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Chevron Championship

Chevron Championship: Everything you need to know

Just days on from the Masters, the Chevron Championship takes centre stage as the first women’s major takes place!

 

Just four days on from the Masters, the Chevron Championship takes centre stage as the first women’s major of 2024.

The event dates back more than five decades to 1972, and it became part of the major championship schedule ten years later.

Since becoming a major tournament back in 1982, the event has always been the opening major of the women’s season, and the start of the golfing summer!

The Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at The Club at Carlton Woods will play host to the tournament for the second year, after the tournament moved to the venue in Texas for the 2023 edition.

Lilia Vu (below) is the defending champion, while other recent winners include Jennifer Kupcho, Patty Tavatanakit, Jin-Young Ko and Lydia Ko. Who will take home the title this year?

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Chevron Championship: The Details

  • Dates: April 18-21, 2024
  • Course: The Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, The Club at Carlton Woods, The Woodlands, Texas
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6,824 yards
  • Prize purse: $5.2 million
  • Defending champion: Lilia Vu (-10)

Everything you need to know about the 2024 Chevron Championship

Check out our coverage of the 2024 Chevron Championship – from frequently asked questions, to the competition’s unique heritage, and how the course is shaping up – by reading and clicking on some of the links below.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Chevron Championship

When and where will the Chevron Championship take place?

The 2024 edition of the Chevron Championship will be held at The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas. The Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at the venue will play host, with the tournament being held from April 18-21.

Who won last year’s Chevron Championship?

American Lilia Vu was the victor at Carlton Woods, as she claimed her maiden major championship victory. She finished on 10-under, and then defeated compatriot Angel Yin on the first playoff hole to take the title.

What is the history around the tournament?

The Chevron Championship dates back to 1972, when David Foster and Dinah Shore founded the tournament, with the original name of the event featuring the latter.

The original name was the Colgate-Dinah Shore Winner’s Circle, and for the first decade, it was just a normal LPGA Tour event. The competition received major championship status for the 1982 edition, and was officially known as the Nabisco Dinah Shore.

1999 saw Dottie Pepper set the record for the lowest aggregate score and the lowest score to par. She finished 19-under with an aggregate of 269. A year later, Australian Karrie Webb set the record for the biggest winning margin, taking the title by a whopping ten shots.

The 2000 edition was the first to be called the Nabisco Championship, with the event also being called the Kraft Nabisco Championship and the ANA Inspirational since the turn of the 21st Century.

The tournament became known as the Chevron Championship (due to sponsorship reasons) for the 2022 edition. That would also be the last at Mission Hills, which had hosted the competition since its inception five decades earlier.

The 2023 edition of the Chevron Championship was hosted at The Club at Carlton Woods, and the tournament continues to be played on the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course.

Amy Alcott, Betsy King and Annika Sorenstam have all won the tournament three times, while Juli Inkster, Dottie Pepper, Karrie Webb and Brittany Lincicombe are all two-time winners of the Chevron.

How do golfers qualify for to play in the event?

As the first major of the 2024 season, the qualifying criteria are somewhat different to most normal LPGA Tour events. Like the Masters, all previous winners are permitted to play, along with major winners and LPGA Tour winners.

Here are the categories of entries for the 2024 Chevron Championship:

  • Previous winners of the Chevron Championship
  • Winners of the US Women’s Open, Women’s PGA Championship, Amundi Evian Championship and AIG Women’s Open in the last five years
  • Winners on the LPGA Tour in the last three years
  • Players in the top ten at the previous year’s Chevron Championship
  • Players in the top 80 of the previous year’s LPGA Tour’s Race to CME Globe Points List
  • Players in the top 40 of the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings
  • Top 2 players on each of the Ladies European Tour, LPGA Tour of Japan and LPGA Tour of Korea
  • Top 100 on the current year’s LPGA Tour Race to CME Globe Points List
  • Sponsors exemptions and tournament invitations

Who is in the field for at The Club at Carlton Woods?

As with all of the major championships, there will be a star-studded field in action at the 2024 Chevron Championship.

27 major champions, including 11 winners of the Chevron, will be in action this week. Add in the World No 1 Nelly Korda, and it doesn’t get much bigger than this!

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What are the odds for the 2024 Chevron Championship?

Betting for the 2024 Chevron Championship is live via bet365.

Take a look at who we think are the players to put your money on here.

Is there a cut at the event?

The Chevron Championship features a field of 132 players, but not all of those will make it through to the weekend’s action in Texas.

Out of those 132 players, only the top 60 and ties will make it through to play in the final two rounds. From there, we will find out who the first women’s major champion of 2024 is.

How can I watch the action from The Woodlands?

The event will be broadcast around the world by various broadcast partners. In the United Kingdom, action from all four days of the tournament will be shown live on Sky Sports.

  • Thursday 18th – Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Mix from 3-7pm, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf & Sky Sports Mix from 11pm
  • Friday 19th – Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Mix from 3-7pm, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf & Sky Sports Mix from 11pm
  • Saturday 20th – Sky Sports Mix from 7pm, Sky Sports Main Event from 10:30pm
  • Sunday 21st – Sky Sports Mix from 7pm, Sky Sports Main Event from 7:30pm

Comprehensive coverage, including live scoring and player highlights, will be available on the LPGA Tour website and app.

How much will the winner take home from Carlton Woods?

The winner of the the tournament will pocket $780,000 from the total prize purse of $5,200,000.

Are you excited to see who will win the Chevron Championship once again? Who do you think will take the title? Let us know with a post on X, formerly Twitter!

Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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