2014 LPGA Tour
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2014 LPGA Tour

The 2014 LPGA Tour was a series of weekly golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world. The Tour began at Ocean Club Golf Course on Paradise Island in The Bahamas on January 23 and ended on November 23 at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, Florida. The tournaments were sanctioned by the United States-based Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).

The most significant addition to the Tour in 2014 was a new team event, the International Crown. To be held each even-numbered year (those in which the Solheim Cup is not held), the event involved four-woman teams from eight countries competing in a four-day match play format. The eight qualifying countries were those whose four top players are cumulatively ranked highest in the Women's World Golf Rankings as of the end of the preceding LPGA season.[1] The individual participants from each qualified country were determined by the rankings immediately prior to the Kraft Nabisco Championship.[2]

Qualification for the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship changed for 2014 and a $1 million bonus was added. Previously, the top three finishers in each tournament, not previously qualified, earned entry to the tournament. The field in 2014 was determined by a season-long points race, the "Race to the CME Globe". All players making the cut in a tournament earned points with 500 points going to the winner. The five major champions had a higher points distribution with 625 points to the winner. No-cut tournaments only awarded points to the top 40 finishers (top 20 for the Lorena Ochoa Invitational). Only LPGA members were eligible to earn points. The top 72 players on the points list gained entry into the Tour Championship as well as any tournament winners, whether or not an LPGA member, not in the top 72. Points were reset before the tournament such that only the top three players were guaranteed to win the Race by winning the tournament and only the top nine had a mathematical chance of winning the Race. The winner of the points race received a $1 million bonus that did not count on the official money list.[3][4][5] The Race is similar to the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup and the European Tour's Race to Dubai.

Schedule and results

The number in parentheses after winners' names is the player's total number wins in official money individual events on the LPGA Tour, including that event.

Date Tournament Location Winner Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Jan 23-26 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic The Bahamas Bahamas United States Jessica Korda (2) 1,300,000 195,000
Feb 13-16 ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open Australia Australia Australia Karrie Webb (40) 1,200,000 180,000
Feb 20-23 Honda LPGA Thailand Thailand Thailand Sweden Anna Nordqvist (3) 1,500,000 225,000
Feb 27 - Mar 2 HSBC Women's Champions Singapore Singapore United States Paula Creamer (10) 1,400,000 210,000
Mar 20-23 JTBC Founders Cup United States Arizona Australia Karrie Webb (41) 1,500,000 225,000
Mar 27-30 Kia Classic United States California Sweden Anna Nordqvist (4) 1,700,000 255,000
Apr 3-6 Kraft Nabisco Championship United States California United States Lexi Thompson (4) 2,000,000 300,000
Apr 16-19 LPGA Lotte Championship United States Hawaii United States Michelle Wie (3) 1,700,000 255,000
Apr 24-27 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic United States California New Zealand Lydia Ko (3) 1,800,000 270,000
May 1-4 North Texas LPGA Shootout United States Texas United States Stacy Lewis (9) 1,300,000 195,000
May 15-18 Kingsmill Championship United States Virginia United States Lizette Salas (1) 1,300,000 195,000
May 22-25 Airbus LPGA Classic United States Alabama United States Jessica Korda (3) 1,300,000 195,000
May 30 - Jun 1 ShopRite LPGA Classic United States New Jersey United States Stacy Lewis (10) 1,500,000 225,000
Jun 5-8 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic Canada Ontario South Korea Inbee Park (10) 1,500,000 225,000
Jun 19-22 U.S. Women's Open United States North Carolina United States Michelle Wie (4) 4,000,000 720,000
Jun 27-29 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship United States Arkansas United States Stacy Lewis (11) 2,000,000 300,000
Jul 10-13 Ricoh Women's British Open England England United States Mo Martin (1) 3,000,000 474,575
Jul 17-20 Marathon Classic United States Ohio New Zealand Lydia Ko (4) 1,400,000 210,000
Jul 24-27^ International Crown United States Maryland Spain Spain 1,600,000    100,000[a 1]
Aug 7-10 Meijer LPGA Classic United States Michigan South Korea Mirim Lee (1) 1,500,000 225,000
Aug 14-17 Wegmans LPGA Championship United States New York South Korea Inbee Park (11) 2,250,000 337,500
Aug 21-24 Canadian Pacific Women's Open Canada Ontario South Korea So Yeon Ryu (3) 2,250,000 337,500
Aug 28-31 Portland Classic United States Oregon United States Austin Ernst (1) 1,300,000 195,000
Sep 11-14 The Evian Championship France France South Korea Kim Hyo-joo (1) 3,250,000 487,500
Sep 18-21 Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic United States Alabama South Korea Mi Jung Hur (2) 1,300,000 195,000
Oct 2-5 Reignwood LPGA Classic China China South Korea Mirim Lee (2) 2,100,000 315,000
Oct 9-12 Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia Malaysia Malaysia China Shanshan Feng (4) 2,000,000 300,000
Oct 17-19 LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship South Korea South Korea South Korea Baek Kyu-jung (1) 2,000,000 300,000
Oct 23-27 Blue Bay LPGA China China South Africa Lee-Anne Pace (1) 2,000,000 300,000
Oct 30 - Nov 2 Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship Taiwan Taiwan South Korea Inbee Park (12) 2,000,000 300,000
Nov 7-9 Mizuno Classic Japan Japan South Korea Mi Hyang Lee (1) 1,200,000 180,000
Nov 13-16 Lorena Ochoa Invitational Mexico Mexico United States Christina Kim (3) 1,000,000 200,000
Nov 20-23 CME Group Tour Championship United States Florida New Zealand Lydia Ko (5) 2,000,000 500,000

^ Event held over to Monday, July 27 due to lack of daylight. The event was also shortened to 54 holes.

  1. ^ Prize for each of the four members of the winning team.

Season leaders

Money list leaders

Rank Player Country Events Prize
money($)
1 Stacy Lewis  United States 28 2,539,039
2 Inbee Park  South Korea 23 2,226,641
3 Lydia Ko  New Zealand 26 2,089,033
4 Michelle Wie  United States 21 1,924,796
5 So Yeon Ryu  South Korea 25 1,468,804
6 Shanshan Feng  China 24 1,404,623
7 Anna Nordqvist  Sweden 26 1,144,245
8 Karrie Webb  Australia 19 1,069,540
9 Azahara Muñoz  Spain 27 1,051,332
10 Chella Choi  South Korea 31 1,048,932

Full 2014 Official Money List

Scoring average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Stacy Lewis  United States 69.53
2 Inbee Park  South Korea 69.68
3 Michelle Wie  United States 69.82
4 So Yeon Ryu  South Korea 69.98
5 Lydia Ko  New Zealand 70.08

Full 2014 Scoring Average List

Awards

See also

References

  1. ^ "32 Players, 8 Countries, 1 Crown: LPGA Unveils the International Crown" (Press release). LPGA. January 24, 2013. Retrieved 2013. 
  2. ^ "LPGA International Crown Celebrates "Year from Here" Event" (Press release). LPGA. July 23, 2013. Retrieved 2013. 
  3. ^ "LPGA Tour goes to points race". ESPN. Associated Press. January 8, 2014. Retrieved 2014. 
  4. ^ Voepel, Mechelle (January 8, 2014). "LPGA adds intrigue with points race". ESPNW. Retrieved 2014. 
  5. ^ "The Race is On! LPGA Launches Inaugural "Race to the CME Globe"". LPGA. January 8, 2014. Retrieved 2014. 

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