2023 US Women’s Open Prize Money Increased

The winner of the 2023 US Women's Open will receive a cash prize of $2 million as part of the record $11 million purse at Pebble Beach. Photo: USGA

The winner of the 2023 US Women’s Open will receive a cash prize of $2 million as part of the record $11 million purse at Pebble Beach, up from the $1.8 million prize money payout Minjee Lee claimed a year ago as announced on Wednesday, 05 July 2023.

Last month, the Women’s PGA Championship paid $1.5 million to the winner as part of a $10 million total event purse, furthering the trend of ballooning tournament prize winnings on the LPGA Tour.

The USGA received a record number of event entries – 2 107, a record by 250 – for the US Women’s Open.

Pebble Beach will host the US Women’s Open again in 2035, USGA president Fred Perpall said in a rundown announcing the upcoming host sites.

The future US Women’s Open sites include Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club next year, Erin Hills in Wisconsin in 2025, followed by Riviera Country Club (2026), Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio in 2027, Oakmont Country Club in 2028 and Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in 2029.

The increased purse continues the march towards getting the men’s and women’s Opens to the same prize money, something the US Open in Tennis accomplished in 1973. The closest the two championships came to equal money in recent years came when the $10 million purse for the 2022 US Women’s Open was announced in January, sitting only 1.5 million behind the men’s $12.5 million in 2021.

The 2029 event will be played weeks after the men’s event is held in Pinehurst, N.C.

Photo 1 Caption: The winner of the 2023 US Women’s Open will receive a cash prize of $2 million as part of the record $11 million purse at Pebble Beach. Photo: USGA

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