughter of a former Czech tennis player Peter Kordawho underwent surgery in April for a blood clot in her left arm, and did not return to competition until the beginning of June, despite finishing eighth at the US Open, which was won by the Australian. Minji Lee.
Of the 156 players present (including eight PGA professionals), we must also mention the South Korean Enppi ParkAnd he ranked eleventh in the world and the triple winner in this tournament (between 2013 and 2015) the Canadian Brooke M. Hendersonwinner on June 12th from ShopRite LPGA Classicbut also fucking Jin Young KooWorld No. 1, 13-time LPGA winner (including two majors in the same year, Inspiration ANA And the Evian Championship 2019).
Twenty-seventh place in the Major Céline Potier
Population of the top 20 people in the world, only Americans Daniel Kangvictorious in 2017 but lost with a troubling spinal injury, and South Korea Min Ji Park (18) does not exist. Remember, the KPMG Women’s Championship was often the scene of first success in the Major as was the case for Nelly Korda in 2021 but also for Sid-Korean Si Young Kim 2020 for the Australian Hannah Green in 2019 in Hazeltine, or for Brooke M. Henderson in 2016.
Do the French have a chance? nineteenth in the world, Celine Potter He is definitely the one who can actually achieve the first success in the major. Dallas (Texas)-based Francecline, who didn’t miss a single cut in 2022 on the LPGA Tour, just finished fourth in the Chevron Championship At the beginning of April she placed seventh in the last women’s PGA Championship at KPMG. On Thursday she will take the start of her 27th major since 2013!
In his sixth personal PGA Championship, Perrin Delacour She, for her part, will try to break the glass ceiling, and she’s definitely past the cut-off four times but has never done better than 46th place (in 2021). However, this was a great start in the PGA Championship for Pauline Rossin Bouchard And the Agath Laissen, respectively 144 and 381 in the world. The first did not make a cut in the US Open two weeks ago in pine needles While the second, a rookie like Rosen Bouchard on the US circuit, is still looking for his first major cut-off after four failures, each time as an amateur: the 2015 and 2017, Evian Championships, British 2018 and US Open 2020.
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