2012 LPGA Tour

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The 2012 LPGA Tour was a series of weekly golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world that began in Australia on February 9 and ended November 18 in Florida.[1] The tournaments are sanctioned by the United States-based Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).

Season overview[edit]

There were 27 official tournaments on the 2012 LPGA Tour, four more than in 2011. Fifteen tournaments were held in the United States. Eleven other countries hosted the remaining twelve tournaments.

Stacy Lewis won the most tournaments, four, and won the Player of the Year award. Inbee Park won two tournaments and both the money title with earnings of $2,266,638 and the Vare Trophy for lowest scoring average. So Yeon Ryu won Rookie of the Year honors, winning one tournament, finishing sixth on the money list and second in scoring average.

Other players winning multiple tournaments were Yani Tseng with three wins and Na Yeon Choi, Ai Miyazato, Suzann Pettersen, and Jiyai Shin with two wins each.

Changes for 2012[edit]

Five additional events[edit]

source: LPGA 2012 Schedule[1]

Final major delayed[edit]

The Ricoh Women's British Open was moved from its usual late-July date to mid-September, to accommodate the 2012 Summer Olympics in London which were being held in London.

Schedule and results[edit]

The number in parentheses after winners' names is the player's total number wins in official money individual events on the LPGA Tour, including that event.

Dates Tournament Location Winner First prize
($)
Titleholders
qualifiers
Feb 9–12 ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open Australia Australia United States Jessica Korda (1) 165,000 United States Jessica Korda
United States Stacy Lewis
United States Brittany Lincicome
Feb 16–19 Honda LPGA Thailand Thailand Thailand Taiwan Yani Tseng (13) 225,000 Taiwan Yani Tseng
Japan Ai Miyazato
South Korea Jiyai Shin
Feb 23–26 HSBC Women's Champions Singapore Singapore United States Angela Stanford (5) 210,000 United States Angela Stanford
South Korea Na Yeon Choi
China Shanshan Feng
Mar 15–18 RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup United States Arizona Taiwan Yani Tseng (14) 225,000 South Korea So Yeon Ryu
South Korea Hee Young Park
Sweden Caroline Hedwall
Mar 22–25 Kia Classic United States California Taiwan Yani Tseng (15) 255,000 South Korea Sun Young Yoo
South Korea Se Ri Pak
England Jodi Ewart
Mar 29 – Apr 1 Kraft Nabisco Championship United States California South Korea Sun-Young Yoo (2) 300,000 South Korea I.K. Kim
South Korea Amy Yang
South Korea Hee Kyung Seo
Apr 18–21 LPGA Lotte Championship United States Hawaii Japan Ai Miyazato (8) 255,000 South Korea Meena Lee
Spain Azahara Muñoz
United States Cristie Kerr
Apr 26–29 Mobile Bay LPGA Classic United States Alabama United States Stacy Lewis (2) 187,500 United States Lexi Thompson
France Karine Icher
Australia Karrie Webb
May 5–6 HSBC LPGA Brasil Cup1 Brazil Brazil Thailand Pornanong Phatlum (n/a) 108,000 n/a
May 17–20 Sybase Match Play Championship United States New Jersey Spain Azahara Muñoz (1) 375,000 United States Morgan Pressel
United States Vicky Hurst
United States Candie Kung
Jun 1–3 ShopRite LPGA Classic United States New Jersey United States Stacy Lewis (3) 225,000 Australia Katherine Hull
Japan Mika Miyazato
South Korea Hee-Won Han
Jun 7–10 Wegmans LPGA Championship United States New York China Shanshan Feng (1) 375,000 Norway Suzann Pettersen
South Korea Eun-Hee Ji
United States Gerina Piller
Jun 21–24 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic Canada Ontario United States Brittany Lang (1) 195,000 United States Brittany Lang
South Korea Inbee Park
South Korea Chella Choi
Jun 29 – Jul 1 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship United States Arkansas Japan Ai Miyazato (9) 300,000 Venezuela Veronica Felibert
Sweden Anna Nordqvist
South Korea Jenny Shin
Jul 5–8 U.S. Women's Open United States Wisconsin South Korea Na Yeon Choi (6) 585,000 Germany Sandra Gal
South Korea Ilhee Lee
Italy Giulia Sergas
Jul 26–29 Evian Masters France France South Korea Inbee Park (2) 487,500 United States Natalie Gulbis
Spain Beatriz Recari
United States Paula Creamer
Aug 9–12 Jamie Farr Toledo Classic United States Ohio South Korea So Yeon Ryu (2) 195,000 United States Jennie Lee
United States Jacqui Concolino
Australia Lindsey Wright
Aug 17–19 Safeway Classic United States Oregon Japan Mika Miyazato (1) 225,000 South Korea Haeji Kang
United States Sydnee Michaels
United States Michelle Wie
Aug 23–26 CN Canadian Women's Open Canada British Columbia New Zealand Lydia Ko (1) (a) 300,000* New Zealand Lydia Ko (a)
United States Jane Rah
Scotland Catriona Matthew
Sep 6–9 Kingsmill Championship United States Virginia South Korea Jiyai Shin (9) 195,000 United States Danielle Kang
Sweden Maria Hjorth
Netherlands Dewi Claire Schreefel
Sep 13–16 Ricoh Women's British Open England England South Korea Jiyai Shin (10) 428,650 Paraguay Julieta Granada
United States Katie Futcher
United States Cindy LaCrosse
Sep 20–23 Navistar LPGA Classic United States Alabama United States Stacy Lewis (4) 195,000 South Korea M. J. Hur
Australia Sarah Jane Smith
Sweden Pernilla Lindberg
Oct 11–14 Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia Malaysia Malaysia South Korea Inbee Park (3) 285,000 United States Lizette Salas
Japan Momoko Ueda
United States Mina Harigae
Oct 19–21 LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship South Korea South Korea Norway Suzann Pettersen (9) 270,000 Sweden Karin Sjödin
United States Jennifer Johnson
United States Nicole Castrale
Oct 25–28 Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship Taiwan Taiwan Norway Suzann Pettersen (10) 300,000 Spain Belén Mozo
Colombia Mariajo Uribe
United States Mo Martin
Nov 2–4 Mizuno Classic Japan Japan United States Stacy Lewis (5) 180,000 Thailand Pornanong Phatlum
United States Jennifer Song
United States Alison Walshe
Nov 8–11 Lorena Ochoa Invitational Mexico Mexico United States Cristie Kerr (15) 200,000 Mexico Lorena Ochoa
United States Kristy McPherson
Mexico Tanya Dergal
Nov 13 Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge1 United States Nevada PGA Tour (n/a) 500,000 n/a
Nov 15–18 CME Group Titleholders United States Florida South Korea Na Yeon Choi (7) 500,000 n/a

1 Unofficial events
* Lydia Ko was an amateur when she won the CN Canadian Women's Open; the winner's share went to the runner-up, Inbee Park.

Season leaders[edit]

Money list leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events
played
1 Inbee Park  South Korea 2,287,080 24
2 Na Yeon Choi  South Korea 1,981,834 22
3 Stacy Lewis  United States 1,872,409 26
4 Yani Tseng  Taiwan 1,430,159 24
5 Ai Miyazato  Japan 1,334,977 23
6 So Yeon Ryu  South Korea 1,282,673 24
7 Jiyai Shin  South Korea 1,234,597 18
8 Azahara Muñoz  Spain 1,230,751 26
9 Suzann Pettersen  Norway 1,182,860 24
10 Shanshan Feng  China 1,101,147 19

Full 2012 Official Money List

Scoring average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Inbee Park  South Korea 70.21
2 So Yeon Ryu  South Korea 70.30
3 Jiyai Shin  South Korea 70.31
4 Stacy Lewis  United States 70.33
5 Na Yeon Choi  South Korea 70.49

Full 2012 Scoring Average List

References[edit]

External links[edit]