LPGA of Japan Tour

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The LPGA of Japan Tour is a professional golf tour for women organised by the Ladies Professional Golfers' Association of Japan. It is the second richest women's golf tour in the world. The U.S.-based LPGA Tour is the most important women's tour, but the prize money gap has closed markedly since the American tour's total prize fund peaked at just over $60 million in 2008. While the Japan Tour is the second-most lucrative women's tour, two other non-U.S. tours, the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA of Korea Tour, rival the Japan Tour in level of competition.

Schedule[edit]

The 2015 schedule includes 37 official events worth ¥3.37 billion.

Leading money winners[edit]

YearPlayerEarnings (¥)
2014South Korea Ahn Sun-ju153,075,741
2013Japan Rikako Morita126,675,049
2012South Korea Jeon Mi-jeong131,827,582
2011South Korea Ahn Sun-ju127,926,893
2010South Korea Ahn Sun-ju145,073,799
2009Japan Sakura Yokomine175,016,384
2008Japan Miho Koga120,854,137
2007Japan Momoko Ueda166,112,232
2006Japan Shiho Oyama166,290,957
2005Japan Yuri Fudoh122,460,908
2004Japan Yuri Fudoh142,774,000
2003Japan Yuri Fudoh149,325,679
2002Japan Yuri Fudoh95,690,917
2001Japan Yuri Fudoh89,248,793
2000Japan Yuri Fudoh120,443,924
1999Japan Fumiko Muraguchi66,891,682
1998Japan Michiko Hattori81,570,823
1997Japan Akiko Fukushima99,594,094
1996Japan Akiko Fukushima70,596,190
1995Japan Ikuyo Shiotani75,006,561
1994Japan Mayumi Hirase69,817,958
1993Japan Mayumi Hirase81,474,399
1992Japan Ikuyo Shiotani57,799,649
1991Taiwan Ai-Yu Tu70,403,481
1990Japan Hiromi Takamura62,576,087
1989Taiwan Ai-Yu Tu90,075,587
1988Japan Nayoko Yoshikawa61,462,665
1987Japan Tatsuko Ohsako56,763,481
1986Taiwan Ai-Yu Tu62,435,225
1985Taiwan Ai-Yu Tu65,634,788
1984Taiwan Ai-Yu Tu52,897,845
1983Taiwan Ai-Yu Tu45,764,313
1982Taiwan Ai-Yu Tu39,029,644
1981Japan Ayako Okamoto32,333,465
1980Japan Tatsuko Ohsako23,594,744
1979Japan Hisako Higuchi18,399,345
1978Japan Hisako Higuchi11,664,650
1977Japan Tatsuko Ohsako14,481,500
1976Japan Hisako Higuchi14,667,000
1975Japan Hisako Higuchi8,428,233
1974Japan Hisako Higuchi15,545,700
1973Japan Hisako Higuchi12,627,000
1972Japan Hisako Higuchi4,150,000
1971Japan Hisako Higuchi2,290,000
1970Japan Hisako Higuchi1,215,000
1969Japan Hisako Higuchi500,000
1968Japan Hisako Higuchi350,000

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