US Women's Open, 12 million prize pool in '24

For women's golf, the 2024 US Women's Open is poised to offer record-breaking prize money

by Andrea Gussoni
US Women's Open, 12 million prize pool in '24
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For women's golf, the 2024 US Women's Open is poised to offer record-breaking prize money. The event, scheduled for May 30 to June 2 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, will offer $12 million, surpassing the $11 million in 2023 and the $5.5 million in 2021.

This increase was made possible thanks to the support of a financial services company with a strong connection to women's sports, now the major sponsor of the tournament.

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While the US Women's Open is one of five majors in women's golf and offers unprecedented prize money, it remains clear that the prizes in men's golf are still significantly higher.

The PGA Tour's top-level tournaments offer prize pools of up to $20 million, with the exception of "The Players," which guarantees as much as $25 million. It is also important to note that the prize pools in women's golf are distant from those of the Arab Super League competitions, where each individual competition offers 20 million dollars and the prizes are very high even for team competitions.

The Rules of Golf are a set of standard rules and procedures by which the sport of golf should be played. They are jointly written and administered by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, the governing body of golf throughout the world, outside of the United States and Mexico, which are the responsibility of the United States Golf Association.

An expert commission made up of members of the R&A and USGA oversees and refines the rules every four years. The latest revision is effective January 1, 2016. Changes to the rules of golf generally fall into two main categories: those that improve understanding and those that in certain cases reduce penalties to ensure balance.

The rule book, entitled "Rules of Golf", is published on a regular basis and also includes rules governing amateur status. In Italy it is up to Federgolf to supervise the competitions by enforcing the rules issued by the R & A, checking that these rules are observed by the Clubs, Associations and their members and managing the resulting sporting justice, protecting their interests abroad.