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KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Prize Money Payout 2024

Brooke Henderson celebrates winning the Women's PGA Championship

The third women’s Major of the year, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship will have a record purse in the latest sign of the women’s game’s rapid growth.

The tournament comes from Sahalee Country Club for the first time in eight years and just the second time overall. Back then, Brooke Henderson, who was just 18 at the time, claimed her maiden Major title after beating Lydia Ko in a playoff to become the youngest-ever winner of the tournament.

In that 2016 edition, Henderson, who has been honored with a plaque for her achievement, claimed prize money of $525,000 from an overall purpose of $3.5m. However, in the latest statement of just how much the women’s game has grown over recent years, it has been announced that this year’s prize money payout will be almost $7m more than that figure at a record $10.4m.

Brooke Henderson earned $525,000 after winning the 2016 edition of the tournament

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That’s also $400,000 more than the 2023 edition of the tournament at Baltusrol Golf Club, which was won by Ruoning Yin, who earned $1.5m. The 2024 purse is also $5.9m more than just three years ago, when Nelly Korda claimed the title.


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