The Epson Tour is the Official Qualifying Tour of the LPGA and is also known as the “Road to the LPGA.” Since 1999, the mission of the Epson Tour has been to prepare the world’s best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour. A schedule of 20+ events worth more than $3 million in prize money provides the backdrop for developing these players into the LPGA Tour’s next generation of stars. And you need only look at the numbers and the names to see the success.
More than 435 LPGA titles have been won by former Epson Tour players, and 10 of those are major championships captured since 2013. Nearly 150 players have earned LPGA Tour membership since the start of awarding Tour cards in 1999.
The list of Epson Tour alums includes some very accomplished LPGA Tour stars, such as 27-time winner Lorena Ochoa and LPGA Tour Hall of Famer and Olympic gold medalist Nelly Korda. U.S. Solheim Cup standout Gerina Mendoza, major champions Mo Martin and Brooke Henderson, and up and comers Nelly Korda and Madelene Sagstrom highlight just a few others who came through the Epson Tour.
Players from around the world are coming to the Epson Tour to prepare themselves for a career on the LPGA Tour. The 2017 graduating class in the Race for the Card program included players from seven different countries, the most ever in Epson Tour history.
Epson became the Tour’s umbrella sponsor in 2022 and since that time the number of events has increased by 37% and prize money has nearly doubled, from $1.7 million
To learn more about the Epson Tour, visit EpsonTour.com.