2015 LPGA Tour

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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]

Schedule and results[edit]

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

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

Season leaders[edit]

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

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner Lydia Ko  New Zealand
Scoring leader (Vare Trophy) Inbee Park  South Korea
Player of the Year Lydia Ko  New Zealand
Rookie of the Year Sei-Young Kim  South Korea
Race to the CME Globe Lydia Ko  New Zealand

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