LPGA Schedule - Tourney Dates & Locations For 2014 LPGA Events
Even though the LPGA Tour isn't nearly as big as their men's counterpart, it is still worth giving your attention. Honestly, some of these ladies can really swing it and with over 30 events on the LPGA schedule there is plenty of chances for them to strut their stuff.
Further down on this page you will find information about the next event on the women's pro golf schedule plus a full 2014 LPGA schedule chart that includes dates, locations and past winners of LPGA tournaments. Take a look around; everything should be pretty easy to figure out.
This Week - 2014 Evian Championship
The 2014 Evian Championship is on the schedule this week. The last of five Major Championships might give players the biggest test they will see all season with the exception of the U.S. Women's Open.
While it is the final Major, there are still plenty of tournaments remaining on the LPGA schedule. In fact, the LPGA Tour season goes well through November, while the PGA Tour actually comes to a close this week with the Tour Championship.
Odds For Current LPGA Tournaments Will Be Shown Below (when available)
2014 LPGA Tour Schedule
The 2014 LPGA season will get underway at the end of January in paradise... literally. Paradise Island in the Bahamas will be 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 Titleholders. In between, there will be more than two dozen events all over the world. In recent years the PGA Tour has gone more international, but it's been the LPGA Tour that has led this campaign.
Get the latest information on the upcoming events throughout the 2014 LPGA season here. Updates previewing the week's event can be found, giving you helpful information all year long. Keep checking back here at PGABettingOdds.com for info on the next LPGA Tour event.
|1/23 - 1/26||Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic||Paradise Island, Bahamas||$1.3M||Jessica Korda -19|
|2/13 - 2/16||ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open||Yarralumla, Australia||$1.2M||Karrie Webb -12|
|2/20 - 2/23||Honda LPGA Thailand||Chonburi, Thailand||$1.5M||A. Nordqvist -15|
|2/27 - 3/2||HSBC Women's Champions||Singapore||$1.4M||Paula Creamer -10|
|3/20 - 3/23||JTBC Founders Cup||Phoenix, Arizona||$1.5M||Karrie Webb -19|
|3/27 - 3/30||Kia Classic||Carlsbad, California||$1.7M||A. Nordqvist -13|
|4/3 - 4/6||Kraft Nabisco Championship||Rancho Mirage, California||$2.0M||L. Thompson -14|
|4/16 - 4/19||LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented by J Golf||Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii||$1.7M||Michelle Wie -14|
|4/24 - 4/27||Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic||San Francisco, California||$1.8M||Lydia Ko -12|
|5/1 - 5/4||North Texas LPGA Shootout||Irving, Texas||$1.3M||Stacey Lewis -16|
|5/15 - 5/18||Kingsmill Championship||Williamsburg, Virginia||$1.3M||Lizette Salas -13|
|5/22 - 5/25||Mobile Bay LPGA Classic||Mobile, Alabama||$1.3M||Jessica Korda -20|
|5/30 - 6/1||ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer||Galloway, New Jersey||$1.5M||Stacey Lewis -16|
|6/5 - 6/8||Manulife Financial LPGA Classic||Waterloo, Ontario, Canada||$1.5M||Inbee Park -23|
|6/19 - 6/22||U.S. Women's Open||Pinehurst, North Carolina||$3.25M||Michelle Wie -2|
|6/27 - 6/29||Walmart NW Arkansas Championship by P&G||Rogers, Arkansas||$2.0M||Stacey Lewis -12|
|7/10 - 7/14||RICOH Women's British Open||Southport, Lancashire, UK||$3.0M||Mo Martin -1|
|7/17 - 7/20||Marathon Classic by Owens Corning & O-I||Sylvania, Ohio||$1.4M||Lydia Ko -15|
|7/24 - 7/27||International Crown||Owings Mills, Maryland||$1.6M||SPAIN|
|8/7 - 8/10||Meijer LPGA Classic||Belmont, Michigan||$1.5M||Mirim Lee -14|
|8/14 - 8/17||Wegmans LPGA Championship||Pittsford, New York||$2.25M||Inbee Park -11|
|8/22 - 8/25||Canadian Pacific Women's Open||London, Ontario, Canada||$2.25M||So Yeon Ryu -23|
|8/28 - 8/31||Portland Classic||Portland, Oregon||$1.3M||Austin Ernst -14|
|9/11 - 9/14||The Evian Championship||Evian-les-Bains, France||$3.25M||Suzann Pettersen|
|9/18 - 9/21||Alabama LPGA Classic||Prattville, Alabama||$1.3M||Inaugural|
|10/2 - 10/5||Reignwood LPGA Classic||Beijing, China||$1.8M||Shanshan Feng|
|10/9 - 10/12||Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||$2.0M||Lexi Thompson|
|10/17 - 10/19||LPGA • KEB HanaBank Championship||Incheon, South Korea||$2.0M||Amy Yang|
|10/23 - 10/26||Blue Bay LPGA||Hainan Island, China||$2.0M||Inaugural|
|10/30 - 11/2||LPGA Taiwan Championship||Yang Mei, Taoyuan, Taiwan||$1.8M||Suzann Pettersen|
|11/7 - 11/9||MIZUNO CLASSIC||Shima-Shi, Mie, Japan||$1.2M||Teresa Lu|
|11/13 - 11/16||Lorena Ochoa Invitational by Banamex & Jalisco||Guadalajara, Mexico||$1.0M||Lexi Thompson|
|11/20 - 11/23||CME Group Tour Championship||Naples, Florida||$2.0M||Shanshan Feng|
More Info About The LPGA Tour
The Ladies Professional Golf Association was founded back in 1950, as means for women in the game of golf to showcase their talent and compete at the highest level like their male counterparts. The LPGA headquarters resides in Dayton Beach, Florida, which is about an hour south of where the headquarters of the PGA tour is in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The LPGA competes 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 everyone. Players of all ages and genders can play, albeit the skill levels of each can be vastly different! Golf is a game that doesn't favor any type of player. If you can get the ball in the hole in the least amount of strokes, 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 every week.
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 wer 12 countries which hosted tournaments during the year. That is a testament to the commitment of growing the LPGA and growing the game for current and future female players.
The LPGA remains to this days the longest running professional sports organization for women in the United States.
LPGA Major championships
Like the PGA Tour, the LPGA is also home to four Major Championships during the season. The first one on the calendar is the Kraft Nabisco Championship, which is held annually at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California. The second Major Championship of the season is the LPGA Championship, which since 2012 has been held in Pittsford, New York at Locust Hill Country Club. The third and fourth Major championships on the schedule mirror the men's PGA Tour Majors. That would be the U.S. Women's Open, and the Women's British Open. These Major championships are played at different venues each season. In 2014, Sebonack Golf Club will host the U.S. Women's Open in South Hampton, New York. A few weeks later, the Women's British Open will be contested at the home of golf, which is the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland.
The Rolex Rankings
The Rolex Rankings are the official Women's World Golf Rankings for major Tours associated with women's golf around the world. Rolex Rankings are updated every week during the year, and were first instituted back in 2006. Five major tours are taken into account when calculating these rankings. Like the men's World Golf Rankings, these rankings and points associated with them go back two years. 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 four Major championships use them to determine automatic qualifiers, as well as some other big tournaments throughout the season. Mexico's Lorena Ochoa holds the record for most consecutive weeks at No.1, which was 158 weeks, from April 2007 through May 2010.