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Women's PGA Championship

Women’s PGA Championship: Everything you need to know

It’s time for the third women’s major of the year! Take a look at everything you need to know about the 2024 Women’s PGA Championship!

 

The third women’s major of the year is the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, which returns to Sahalee Country Club for the second time.

World No 1 Nelly Korda was the victor at the Chevron Championship, in one of six wins so far in 2024. Japan’s Yuka Saso was the victor at the US Women’s Open, winning the event for the second time.

1955 saw the inaugural edition of the tournament, known then as the LPGA Championship. Sixty years later, it became the Women’s PGA Championship, in line with the men’s version of the tournament (like the US & US Women’s Opens).

The tournament has been played at some incredible venues around the country, with Sahalee Country Club playing host to the event for the second time. 2016 was the only previous time that the Washington venue played host.

Since then, all bar two victors at the Women’s PGA Championship were winning on the major stage for the first time. Only S.H. Park and In-Gee Chun had previously won a major title.

Will we see that trend continue? Or will we see a first-time winner of the US Women’s Open come Sunday evening in Pennsylvania?

Players from both the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour will be in action in Washington, aiming to get their hands on the trophy.

Ruoning Yin Women's PGA Championship 2023

The 2024 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship: The Details

  • Dates: June 20-23, 2024
  • Course: Sahalee Country Club, Sammamish, Washington, United States
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6,754 yards
  • Prize purse: TBD – (2023 – $10 million)
  • Defending champion: Ruoning Yin (-8)

Everything you need to know about the 2024 Women’s PGA Championship

Check out our comprehensive coverage of the 2024 Women’s PGA 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 Women’s PGA Championship

When and where will the Women’s PGA Championship take place?

The 2024 edition of the Women’s PGA Championship will take place from June 20-23. The event will be played at Sahalee Country Club in Washington for the second time, following on from the 2016 event.

Who won last year’s Women’s PGA Championship?

Ruoning Yin (above) was the victor at last year’s Women’s PGA Championship. She took the title at Baltusrol Golf Club, winning by a single shot from Japan’s Yuka Saso.

You can check out all the past winners of the tournament here.

Before that, you can test your knowledge by taking on one of our quizzes. Can you name every women’s major winner since 2001? Try out our quiz here.

What is the history around the event?

1955 saw the inaugural Women’s PGA Championship, which took place at Orchard Ridge. The first edition of the tournament was a four day competition that saw three rounds of stroke play, with match play on Sunday to determine the final order.

Beverly Hanson, who had finished three shots clear in the stroke play section of the competition, defeated Louise Suggs 4&3 to win the first of her three major championships.

Since then, the tournament has been a four-round, stroke-play competition. Mickey Wright is the only four-time winner of the Women’s PGA Championship, with those victories coming in a six year run from 1958 to 1963.

Check out the detailed history of the tournament here, as we look ahead to the 2024 edition.

Sahalee Country Club Women's PGA Championship

Which golfers have been the most successful at the US Women’s Open?

Over the course of the tournament’s long and storied history, there have been plenty of players who have won this event on multiple occasions.

As mentioned earlier, Mickey Wright is the only four-time winner of the event. She was victorious in 1958, 1960, 1961 and 1963.

Six players have won the tournament on three occasions, with the last of those being Inbee Park. The South Korean won the event in three successive years (2013-2015), joining Sweden’s Annika Sorenstam (2003-2005) in achieving that feat.

Another South Korean, in Se Ri Pak, is a three-time winner as well. The American trio of Kathy Whitworth, Nancy Lopez and Patty Sheehan have also have a hat-trick of wins.

Seven other golfers have won the Women’s PGA Championship on multiple occasions, including England’s Laura Davies and Taiwan’s Yani Tseng.

How do golfers qualify for the Women’s PGA Championship?

There are a number of ways that players can get into the field at Lancaster Country Club for the 2024 US Women’s Open.

These are as follows:

  • Winners of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
  • Winners of the Chevron Championship, US Women’s Open, Amundi Evian Championship and AIG Women’s Open in the last five years
  • Winners of LPGA Tour events in the last two years
  • Finishers in the top ten at last year’s KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
  • Order of Merit winners on the Ladies European Tour (LET), LPGA Tour of Korea (KLPGA) and the LPGA Tour of Japan (JLPGA)
  • Those ranked in the top 60 of the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings
  • Top 8 from the LPGA Professional National Championship
  • Highest finisher at the PGA Women’s Stroke Play (not otherwise exempt)
  • Highest ranked players on this year’s Race to CME Globe Points List (to fill field of 156)
  • Sponsors exemptions & tournament invites

For a more in-depth look at how players can qualify for the tournament, take a look at our piece here.

You can see the full field for the 2024 US Women’s Open here.

What are the odds for the tournament?

Betting for the 2024 Women’s PGA Championship is live. Click here for the latest odds with bet365.

Once we have sorted our betting preview, we will link to it from right here.

What are the tee times for the 2024 Women’s PGA Championship?

The tee times for the 2024 edition of the tournament will be announced in the run-up to the event beginning.

When they have been announced, we will have them here.

Is there a cut at the Women’s PGA Championship?

As with all of the major championships, there will be a cut at the end of Friday’s play.

The tournament has the biggest field of the five women’s majors – 156 players take to the course come Thursday.

However, only 65 and ties will play the weekend at Sahalee Country Club, meaning more than half the field will go home after just two rounds.

Could there be a playoff to decide the winner?

If there are two or more players tied at the top after four rounds, then the tournament will be decided on a playoff.

Unlike some of the other major tournaments in both the men’s and women’s game, the Women’s PGA Championship playoff format is one of sudden death.

At Sahalee for the 2024 edition of the competition, the leaders will go back down 18 twice if required, before the 14th, 17th and 18th. If there is still not a winner, then the 14-17-18 cycle will be continued until there is.

The last playoff at the Women’s PGA Championship took place in 2018. S.H. Park was victorious in a three-way play-off, defeating Nasa Hataoka and So-Yeon Ryu.

How can I watch the Women’s PGA Championship?

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 20th – Round 1 – Sky Sports Golf, Main Event and Mix from 11pm
  • Friday 21st – Round 2 – Sky Sports Golf, Main Event and Mix from 11pm
  • Saturday 22nd – Round 3 – Sky Sports Main Event from 7:30pm, Sky Sports Mix from 7:45pm, Sky Sports Golf from 11pm
  • Sunday 23rd – Round 4 – Sky Sports Mix from 5pm, Sky Sports Main Event from 7:30pm, Sky Sports Golf from 12am

Comprehensive coverage, including live scoring, shot-by-shot data, and player highlights, will be available on the LPGA Tour’s website and app.

Women's PGA Championship history

Who will play when this week?

We are expecting the PGA of America to announce the tee times for the first two rounds of the Women’s PGA Championship on Tuesday.

There will be some massive groupings for the opening couple of days! We will bring them to you as soon as they go live!

Where will the Women’s PGA Championship visit next?

Like the US Open, US Women’s Open and the PGA Championship, the Women’s PGA Championship travels around the country, visiting some of the best venues the United States has to offer.

In recent years, the likes of Aronimink, Baltusrol, Congressional and Hazeltine National have all hosted the tournament. The latter pair are slated to do so again before the end of the decade, along with two trips to PGA Frisco within the next eight years.

Take a look at all the future venues, as well as those that have hosted the tournament in its 70-year history here.

How much will the winner take home from Sammamish this week?

The prize money breakdown for the 2024 edition of the Women’s PGA Championship has not been announced yet.

Last year’s winner, Ruoning Yin, took home $1,500,000 from the total prize purse of $10 million, the biggest in the tournament’s history.

When the prize purse is announced, we will bring your a full breakdown of it here.

Who do you think will win the Women’s PGA Championship and lift that glorious trophy? 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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