The 2015 Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic golf tournament for women golfers is taking place this week from August 27-30, on the Senator Course at the Capitol Hill Golf Course on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Prattville, Alabama. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs for the women golfers at the 2015 Yokohma Tire LPGA Classic.
The Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic has been around since 2007, and it was originally called the Navistar LPGA Classic until 2012. The tournament was not played in 2013 and then Yokohama Tire took over sponsorship of the event. Lorena Ochoa holds the record for most wins in the tournament with two (2008, 2009).
The other winners of this tournament are Maria Hjorth (2007), Katherine Hull (2010), Lexi Thompson (2011), Stacy Lewis (2012), and Mi Jung Hur (2014). When Lexi Thompson won here in 2011 she became the youngest ever winner of a LPGA golf tournament at age 16. Lydia Ko broke that record one year later when she won the Canadian Women’s Open at age 15.
Total prize money at the 2015 Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic is $1.3 million. The same amount of prize money as last year and the same since 2009. The prize money listed below is set in stone for the winner but can vary a little bit for the other spots based upon ties and how many women actually make the cut.
- Winner – $195,000
The winner of the 2015 Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic will earn a nice paycheck of $195,000. The same amount of money earned by Mi Jung Hur when she won this tournament last year. The win was the second of Mi Jung Hur’s career on the LPGA Tour and she has earned $1.96 million so far in her career.
- Second place – $119,198
Second place at the 2015 Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic is worth $119,198. That is the same amount of money earned by Stacy Lewis when she finished second in this tournament last year. Watching the 2015 Canadian Women’s Open last week I did not give Stacy Lewis much of chance in her playoff vs Lydia Ko because Lydia has never lost a playoff and Stacy has never won one. As mentioned above, Stacy Lewis won this tournament in 2012.
- Third place – $86,469
Third place is worth $86,469 at the 2015 Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. That is the same amount of prize money earned by Paula Reto when she finished third in this tournament last year. Paula Reto was born in South Africa and she is in her second year on the LPGA Tour. Paula has earned $254,208 so far in her career so a big chunk of that came in this tournament.
- Fourth place – $66,891
Fourth place at the 2015 Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic is worth $66,891. That is the same amount of prize money earned by Kris Tamulis when she finished fourth here last year. Kris Tamulis has been playing on the LPGA Tour since 2005. So far in her career, Kris Tamulis has earned $1.037 million, including $178,758 so far in 2015.
- Fifth place – $55,000
Fifth place is worth $55,000 at the 2015 Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic in Alabama. Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Moriya Jutanugarn split $97,890 with each player earning $48,945 when they tied for fifth place here last year. Jodi Ewart Shadoff (27 years old) from England is still looking for her first career win but she has earned $1.076 million on tour. Moriya Jutanugarn from Thailand is just 21 years old. She is also looking for her first win but she has already earned $810,799 on tour.