1989 LPGA Tour

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The 1989 LPGA Tour was the 40th season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season ran from January 13 to November 5. The season consisted of 33 official money events. Betsy King won the most tournaments, six. She also led the money list with earnings of $654,132.

There were seven first-time winners in 1989: Tina Barrett, Elaine Crosby, Allison Finney, Lori Garbacz, Tammie Green, Robin Hood, and Dottie Mochrie.

The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1989 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 15 The Jamaica Classic Jamaica United States Betsy King (15) 202 (-11) 500,000 75,000
Jan 29 Oldsmobile LPGA Classic Florida United States Dottie Mochrie (1) 279 (-9) 300,000 45,000
Feb 18 Orix Hawaiian Ladies Open Hawaii United States Sherri Turner (3) 205 (-11) 300,000 45,000
Feb 26 Women's Kemper Open Hawaii United States Betsy King (16) 202 (-7) 400,000 60,000
Mar 19 Circle K LPGA Tucson Open Arizona United States Lori Garbacz (1) 274 (-14) 300,000 45,000
Mar 26 Standard Register Turquoise Classic Arizona United States Allison Finney (1) 282 (-6) 400,000 60,000
Apr 2 Nabisco Dinah Shore California United States Juli Inkster (12) 279 (-9) 500,000 80,000
Apr 9 Red Robin Kyocera Inamori Classic California United States Patti Rizzo (4) 277 (-7) 300,000 45,000
Apr 16 AI Star/Centinela Hospital Classic California United States Pat Bradley (23) 208 (-8) 450,000 67,500
Apr 23 USX Golf Classic Florida United States Betsy King (17) 275 (-13) 250,000 37,500
Apr 30 Sara Lee Classic Tennessee United States Kathy Postlewait (4) 203 (-13) 425,000 63,750
May 7 Crestar Classic Virginia United States Juli Inkster (13) 210 (-6) 300,000 45,000
May 14 Chrysler-Plymouth Classic New Jersey United States Cindy Rarick (3) 214 (-5) 275,000 41,250
May 21 Mazda LPGA Championship Ohio United States Nancy Lopez (40) 274 (-14) 500,000 75,000
May 28 LPGA Corning Classic New York Japan Ayako Okamoto (15) 272 (-12) 325,000 48,750
Jun 4 Rochester International New York United States Patty Sheehan (20) 278 (-10) 300,000 45,000
Jun 11 Planters Pat Bradley International North Carolina United States Robin Hood (1) 16 points 400,000 62,500
Jun 18 Lady Keystone Open Pennsylvania England Laura Davies (4) 207 (-9) 300,000 45,000
Jun 25 McDonald's Championship Delaware United States Betsy King (18) 272 (-12) 550,000 82,500
Jul 2 du Maurier Ltd. Classic Canada United States Tammie Green (1) 279 (-9) 600,000 90,000
Jul 9 Jamie Farr Toledo Classic Ohio United States Penny Hammel (2) 206 (-7) 275,000 41,250
Jul 16 U.S. Women's Open Michigan United States Betsy King (19) 278 (-6) 450,000 80,000
Jul 23 Boston Five Classic Massachusetts United States Amy Alcott (28) 272 (-16) 350,000 52,500
Jul 30 Atlantic City Classic New Jersey United States Nancy Lopez (41) 206 (-4) 225,000 33,750
Aug 6 Greater Washington Open Maryland United States Beth Daniel (15) 205 (-8) 300,000 45,000
Aug 27 Nestle World Championship Georgia United States Betsy King (20) 275 (-13) 265,000 83,500
Aug 27 Mitsubishi Motors Ocean State Open Rhode Island United States Tina Barrett (1) 210 (-6) 150,000 22,500
Sep 4 Rail Charity Golf Classic Illinois United States Beth Daniel (16) 203 (-13) 250,000 41,250
Sep 10 Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship Oregon United States Muffin Spencer-Devlin (3) 214 (-2) 300,000 45,000
Sep 17 Safeco Classic Washington United States Beth Daniel (17) 273 (-15) 300,000 45,000
Sep 24 Nippon Travel-MBS Classic California United States Nancy Lopez (42) 277 (-11) 300,000 45,000
Oct 1 Konica San Jose Classic California United States Beth Daniel (18) 205 (-11) 325,000 48,750
Nov 5 Mazda Japan Classic Japan United States Elaine Crosby (1) 205 (-11) 500,000 75,000

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner Betsy King (2)  United States
Scoring leader (Vare Trophy) Beth Daniel  United States
Player of the Year Betsy King (2)  United States
Rookie of the Year Pamela Wright  Scotland

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