List of ANA Inspiration champions

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Annika Sörenstam won the event in 2001, 2002 and 2005; she is the only winner of consecutive Kraft Nabisco Championships as a major championship.

The ANA Inspiration[a] is an annual women's golf competition. In 2011, this event was held between the dates of March 31 through April 3. It was established in 1972, and became a women's major championship in 1983. It is one of the four women's majors played each year along with the LPGA Championship, the U.S. Women's Open, and the Women's British Open.[1][2] The event has been conducted in stroke play competition since its establishment, and is the first women's major championship on the calendar each year. The event has only been staged at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California.[1]

The champions are presented with the "Nabisco Dinah Shore Trophy," in honor of Shore, who promoted the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).[3] In addition, she helped found the Kraft Nabisco Championship, which was originally called the Colgate Dinah Shore tournament in her honor. Past champions are honored with a plaque on the walk-up to the 18th green that is called the "Dinah's Walk of Champions."[4] Since 1994, champions have taken the plunge into "Poppie's Pond," which is named after the former tournament director Terry Wilcox.[5] This first occurred in 1988, when Amy Alcott took the plunge, as a spontaneous act of celebration.[5]

Amy Alcott, Betsy King, and Annika Sörenstam hold the record for the most victories with three each. Sörenstam is the only player to win back-to-back titles as a major, winning in both 2001 and 2002.[1] As a non-major, Sandra Post won back-to-back titles in 1978 and 1979.[1] The fewest amount of strokes required to complete 72 holes in the tournament's history, and therefore the best winning score, is Dottie Pepper's 269, 19-under-par in 1999.[1] The Kraft Nabisco Championship has had six wire-to-wire champions as a major, which are the following: Pat Bradley in 1986, King in 1987, Juli Inkster in 1989, Alcott in 1991, Pat Hurst in 1998, and Karrie Webb in 2000.[6] The current champion is Inbee Park.[1]

Champions[edit]

Key
* Tournament won in a playoff
# Tournament was won in 54-holes
Non-major competition Non-major competition
Wire-to-wire victory (as a major) Wire-to-wire victory (as a major)
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Juli Inkster is one of seven golfers to win two or more Kraft Nabisco Championship titles; she won in 1984 and 1989. She is one of six champions to win wire-to-wire as a major with her victory in 1989.
A blonde-haired woman in a white hat and light blue shirt holding a golf club at the end of a swing
Karrie Webb is one of seven golfers to win two or more Kraft Nabisco Championship titles; she won in 2000 and 2006. She is one of six champions to win wire-to-wire as a major with her victory in 2000.
Edition Year Country Champion Total score To par[b] Notes
1st 1972Non-major competition  United States Blalock, JaneJane Blalock 213# −3 [7]
2nd 1973Non-major competition  United States Wright, MickeyMickey Wright 284 −4 [8]
3rd 1974Non-major competition  United States Prentice, Jo AnnJo Ann Prentice* 289 +1 [9][c]
4th 1975Non-major competition  United States Palmer, SandraSandra Palmer 283 −5 [10]
5th 1976Non-major competition  United States Rankin, JudyJudy Rankin 285 −3 [11]
6th 1977Non-major competition  United States Whitworth, KathyKathy Whitworth 289 +1 [12]
7th 1978Non-major competition  Canada Post, SandraSandra Post* 283 −5 [13][d]
8th 1979Non-major competition  Canada Post, SandraSandra Post 276 −12 [14]
9th 1980Non-major competition  United States Caponi, DonnaDonna Caponi 275 −13 [15]
10th 1981Non-major competition  United States Lopez, NancyNancy Lopez 277 −11 [16]
11th 1982Non-major competition  South Africa Little, SallySally Little 278 −10 [17]
12th 1983  United States Alcott, AmyAmy Alcott 282 −6 [18]
13th 1984  United States Inkster, JuliJuli Inkster* 280 −8 [19][e]
14th 1985  United States Miller, AliceAlice Miller 275 −13 [20]
15th 1986Wire-to-wire victory (as a major)  United States Bradley, PatPat Bradley 280 −8 [21]
16th 1987Wire-to-wire victory (as a major)  United States King, BetsyBetsy King* 283 −5 [22][f]
17th 1988  United States Alcott, AmyAmy Alcott 274 −14 [23]
18th 1989Wire-to-wire victory (as a major)  United States Inkster, JuliJuli Inkster 279 −9 [24]
19th 1990  United States King, BetsyBetsy King 283 −5 [25]
20th 1991Wire-to-wire victory (as a major)  United States Alcott, AmyAmy Alcott 273 −15 [26]
21st 1992  United States PepperDottie Mochrie* 279 −9 [27][g]
22nd 1993  Sweden Alfredsson, HelenHelen Alfredsson 284 −4 [28]
23rd 1994  United States Andrews, DonnaDonna Andrews 276 −12 [29]
24th 1995  United States Bowen, NanciNanci Bowen 285 −3 [30]
25th 1996  United States Sheehan, PattyPatty Sheehan 281 −7 [31]
26th 1997  United States King, BetsyBetsy King 276 −12 [32]
27th 1998Wire-to-wire victory (as a major)  United States Hurst, PatPat Hurst 281 −7 [33]
28th 1999  United States Pepper, DottieDottie Pepper 269 −19 [34]
29th 2000Wire-to-wire victory (as a major)  Australia Webb, KarrieKarrie Webb 274 −14 [35]
30th 2001  Sweden Sörenstam, AnnikaAnnika Sörenstam 281 −7 [36]
31st 2002  Sweden Sörenstam, AnnikaAnnika Sörenstam 280 −8 [37]
32nd 2003  France Meunier-Lebouc, PatriciaPatricia Meunier-Lebouc 281 −7 [38]
33rd 2004  South Korea Park, GraceGrace Park 277 −11 [39]
34th 2005  Sweden Sörenstam, AnnikaAnnika Sörenstam 273 −15 [40]
35th 2006  Australia Webb, KarrieKarrie Webb* 279 −9 [41][h]
36th 2007  United States Pressel, MorganMorgan Pressel 285 −3 [42]
37th 2008  Mexico Ochoa, LorenaLorena Ochoa 277 −11 [43]
38th 2009  United States Lincicome, BrittanyBrittany Lincicome 279 −9 [44]
39th 2010  Taiwan Tseng, YaniYani Tseng 275 −13 [45]
40th 2011  United States Lewis, StacyStacy Lewis 275 −13 [46]
41st 2012  South Korea Yoo, Sun-YoungSun-Young Yoo 279 −9
42nd 2013  South Korea Park, InbeeInbee Park 273 −15
43rd 2014  United States Thompson, LexiLexi Thompson 274 −14

Multiple champions[edit]

This table lists the golfers who have won more than one Kraft Nabisco Championship. Champions who won in consecutive years are indicated by the years with italics*.

Key
Golfer won the career grand slam. Career Grand Slam winners
Won as a non-major event. Won as a non-major event
T1 Tied for first place
T4 Tied for fourth place
Rank Country Golfer Total Years
T1  United States Alcott, AmyAmy Alcott 3 1983, 1988, 1991
T1  United States King, BetsyBetsy King 3 1987, 1990, 1997
T1  Sweden Sörenstam, AnnikaAnnika SörenstamGolfer won the career grand slam. 3 2001*, 2002*, 2005
T4  Canada Post, SandraSandra PostWon as a non-major event. 2 1978*, 1979*
T4  United States Inkster, JuliJuli InksterGolfer won the career grand slam. 2 1984, 1989
T4  United States Pepper, DottieDottie Pepper 2 1992, 1999
T4  Australia Webb, KarrieKarrie WebbGolfer won the career grand slam. 2 2000, 2006

Champions by nationality[edit]

This table lists the total number of titles won by golfers of each nationality.

Key
T4 Tied for fourth place
T6 Tied for sixth place
Rank Nationality Non-major wins Non-major winners Major wins Major winners Total wins Total winners First title Last title
1  United States 8 8 20 14 28 22 1972 2014
2  Sweden 0 0 4 2 4 2 1993 2005
3  South Korea 0 0 3 3 3 3 2004 2013
T4  Australia 0 0 2 1 2 1 2000 2006
T4  Canada 2 1 0 0 2 1 1978 1979
T6  France 0 0 1 1 1 1 2003 2003
T6  Mexico 0 0 1 1 1 1 2008 2008
T6  South Africa 1 1 0 0 1 1 1982 1982
T6  Taiwan 0 0 1 1 1 1 2010 2010

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • a This tournament has had four name changes, which are the following: 1972–1981; Colgate Dinah Shore, 1982–1999; Nabisco Dinah Shore, 2000–2001; Nabisco Championship, and 2002–present; Kraft Nabisco Championship.[47]
  • b Par is a predetermined number of strokes that a golfer should require to complete a hole, a round (the sum of the total pars of the played holes), or a tournament (the sum of the total pars of each round). E stands for even, which means the tournament was completed in the predetermined number of strokes.[48]
  • c Jo Ann Prentice won in a sudden death playoff over Jane Blalock and Sandra Haynie.[1]
  • d Sandra Post won in a sudden death playoff over Penny Pulz.[1]
  • e Juli Inkster won in a sudden death playoff over Pat Bradley.[1]
  • f Betsy King won in a sudden death playoff over Patty Sheehan.[1]
  • g Dottie Mochrie won in a sudden death playoff over Juli Inkster.[1]
  • h Karrie Webb won in a sudden death playoff over Lorena Ochoa.[1]

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