The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and the PGA of America (PGA) announced that 2023 will be the Year of Women’s Golf in New Jersey. There will be four golf tournaments coming to the Garden State, the highlight of which will be a Major Championship.
“We are thrilled that N.J. will be the epicenter of women’s golf in 2023, allowing the LPGA, PGA of America and our sponsors to use our collective platform to inspire young girls and women throughout NJ and the surrounding Tri-state region,” said Mollie Marcoux Samaan, LPGA Commissioner. “The combination of these four truly first-rate and meaningful events played at some of the best golf courses in the world in a major market provides a rare and exciting opportunity to not only elevate women’s golf but also elevate the conversation around women’s leadership and empowerment more broadly.”
The lineup of events over a six-week period will include:
- Cognizant Founders Cup: May 10-14 at Upper Montclair Country Club in Clifton
This event that celebrates and honors the 13 Founders of the LPGA Tour.
- Mizuho Americas Open: May 30 – June 4 at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City
At this event, 24 female junior golfers will compete in an AJGA Invitational alongside the 120-player LPGA Tour Field.
- ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer: June 7-11 at Seaview in Galloway Township
This event is a Jersey Shore and South Jersey tradition!
- KPMG Women’s PGA Championship: June 21-25 at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield
This is one of five Major Championships in the women’s game of golf.
With the Year of Women’s Golf, New Jersey will showcase the best players in the world and highlight the importance of business leadership, mentorship and the empowerment of women and young girls.
“The PGA of America is especially proud to be a part of this important moment for women’s golf when we return to iconic Baltusrol Golf Club, the host of so many historical events, including the 2005 and 2016 PGA Championships, and showcase the world’s best women golfers in a Major championship setting for the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship,” said Seth Waugh, CEO, PGA of America. “NJ loves professional golf, and we are excited to be part of such a powerful lineup of women’s professional events across the Garden State in 2023.”
Women’s professional golf has experienced significant growth on a global scale and the purses are growing too. In 2023, the LPGA Tour’s 33 tournaments will offer a record-high $101.4 million in prize money to athletes representing more than 35 countries.
For more information on the 2023 lineup of women’s professional golf events in New Jersey visit: Cognizant Founders Cup, KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, Mizuho Americas Open and ShopRite LPGA Classic.