The Symetra Tour is the most established women’s developmental tour in the world, entering 36 years of structured competition in 2016. The Symetra Tour is known as “the Road to the LPGA” and since 1999, it has been designated as the LPGA’s developmental tour. The LPGA acquired the Symetra Tour in July 2007. The Symetra Tour annually awards LPGA membership to its top players on each official season money list. A total of 87 players have automatically “graduated” since 1999.