The ADT Championship
, previously known as the LPGA Playoffs at The ADT
, was the season-ending golf
tournament on the United States-based LPGA Tour
The tournament was played in its present form for the first time in November 2006; the winner of the event, Julieta Granada
, received $1 million, the highest first-place prize in the history of women's golf. The event took place at the Trump International Golf Club
in West Palm Beach
From 1996 through 2006 the tournament was a standard-format, 72 hole stroke play event. It had a purse of $1,000,000 in its final season with the winner receiving $215,000.
The playoff event was the first time golf has ever used a postseason of any kind on any tour. Beginning in 2007, the PGA Tour
also employed a playoff system.
Through the 2008 season, the title sponsor was ADT
, a worldwide supplier of electronic security and fire alarm systems, communication systems and integrated building management systems, with headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida
On October 16, 2008 it was announced ADT would not extend its sponsorship., the LPGA Tour Championship
, took ADT's place on the LPGA schedule for 2009.
How the competitors are selected
2008 selection process
As in the two previous seasons, the 2008 season
was split into two halves, with 15 players from each half qualifying for the ADT Championship using a... Read More