LPGA of Japan Tour

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The LPGA of Japan Tour is a professional golf tour for women organised by the Ladies Professional Golfers' Association of Japan. It is the second richest women's golf tour in the world. The U.S.-based LPGA Tour is the most important women's tour, but the prize money gap has closed markedly since the American tour's total prize fund peaked at just over $60 million in 2008. While the Japan Tour is the second-most lucrative women's tour, two other non-U.S. tours, the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA of Korea Tour, rival the Japan Tour in level of competition.

The 2014 schedule includes 37 official events worth ¥3.29 billion or roughly US$33 million as per exchange rate in December 2013

2014 Schedule[edit]

The number in parentheses after winners' names show the player's total number wins in official money individual events on the LPGA of Japan Tour, including that event. All tournaments are played in Japan.

Dates Tournament Location Prize fund (¥) Winner
Mar 7–9 Daikin Orchid Ladies Golf Tournament Okinawa 100,000,000 Thailand Onnarin Sattayabanphot (2)
Mar 14–16 Yokohama Tire Golf Tournament PRGR Ladies Cup Kochi 80,000,000 Japan Yuki Ichinose (2)
Mar 21–23 T-Point Ladies Golf Tournament Saga 70,000,000 Japan Rikako Morita (7)
Mar 28–30 AXA Ladies Golf Tournament in Miyazaki Miyazaki 80,000,000 Japan Ayaka Watanabe (1)
Apr 3–6 Yamaha Ladies Open Katsuragi Shizuoka 100,000,000 South Korea Ahn Sun-ju (14)
Apr 11–13 Studio Alice Women's Open Hyogo 60,000,000 South Korea Lee Ji-hyun (Esther) (1)
Apr 18–20 KKT Cup Vantelin Ladies Open Kumamoto 100,000,000 Japan Minami Katsu (a) (1)
Apr 25–27 Fuji Sankei Ladies Classic Shizuoka 80,000,000 Taiwan Phoebe Yao (1)
May 2–4 CyberAgent Ladies Golf Tournament Chiba 70,000,000 Japan Yuki Ichinose (3)
May 8–11 World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup Ibaraki 120,000,000 Japan Misuzu Narita (3)
May 16–18 Hoken No Madoguchi Ladies Fukuoka 120,000,000 South Korea Lee Bo-mee (6)
May 23–25 Chukyo TV Bridgestone Ladies Open Aichi 70,000,000 South Korea Ahn Sun-ju (15)
May 30 – Jun 1 Resort Trust Ladies Hyogo 70,000,000 Taiwan Teresa Lu (2)
Jun 6–8 Yonex Ladies Golf Tournament Niigata 60,000,000 Japan Misuzu Narita (4)
Jun 12–15 Suntory Ladies Open Hyogo 100,000,000 South Korea Ahn Sun-ju (16)
Jun 20–22 Nichirei Ladies Chiba 80,000,000 South Korea Jiyai Shin (6)
Jun 26–29 Earth Mondahmin Cup Chiba 140,000,000 Japan Miki Sakai (1)
Jul 4–6 Nichi-Iko Women's Open Golf Tournament Toyama 60,000,000 South Korea Jung Yeon-ju (1)
Jul 18–20 Samantha Thavasa Girls Collection Ladies Tournament Ibaraki 60,000,000 Japan Misuzu Narita (5)
Jul 25–27 Century 21 Ladies Golf Tournament Shizuoka 60,000,000 South Korea Lee Bo-mee (7)
Aug 8–10 Meiji Cup Hokkaido 90,000,000 South Korea Jiyai Shin (7)
Aug 15–17 NEC Karuizawa 72 Golf Tournament Nagano 70,000,000 South Korea Lee Bo-mee (8)
Aug 22–24 CAT Ladies Kanagawa 60,000,000 Japan Momoko Ueda (10)
Aug 29–31 Nitori Ladies Golf Tournament Hokkaido 70,000,000 South Korea Jiyai Shin (8)
Sep 5–7 Golf 5 Ladies Professional Golf Tournament Gifu 60,000,000 Japan Shiho Oyama (14)
Sep 11–14 Japan LPGA Championship Konica Minolta Cup Hyogo 140,000,000 Japan Ai Suzuki (1)
Sep 19–21 Munsingwear Ladies Tokai Classic Aichi 80,000,000 South Korea Jiyai Shin (9)
Sep 26–28 Miyagi TV Cup Dunlop Women's Open Golf Tournament Miyagi 70,000,000 Japan Miki Sakai (2)
Oct 2–5 Japan Women's Open Golf Championship Shiga 140,000,000 Taiwan Teresa Lu (3)
Oct 10–12 Stanley Ladies Golf Tournament Shizuoka 90,000,000 South Korea Ahn Sun-ju (17)
Oct 17–19 Fujitsu Ladies Chiba 80,000,000 South Korea Ahn Sun-ju (18)
Oct 23–26 Nobuta Group Masters GC Ladies Hyogo 140,000,000
Oct 30 – Nov 2 Hisako Higuchi – Morinaga Ladies Chiba 70,000,000
Nov 7–9 Mizuno Classic Mie US$1,200,000
Nov 14–16 Ito En Ladies Golf Tournament Chiba 100,000,000
Nov 20–23 Daio Paper Elleair Ladies Open Kagawa 100,000,000
Nov 27–30 Japan LPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup Miyazaki 100,000,000

Events in bold are majors.
(a) denotes amateur

The Mizuno Classic is co-sanctioned with the LPGA Tour.

Leading money winners[edit]

Year Player Earnings (¥)
2013 Japan Rikako Morita 126,675,049
2012 South Korea Jeon Mi-jeong 131,827,582
2011 South Korea Ahn Sun-ju 127,926,893
2010 South Korea Ahn Sun-ju 145,073,799
2009 Japan Sakura Yokomine 175,016,384
2008 Japan Miho Koga 120,854,137
2007 Japan Momoko Ueda 166,112,232
2006 Japan Shiho Oyama 166,290,957
2005 Japan Yuri Fudoh 122,460,908
2004 Japan Yuri Fudoh 142,774,000
2003 Japan Yuri Fudoh 149,325,679
2002 Japan Yuri Fudoh 95,690,917
2001 Japan Yuri Fudoh 89,248,793
2000 Japan Yuri Fudoh 120,443,924
1999 Japan Fumiko Muraguchi 66,891,682
1998 Japan Michiko Hattori 81,570,823
1997 Japan Akiko Fukushima 99,594,094
1996 Japan Akiko Fukushima 70,596,190
1995 Japan Ikuyo Shiotani 75,006,561
1994 Japan Mayumi Hirase 69,817,958
1993 Japan Mayumi Hirase 81,474,399
1992 Japan Ikuyo Shiotani 57,799,649
1991 Taiwan Ai-Yu Tu 70,403,481
1990 Japan Hiromi Takamura 62,576,087
1989 Taiwan Ai-Yu Tu 90,075,587
1988 Japan Nayoko Yoshikawa 61,462,665
1987 Japan Tatsuko Ohsako 56,763,481
1986 Taiwan Ai-Yu Tu 62,435,225
1985 Taiwan Ai-Yu Tu 65,634,788
1984 Taiwan Ai-Yu Tu 52,897,845
1983 Taiwan Ai-Yu Tu 45,764,313
1982 Taiwan Ai-Yu Tu 39,029,644
1981 Japan Ayako Okamoto 32,333,465
1980 Japan Tatsuko Ohsako 23,594,744
1979 Japan Hisako Higuchi 18,399,345
1978 Japan Hisako Higuchi 11,664,650
1977 Japan Tatsuko Ohsako 14,481,500
1976 Japan Hisako Higuchi 14,667,000
1975 Japan Hisako Higuchi 8,428,233
1974 Japan Hisako Higuchi 15,545,700
1973 Japan Hisako Higuchi 12,627,000
1972 Japan Hisako Higuchi 4,150,000
1971 Japan Hisako Higuchi 2,290,000
1970 Japan Hisako Higuchi 1,215,000
1969 Japan Hisako Higuchi 500,000
1968 Japan Hisako Higuchi 350,000

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