Golf Talk Live - Phil Mickelson Transcript Segment 4

By Golf Channel DigitalMarch 19, 2001, 5:00 pm
PETER KESSLER
WHAT DID PAYNE STEWART SAY TO YOU AFTER ONE PUTTING THE LAST THREE HOLES TO BEAT YOU BY A SHOT IN THE '99 OPEN AT PINEHURST?

PHIL MICKELSON
HE, HE GRABBED MY FACE AND SAID PHIL YOU'RE ABOUT TO BECOME A FATHER AND IT'S THE GREATEST THING, AND I THOUGHT THAT IT WAS PRETTY IMPRESSIVE THAT WHEN HE HAD JUST WON THE BIGGEST TOURNAMENT IN GOLF

THAT, HE WOULD BE THINKING ABOUT WHAT I WAS GOING THROUGH AND I THOUGHT THAT WAS PRETTY COOL.

PETER KESSLER
DO YOU BELIEVE AT ALL IN THIS BUSINESS ABOUT FATE PLAYING A HAND IN HIS WINNING THAT CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE HE DIED?

PHIL MICKELSON
I CERTAINLY DO. AT THE TIME I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED BUT GIVEN THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT TOOK PLACE THEREAFTER, I THINK THAT THE OUTCOME WAS THE WAY IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN.

PETER KESSLER
WHEN YOU THINK OF HIM NOW, WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT?

PHIL MICKELSON
WELL IT'S FUNNY. THE ONE THING THAT I, THAT COMES TO MY MIND WAS THE LAST TIME I SAW HIM WAS AT THE '99 RYDER CUP AND HE WAS ON TOP OF A PIANO SUNDAY NIGHT CELEBRATING WITH A
BEER IN ONE HAND, CIGAR IN THE OTHER

AND HE HAD THESE WILD SWEATS ON AND HE WAS JUST DANCING ON THE PIANO AND THAT'S, WE HAVE A PICTURE OF THAT IN OUR HOUSE AND THAT'S THE WAY I THINK OF HIM BECAUSE HE WAS A VERY FREE SPIRIT.

PETER KESSLER
EVERY TIME I SEE YOU WITH YOUR WIFE AMY IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S THE DAY THAT YOU'VE JUST FELL IN LOVE. WHAT'S THE SECRET, IN YOUR VIEW, OF KEEPING YOUR RELATIONSHIP APPARENTLY AS WONDERFUL AS IT SEEMS TO US AS WE LOOK AT HOW HAPPY THE TWO OF YOU ARE WHEN WE SEE YOU TOGETHER?

PHIL MICKELSON
WE BOTH HAVE HIGH EXPECTATIONS OF EACH OTHER AND I HAVE, I HAVE A WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL PERSON AND WHEN, WHEN I LOOK AT MY WIFE I JUST, I JUST THINK ABOUT HOW LUCKY I AM TO SHARE ALL THE EXPERIENCES THAT WE HAVE GONE THROUGH TOGETHER, AND CERTAINLY

THE BIRTH OF OUR DAUGHTER WAS THE MOST EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE THAT WE'VE EVER HAD, BUT THE REASON I THINK OUR, OUR RELATIONSHIP IS SO SUCCESSFUL IS BECAUSE WE ACCEPT EACH OTHER FOR THE WAY WE ARE. WE DON'T TRY TO CHANGE EACH OTHER AND WE CHALLENGE EACH OTHER EACH DAY TO,

TO BECOME BETTER PEOPLE. SHE MAKES ME A BETTER PERSON WHEN I'M AROUND HER AND WE REALLY HAVE GONE THROUGH LIFE ENJOYING EVERY EXPERIENCE TOGETHER AND IT'S BEEN, MARRIAGE HAS BEEN THE MOST WONDERFUL INSTITUTION THAT I'VE BEEN A PART OF.

PETER KESSLER
WHAT KIND OF PLAYER DO YOU SUPPOSE YOUR BROTHER TIM IS GOING TO TURN OUT TO BE?

PHIL MICKELSON
THAT'S A, THAT'S AN INTERESTING QUESTION. I THINK THAT HE HAS A LOT OF TALENT BECAUSE HE HAS VERY GOOD TOUCH AND FEEL AND HE HITS THE BALL A LONG WAYS AND SO I THINK THE REFINEMENT OF BRINGING THE MISSES IN TIGHTER CAN CERTAINLY BE DONE. I'VE,

I'VE HAD TO GO THROUGH IT. I KNOW IT CAN BE DONE AND HE HAS THE ASSETS THAT NOT MANY PLAYERS HAVE WHICH IS LENGTH AND A GREAT SHORT GAME.

PETER KESSLER
SO HE HAS ESSENTIALLY THE SAME GIFTS THAT YOU FEEL THAT YOU'VE HAD?

PHIL MICKELSON
I, I BELIEVE SO. I THINK THAT HE JUST NEEDS TO CONTINUE TO WORK TO IMPROVE AND CONTINUE TO GET HIS MISSES REDUCED AND I THINK HE'S GOING TO BE A GOOD PLAYER.

PETER KESSLER
WHAT'S YOUR GOLF RELATIONSHIP AND YOUR FRIENDSHIP LIKE WITH HIM?

PHIL MICKELSON
WE GET ALONG REALLY WELL AND I REALLY ENJOY HIS COMPANY AND WE'RE VERY COMPETITIVE IN EVERYTHING THAT WE DO AND HE'S BEEN A WONDERFUL BROTHER AND I THINK THAT HE'S BEEN A VERY, IN A VERY DIFFICULT SITUATION

AS HAS MY SISTER BEEN IN THAT THEY'VE HAD A SIBLING THAT'S BEEN SOMEWHAT SUCCESSFUL AND IT'S BEEN DIFFICULT FOR THEM BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT THEY MEET ASK THEM

ABOUT ME AND THAT'S TOUGH TO BE AT, SITUATION TO BE IN AND I THINK THAT THEY'VE HANDLED IT VERY WELL AND I'M
VERY PROUD TO BE, OR TO HAVE TIM AND TINA AS MY BROTHER AND SISTER.

PETER KESSLER
PART OF YOUR ON COURSE PARTNERSHIP HAS BEEN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH JIM MACKAY. I THINK PEOPLE DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HIM, DON'T UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP OR WHY IT'S SO IMPORTANT TO THE SUCCESS YOU'VE HAD.

PHIL MICKELSON
I, I HONESTLY FEEL AS THOUGH I, I'VE GOT THE BEST CADDIE ON TOUR BECAUSE HE'S, HE'S MUCH MORE THAN THAT. HE'S A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE, AND ALSO IF YOU LOOK AT SOLELY HIS JOB REQUIREMENT, HE'S NEVER BEEN LATE IN THE NINE YEARS WE'VE BEEN TOGETHER AND HE'S

BEEN, BEEN WITH ME SINCE MY FIRST TOUR EVENT. HE'S A VERY INTELLIGENT INDIVIDUAL. HE KNOWS A LOT OF THINGS ABOUT A LOT OF, A LOT OF THINGS. HE KNOWS EVERYTHING

PETER KESSLER
(LAUGHS)

PHIL MICKELSON
ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS. HE'S VERY INTELLIGENT. WE CALL HIM THE KING OF USELESS INFORMATION BECAUSE HE'LL COME UP WITH THINGS THAT NOBODY WOULD EVER THINK OR CARE ABOUT. HE, HE'S VERY GOOD AT YARDAGES, MEANING, WHEN WE'VE PLAYED IN TOURNAMENTS

FOR THE PAST EIGHT OR NINE YEARS HE WRITES DOWN WHAT I HAVE HIT. EACH CLUB THAT I'VE HIT. HOW FAR I HAD. WHAT THE TEMPERATURE WAS LIKE, WHAT THE WIND CONDITION WAS LIKE AND HOW FAR THE BALL CARRIED AND ENDED UP. NOW, THAT'S A LOT OF

INFORMATION AND OVER NINE YEARS PLAYING FIVE ROUNDS OF THE PRO-AM IN FOUR COMPETITIVE DAYS THAT'S 45 SHOTS THAT I HAVE HIT ON EACH HOLE THAT WE HAVE DOCUMENTED THAT HE HAS DONE.

SO WHEN WE GO TO TOURNAMENTS LIKE DENVER AT THE INTERNATIONAL WHICH IS THE HARDEST COURSE TO PULL CLUBS ON BECAUSE OF THE ALTITUDE, WE HAVE A HUGE ADVANTAGE AND CONSEQUENTLY I'VE DONE VERY WELL THERE DUE DIRECTLY TO HIM.

PETER KESSLER
WE'VE GOT THE FINAL PUTT FROM LAST YEAR'S COLONIAL. I THOUGHT MAYBE YOU COULD TELL US ABOUT IT AS, AS WE SHOW IT GOING TO BREAK.

PHIL MICKELSON
WELL IT WENT IN, AND

PETER KESSLER
THAT PART WE, WE KNEW.
(LAUGHS)

PHIL MICKELSON
THIS WAS A, THIS WAS A CRITICAL PUTT BECAUSE AT THE TIME I WAS STILL A SHOT OR TWO BACK OF STUART CINK AND JUST TURNS A LITTLE LEFT TO RIGHT THERE IN THE END AND I GAVE IT A LITTLE

FIST PUMP BECAUSE I WAS A LITTLE EXCITED ABOUT THAT. THAT WAS A, THAT WAS A COOL TOURNAMENT. I WAS SEVEN BACK WITH NINE TO GO. I COULDN'T BELIEVE I HAD A SHOT AT WINNING.

PETER KESSLER
AND A LITTLE 63 TO CLOSE IT OUT.

PHIL MICKELSON
I'LL TAKE IT.

PETER KESSLER
WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

(MUSIC)

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NBC Sports' Coverage of LPGA Tour in 2017 Most-Viewed Season Ever for NBC Sports

By Golf Channel Public RelationsDecember 13, 2017, 8:45 pm

NBC Sports’ LPGA Tour Coverage Ties 2013 for Most-Watched Year Since 2011

NBC and Golf Channel Boast Top-6 Most-Watched Women’s Golf Telecasts in 2017

Beginning with the dramatic playoff finish at the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic in January and concluding with Lexi Thompson winning the $1 million Race to the CME Globe, nearly 22 million viewers tuned in to LPGA Tour coverage across Golf Channel and NBC in 2017. This makes 2017 the most-viewed LPGA Tour season across NBC Sports since Golf Channel joined the NBC Sports Group in 2011. Additionally, 2017 tied 2013 as the LPGA Tour’s most-watched year across NBC Sports since 2011. Coverage drew an average of 221,000 viewers per telecast in 2017 (+24% vs. 2016), according to data released by The Nielsen Company.

NBC SPORTS GROUP CLAIMS TOP-6 MOST-WATCHED WOMEN’S GOLF TELECASTS IN ‘17

For the first time ever in televised women’s golf, Sunday’s final round of the RICOH Women’s British Open (Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, 1.1 million viewers) delivered the most-watched and highest-rated women’s golf telecast of the year. NBC’s Saturday (Day 2) coverage of the Solheim Cup in August placed second with 968,000 viewers, followed by Sunday’s Solheim Cup coverage on NBC with 946,000 viewers. Golf Channel’s live coverage of Sunday’s final day of the Solheim Cup drew 795,000 viewers, the most-watched women’s golf event on cable in eight years.

Rank

Network

Event

Day

Avg. Viewers P2+

1

NBC

RICOH WOMEN'S BRITISH OPEN

Sunday

1,100,526

2

NBC

SOLHEIM CUP

Saturday

968,202

3

NBC

SOLHEIM CUP

Sunday

946,387

4

NBC

KPMG WOMEN'S PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Sunday

839,983

5

NBC

RICOH WOMEN'S BRITISH OPEN

Saturday

808,578

6

GOLF

SOLHEIM CUP

Sunday

795,000

ADDITIONAL VIEWERSHIP MILESTONES FOR WOMEN’S GOLF IN 2017

  • ANA Inspiration - The LPGA’s first major championship delivered thefifth most-watched LPGA final round in Golf Channel history with 551,000 viewers when So Yeon Ryu defeated Lexi Thompson in a playoff following Thompson being assessed a four-stroke penalty earlier in the final round.
  • KPMG Women’s PGA Championship – The LPGA’s second major was seen by 6.6 million viewers across Golf Channel and NBC, the largest audience for the event on record (2006-17). Sunday’s final round on NBC, which saw Danielle Kang win her first LPGA Tour event over defending champion Brooke Henderson, also was the most-watched telecast in the event’s history with 840,000 average viewers.
  • RICOH Women’s British Open – NBC’s Sunday coverage of the RICOH Women’s British Open delivered the most-watched and highest-rated women’s golf telecast in 2017 (.78 U.S. HH rating, 1.1 million viewers). In total, 7 million unique viewers tuned in to coverage across Golf Channel and NBC, the most-watched RICOH Women’s British Open in the past 10 years and the most-watched among the five women’s major championships in 2017.
  • Solheim Cup – Seen by a total audience of 7.3 million viewers across Golf Channel and NBC, the Solheim Cup posted the largest total audience for women’s golf since the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open on ESPN/NBC. Golf Channel’s live coverage of the final day drew 795,000 average viewers, becoming the most-watched women’s golf telecast on cable in the last eight years, since the final day of the 2009 Solheim Cup.

GOLF CHANNEL DIGITAL POSTS RECORD STREAMING CONSUMPTION

Golf Channel Digital posted record numbers of LPGA streaming consumption with 11.9 million live minutes streamed across LPGA Tour telecasts in 2017 (+563% vs. 2016).

  • Solheim Cup – Three-day coverage of the Solheim Cup saw 6.3 million minutes streamed across NBC Sports’ Digital platforms, trailing only the 2016 Rio Olympics (9 million) as the most-ever for a women’s golf event airing on Golf Channel / NBC.
  • RICOH Women’s British Open – Four-day coverage of the RICOH Women’s British Open saw 2 million minutes streamed, +773% vs. 2016.

NBC Sports Group combined to air 31 LPGA Tour events in 2017 and a total of 420 hours of coverage, the most in LPGA history. The exclusive cable home to the LPGA Tour, Golf Channel aired coverage of four of five women’s major championships in 2017, with three majors also airing on NBC: the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, RICOH Women’s British Open and The Evian Championship. The biennial Solheim Cup also returned to network television for the first time in 15 years with weekend coverage on NBC.

Source: Nielsen 2017 Live+Same Day DVR vs. prior available data. Persons 2+ avg 000’s and/or Persons 2+ reach w/six-minute qualifier. Digital Metrics from Adobe Reports & Analytics. Details available.

Hensby takes full responsibility for violation

By Rex HoggardDecember 13, 2017, 5:28 pm

The PGA Tour’s Anti-Doping Program manual covers 48 pages of details, from the pressing to the mundane, but for Mark Hensby the key section of the policy could be found on Page 5.

“The collector may allow you to delay reporting to the testing area for unavoidable obligations; however, you will be monitored from the time of notification until completion of the sample collection process,” the policy reads. “A failure to report to the testing area by the required time is the same as a doping violation under the program.”

Hensby, a 46-year-old former Tour winner from Australia, didn’t read that section, or any other part of the manual. In fact, he said he hasn’t received the circuit’s anti-doping manual in years. Not that he uses that as an excuse.

To be clear, Hensby doesn’t blame his anti-doping plight on anyone else.

“At the end of the day it’s my responsibility. I take full responsibility,” he told GolfChannel.com.

Like Doug Barron, Scott Stallings and even Vijay Singh before him, Hensby ran afoul of the Tour’s anti-doping policy because, essentially, of a clerical error. There were no failed tests, no in-depth investigations, no seedy entourages who sent Hensby down a dark road of performance-enhancing drug use.

Just a simple misunderstanding combined with bad timing.

Hensby, who last played a full season on Tour in 2003, had just completed the opening round of the Sanderson Farms Championship when he was approached by a member of the Tour’s anti-doping testing staff. He was angry about his play and had just used the restroom on the 17th hole and, he admits, was in no mood to wait around to take the urine test.

“Once I said, ‘Can I take it in the morning,’ [the Tour’s anti-doping official] said, ‘We can’t hold you here,’” Hensby recalled. “I just left.”

Not one but two officials called Hensby that night to ask why he’d declined to take the test, and he said he was even advised to return to the Country Club of Jackson (Miss.) to take the test, which is curious because the policy doesn’t allow for such gaps between notification of a test and the actual testing.

According to the policy, a player is considered in violation of the program if he leaves the presence of the doping control officers without providing the required sample.

A Tour official declined to comment on the matter citing the circuit’s policy not to comment on doping violations beyond the initial disclosure.

A week later, Hensby was informed he was in violation of the Tour’s policy and although he submitted a letter to the commissioner explaining the reasons for his failure to take the test he was told he would be suspended from playing in any Tour-sanctioned events (including events on the Web.com Tour) for a year.

“I understand now what the consequences are, but you know I’ve been banned for a performance-enhancing drug violation, and I don’t take performance-enhancing drugs,” Hensby said.

Hensby isn’t challenging his suspension nor did he have any interest in criticizing the Tour’s policy, instead his message two days after the circuit announced the suspension was focused on his fellow Tour members.

“I think the players need to read that manual really, really well. There are things I wasn’t aware of and I think other players weren’t aware of either,” he said. “You have to read the manual.”

It was a similar message Stallings offered following his 90-day suspension in 2015 after he turned himself in for using DHEA, an anabolic agent that is the precursor to testosterone production and banned by the Tour.

“This whole thing was a unique situation that could have been dealt with differently, but I made a mistake and I owned up to it,” Stallings said at the time.

Barron’s 2009 suspension, which was for a year, also could have been avoided after he tested positive for supplemental testosterone and a beta-blocker, both of which were prescribed by a doctor for what were by many accounts legitimate health issues.

And Singh’s case, well that chapter is still pending in the New York Supreme Court, but the essential element of the Fijian’s violation was based on his admitted use of deer-antler spray, which contained a compound called IGF-1. Although IGF-1 is a banned substance, the World Anti-Doping Agency has ruled that the use of deer-antler spray is not a violation if an athlete doesn’t fail a drug test. Singh never failed a test.

The Tour’s anti-doping history is littered with cases that could have been avoided, cases that should have been avoided. Despite the circuit’s best educational efforts, it’s been these relatively innocent violations that have defined the program.

In retrospect, Hensby knows he should have taken the test. He said he had nothing to hide, but anger got the best of him.

“To be honest, it would have been hard, the way I was feeling that day, I know I’m a hothead at times, but I would have probably stayed [had he known the consequences],” he admitted. “You’ve got to understand that if you have too much water you can’t get a test either and then you have to stay even longer.”

Hensby said before his run in with the anti-doping small print he wasn’t sure what his professional future would be, but his suspension has given him perspective and a unique motivation.

“I was talking to my wife last night, I have a little boy, it’s been a long month,” said Hensby after dropping his son, Caden, off at school. “I think I have a little more drive now and when I come back. I wasn’t going to play anymore, but when I do come back I am going to be motivated.”

He’s also going to be informed when it comes to the Tour’s anti-doping policy, and he hopes his follow professionals take a similar interest.

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Lesson with Woods fetches $210K for Harvey relief

By Will GrayDecember 13, 2017, 2:51 pm

A charity event featuring more than two dozen pro golfers raised more than $1 million for Hurricane Harvey relief, thanks in large part to a hefty price paid for a private lesson with Tiger Woods.

The pro-am fundraiser was organized by Chris Stroud, winner of the Barracuda Championship this summer, and fellow pro and Houston resident Bobby Gates. It was held at Bluejack National in Montgomery, Texas, about an hour outside Houston and the first Woods-designed course to open in the U.S.

The big-ticket item on the auction block was a private, two-person lesson with Woods at Bluejack National that sold for a whopping $210,000.

Other participants included local residents like Stacy Lewis, Patrick Reed and Steve Elkington as well as local celebrities like NBA All-Star Clyde Drexler, Houston Texans quarterback T.J. Yates and Houston Astros owner Jim Crane.

Stroud was vocal in his efforts to help Houston rebuild in the immediate aftermath of the storm that ravaged the city in August, and he told the Houston Chronicle that he plans to continue fundraising efforts even after eclipsing the event's $1 million goal.

"This is the best event I have ever been a part of, and this is just a start," Stroud said. "We have a long way to go for recovery to this city, and we want to keep going with this and raise as much as we can and help as many victims as we can."

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LPGA schedule features 34 events, record purse

By Randall MellDecember 13, 2017, 2:02 pm

The LPGA schedule will once again feature 34 events next year with a record $68.75 million in total purses, the tour announced on Wednesday.

While three events are gone from the 2018 schedule, three new events have been added, with two of those on the West Coast and one in mainland China.

The season will again start with the Pure Silk Bahamas Classic on Paradise Island (Jan. 25-28) and end with the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Fla., (Nov. 15-18).

The LPGA played for $65 million in total prize money in 2017.

An expanded West Coast swing in the front half of the schedule will now include the HUGEL-JTBC Championship in the Los Angeles area April 19-22. The site will be announced at a later date.

The tour will then make a return to San Francisco’s Lake Merced Golf Club the following week, in a new event sponsored by L&P Cosmetics, a Korean skincare company. Both new West Coast tournaments will be full-field events.

The tour’s third new event will be played in Shanghai Oct. 18-21 as part of the fall Asian swing. The title sponsor and golf course will be announced at a later date.

“Perhaps the most important aspect of our schedule is the consistency — continuing to deliver strong playing opportunities both in North America and around the world, while growing overall purse levels every year,” LPGA commissioner Mike Whan said in a statement. “There is simply no better [women’s] tour opportunity in the world, when it comes to purses, global TV coverage or strength of field. It’s an exciting time in women’s golf, with the best players from every corner of the globe competing against each other in virtually every event.”

While the Evian Championship will again be played in September next year, the tour confirmed its plans to move its fifth major to the summer in 2019, to be part of a European swing, with the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open and the Ricoh Women’s British Open.

The Manulife LPGA Classic and the Lorena Ochoa Invitational are not returning to the schedule next year. Also, the McKayson New Zealand Women’s Open will not be played next year as it prepares to move to the front of the 2019 schedule, to be paired with the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open.

The U.S. Women’s Open will make its new place earlier in the summer, a permanent move in the tour’s scheduling. It will be played May 31-June 3 at Shoal Creek Golf Club outside Birmingham, Ala. The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship (June 28-July 1) will be played at Kemper Lakes Golf Club on the north side of Chicago and the Ricoh Women’s British Open (Aug. 2-5) will be played at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in England.

For the first time since its inception in 2014, the UL International Crown team event is going overseas, with the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea, scheduled to host the event Oct. 4-7. The KEB Hana Bank Championship will be played in South Korean the following week.

Here is the LPGA's schedule for 2018:

Jan. 25-28: Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic; Paradise Island, Bahamas; Purse: $1.4 million

Feb. 15-18: ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open; Adelaide, Australia; Purse: $1.3 million

Feb. 21-24: Honda LPGA Thailand; Chonburi, Thailand; Purse: $1.6 million

March 1-4: HSBC Women's World Championship; Singapore; Purse: $1.5 million

March 15-18: Bank of Hope Founders Cup; Phoenix, Arizona; Purse: $1.5 million

March 22-25: Kia Classic; Carlsbad, California; Purse: $1.8 million

March 29 - April 1: ANA Inspiration; Rancho Mirage, California; Purse: $2.8 million

April 11-14: LOTTE Championship; Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii; Purse: $2 million

April 19-22: HUGEL-JTBC Championship; Greater Los Angeles, California; Purse: $1.5 million

April 26-29: Name to be Announced; San Francisco, California; Purse: $1.5 million

May 3-6: Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic; The Colony, Texas; Purse: $1.3 million

May 17-20: Kingsmill Championship; Williamsburg, Virginia; Purse: $1.3 million

May 24-27: LPGA Volvik Championship; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Purse: $1.3 million

May 31 - June 3: U.S. Women's Open Championship; Shoal Creek, Alabama; Purse: $5 million

June 8-10: ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer; Galloway, New Jersey; Purse: $1.75 million

June 14-17: Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Purse: $2 million

June 22-24: Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G; Rogers, Arkansas; Purse: $2 million

June 28 - July 1: KPMG Women's PGA Championship; Kildeer, Illinois; Purse: $3.65 million

July 5-8: Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic; Oneida, Wisconsin; Purse: $2 million

July 12-15: Marathon Classic presented by Owens-Corning and O-I; Sylvania, Ohio; Purse: $1.6 million

July 26-29: Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open; East Lothian, Scotland; Purse: $1.5 million

Aug. 2-5: Ricoh Women's British Open; Lancashire, England; Purse: $3.25 million

Aug. 16-19: Indy Women in Tech Championship presented by Guggenheim; Indianapolis, Indiana; Purse: $2 million

Aug. 23-26: CP Women's Open; Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada; Purse: $2.25 million

Aug. 30 - Sept. 2: Cambia Portland Classic; Portland, Oregon; Purse: $1.3 million

Sept. 13-16: The Evian Championship; Evian-les-Bains, France; Purse: $3.85 million

Sept. 27-30: Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Purse: $1.8 million

Oct. 4-7: UL International Crown; Incheon, Korea; Purse: $1.6 million

Oct. 11-14: LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship; Incheon, Korea; Purse: $2 million

Oct. 18-21: Name to be Announced; Shanghai, China; Purse: $2.1 million

Oct. 25-28: Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship; New Taipei City, Chinese Taipei; Purse: $2.2 million

Nov. 2-4: TOTO Japan Classic; Shiga, Japan; Purse: $1.5 million

Nov. 7-10: Blue Bay LPGA; Hainan Island, China; Purse: $2.1 million

Nov. 15-18: CME Group Tour Championship; Naples, Florida; Purse: $2.5 million