CINCINNATI (May 16, 2023, 8 a.m.) – The Kroger Queen City Championship presented by P&G announced today that the purse will increase to $2 million, up from $1.75 million in 2022. Members of the LPGA Tour will play for more than $100 million across 33 official events during the 2023 season, the largest total purse in the history of the world’s leading destination for female professional golfers.
“The Kroger Queen City Championship presented by P&G is more than a professional golf tournament,” said Kate Meyer, Kroger Vice President of Health & Beauty Merchandising. “It’s also a game-changing platform to advance women in sports, business, and education. This effort includes the Queen City Game Changers Leadership Program that recently graduated 135 Cincinnati-based women from both corporate and entrepreneurial backgrounds. Additionally, this September the Kroger Foundation and P&G’s Always® Brand will award 23 scholarships to diverse female students from across the country – expanding our reach from the 5 scholarships awarded the prior year.”
“P&G is excited to join Kroger in increasing the purse of our tournament to $2 million as part of our joint commitment to elevate the game changers of tomorrow – both on and off the course,” said Pat Cady, P&G Senior Vice President of Sales. “We look forward to seeing the world’s best golfers competing in our hometown with amazing fan experiences onsite, brought to you by P&G brands like Pampers, Secret, Dawn, Febreze, Swiffer, Mr. Clean, Tide, Gain, Gillette and many others.”
The inaugural Kroger Queen City Championship presented by P&G welcomed over 50,000 fans at Kenwood Country Club in 2022. More than 70 local and national partners supported the tournament, and 700 volunteers served in a variety of roles throughout the week.
“The additional purse support from Kroger and P&G is continuing to drive the LPGA forward and provide opportunities for these incredible women to showcase their talent,” said Casey Ceman, Vice President of Tournament Business Affairs, LPGA. “This is setting an example for other tournaments and showcasing how co-title sponsors can raise the bar for support of the LPGA Tour.”
The second annual tournament will be hosted from September 6-10 at Kenwood Country Club, featuring a field of 144 of the world’s best golfers. The event is broadcast domestically on Golf Channel with more than 12 hours of live coverage and is distributed around the globe to more than 220 countries.
Ticket and hospitality packages are available for purchase through the tournament website. Children aged 17 and under will receive complimentary admission with a ticketed adult and all active and retired military will also receive free admission. Private skyboxes and upgraded all-inclusive hospitality options are also available.