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LPGA Cognizant Founders Cup
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We are proud to be a title partner of the LPGA Cognizant Founders Cup, one of the most celebrated events on the tour.

Our mission is to help the LPGA honor the past, showcase today’s players and highlight efforts to build a stronger platform for the next generation of female golfers. 

To support this, we doubled the Cognizant Founders Cup purse to $3-million, making it the largest of any LPGA Tour event outside of the majors and the CME Group Tour Championship.

About the LPGA Cognizant Founders Cup

Increasing access to the sport for young women and girls

The primary beneficiary of the Cognizant Founders Cup is the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Program.  

Over the past 10 years, the Cognizant Founders Cup has raised nearly $4 million for the organization. Those donations have enabled Girls Golf to add 34 new sites and support growing locations that doubled in size.

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Cognizant celebrates diversity and inclusion at LPGA Founders Cup

Cognizant Chief Marketing Officer, Gaurav Chand, chats with Tina Cervasio of Good Day New York about the rich history of the LPGA and the promising future of diversity and inclusion in technology and professional golf.

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Paying homage to a rich history

The LPGA Cognizant Founders Cup has become one of the most well attended and celebrated events on the Tour calendar. 

The event pays homage to the Tour’s rich history and the 13 women—known as the Founders—who created the LPGA Tour over 70 years ago.

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The 2021 Cognizant Founders Cup

The 2021 Cognizant Founders Cup is scheduled to take place October 7-10 at Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, NJ.

The Donald Ross-designed course has a rich history of women's golf and credits one-third of all rounds played at the course to female golfers, which is important to Cognizant's commitment to inclusion and aim to elevate the game of golf for all individuals.

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The LPGA and Cognizant—committed to diversity and inclusion

Explore our shared dedication to increasing opportunities for women in leadership, technology and golf with Cognizant VP & Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Shameka Young.

Girls Golf is inspiring a new generation

Learn more about Girls Golf—a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to the sport—and how the LPGA and Cognizant are helping them nurture, inspire and elevate the next generation of female golfers.

Amari Avery: A young athlete to watch

Follow the remarkable story of Amari Avery, the 17-year old phenom from Riverside, CA, who won the John Shippen shootout to earn her spot alongside golf’s top professionals at the this year’s Founder Cup.

13 women who transformed the sport of golf

Hear more about the LPGA’s 13 founding members who—through grit, determination and pure athletic ability—forged a new path for women and ensured their place in professional golf for generations to come.

Investing in the future of technology

At Cognizant, we are invested in our people in the communities we all call home. Find out how we are working every day to help more women find opportunities to thrive—and lead—in the technology industry.

D&I is more than a pledge, it’s a promise

Explore how Cognizant is helping increase opportunity, diversity and inclusion in professional sports and in the global technology industry.