The Japan LPGA tour will add three tournaments to its schedule in 2006, taking total prize money to a record level as a new generation of players continue to boost interest in women’s golf in Japan.

The 2006 schedule released Tuesday by the Japan LPGA features 36 tournaments and combined prize money of 2.66 billion yen, an increase of 433 million yen from the amount offered in 33 events this year.

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