Massive payday at this week’s LPGA event dwarfs most PGA Tour prizes

There is much on the line at the LPGA’s season finale — the CME Group Tour Championship — this week: one of the biggest titles of the year, Player of the Year honors and, oh yeah, the $2 million that the winner will take home.

That’s right: two million bucks.

That’s not just a lot of dough for a women’s golf event, it’s a lot of dough for any golf event.

The CME’s $7 million total purse is roughly in line with what the five women’s majors paid out in 2022 (see below). But the CME has separated itself with