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Top Ten Female Golfers on the LPGA Career Money List

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Top Ten Female Golfers on the LPGA Career Money List

Male athletes earn massive amounts of money playing professional sports, women however, don’t fare as well as their male counterparts. In spite of the difference, the ten top professional women golfers are earning a substantial income and one day, maybe they will earn as much as the men.

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Top Ranked Women's Professional Golfers

1 Annika Sörenstam $22,573,192.00

Rookie year: 1994
Priority List Category: 3
LPGA Career Victories: 72
Career Earnings: $22,573,190
Career Low Round: 59
Education: University of Arizona
LPGA Career Holes In One: 3
Playoff Record: 16-6
International Victories: 17

Born October 9, 1970, Annika Sörenstam is a Swedish professional golfer whose achievements rank her as one of the most successful golfers in history. She decided to leave the world of professional golf at the end of the 2008 season and to date, is the female golfer with the most wins. In 2009, Sörenstam had a baby girl and in 2011 she gave birth to a son. 

2 Karrie Webb $16,059,868.00

 Rookie year: 1996
Priority List Category: 1
LPGA Career Victories: 37
Career Earnings: $16,246,020
Career Low Round: 61
LPGA Career Holes In One: 4
Playoff Record: 4-6
International Victories: 10

Born December 21, 1974, Karrie Webb is Australia's most successful female golfer.  She continues to play on the LPGA Tour and is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

3 Lorena Ochoa $14,863,331.00

Rookie year: 2003
Priority List Category: 1
LPGA Career Victories: 27
Career Earnings: $14,863,330
Career Low Round: 62
LPGA Career Holes In One: 1

Born November 15, 1981, Lorena Ochoa is a professional golfer from Mexico. She was an active player on the LPGA Tour from 2003 to 2010, and was the number one ranked female golfer in the world for over three years. She is the first Mexican golfer to be ranked number one in the world and is considered the best Mexican golfer of all time.

4 Juli Inkster $13,151,641.00

Rookie year: 1983
Priority List Category: 1
LPGA Career Victories: 31
Career Earnings: $13,214,470
Career Low Round: 62
Education: San Jose State University
LPGA Career Holes In One: 3
Playoff Record: 6-3
International Victories: 1

Born June 24, 1960, Juli Inkster is an American professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. She has enjoyed a professional career spanning over 27 years to date, with 31 wins, she ranks second in wins among all active players on the LPGA Tour. She also has more wins in Solheim Cup matches than any other American and is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

5 Cristie Kerr $12,108,519.00

Rookie year: 1997
Priority List Category: 1
LPGA Career Victories: 14
Career Earnings: $12,265,640
Career Low Round: 61
LPGA Career Holes In One: 1
Playoff Record: 2-2

Born October 12, 1977, Cristie Kerr is an American professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. She has 14 wins on the LPGA Tour including two major championships. She was the number one-ranked golfer in the Women's World Golf Rankings three time times in 2010.

6 Se Ri Pak $10,984,996.00

Rookie year: 1998
Priority List Category: 1
LPGA Career Victories: 25
Career Earnings: $11,022,990
Career Low Round: 61
LPGA Career Holes In One: 1
Playoff Record: 5-0
International Victories: 6

Born September 28, 1977, Se Ri Pak is a South Korean professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. She was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in November of 2007.

7 Meg Mallon $9,044,059.00

Rookie year: 1987
Priority List Category: 2
LPGA Career Victories: 18
Career Earnings: $9,044,059
Career Low Round: 60
Education: The Ohio State University
LPGA Career Holes In One: 8
Playoff Record: 2-1

Born April 14, 1963, Meg Mallon is an American professional golfer who played on the LPGA Tour. She was born in Natick, Massachusetts and attended Mercy High School in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Mallon attended Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She became a member of the LPGA Tour in 1987 and during her career has won eighteen events on the tour, including four major championships. She also had nine top ten standings on the money list, her best being second in 1991. She played for the United States in the Solheim Cup eight times: in 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2005. She served as an assistant team captain in 2009. Mallon announced her retirement from professional golf on July 7, 2010, shortly before the start of the 2010 U.S. Women's Open.

8 Beth Daniel $8,786,563.00

Rookie year: 1979
Priority List Category: 18
LPGA Career Victories: 33
Career Earnings: $8,786,563
Career Low Round: 62
Education: Furman University (1978, Education)
LPGA Career Holes In One: 2
Playoff Record: 5-6
International Victories: 4
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Born October 14, 1956, Beth Daniel is an American professional golfer. She became a member of the LPGA Tour in 1979. During her career she won 33 LPGA Tour events, including one major championship. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

9 Laura Davies $8,707,542.00

Rookie year: 1988
Priority List Category: 1
LPGA Career Victories: 20
Career Earnings: $8,716,176
Career Low Round: 62
LPGA Career Holes In One: 3
Playoff Record: 2-8
International Victories: 54

Born October 5, 1963 in Coventry, England, Laura Davies is an English professional golfer. She is considered to be the most accomplished English female golfer of modern times. She was the first non-American to finish at the top of the LPGA money list. Davies won the Ladies European Tour Order of Merit, awarded to the leading money winner on the tour, a record seven times: in 1985, 1986, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2004 and 2006. She currently has 81 professional wins worldwide, 20 on the LPGA including four majors. She is a member of U.S.-based LPGA Tour and a life member of the Ladies European Tour. She will be eligible for the World Golf Hall of Fame after winning one more major tournament, or two regular tournaments.

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10 Mi Hyun Kim $8,455,207.00

Rookie year: 1999
Priority List Category: 4
LPGA Career Victories: 8
Career Earnings: $8,469,998
Career Low Round: 62
Education: Sun Gkyun Kwan University
LPGA Career Holes In One: 3
Playoff Record: 3-3
International Victories: 11

Born January 13, 1977, Mi Hyun Kim is a professional golfer from South Korea. She became a professional in 1996 and won 11 events on the Korea Tour (KLPGA) between 1996 and 1999. In 1999, she joined the LPGA Tour and was named Rookie of the Year. She has won eight LPGA events with her best finish in a major championship at second place, during the 2001 Women's British Open. Kim’s swing is characterized by an unusually long backswing that has become shorter in recent years. She has been given the nickname "Peanut" because she stands only 5 foot 1 inches tall. LPGA golfers also refer to her as "Kimmy." Kim says she was inspired to come to the United States by LPGA golfer Se Ri Pak.

These statistics were obtained in 2011from the LPGA official website (LPGA.com).

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