Our International 20×20 Women in Sport Award this week recognises the work of the LPGA who have just released their plans for the 2020 LPGA Tour schedule. It’s going to be fantastic year for the world’s top female professional who will play for prize money of $75.1 MILLION during the year. Indicative of the increasing importance of the Tour it will feature five tournaments with prize money more than $2 million. The largest purse will be at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship with $4.3 million on offer – up $450,000 from 2019. There will also be increased television coverage all year with 500 hours of global television coverage including at least seven events being aired on network TV. The Tour will be broadcast in more than 175 countries and will be beamed into 500 million households. And the good news for Ireland is that for the first time ever there will be two Irish players playing in this, the most prestigious platform for women’s golf worldwide. Stephanie Meadows and Leona Maguire, two of our 20×20 ambassadors, are of course full members of the Tour in 2020 with playing rights for all 33 tournaments – across 11 countries – that make up the Tour schedule. The LPGA deserves huge credit for the way it continues to grow the Tour year on year. By creating ever more visibility for the sport it most definitely is encouraging more girls and women all over the world to take up the sport of golf.
International 20×20 Women in Sport Award
Nov 27, 2019