LPGA adding 2 events on West Coast for 2018
The LPGA Tour is adding two tournaments in California next year as part of a 34-tournament schedule that offers a record $68.75 million in prize money.
Coming off a year in which a record 17 players earned at least $1 million, the LPGA Tour put together a 2018 schedule that it hopes to build momentum. While it lost two events – Lorena Ochoa Match Play in Mexico and the Manulife LPGA Classic in Canada – the LPGA replaced them with three new tournaments.
Two of them are in the United States, bringing the number of domestic events to 19.
The new California events will be held in the Los Angeles area on April 19-22, and at Lake Merced in San Francisco a week later.
The other addition is a tournament in Shanghai. That will be played Oct. 18-21 as part of a seven-tournament swing through Asia.