LPGA Schedule - Tourney Dates & Locations For 2018 LPGA Events

Even though the LPGA Tour isn't nearly as big in terms of viewership or broader fan recognition as the men's counterpart (that, of course, being the PGA Tour proper) the ladies’ tour is every bit as deserving of the betting public’s attention. This is particularly true if you are one of the millions of fans of the “Gentleman’s Game” (even when it is being played by the ladies) to enjoy the hobby of wagering on golf as much as you like to watch the game for its own sake. Honestly, some of the ladies on the LPGA tour really know their stuff when it comes to swinging a club, and with over 30 events on the LPGA schedule there are plenty of chances for them to strut their stuff – and for you to cash out winning tickets week after week if you pick the winners.

Further down on this page you will find information about the next event on the women's pro golf schedule, plus a full 2017-2018 LPGA schedule chart that includes tournament dates and locations for 2018 LGPA events, relevant information on past winners of LPGA tournaments and more. Take a look around; everything should be pretty easy to figure out, but we here at PGABettingOdds.com are here to help you out however we can. Our goal is to put you in the best possible position to make use of the PGA betting odds so you can win huge and do so legally at offshore sportsbook sites like Bovada, BetOnline, SportsBetting, BetDSI, 5Dimes and Bet365 (though that last one is strictly for our readers not based in the United States).

Upcoming LPGA Tournaments

2018 Founders Cup

Officially known as the Bank of Hope Founders Cup, this annual tournament is has been held continually at Phoenix, Arizona’s Wildfire Golf Club. The tournament is famous on the LPGA Tour schedule as the winners of the initial 2011 edition did not actually receive a cash payout, with the tournament showrunners instead donating half of the somewhat paltry $1 million purse to charity and the other half to charities chosen by the top 10 finishers in the field. However, that trend didn’t last, and in ’12 the policy changed to also give players a cut of the winnings for their pockets. The purse for the 2018 Founders Cup was bumped up only modestly in that time, jumping to $1.5 million, indicating that the primary purpose of the tournament is to supply money for charity, even if golfers are now paid for winning.

Current 2018 Founders Cup Betting Odds

The leading legal offshore sportsbook sites we recommend for our readers, whether that’s Bovada, BetOnline, SportsBetting, BetDSI, 5Dimes or Bet365, are not listing current 2018 Founders Cup betting odds. However, we are coming off another event just a few days ago on the busy LPGA Tournament Schedule, which could explain the lack of odds for right now. Never fear, sports betting fans: the best online bookies didn’t get to be where they are without writing compelling betting lines, and they won’t neglect to list current odds for this and other exciting professional ladies’ golf events on the week of the tournament.

Coming Soon: 2018 Kia Classic


Since its inauguration on the LPGA Tour Schedule back in 2010, the Kia Classic has moved locations more than a few times, giving this Carlsbad, California-based tournament the feeling of having watched several events instead of one consistent tournament in different iterations. This makes predicting the winner of the $1.8 million purse event difficult, as the Kia Classic (sponsored by the Korean auto manufacturer of the same name) often attracts top-level talent from outside the US LPGA. Most of the winners in the eight-year history of the tournament have come from Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, and the last champ was South Korea’s own Mirim Lee, who finished with a course record setting performance of 20 under on the 6,593-yard, par 72 course.

Current 2018 Kia Classic Betting Odds

Partially owing to this event being so far out into the month of March and partially because no broadcast is scheduled for it, the leading legal offshore sportsbook sites we recommend for our readers interested in wagering on the LPGA Tour Schedule are not yet listing current 2018 Kia Classic betting odds at this time. Of course, we could still see the odds pop up at any of our highest rated sites in the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled on the golf betting sections for more information. When and if current Kia Classic betting odds are available, we look for last year’s winner Mirim Lee to repeat as the champ, as she is currently ranked 23rd in the world bust steadily moving up the leaderboard on the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR).

Odds For Current LPGA Tournaments Will Be Shown Below (when available)

2018 LPGA Tour Schedule

The 2018 LPGA season, unlike its counterpart in the men’s PGA, gets underway at the end of January each year, with its first tournament venue being none other than paradise...literally. Paradise Island in the Bahamas is the site of the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic. Nearly 11 months later in November the season will conclude in Naples, Florida, at the CME Group Tour Championship.

The 2018 LPGA Tour will make stops all over the world in between those dates, as there will be more than two dozen events held foreign countries. That is a reflection of a major trend in recent years as the LPGA Tour and the PGA Tour schedule along with it, has gone more international. However, lest the casual fan think this is another decision by committee, it is actually the ladies playing on the LPGA Tour that have taken the lead on this campaign for more inclusion and representation, especially as many of the active current leaders in the sport hail from Asia and Europe. Indeed, nearly half of all events on the 2018 LPGA Schedule will be held overseas, in countries like Australia, France, England, Scotland (of course), China, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea.

Get the latest information on the upcoming events throughout the 2018 LPGA season here. Updates previewing the week's event can be found, giving you helpful information on past winners, tournament venues and so on all throughout this year’s Tour. Keep checking back here at PGABettingOdds.com for info on the next LPGA Tour event, as it’s our goal to put you in the best possible position to bet smart on the next upcoming ladies’ tournament.

Dates Upcoming Events Location Purse Champion
Jan 25-28 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic Paradise Island, Bahamas $1.4M Brittany Lincicome
Feb 15-18 ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open Adelaide, Australia $1.3M Jin Young Ko
Feb 22-25 Honda LPGA Thailand Chonburi, Thailand $1.6M Jessica Korda
Mar 1-4 HSBC Women's Champions Sentosa, Singapore $1.4M Michelle Wie
Mar 15-18 Bank of Hope Founders Cup Phoenix, Arizona $1.5M  
Mar 22-25 Kia Classic Carlsbad, California $1.8M  
Mar 29-Apr 1 ANA Inspiration Rancho Mirage, California $2.8M  
Apr 11-14 LPGA LOTTE Championship Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii $2.0M  
Apr 19-22 HUGEL-JTBC LA Open Los Angeles, California $1.5M  
Apr 26-29 LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship Daly City, California $1.5M  
May 17-20 Kingsmill Championship Williamsburg, Virginia $1.3M  
May 24-27 LPGA Volvik Championship Ann Arbor, Michigan $1.3M  
May 31-Jun 3 U.S. Women's Open Shoal Creek, Alabama $5.0M  
Jun 8-10 ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer Galloway, New Jersey $1.75M  
Jun 14-17 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give Belmont, Michigan $2.0M  
Jun 22-24 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship by P&G Rogers, Arkansas $2.0M  
Jun 28-Jul 1 KPMG Women's PGA Championship Kildeer, Illinois $3.65M  
Jul 5-8 Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic Oneida, Wisconsin $2.0M  
Jul 12-15 Marathon Classic Sylvania, Ohio $1.6M  
Jul 26-29 Ladies Scottish Open East Lothian, Scotland $1.5M  
Aug 2-5 RICOH Women's British Open Lancashire, England $3.25M  
Aug 16-19 Indy Women in Tech Championship Indianapolis, Indiana $2.0M  
Aug 23-26 CP Women's Open Regina, Saskatchewan $2.25M  
Aug 30-Sep 2 Cambia Portland Classic Portland, Oregon $1.3M  
Sep 13-16 The Evian Championship Evian-les-Bains, France $3.85M  
Sep 27-30 Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia $1.8M  
Oct 4-7 UL International Crown Incheon, South Korea $1.6M  
Oct 11-14 LPGA • KEB HanaBank Championship Incheon, South Korea $2.0M  
Oct 18-21 TBA      
Oct 25-28 Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship Taipei, Taiwan $2.2M  
Nov 2-4 Toto Japan Classic Otsu City, Japan $1.5M  
Nov 7-10 Blue Bay LPGA Hainan Island, China $2.1M  
Nov 15-18 CME Group Tour Championship Naples, Florida $2.5M  

More Info About The LPGA Tour

The Ladies Professional Golf Association (referred to throughout this page as the LPGA) was founded way back in 1950, as means for women in the game of golf to showcase their talent and compete at the highest level just like their male counterparts had been doing for the better part of a half-century. In fact, the LPGA remains to this days the longest running professional sports organization for women in the United States.

The LPGA headquarters makes its home in Dayton Beach, Florida, which is about an hour to the south of where the headquarters of the PGA Tour is located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The LPGA Schedule has the female golfers in its field competing at venues all over the world, and includes more international stops than the PGA schedule. Tournaments in Australia, Asia, and Europe are routine stops around the world for the LPGA.

One of the great things about the game of golf is its wide appeal to almost everyone interested in trying out a sport, watching sports or betting on sports. Players of all ages and genders can play, though the comparative skill levels of each player can still be vastly different, of course. However, golf is a game that does not specifically favor any one type of player. Pretty much, if you can get the ball in the hole in the least amount of strokes (or at least fewer strokes than the other players in your group), you win.

Women have long shown an ability to play the game every bit as well as men, and the ladies on the LPGA tour prove just that. All one needs to do is tune into an LPGA tournament during the week, and you will immediately appreciate the skill set that these athletes bring to the table week in and week out. The enthusiasm that fans around the globe continue to show for this vibrant and diverse field of leading lady golfer is further testament to the wide ranging appeal of golf in general and the LPGA in particular.

Spreading across the world, women's golf has become very international which has really boosted the LPGA Tour to a level of play that once seemed unimaginable. The LPGA is headquartered in the U.S., and the majority of tournaments are played in the United States. However, of the 27 official LPGA events played in 2012 there were 12 countries which hosted tournaments during the year. That stands as an example to the commitment of growing the LPGA and growing the game for current and future female players.

LPGA Major championships

Like the PGA Tour for male golfers, the LPGA is also home to several Major Championships during the course of the LPGA Schedule. However, unlike the pro tour for the men, the one for the ladies includes five Majors, with the last one being added only recently. Just as is the case with the PGA Majors, most of the LPGA Major championships are oftentimes played at different venues each and every season, which adds some variety to the action and provides plenty of data points for the bookies at the leading legal offshore sports betting sites.

The first of the LPGA Major Championships on the calendar is the 2018 ANA Inspiration (formerly the Kraft Nabisco Championship), which is held annually in late March at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California. The second and third LPGA Major championships on the schedule mirror the men's PGA Tour Majors. The second Major Championship of the season is the U.S. Women’s Open, which, in its 73rd year, will be held at Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club in Alabama, and is the longest-running golf tournament in the history of the ladies’ Tour. The Women's PGA Championship is the third LPGA Major and the second-longest-running women’s pro golf tournament in the world, this year to be held at the Olympia Fields Country Club in Illinois. The Women’s British Open is the fourth LPGA Major, and, like its counterpart on the men’s tour, is held in the home of golf – Scotland - though in this case it is held at various locations around the country. Finally, France plays host to the Evian Championship since 1994, and is the second-richest women’s golf tournament, with the purse being valued at $3.65 million, and, although it has been held in September, plans are in place to move the tournament to a summertime date starting in 2019.

The Rolex Rankings

The Rolex Rankings is the official name of the Official Women's World Golf Rankings (OWWGR) for major Tours associated with women's golf, regardless of where they are located around the world. Rolex Rankings are updated every week during the year, and were first instituted starting in 2006 for much the same reason the men’s World Golf Rankings were created: to settle once and for all a unified system for tournament seeding purposes (and international bragging rights).

Five major tours worldwide (the LPGA, the Japan Ladies’ PGA, the Korean Ladies’ PGA, the Ladies’ European Tour and the Australian Ladies’ Professional Golf organization) are taken into account when calculating these rankings. In recent years, the Ladies Golf Union (LGU) and the Symetra Futures Tour (the developmental tour of the LPGA) joined the rankings system as well. Like the men's World Golf Rankings, these rankings and points associated with them go back two consecutive years on their respective LPGA Tour Schedule. To be eligible, players must compete in at least 15 events per year. These Women's World Rankings are very important to players, as the five Major championships as well as some other big tournaments throughout the season use them to determine automatic qualifiers. Mexico's Lorena Ochoa holds the record for most consecutive weeks at No.1, which was 158 weeks, from April 2007 through May 2010, and second place is not even close: Yani Tseng of Taiwan, the youngest-ever player (either male or female) to win five Major Championships, held the position for 109 weeks from 2011 to 2013.