Which women's golf tour can you earn the most money on?
We looked at 11 different women's golf tours and broke down the prize money won in 2018. Now, prize money is not the measure of how good a tour is and what it offers to certain players. Other considerations need to be taken into account such as world ranking points, passage to other tours, and experience for young golfers.
However, below shows how much 1st place, 10th and 50th place on the Tour earned in 2018. The amount of tournaments is then divided into the amount won to give an average on won per tournament.
The figures are very interesting and recently at the Taiwan Ladies Open we saw a number of European players head out there to play in the event. This may be a sign of what is to come as players chase better prize money and world ranking points.
What is highlighted is it is clear to see why it s the dream of most golfers to get onto the LPGA Tour.
Some tours did have run away winners that earned a lot more than 2nd place so that needs to be taken into consideration as well, and tours like the LET Access Series pay players lower down the list a lot better than some other tours who offer the high earners more money.
All figures are in British Pounds and used at an exchange rate taken on 23/1/19 and some of the events are co sanctioned with other tours.
* All the information is taken from the tours website and has been translated as best as possible.
However, just to put this into perspective Xander Schhauffele from the USA has already won £2,356,242 in only 4 tournaments this year!
LPGA- 34 Tournaments
1st Place- £ 2,101,922 Earnings per tournament. £61,850
10th- £888,343 £26,127 50th- £353,070 £10,384
Japan LPGA- 38 Tournaments
1st Place- £1,262,504 £33,223
10th- £454,353 £11,956 50th- £155,199 £4,084
KLPGA- 28 Tournaments
1st Place- £649,763 £18,609
10th- £304,414 £7,391 50th- £99,352 £2,745
Ladies European Tour- 14 Tournaments
1st Place- £446,382 £31,884
10th- £58,257 £4,161 50th- £22,561 £1,612
Symetra Tour (USA)- 21 Tournaments
1st Place- £95,698 £4,557
10th- £46,123 £2,196 50th- £16,641 £792
Australia Ladies Pro Golf - 14 Tournaments
1st Place- £136,852 £9,775
10th- £37,466 £2,676 50th- £13,676 £977
China LPGA- 15 Tournaments
1st Place- £49,208 £3,280
10th- £26,950 £1,796
50th- £5,969 £397
Taiwan LPGA- 30 Tournaments
1st Place- £64,172 £2,133
10th- £29,173 £972
50th- £2,522 £84
Sunshine Ladies Tour (S, Africa) - 8 Tournaments
1st Place- £21,818 £2,727
10th- £3,679 £459
50th- £659 £82
LET Access Series- 13 Tournaments
1st Place- £18,609 £1,431
10th- £7,391 £568
50th- £2,745 £211
Thai LPGA- 10 Tournaments
1st Place- £19,284 £1,923
10th- £4,019 £401
50th- £1,235 £123