The roots of the Cognizant Founders Cup date back to 2011, the result of a dream former LPGA commissioner and current USGA CEO Mike Whan scribbled down on a hotel bar napkin to celebrate the tour’s 13 founders. The event has been critical to the growth of LPGA-USGA Girls Golf and a bridge between the current generation and those who, 70-plus years ago, laid the foundation.

It has elevated from players playing purely for charity, to one of the largest non-major purses on tour at $3 million thanks to Cognizant.

Jin Young Ko beat Minjee Lee in a playoff to win this event for a third time, taking home $450,000. The first time Ko won the Founders Cup in 2019, she earned $225,000.

Ko, a two-time winner in 2023, has now earned $970,692 this season and $11,334,148 in her LPGA career. She now has 15 titles on the LPGA, including two majors.

Check out the prize money payouts at the 2023 Cognizant Founder Cup.

**Position**

**Player**

**Score**

**Earnings**

1

Jin Young Ko

13 under

$450,000

2

Minjee Lee

13 under

$282,165

3

Ashleigh Buhai

10 under

$204,690

4

Hae Ran Ryu

8 under

$158,344

T-5

Aditi Ashok

7 under

$106,336

T-5

Atthaya Thitikul

7 under

$106,336

T-5

Angel Yin

7 under

$106,336

8

Nasa Hataoka

6 under

$76,470

9

Cheyenne Knight

5 under

$68,746

T-10

Madelene Sagstrom

4 under

$58,188

T-10

Grace Kim

4 under

$58,188

T-10

Georgia Hall

4 under

$58,188

T-13

Ariya Jutanugarn

3 under

$46,344

T-13

Sarah Kemp

3 under

$46,344

T-13

Anna Nordqvist

3 under

$46,344

T-13

Hye-Jin Choi

3 under

$46,344

T-17

Albane Valenzuela

2 under

$37,694

T-17

Morgane Metraux

2 under

$37,694

T-17

Celine Borge

2 under

$37,694

T-17

Min Lee

2 under

$37,694

T-21

Jennifer Kupcho

1 under

$32,442

T-21

Narin An

1 under

$32,442

T-21

Stacy Lewis

1 under

$32,442

T-21

Sei Young Kim

1 under

$32,442

T-25

Lauren Coughlin

Even

$26,829

T-25

A Lim Kim

Even

$26,829

T-25

Wei-Ling Hsu

Even

$26,829

T-25

Ryann O’Toole

Even

$26,829

T-25

Mel Reid

Even

$26,829

T-25

Lizette Salas

Even

$26,829

T-31

Karis Davidson

1 over

$20,276

T-31

Pajaree Anannarukarn

1 over

$20,276

T-31

Ruoning Yin

1 over

$20,276

T-31

Stephanie Kyriacou

1 over

$20,276

T-31

Yuna Nishimura

1 over

$20,276

T-31

Lexi Thompson

1 over

$20,276

T-31

Alison Lee

1 over

$20,276

T-31

Celine Boutier

1 over

$20,276

T-39

Samantha Wagner

2 over

$16,066

T-39

Gemma Dryburgh

2 over

$16,066

T-39

Frida Kinhult

2 over

$16,066

T-42

Maria Fassi

3 over

$12,498

T-42

Luna Sobron Galmes

3 over

$12,498

T-42

Sofia Garcia

3 over

$12,498

T-42

Lydia Ko

3 over

$12,498

T-42

Jenny Shin

3 over

$12,498

T-42

Mariajo Uribe

3 over

$12,498

T-42

Perrine Delacour

3 over

$12,498

T-42

Peiyun Chien

3 over

$12,498

T-42

Emma Talley

3 over

$12,498

T-42

Maddie Szeryk

3 over

$12,498

T-52

Yu Liu

4 over

$9,269

T-52

Brittany Lincicome

4 over

$9,269

T-52

Megan Khang

4 over

$9,269

T-52

Bronte Law

4 over

$9,269

T-52

Pavarisa Yoktuan

4 over

$9,269

T-52

Lucy Li

4 over

$9,269

T-52

Bailey Tardy

4 over

$9,269

T-59

Yealimi Noh

5 over

$7,879

T-59

Azahara Munoz

5 over

$7,879

61

Ally Ewing

6 over

$7,571

62

Yu-Sang Hou

7 over

$7,414

T-63

Lauren Stephenson

8 over

$7,184

T-63

Annie Park

8 over

$7,184

65

Allisen Corpuz

9 over

$6,951

66

Pauline Roussin

10 over

$6,797