After the Honda LPGA Thailand, the LPGA Tour headed to California for the JTBC Classic. The event will take place at the Aviara Golf Club and promises a weekend of fun and entertainment like all other LPGA events. Starting in 2010, this will be the 12th edition of the tournament.

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Formerly known as Kia Classic, the name was changed to JTBC Classic after the sponsor change. This year, Inbee Park and Jin Yong Ko are among the popular stars taking the stage.

Unfortunately, Nelly Korda will miss the event due to a blood clot in her arm.

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That being said, Park won the last edition of the tournament, which she won by five strokes.

Where will the event take place?

As mentioned, the tournament will be played at Aviara Golf Club. It comes with a Hyatt complex and an additional residential area. Also, the JTBC Classic has been played there since 2013. The score, according to reports, is down.

Also, the place is an Arnold Palmer design.

The course is open to the public, and anyone of any age and skill level can choose a tee time. Of course, they rate the course as one of the best courses in the San Diego area. The course covers hillsides and has planted native wildflowers. Bunkers and water obstacles are present, which makes it a unique place.

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They also hosted the 2021 US Open.

The site has a golf academy, which has been listed by Golf Digest as one of the top 25 schools in the United States.

Unsurprisingly, the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort is luxurious and a pleasant stay for anyone planning a trip. Their golf club also offers the services of the Taylormade Performance Lab, which was primarily only available to touring pros. Now anyone can get custom Taylormade gear.

With that said, let’s take a look at the total prize pool and event distribution.

2022 JTBC Classic LPGA Winner Payout

According to reports, the JTBC Classic has a prize pool of $1.5 million. The winner, however, takes home the colossal sum of $225,000. They will also earn 500 Race to the CME Globe points. Additionally, LPGA Tour event berths and a two-year LPGA Tour exemption are awarded to the winner.

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Here’s a full breakdown of the $1.5 million prize money

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1 $225,000
2 $139,572
3 $101,250
4 $78,325
5 $63,043
6 $51,580
7 $43,175
8 $37,826
9 $34,005
ten $30,948
11 $28,655
12 $26,744
13 $25,064
14 $23,536
15 $22,160
16 $20,937
17 $19,868
18 $18,951
19 $18,187
20 $17,575
21 $16,964
22 $16,352
23 $15,742
24 $15,130
25 $14,596
26 $14,061
27 $13,525
28 $12,990
29 $12,456
30 $11,997
31 $11,539
32 $11,080
33 $10,622
34 $10,163
35 $9,782
36 $9,399
37 $9,017
38 $8,635
39 $8,252
40 $7,947
41 $7,642
42 $7,337
43 $7,030
44 $6,725
45 $6,495
46 $6,266
47 $6,037
48 $5,807
49 $5,578
50 $5,348
51 $5,197
52 $5,043
53 $4,890
54 $4,738
55 $4,585
56 $4,431
57 $4,280
58 $4,126
59 $3,974
60 $3,821
61 $3,745
62 $3,668
63 $3,592
64 $3,515
65 $3,438
66 $3,362
67 $3,287
68 $3,209
69 $3,133
70 $3,057

Overall, the JTBC Classic is one of the major events organized by the LPGA Tour. With many major players on the field, entertainment is guaranteed.

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That being said, who do you think will win the event? Let us know in the comments below.