The Epson Tour is the official qualifying tour of the LPGA Tour and enters its 41st competitive season in 2021. With the support of its umbrella partner Epson, the Tour’s mission is to prepare the world’s best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour. Since 2012, the Epson Tour has grown from 16 tournaments and $1.7M in prize money to $4M in prize money awarded over the course of 24 tournaments. With more than 600 alumnae moving on to the LPGA, former Epson Tour players have won a total of 450 LPGA titles.
The Epson Tour is known as “the Road to the LPGA” and since 1999, it has been designated as the LPGA’s official developmental tour. The LPGA acquired the Epson Tour in July 2007. A total of 162 women have graduated from the Epson Tour to the LPGA since 1999.
- More than 600 Epson Tour alumnae have earned LPGA membership
- Through 2018, Epson Tour alumnae own a total of 449 LPGA victories
- Since 2013, 11 majors have been won by former Epson Tour Players
- In 2016, 9 of the top 25 and 55 of the top 100 on the LPGA money list have ties to the Epson Tour
- Tour graduate Inbee Park (2006) won the 2016 Olympic golf medal in the return of golf to the Olympics in Rio
- Tour graduate Gerina Piller (2010) was the 2015 Solheim Cup hero for the United States and has over 36 career top 10 finishes
- Tour graduate Mo Martin (2011) won the 2014 RICOH Women’s British Open and has 12 career top 10 finishes on the LPGA
- In 2019, 9 Epson Tour Alumnae played in the Solheim Cup
- In 2020, current Epson Tour member , Sophia Popov won the AIG Women’s Open on the LPGA to become the first current member to win a major. The week before winning on the LPGA, she finished second in the Founder’s Tribute on the Epson Tour