Report: Founders Cup on 2012 LPGA schedule


The Founders Cup will again be on the LPGA schedule for 2012, according to the Arizona Republic.

Title sponsor RR Donnelley and the tour announced the event will be played March 13-18 next season and expand from 54 to 72 holes. The Wildfire Course at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix will again host the event.

Karrie Webb won the inaugural event this season, but did not receive prize money. The tournament gave its entire $1 million purse to charities designated by the top 10 finishers.

Before the inaugural event, the purse size and how the money would be distributed to charities were topics of negotiation for several top players. After concessions by commissioner Mike Whan and an increase in the purse, player objections were mostly settled. Whan said he would consider further tweaks to the format for 2012.