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The 2015 LPGA Tour was a series of professional golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world. The Tour began in Ocala, Florida on January 28 and ended on November 22 at the Gold Course of the Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, Florida.[1] The tournaments were sanctioned by the United States-based Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).

Lydia Ko won five tournaments, including one major, led the money list, won the Race to the CME Globe, and became the youngest winner of the LPGA Tour's Player of the Year award.[2] Inbee Park also won five tournaments, including two majors, and won the Vare Trophy for the lowest scoring average. She also accumulated enough points to be inducted into the LPGA Hall of Fame upon her completion of her 10th year on tour (2016).[3] Sei-Young Kim won three tournaments and the Rookie of the Year award.[4]

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Schedule and resultsEdit

The number in parentheses after each winners' name is the player's total number of wins in official money individual events on the LPGA Tour, including that event. Tournament and winner names in bold indicate LPGA majors.

Date Tournament Location Winner Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Jan 28–31 Coates Golf Championship   Florida   Na Yeon Choi (8) 1,500,000 225,000
Feb 5–8 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic   Bahamas   Sei-Young Kim (1) 1,300,000 195,000
Feb 19–22 ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open   Australia   Lydia Ko (6) 1,200,000 180,000
Feb 26 – Mar 1 Honda LPGA Thailand   Thailand   Amy Yang (2) 1,500,000 225,000
Mar 5–8 HSBC Women's Champions   Singapore   Inbee Park (13) 1,400,000 210,000
Mar 19–22 JTBC Founders Cup   Arizona   Hyo-Joo Kim (2) 1,500,000 225,000
Mar 26–29 Kia Classic   California   Cristie Kerr (17) 1,700,000 255,000
Apr 2–5 ANA Inspiration   California   Brittany Lincicome (6) 2,500,000 375,000
Apr 15–18 LPGA Lotte Championship   Hawaii   Sei-Young Kim (2) 1,800,000 270,000
Apr 23–26 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic   California   Lydia Ko (7) 2,000,000 300,000
Apr 30 – May 3 Volunteers of America North Texas Shootout   Texas   Inbee Park (14) 1,300,000 195,000
May 14–18^ Kingsmill Championship   Virginia   Minjee Lee (1) 1,300,000 195,000
May 29–31 ShopRite LPGA Classic   New Jersey   Anna Nordqvist (5) 1,500,000 225,000
Jun 4–7 Manulife LPGA Classic   Ontario   Suzann Pettersen (15) 1,500,000 225,000
Jun 11–14 KPMG Women's PGA Championship   New York   Inbee Park (15) 3,500,000 525,000
Jun 26–28 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship   Arkansas   Na Yeon Choi (9) 2,000,000 300,000
Jul 9–12 U.S. Women's Open   Pennsylvania   Chun In-gee (1) 4,500,000 810,000
Jul 16–19 Marathon Classic   Ohio   Chella Choi (1) 1,500,000 225,000
Jul 23–26 Meijer LPGA Classic   Michigan   Lexi Thompson (5) 2,000,000 300,000
Jul 30 – Aug 2 Ricoh Women's British Open   Scotland   Inbee Park (16) 3,000,000 464,817
Aug 13–16 Cambia Portland Classic   Oregon   Brooke Henderson (1) 1,300,000 195,000
Aug 20–23 Canadian Pacific Women's Open   British Columbia   Lydia Ko (8) 2,250,000 337,500
Aug 27–30 Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic   Alabama   Kris Tamulis (1) 1,300,000 195,000
Sep 10–13 The Evian Championship   France   Lydia Ko (9) 3,250,000 487,500
Sep 18–20 Solheim Cup   Germany   United States n/a
Oct 8–11 Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia   Malaysia   Jessica Korda (4) 2,000,000 300,000
Oct 15–18 LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship   South Korea   Lexi Thompson (6) 2,000,000 300,000
Oct 22–25 Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship   Taiwan   Lydia Ko (10) 2,000,000 300,000
Oct 29 – Nov 1 Blue Bay LPGA   China   Sei-Young Kim (3) 2,000,000 300,000
Nov 6–8 Toto Japan Classic   Japan   Ahn Sun-ju (1) 1,500,000 225,000
Nov 12–15 Lorena Ochoa Invitational   Mexico   Inbee Park (17) 1,000,000 200,000
Nov 19–22 CME Group Tour Championship   Florida   Cristie Kerr (18) 2,000,000 500,000

^ Kingsmill Championship finished on Monday May 18 due to a rain-delay.

Season leadersEdit

Money list leaders

Rank Player Country Events Prize
money($)
1 Lydia Ko   New Zealand 24 2,800,802
2 Inbee Park   South Korea 25 2,630,011
3 Stacy Lewis   United States 26 1,893,423
4 Sei-Young Kim   South Korea 27 1,820,056
5 Lexi Thompson   United States 24 1,763,904
6 Amy Yang   South Korea 23 1,438,312
7 Cristie Kerr   United States 25 1,294,301
8 So Yeon Ryu   South Korea 25 1,292,395
9 Shanshan Feng   China 21 1,086,338
10 Anna Nordqvist   Sweden 25 977,743

Full 2015 Official Money List

Scoring average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Inbee Park   South Korea 69.42
2 Lydia Ko   New Zealand 69.44
3 Stacy Lewis   United States 69.79
4 Lexi Thompson   United States 70.01
5 Hyo-Joo Kim   South Korea 70.14

Full 2015 Scoring Average List

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LPGA Continues To Elevate With Release Of 2015 Tour Schedule". LPGA. November 18, 2014.
  2. ^ "Lydia Ko Clinches 2015 Rolex Player of the Year Award". LPGA. November 22, 2015.
  3. ^ "Inbee Park Wins 2015 Vare Trophy, Earns Final Point For LPGA Hall of Fame". LPGA. November 22, 2015.
  4. ^ "Sei Young Kim Clinches Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year". LPGA. November 8, 2015.

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