Ladies European Tour: Extra events and record prize purses available in bumper 2022 season schedule | Golf News

Women’s Irish Open will be featured in the LET program for the first time since 2012 and the Women’s Scottish Open will have a record prize pool; 31 events will be played in 21 countries as part of an exceptional calendar

Last updated: 23/12/21 17:41


Atthaya Thitikul won the Ladies European Tour Order of Merit in 2021

The Ladies European Tour will offer more events than ever and a record-breaking prize pool as part of their outstanding 2022 program.

A minimum of 24.5 million euros will be available over the course of the season, with an increase of over 20% compared to last year and more than double the annual scholarship available in 2019, the latest campaign not affected by the Covid cancellations- 19.

Players will have the opportunity to compete in 31 events in 21 countries over a ten-month period, starting the season with the Magical Kenya Ladies Open from 10-13 February.

Ladies European Tour CEO Alexandra Armas said: “In the wake of a strong 2021 season, which featured 23 tournaments, 2022 will be a record year for LET with the largest total prize pool and number of events in history. .

A map showing the countries that will host the Ladies European Tour events in 2022 [provided by the LET]

A map showing the countries that will host the Ladies European Tour events in 2022 [provided by the LET]

“We will be launching new events in Asia and South Africa and returning to various territories across Europe and beyond, so it looks very exciting for our international membership.

“We have never had such incredible support from industry partners and companies who see the value in investing in LET. Our players continue to set new standards of performance. We are grateful to all of our partners as we enter the third year. of our successful joint venture partnership with LPGA. “

The schedule contains consecutive events in South Africa and subsequent tournaments in Australia, with the Madrid Ladies Open, Mithra Belgian Open and Women’s Irish Open among the events returning to the Ladies European Tour calendar in 2022.

The Aramco Team Series has five tournaments as part of an expanded program, while the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open – played the week between the Evian Championship and the AIG Women’s Open – saw the prize pool increased by 33% to $ 2 million. .

Two new venues will host LET events for the first time, Ålands Golf Club for the Åland 100 Ladies Open and Barrière Golf Club in Deauville for the Lacoste Ladies Open de France, with the Race to Costa del Sol season finale still once the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open of Spain.

The ‘Race’ will offer a € 250,000 bonus pool among the top three in the official ranking, with prizes of € 125,000, € 75,000 and € 50,000 for players who finish in first, second and third place.

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