Boosted Prize Fund for the 2022 Amundi Evian Championship
The Amundi Evian Championship has announced an increased prize fund for this year’s tournament.
Taking place at the Evian Resort in France from July 21-24. The prize fund has been raised from $4.5m to $6.5m, with a guaranteed $1 million being awarded to the winner.
Last year’s winner Minjee Lee earned $675,000 for her first major win at the championship.
In a change to previous seasons, all 132 players in the field will be guaranteed a share of the prize fund rather than just those who make the 36-hole cut.
The announcement comes as other LPGA majors have significantly raised prize funds in recent years. The USGA has nearly doubled the U.S. Women’s Open purse to $10 million for 2022. With the AIG Women’s Open setting a record with a $5.8 million prize fund. This year, when the tournament makes the moves to Muirfield for the first time, players will compete for $6.8 million. And the winner of the CME Group Tour Championship in 2022 will earn the biggest prize fund in women’s golf with $2 million.
“We are incredibly appreciative of our friends and partners at The Amundi Evian Championship for their ongoing support of the LPGA Tour and the world’s best female golfers,” said Marcoux Samaan in a statement. “Elevating the purse of this major championship makes a powerful statement about the value and status of the women’s game and the strong commitment of Amundi, Danone, Evian and Rolex to advancing the LPGA and our world-class athletes. We look forward to a spectacular week in Evian-les-Bains and I know that our players will share my gratitude and excitement.”
The 2022 Amundi Evian Championship takes place at the Evian Resort Golf Club from July 21-24.