1955 LPGA Tour

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The 1955 LPGA Tour was the sixth season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season ran from January 6 to October 9. The season consisted of 27 official money events. Patty Berg won the most tournaments, six. She also led the money list with earnings of $16,492.

The season saw the first winner from outside the United States, Fay Crocker from Uruguay. It also included the last of Babe Zaharias's 41 wins, she died the following year. The LPGA added a major championship to its schedule, the LPGA Championship, won by Beverly Hanson. Another major, the Women's Western Open, changed its format from match play to stroke play.

The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1955 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 8 Los Angeles Open California United States Louise Suggs (30) 224 5,000 1,000
Jan 16 Sea Island Open Georgia United States Jackie Pung (3) 151 3,500 700
Jan 23 Tampa Open Florida United States Babe Zaharias (40) 298 5,000 1,000
Feb 13 St. Petersburg Open Florida United States Patty Berg (35) 292 5,000 1,000
Feb 20 Serbin Open Florida Uruguay Fay Crocker (1) 296 5,000 1,000
Feb 27 Sarasota Open Florida United States Betty Jameson (10) 285 5,000 1,000
Mar 6 Jacksonville Open Florida United States Jackie Pung (4) 297 5,000 1,000
Mar 13 Titleholders Championship Georgia United States Patty Berg (36) 292 5,000 1,000
Apr 3 Oklahoma City Open Oklahoma United States Louise Suggs (31) 229 5,000 1,000
Apr 17 Babe Zaharias Open Texas United States Betty Jameson (11) 210 5,000 1,000
Apr 23 Carrollton Open Georgia United States Betsy Rawls (18) 218 5,000 1,000
May 1 Peach Blossom Open South Carolina United States Babe Zaharias (41) 293 5,000 1,000
May 28 Wolverine Open Michigan Uruguay Fay Crocker (2) 291 5,000 1,000
Jun 5 Eastern Open Pennsylvania United States Louise Suggs (32) 291 5,000 1,000
Jun 16 Triangle Round Robin New York United States Louise Suggs (33) +44 3,500 1,500
Jun 26 Women's Western Open Wisconsin United States Patty Berg (37) 292 5,000 1,000
Jul 2 U.S. Women's Open Kansas Uruguay Fay Crocker (3) 299 7,500 2,000
Jul 17 LPGA Championship Indiana United States Beverly Hanson (6) 220 6,000 1,200
Jul 31 Battle Creek Open Michigan United States Beverly Hanson (7) 220 5,000 1,000
Aug 7 All American Open Illinois United States Patty Berg (38) 302 5,000 1,000
Aug 14 World Championship Illinois United States Patty Berg (39) 298 12,000 5,000
Aug 23 White Mountain Open New Hampshire United States Betty Jameson (12) 218 4,000 900
Aug 28 Heart of America Open Missouri United States Marilynn Smith (2) 220 4,500 900
Sep 12 St. Louis Open Missouri United States Louise Suggs (34) 289 4,300 900
Sep 18 Mile High Open Colorado United States Marilynn Smith (3) 221 5,000 900
Sep 25 Clock Open California United States Patty Berg (40) 288 4,500 900
Oct 9 Richmond Open California United States Betty Jameson (13) 220 5,000 900

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner Patty Berg (2)  United States
Scoring leader (Vare Trophy) Patty Berg (2)  United States

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