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LPGA Major Championship Winners Part 2 (1973 - 2011)

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The first LPGA major championship tournament, The Women’s Western Open, was held in 1930. Three more majors would follow; the Titleholders Championship, the U.S. Women’s Open Championship, and the LPGA championship; they began in the years 1937, 1946 and 1955.

The Women’s Western Open was replaced by The Kraft Nabisco Championship in 1983 and the Titleholders Championship became The du Maurier Classic in 1979, and then became The Women’s British Open Championship in 2001.

The lowest one day score recorded in an LPGA major championship is 19-under-par, by golfer Dottie Pepper at the 1999 Kraft Nabisco. The lowest aggregate score for 72-holes in a major tournament is 267, and three golfers currently hold the record. Betsy King was the first to achieve the lowest aggregate score at the 1992 LPGA, next was Karen Stupples, at the 2004 Women’s British Open, and then Cristie Kerr shot an aggregate 267 in 2010 at the LPGA Championship.

In 1988, golfer Amy Alcott celebrated her victory at the Kraft Nabisco (Dinah Shore) by jumping into the lake next to the 18th green, thus starting a tradition. The women who choose to take the plunge are referred to as the “Ladies of the Lake.” 

In the majors, the term “Grand Slam” is used to refer to a player who has won all of the major championships in the same calendar year.  A “Career Grand Slam” refers to a player who has won all four of the major championships at any time during a his career

No Woman has technically achieved a Grand Slam, however, golfer Babe Zaharias won all three majors held in 1950 and Sandra Haynie won both of the majors held in 1974. Six LPGA golfers have achieved a Career Grand Slam; Louise Suggs, Mickey Wright, Pat Bradley, Juli Inkster, Karrie Webb, and Annika Sörenstam. Golfer Karrie Webb has also been given the distinction of being the only golfer to achieve a “Super Careen Grand Slam” because she is the only golfer to have won the following five major championships: Women's Western Open; Kraft Nabisco Championship; LPGA Championship; U.S. Women's Open; Titleholders Championship

This list documents the LPGA major championship winners from 1973 through 2011. To see a list of the winners from 1930 through 1972, see “LPGA Major Championship Winners Part 1.”

LPGA Major Championship Winners (1973 – 2011)

2011 

Kraft Nabisco: Stacy Lewis   
LPGA: June 23 - 26
U.S. Women’s Open: July 07-10
Women’s British Open: July 28 - 31

2010

Kraft Nabisco: Yani Tseng
LPGA: Cristie Kerr
U.S. Women’s Open: Paula Creamer
Women’s British Open:  Yani Tseng

2009

Kraft Nabisco: Brittany Lincicome 
LPGA: Anna Nordqvist 
U.S. Women’s Open: Eun-Hee Ji 
Women’s British Open: Catriona Matthew

2008

Kraft Nabisco: Lorena Ochoa 
LPGA: Yani Tseng 
U.S. Women’s Open: Inbee Park 
Women’s British Open: Ji-Yai Shin

2007 

Kraft Nabisco: Morgan Pressel 
LPGA: Suzann Pettersen 
U.S. Women’s Open: Cristie Kerr 
Women’s British Open: Lorena Ochoa

2006 

Kraft Nabisco: Karrie Webb   
LPGA: Se Ri Pak
U.S. Women’s Open: Annika Sörenstam 
Women’s British Open: Sherri Steinhauer

2005

Kraft Nabisco:  Annika Sörenstam 
LPGA: Annika Sörenstam 
U.S. Women’s Open: Birdie Kim 
Women’s British Open: Jeong Jang

2004

Kraft Nabisco: Grace Park 
LPGA: Annika Sörenstam 
U.S. Women’s Open: Meg Mallon
Women’s British Open:  Karen Stupples

2003

Kraft Nabisco: Patricia Meunier-Lebouc 
LPGA: Annika Sörenstam 
U.S. Women’s Open: Hilary Lunke 
Women’s British Open: Annika Sörenstam

2002

Kraft Nabisco:  Annika Sörenstam 
LPGA: Se Ri Pak 
U.S. Women’s Open: Juli Inkster 
Women’s British Open: Karrie Webb

2001

Kraft Nabisco:  Annika Sörenstam 
LPGA: Karrie Webb 
U.S. Women’s Open: Karrie Webb 
Women’s British Open: Se Ri Pak

2000

Kraft Nabisco:  Karrie Webb 
LPGA: Juli Inkster
U.S. Women’s Open:  Karrie Webb
du Maurier Classic: Meg Mallon

1999

Kraft Nabisco:  Dottie Pepper 
LPGA: Juli Inkster 
U.S. Women’s Open: Juli Inkster 
du Maurier Classic: Karrie Webb

1998

Kraft Nabisco:  Pat Hurst 
LPGA: Se Ri Pak 
U.S. Women’s Open: Se Ri Pak 
du Maurier Classic: Brandie Burton

1997

Kraft Nabisco:  Betsy King  
LPGA: Christa Johnson 
U.S. Women’s Open: Alison Nicholas 
du Maurier Classic: Colleen Walker

1996

Kraft Nabisco:  Patty Sheehan 
LPGA: Laura Davies 
U.S. Women’s Open: Annika Sörenstam 
du Maurier Classic: Laura Davies

1995 

Kraft Nabisco: Nanci Bowen 
LPGA: Kelly Robbins
U.S. Women’s Open:  Annika Sörenstam 
du Maurier Classic: Jenny Lidback

1994

Kraft Nabisco: Donna Andrews
LPGA:  Laura Davies 
U.S. Women’s Open: Patty Sheehan 
du Maurier Classic: Martha Nause

1993

Kraft Nabisco: Helen Alfredsson 
LPGA: Patty Sheehan 
U.S. Women’s Open: Lauri Merten 
du Maurier Classic: Brandie Burton

1992

Kraft Nabisco: Dottie Mochrie 
LPGA: Betsy King 
U.S. Women’s Open: Patty Sheehan 
du Maurier Classic: Sherri Steinhauer

1991

Kraft Nabisco: Amy Alcott
LPGA:  Meg Mallon 
U.S. Women’s Open: Meg Mallon 
du Maurier Classic: Nancy Scranton

1990

Kraft Nabisco:  Betsy King 
LPGA: Beth Daniel 
U.S. Women’s Open: Betsy King 
du Maurier Classic: Cathy Johnston

1989

Kraft Nabisco:  Juli Inkster
LPGA:  Nancy Lopez 
U.S. Women’s Open: Betsy King 
du Maurier Classic: Tammie Green

1988

Kraft Nabisco:  Amy Alcott 
LPGA: Sherri Turner 
U.S. Women’s Open: Liselotte Neumann 
du Maurier Classic: Sally Little

1987

Kraft Nabisco: Betsy King 
LPGA: Jane Geddes 
U.S. Women’s Open: Laura Davies
du Maurier Classic:  Jody Rosenthal

1986

Kraft Nabisco: Pat Bradley 
LPGA: Pat Bradley 
U.S. Women’s Open: Jane Geddes 
du Maurier Classic: Pat Bradley

1985

Kraft Nabisco:  Alice Miller 
LPGA: Nancy Lopez
U.S. Women’s Open:  Kathy Baker 
du Maurier Classic: Pat Bradley

1984

Kraft Nabisco: Juli Inkster 
LPGA: Patty Sheehan
U.S. Women’s Open:  Hollis Stacy 
du Maurier Classic: Juli Inkster

1983

Kraft Nabisco: Amy Alcott 
LPGA: Patty Sheehan 
U.S. Women’s Open: Jan Stephenson 
du Maurier Classic: Hollis Stacy

1982

LPGA: Jan Stephenson
U.S. Women’s Open:  Janet Anderson 
du Maurier Classic: Sandra Haynie

1981

LPGA: Donna Caponi 
U.S. Women’s Open: Pat Bradley 
du Maurier Classic: Jan Stephenson

1980

LPGA: Sally Little
U.S. Women’s Open:  Amy Alcott 
du Maurier Classic: Pat Bradley

1979

LPGA: Donna Caponi 
U.S. Women’s Open: Jerilyn Britz 
du Maurier Classic: Amy Alcott

1978

LPGA: Nancy Lopez 
U. S. Women’s Open: Hollis Stacy

1977

LPGA: Chako Higuchi 
U.S. Women’s Open: Hollis Stacy

1976

LPGA: Betty Burfeindt 
U.S. Women’s Open: JoAnne Carner

1975

LPGA: Kathy Whitworth 
U.S. Women’s Open: Sandra Palmer

1974

LPGA: Sandra Haynie 
U.S. Women’s Open: Sandra Haynie

1973

LPGA: Mary Mills 
U.S. Women’s Open: Susie Berning

For more information on golf, see the following articles:

Golf ~ A Four Letter Word
Ben Hogan's Five Lessons The Modern Fundamentals of Golf
Top Ten Female Golfers on the LPGA Career Money List

 


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