2022 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship: Schedule, how to watch, course details

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While the stakes were already high for the LPGA’s third major tournament of the season, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, they got even higher on Tuesday at the famed Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, when it was announced the KPMG Women’s 2022 purse. The PGA Championship would double to $9 million.

This week’s winner in Congress, which has hosted three men’s US Opens, is competing for a top prize of $1.35 million, and chief among them is the world No. Jin Young Ko and defending champion and world No. 2 Nelly Korda. New Zealand’s world number 4 is hot on their heels Lydia Kowith the defending US Open champion Minjee Lee11 time LPGA winner Lexi Thompson and recent ShopRite LPGA Classic winner Brooke Henderson rounding out the top contenders this week. This year’s field features 18 of the top 20 players in the Rolex rankings, with No. 13 Danielle Kang and no. 18 Minji Park not in the field.

The prize money increase for the second-oldest women’s major is a 300% increase from 2014, the year before KPMG and the PGA of America teamed up with the LPGA to increase the prize money. event and raise the profile of the tournament by taking it to legendary course. It also nearly matches the purse of the recent US Women’s Open, which jumped to $10 million for the 2022 edition at Pine Needles and awarded winner Lee $1.8 million.

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How to watch the 2022 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

A full field of 156 players will kick off Thursday at Congress, with two rounds of 18-hole stroke play. At the end of 36 holes, the field will be reduced to the best 60 ties. Coverage of the 2022 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship will air on Golf Channel and NBC, and stream on Peacock, beginning with the first round on Thursday.

KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Schedule:

Day/Date

Event

Time (every hour ET)

connected TV

Diffusion

Thursday June 23

First round

11am-3pm

golf chain

Peacock

friday june 24

Second turn

11am-3pm

golf chain

Peacock

Saturday June 25

Third round

1 p.m.-4 p.m.

NBC

Peacock

Sunday June 26

Final Round

1 p.m.-4 p.m.

NBC

Peacock

About Congress, site of the 2022 PGA KPMG Women’s Championship

The 2022 KPMG Women’s PGA will be held on the Congressional Country Club Blue Course, the club’s original 18-hole layout. It was originally designed by Devereaux Emmett in 1922 and completed in 1924, but due to several redesigns in the decades that followed, much of Emmett’s influence was removed and altered. Credited re-designers include Donald Ross, Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Rees Jones. More recently Andre Green oversaw a complete renovation of the course, which was completed in 2021 and brought the venue back into line with Emmett’s original work.

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The Congressional Championship Summary includes the 1976 PGA Championship (won by David Stockton) and a trio of men’s US Open (2011: Rory McIlroy1997 : Ernie Els1964: Ken Venturi). Congress also hosted the 1995 US Senior Open, the 1959 US Women’s Amateur and three PGA Tour events.

The course will play as a par 72, spanning 6,896 yards. For members, the course can play up to 7,818 yards from the toes and as short as 5,155 yards from the front tees. The restoration of the green has expanded the fairway area from 25 acres to 46 acres, and the new greens are also larger, allowing for more varied hole locations. The course now has 139 bunkers (there were less than 100 before), three water hazards that come into play over four holes.

2021 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Recap

Nelly Korda earned her sixth career LPGA victory and her first major title at the 2021 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, tying a tournament record at 19 under par 269 and beating fellow American Lizette Salas by three strokes at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga.

After opening with a 2-under 72, Korda, then 22, entered the fray with a 9-under 63 in the second round, which featured a six-game birdie streak and gave her a lead. with a blow on Salas. heading for the weekend. After a 68 on Saturday, Korda shared the 54-hole lead with Salas, and the two entered the final round five strokes clear of the field.

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Sunday remained a two-woman brawl for most of the day, with Korda taking the lead with a three-shot swing at No.12 when Salas bogeyed at par-5 and Korda made her second eagle of the daytime. A birdie at No. 14 provided enough cushion to soften the blow of a double bogey at the par-3 15th, and Korda closed with three pars for 4-under 68 and his first major title.

The win marked her second straight win of 2021 and her third of the season, propelling Korda to No. 1 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings. She became the first American to hold the top spot since Stacy Lewis in 2014.

The NBC Golf Research Team contributed to this report.

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