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LPGA

LPGA adding 2 events on West Coast for 2018

The LPGA Tour is adding two tournaments in California next year as part of a 34-tournament schedule that offers a record $68.75 million in prize money.

Coming off a year in which 17 players earned at least $1 million, the LPGA Tour put together a 2018 schedule that it hopes to build momentum. While it lost two events — Lorena Ochoa Match Play in Mexico and the Manulife LPGA Classic in Canada — the LPGA replaced them with three new tournaments.

Two of them are in the United States, bringing the number of domestic events to 19.

"Perhaps the most important aspect of our schedule is the consistency — continuing to deliver strong playing opportunities both in North...

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