The United States Golf Association (Usga) invests in the women's game. The US entity will double the prize money of the US Women's Open up to
The United States Golf Association (Usga) invests in the women’s game. The US entity will double the prize money of the US Women’s Open up to ten million dollars, fruit of the sponsorship agreement with the health company ProMedica.
Thus, the prize pool will go from $ 5.5 million to $ 10.5 million. In addition, the tournament winner will earn $ 1.8 million, the highest prize ever awarded in women’s golf.
As part of a comprehensive sponsorship agreement, ProMedica has been designated an official partner of the Usga in terms of health and well-being. Thus, the Ohio-based health company will provide medical services at various Usga championships.
Usga plans to increase the prize money of the US Women’s Open to twelve million in the next five years
The impact will be immediate, as the total prize pool for this year’s US Women’s Open, which will be held at the Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club in Southern Pines, North Carolina from June 2-5, will double.
On the other hand, La Usga has also revealed its commitment to increase the prize pool to eleven million dollars to increase it to twelve million in the next five years.
“This partnership with ProMedica allows us to grow the championship substantially in every way, from its goal to its endowment,” said Mike Whan, CEO of Usga.