LPGA and Chevron to Elevate, Extend Major Relationship

April 16, 2024

Major championship purse increases to $7.9 million in 2024 The Chevron Championship extended through 2029

In further commitment to elevating playing opportunities for the world’s best golfers and investing in the future of the game, the LPGA and Chevron are proud to announce an extension to their partnership.

Chevron will maintain its place as title sponsor of The Chevron Championship, the first major of the LPGA Tour season, through 2029. The purse for The Chevron Championship will be elevated to $7.9 million in 2024, an increase of $4.8 million over the last three years with Chevron’s title sponsorship. Athletes who miss the cut at The Chevron Championship will receive $10,000, up from $5,000 in 2023, which is currently the highest missed-cut stipend on Tour and aims to help athletes cover expenses for the week.

“We are thrilled to extend our relationship with the LPGA and continue to help advance the great progress the Tour and the LPGA Foundation are making in this ever-changing environment,” said Mike Wirth, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Chevron. “Partnerships like this one with the LPGA are core to Chevron’s mission of highlighting the human energy we bring to enabling progress. Beyond expanding opportunities for the world’s best golfers, this major championship has allowed us to highlight the importance of diversity and inclusion – from early education to sports to careers and beyond. We look forward to many more years of bringing light to talent both inside and outside the ropes.”

“Chevron’s extended partnership not only elevates the LPGA but also exemplifies a shared commitment to empowering and inspiring girls and women both on and off the course,” said LPGA Commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan. “From the beginning of our partnership with Chevron and now with this extension, increased purse and enhanced support for athletes, the evolution of The Chevron Championship is a symbol of our collective dedication to advancing women’s sports and driving the game toward equity. Together, we look forward to continuing to grow this historic major championship on all levels and shaping an extremely bright future for generations of girls to come. It goes without saying, but we could not be more grateful for our partnership with Chevron.”

This purse increase brings the LPGA Tour’s season-long combined total prize money to $123.25 million, up 78.6% since 2019. In 2021, the LPGA’s five major championships awarded $23 million in official money. In 2024, the majors will award at least $45.4 million, a 97% increase in just three years.

The Chevron Championship, being held this week at The Club at Carlton Woods, will bring together 132 of the world’s best golfers. Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings No. 1 Nelly Korda, who has won her last four consecutive starts on the LPGA Tour, headlines the field, along with defending tournament champion and 2023 Rolex Player of the Year Lilia Vu. Lydia Ko, who has 20 tournament titles and two majors under her belt, could secure her place in the LPGA Hall of Fame with a win at The Chevron Championship. To view the full player field, click here.

For Chevron, which has had a place in the Houston area for more than 100 years, this relationship speaks directly to its mission to drive human progress. Chevron has worked with the LPGA Foundation to contribute more than $5 million to community partners over the past two years since assuming title sponsorship of The Chevron Championship, highlighted by The Chevron Challenge, which focuses on areas such as STEM education, diversity and inclusion, and women’s excellence.

When the Foundation launched its Giving Circle campaign in 2022, Chevron became the first corporate partner at the Founders Circle level, the highest level of giving, and the third member of this level after the USGA and LPGA Tour athletes. Chevron’s investment touches numerous aspects of the LPGA Foundation, including LPGA*USGA Girls Golf and Scholarships.

Fans can purchase tickets to The Chevron Championship or view details on ticket options at SeatGeek.com. Adult tickets start at just $25, and juniors aged 17 and under are complimentary with an adult ticket. Various daily and weekly ticket and hospitality packages are available so fans can enjoy every moment of the action at The Club at Carlton Woods.

  • General Admission – Daily and weekly General Admission tickets include access to tournament grounds, various open seating options across the course and food and beverage options available for purchase at concessions stands.
  • St. Luke’s Health Pavilion – Enjoy the taste of an upgraded hospitality experience at The Chevron Championship at the St. Luke’s Health Pavilion. Pavilion guests will receive an upgraded experience that features all-inclusive food and non-alcoholic beverages, premium views, access to upgraded restroom facilities and more. Alcoholic beverages are available for those over 21 through four redeemable coupons, included with ticket purchase. A portion of the proceeds from St. Luke’s Health Pavilion tickets will benefit a local charity.