1951 LPGA Tour

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The 1951 LPGA Tour was the second season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season ran from January 5 to October 19. The season consisted of 19 official money events. Babe Zaharias won the most tournaments, seven. She also led the money list with earnings of $15,087.

There were two first-time winners in 1951, Pat O'Sullivan, an amateur, and Betsy Rawls, who would go on to win 55 LPGA events in her career.

The tournament results are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1951 season.[1] "Date" is the ending date of the tournament. The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names are the number of wins they had on the tour up to and including that event. Majors are shown in bold.

Date Tournament Location Winner Score Purse ($) 1st prize ($)
Jan 7 Ponte Vedra Beach Women's Open Florida United States Babe Zaharias (19) 223 3,000 750
Jan 21 Tampa Women's Open Florida United States Babe Zaharias (20) 288 3,500 1,000
Mar 18 Titleholders Championship Georgia United States Pat O'Sullivan (1*) (am) 301 1,500
Mar 26 Sandhills Women's Open North Carolina United States Patty Berg (17) 221 3,000 750
Apr 15 Lakewood Weathervane Texas United States Babe Zaharias (21) 149 3,000 750
Apr 23 Richmond Women's Open California United States Babe Zaharias (22) 224 3,000 750
Apr 24 Sacramento Women's Invitational Open California United States Betsy Rawls (1) 72 2,000 225
May 1 Valley Open California United States Babe Zaharias (23) 225 3,000 750
May 6 Pebble Beach Weathervane California United States Patty Berg (18) 152 3,000 750
May 20 Meridian Hills Weathervane Indiana United States Babe Zaharias (24) 145 3,000 750
May 27 New York Weathervane New York United States Patty Berg (19) 149 3,000 750
Jun 15 144 Hole Weathervane New York United States Patty Berg (20) 601[2] 7,500 5,000
Jun 21 Women's Western Open Pennsylvania United States Patty Berg (21) 2 up
Jul 1 Eastern Open Pennsylvania United States Beverly Hanson (2) 215 3,500 1,000
Aug 7 All American Open Illinois United States Babe Zaharias (25) 298 5,500 2,100
Aug 12 World Championship Illinois United States Babe Zaharias (26) 295 1,000
Sep 9 Carrollton Georgia Open Georgia United States Louise Suggs (9) 221 3,000 750
Sep 16 U.S. Women's Open Georgia United States Betsy Rawls (2) 293 7,500
Oct 19 Texas Women's Open Texas United States Babe Zaharias (27) 7 & 6

am - amateur
* - non-member at time of win

References[edit]

  1. ^ LPGA Tournament Chronology 1950-1959
  2. ^ Defeated Babe Zaharias in 36-hole playoff, 146 to 147

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