Taiwan LPGA Tour

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Taiwan LPGA Tour
SportGolf
Founded2003
PresidentYi-Chen Liu
CountryTaiwan
HeadquartersTaipei
Official websitetlpga.org.tw/en

The Taiwan LPGA Tour is a professional golf tour for women organized by the Taiwan Ladies Professional Golfers' Association (TLPGA).

History[edit]

The Taiwan Professional Golf Association (TPGA) formed a "Ladies Committee" that organized three small golf tournaments for the golf ladies in 2000. The following year the committee became independent from the TPGA and was renamed the Taiwan Ladies Professional Golf Association (TLPGA).[1] The longest running tournament is the TLPGA & Royal Open which was founded in 2002 and takes place annually at the Royal Golf Club. The Taiwan LPGA Tour was launched in 2003 and the Order of Merit was first implemented in 2006.

Cooperation[edit]

In 2011, the TLPGA began a cooperation with the Ladies Asian Golf Tour (LAGT) and several tournaments including the TLPGA & Royal Open, the Hitachi Ladies Classic and the Taifong Ladies Open appeared on the LAGT schedule, and since 2015 the reverse is true for the Hong Kong Ladies Open. In 2016, TLPGA co-sanctioned two tournaments, the Florida's Natural Charity Classic and Chico's Patty Berg Memorial, with the Symetra Tour. That year the TLPGA total purse grew to TWD 199 million. Since 2017, TLPGA co-sanctions the Japan Taiwan Friendship Udon-Ken Ladies Golf Tournament with the LPGA of Japan Step Up Tour, and beginning in 2019 TLPGA and LPGA of Korea co-sanctions the Taiwan Women's Golf Open with a purse of US$800,000.[1]

Starting in 2011, Taiwan also hosts the LPGA Taiwan Championship, an LPGA Tour event with a purse of US$2.2 million.[2]

WWGR[edit]

In 2014 TLPGA received official recognition from the Women's World Golf Rankings, and performances on the Taiwan LPGA Tour carry WWGR points like the eight other major women's tours (LPGA, JLPGA, KLPGA, LET, ALPG, China LPGA Tour, Symetra Tour and LET Access Series).[3]

Order of Merit[edit]

The Order of Merit was first launched by the TLPGA in 2006. From 2006 to 2011, it was based on points. Beginning in 2012, it is based on prize money, denominated in Taiwanese dollar.[4]

Year Winner Points
2006 Taiwan Yvonne Weng
667
2007 Taiwan Yu-Chuan Tai
493
2008 Taiwan Huei-Ju Shih
655
2009 Taiwan Hsiu-Feng Tseng
942
2010 Taiwan Hsien-Hua Chen
861
2011 Taiwan Pei-Lin Yu
949
Year Winner NT$
2012 Taiwan Teresa Lu 4,460,000
2013 Taiwan Ya-Huei Lu 1,981,538
2014 Taiwan Pei-Yun Chien 3,524,823
2015 Taiwan Ai-Chen Kuo 2,932,332
2016 Taiwan Candie Kung 2,255,160
2017 Taiwan Min Lee 3,038,241
2018 Taiwan Yu-Ju Chen 2,585,203
2019 Taiwan Pei Ying Tsai 4,204,254

Source:[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "History". TLPGA. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  2. ^ "About Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship". Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Taiwan LPGA brings Taiwan to the world". Taiwan NGO. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Statistics: Order of Merit". TLPGA. Retrieved 28 May 2020.

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