LPGA of Korea Tour
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The LPGA of Korea Tour is a South Korean professional golf tour for women. LPGA stands for Ladies Professional Golf Association; it is the independent LPGA of Korea which runs this tour, not the American LPGA. It is one of the world's five leading women's golf tours.
In 2007 there were 25 events on the main tour, including one co-sanctioned by the LPGA Tour and one co-sanctioned by the Ladies Asian Tour, plus a Korea versus Japan team match at the end of the season. The LPGA sanctioned event has a US$1.5 million prize fund and prize funds at the other individual events range from 200 million to 500 million South Korean Won.
Compared to the other women's golf tours, the KLPGA is exclusively played by Korean nationals bar the co-sanctioned events.
Based on the April 2015 exchange rates, in 2015 the main tour has total prize fund of roughly 18.7 million USD.
The 2016 schedule includes 37 events, 31 played in South Korea, three played in China, two played in Vietnam and 1 in Japan.
Historical tour schedules and results
Season money leaders
|Year||Player||Earnings (₩)||Most wins|
|2016||Park Sung-hyun||1,333,090,667||7 – Park Sung-hyun|
|2015||Chun In-gee||913,760,833||5 – Chun In-gee|
|2014||Kim Hyo-joo||1,208,978,590||5 – Kim Hyo-joo|
|2013||Jang Ha-na||689,542,549||3 – Jang Ha-na, Kim Sei-young|
|2012||Kim Ha-neul||458,898,803||3 – Kim Ja-young|
|2011||Kim Ha-neul||524,297,417||3 – Kim Ha-neul|
|2010||Lee Bo-mee||557,276,856||3 – Lee Bo-mee|
|2009||Hee-kyung Seo||663,759,286||5 – Hee-kyung Seo|
|2008||Jiyai Shin||765,184,500||7 – Jiyai Shin|
|2007||Jiyai Shin||674,541,667||9 – Jiyai Shin|
|2006||Jiyai Shin||374,054,333||3 – Jiyai Shin|
|2005||Kyeong Bae||195,237,450||2 – Lee Jee-young, Song Bo-bae|
- "KLPGA Money List" (in Korean). Retrieved 12 January 2015.
- Official website (Korean)