The LPGA Founders Cup – now the Cognizant Founders Cup – was first contested in Arizona in 2011 with a $1million purse but no money paid to the players. Karrie Webb won that first edition of the tournament which was born as a way to recognise and celebrate the extraordinary effort and journey of the 13 founding members of the LPGA.

Instead of the purse being divvied up among those who made the cut, half was donated to the LPGA/USGA Girls Golf Club while the top 10 finishers nominated charities of their choice for the remaining $500,000 to be donated to.  Read more