The 2016 HSBC Women’s Champions golf tournament on the LPGA Tour is taking place this week from March 3-6, 2016, on the Serapong Course at the Sentosa Golf Club located on the resort island of Sentosa in Singapore. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs this week for the LPGA women golfers to win at the 2016 HSBC Women’s Championship golf tournament.
The HSBC Women’s Champions golf tournament dates back to 2008 when Lorena Ochoa won the inaugural event. The winner’s since then are Jiyai Shin (2009), Ai Miyazato (2010), Karrie Webb (2011), Angela Stanford (2012), Stacy Lewis (2013), Paula Creamer (2014) and Inbee Park (2015).
This is a no-cut tournament so all the women players will earn a paycheck this week as long as they finish the tournament. The field this year is excellent as all the top women golfers in the world are playing in the 2016 HSBC Women’s Champions.
The total prize money for the 2016 HSBC Women’s Champions has been raised by 7.1% from $1.4 million in 2015 to $1.5 million this year. The winner’s share of the prize money below is set in stone while the other amounts can vary a bit based upon ties, how many amateurs are playing and if any women do not finish the tournament.
- Winner – $225,000
The winner of the 2016 HSBC Women’s Champions will earn a paycheck of $225,000. That is up 7.1% over the $210,000 that Inbee Park earned last year when she won this tournament. The winner of a LPGA Tour even typically gets 15% of the total purse up for grabs.
- Second place – $142,700
Second place is worth $142,700 at the 2016 HSBC Women’s Champions. That is up 7.1% over the $133,258 that Lydia Ko earned when she finished second in this tournament last year.
- Third place – $103,500
Third place at the 2016 HSBC Women’s Champions is worth about $103,500. That is up 7.1% over the $96,669 that Stacy Lewis earned when she finished third in this tournament last year.
- Fourth place – $80,000
Fourth place is worth $80,000 at the 2016 HSBC Women’s Champions. Shanshan Feng, So Yeon Ryu and Azahara Munoz split $184,218 with each player earning $61,406 when they all tied for fourth place in this tournament last year.
- Fifth place – $65,000
Fifth place at the 2016 HSBC Women’s Champions is worth $65,000. That is up 7.1% over the $60,004 that Morgan Pressel earned here when she finish alone in fifth place in 2011.
- Sixth place – $52,500
Sixth place is worth $52,500 at the 2016 HSBC Women’s Champions. That is up 7.1% over the $49,094 that Na Yeon Choi earned when she finished alone in sixth place at this tournament back in 2011.
- Seventh place – $44,000