2018 LPGA Tour Schedule

So Yeon Ryu of South Korea hits her tee shot on the 2nd hole during the second round of the TOTO Japan Classics 2017 at the Taiheiyo Club Minori Course on November 4, 2017 in Omitama, Ibaraki, Japan
So Yeon Ryu defends her Player of the Year Award (which she shared with Sung Hyun Park in 2017) during the 2018 LPGA schedule. Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images 

What's on tap on the LPGA Tour in 2018? The 2018 LPGA schedule includes 34 tournaments played in 14 different countries. The schedule opens with events in four consecutive weeks after beginning in The Bahamas in January, and closes in Florida in November.

New tournaments will be played in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Shanghai. The tournament purses have gone up again, and in 2018 the LPGA pays out a record $68.75 million in prize money.

The five majors alone account for $18 million of that.

Speaking of the majors, the U.S. Women's Open is played at Shoal Creek Country Club in Alabama in 2018; the Women's PGA Championship goes to Kemper Lakes in Illinois, site of one of Payne Stewart's major victories; and the Women's British Open is at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in England.

Also in 2018, the every-other-year UL International Crown team tournament returns, this time played in Korea.

LPGA's 2018 Schedule of Tournaments

These are the tournaments on the LPGA Tour's 2018 season schedule:

January

January 25-28: Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic at Ocean Club in Paradise Island, Bahamas

February

February 15-18: ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open at Kooyonga Golf Club in Adelaide, Australia
February 22-25: Honda LPGA Thailand at Siam Country Club Pattaya (Old Course) in Chonburi, Thailand

March

March 1-4: HSBC Women’s World Championship at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore
March 15-18: Bank of Hope Founders Cup at Wildfire Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona
March 22-25: Kia Classic at Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad, California
March 29-April 1: ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills Country Club (Dinah Shore Course) in Rancho Mirage, California

April

April 11-14: LOTTE Championship at Ko Olina Golf Club in Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii
April 19-22: HUGEL-JTBC Championship at Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles, California
April 26-29: Tournament at Lake Merced Golf Club in San Francisco, California, event name TBA

May

May 3-6: Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic at The Old American Golf Club in The Colony, Texas
May 17-20: Kingsmill Championship at Kingsmill Resort (River Course) in Williamsburg, Virginia
May 24-27: LPGA Volvik Championship at Travis Pointe Country Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan
May 31-June 3: U.S. Women’s Open Championship at Shoal Creek Country Club in Shoal Creek, Alabama

June

June 8-10: ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer at Stockton Seaview Golf Club in Galloway, New Jersey
June 14-17: Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give at Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids, Michigan
June 22-24: Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Arkansas

July

June 28-July 1: KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer, Illinois
July 5-8: Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic at Thornberry Creek (Legends Course) in Oneida, Wisconsin
July 12-15: Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning & O-I at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio
July 26-29: Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club in East Lothian, Scotland

August

August 2-5: Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club in Lancashire, England
August 16-19: Indy Women in Tech Championship at Brickyard Crossing Golf Club in Indianapolis, Indiana
August 23-26: CP Women’s Open at Wascana Country Club in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
August 30-September 2: Cambia Portland Classic at Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Portland, Oregon

September

September 13-16: The Evian Championship at Evian Resort Golf Club in Evian-les-Bains, France
September 27-30: Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia at TPC Kuala Lumpur in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

October

October 4-7: UL International Crown at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon, Korea
October 11-14: LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship at Sky 72 Golf Club (Ocean Course) in Incheon, Korea
October 18-21: Tournament in Shanghai, China, event name TBA
October 25-28: Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship at Miramar Resort and Country Club in New Taipei City, Taiwan

November

November 2-4: TOTO Japan Classic at Seta Golf Club in Shiga, Japan
November 7-10: Blue Bay LPGA at Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Club in Hainan Island, China
November 15-18: CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Country Club in Naples, Florida