The 2022 LPGA Cognizant Founders Cup takes place this week, May 11-15 at Upper Montclair Country Club in Clifton and the organization just announced that Defending Champion & World’s #1 Ranked Women’s Golfer, Jin Young Ko, will headline the field.

“The LPGA is thrilled to be at Upper Montclair Country Club and make this historic venue the home of the Cognizant Founders Cup,” says Scott Wood, Sr. Director, Cognizant Founders Cup. “After an amazing first year in Northern NJ, where women’s golf was passionately embraced by fans and sponsors alike, we are excited to begin a new tradition and create memorable moments at UMCC.”

Cognizant will continue to be the Title Sponsor for the event, which pays tribute to the 13 founding members of the LPGA. The Cognizant Founders Cup offers a $3 million purse, the largest of any LPGA Tour event outside the majors.

The field will be filled with today’s most talented players, plus the 16-year-old winner of the Augusta Women’s National Amateur.

From L to R: Anna Davis, winner of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur and 2022 Cognizant Founders Cup Sponsor Exemption; Shameka Young, VP & Global Head, Diversity & Inclusion, Cognizant; Scott Wood, Senior Director, Cognizant Founders Cup

“We’re committed to promoting diversity and inclusion, both in and out of the workplace,” says Gaurav Chand, Chief Marketing Officer, Cognizant. “We invested in the Cognizant Founders Cup as part of that commitment, with the goal of helping to build a better future for the next generation of female golfers.  We’re pleased to continue that effort and look forward supporting the talented athletes of the LPGA in 2022 and beyond through our sponsorship.”

Upper Montclair Country Club is thrilled to welcome the LPGA back. “There is no greater supporter of women’s golf and the professional game than UMCC, and we expect today’s world-class women professionals will find our golf course as challenging, yet as fair as their predecessors,” says Charlie Dimpfl, CCM, General Manager/Chief Operating Officer, Upper Montclair Country Club.

Tickets for the tournament are available at www.thefounderslpga.com. General admission tickets provide access to the tournament grounds any day Wednesday through Sunday and are $40. A weekly 5-day pass available for $125. Veterans, first responders, active military and Juniors 17 and under receive free general admission. Hospitality packages are also available.