1984 LPGA Tour

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The 1984 LPGA Tour was the 35th season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season ran from January 26 to November 4. The season consisted of 36 official money events. Amy Alcott and Patty Sheehan won the most tournaments, four each. Betsy King led the money list with earnings of $266,771.

There were eight first-time winners in 1984: Sharon Barrett, Barb Bunkowsky, Cindy Hill, Christa Johnson, Betsy King, Sally Quinlan, Laurie Rinker, and Nayoko Yoshikawa.

The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1984 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 29 Mazda Classic of Deer Creek Florida Argentina Silvia Bertolaccini (4) 280 (-8) 200,000 30,000
Feb 5 Elizabeth Arden Classic Florida United States Patty Sheehan (9) 280 (-8) 175,000 26,250
Feb 12 Sarasota Classic Florida United States Alice Miller (2) 280 (-8) 175,000 26,250
Mar 4 Uniden LPGA Invitational California United States Nancy Lopez (28) 284 (E) 300,000 45,000
Mar 11 Samaritan Turquoise Classic Arizona United States Christa Johnson (1) 276 (-12) 150,000 22,500
Mar 18 Tucson Conquistadores Open Arizona United States Christa Johnson (2) 272 (-16) 150,000 22,500
Mar 25 Women's Kemper Open Hawaii United States Betsy King (1) 283 (-9) 200,000 30,000
Apr 8 Nabisco Dinah Shore California United States Juli Inkster (2) 280 (-8) 400,000 55,000
Apr 15 J&B Scotch Pro-Am Nevada Japan Ayako Okamoto (3) 275 (-14) 200,000 30,000
Apr 22 S&H Golf Classic Florida United States Vicki Fergon (2) 275 (-14) 150,000 22,500
Apr 29 Freedom/Orlando Classic Florida United States Betsy King (2) 202 (-14) 150,000 22,500
May 7 Potamkin Cadillac Classic Georgia United States Sharon Barrett (1) 213 (-3) 200,000 30,000
May 13 United Virginia Bank Classic Virginia United States Amy Alcott (18) 210 (-6) 175,000 26,250
May 20 Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Classic New Jersey Canada Barb Bunkowsky (1) 209 (-10) 175,000 26,250
May 27 LPGA Corning Classic New York United States JoAnne Carner (41) 281 (-7) 150,000 22,500
Jun 3 LPGA Championship Ohio United States Patty Sheehan (10) 272 (-16) 250,000 37,500
Jun 10 McDonald's Kids Classic Pennsylvania United States Patty Sheehan (11) 281 (-7) 350,000 52,500
Jun 17 Mayflower Classic Indiana Japan Ayako Okamoto (4) 281 (-7) 250,000 37,500
Jun 24 Boston Five Classic Massachusetts United States Laurie Rinker (1) 286 (-2) 225,000 33,750
Jul 1 Lady Keystone Open Pennsylvania United States Amy Alcott (19) 208 (-8) 200,000 30,000
Jul 8 Jamie Farr Toledo Classic Ohio United States Lauri Peterson (2) 278 (-10) 175,000 26,250
Jul 15 U.S. Women's Open Massachusetts United States Hollis Stacy (16) 290 (+2) 225,000 36,000
Jul 22 Rochester International New York United States Kathy Whitworth (85) 281 (-7) 200,000 30,000
Jul 29 du Maurier Classic Canada United States Juli Inkster (3) 279 (-9) 275,000 41,250
Aug 5 West Virginia LPGA Classic West Virginia United States Alice Miller (3) 209 (-7) 150,000 22,500
Aug 12 Henredon Classic North Carolina United States Patty Sheehan (12) 277 (-11) 180,000 27,000
Aug 19 Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf Ohio United States Nancy Lopez (29) 281 (-7) 200,000 65,000
Aug 19 MasterCard International Pro-Am New York United States Sally Quinlan (1) 284 (-4) 100,000 15,287
Aug 26 Columbia Savings Classic Colorado United States Betsy King (3) 281 (-3) 200,000 30,000
Sep 3 Rail Charity Classic Illinois United States Cindy Hill (1) 207 (-9) 175,000 26,250
Sep 9 Portland Ping Championship Oregon United States Amy Alcott (20) 212 (-4) 150,000 22,500
Sep 16 Safeco Classic Washington United States Kathy Whitworth (86) 279 (-9) 175,000 26,250
Sep 23 San Jose Classic California United States Amy Alcott (21) 211 (-8) 175,000 26,250
Oct 6 Hitachi Ladies British Open England Japan Ayako Okamoto (5) 289 (-3) 200,000 30,039
Oct 14 Smirnoff Ladies Irish Open Northern Ireland United States Kathy Whitworth (87) 285 (-3) 150,000 22,500
Nov 4 Mazda Japan Classic Japan Japan Nayoko Yoshikawa (1*) 210 (-6) 300,000 41,250

* - non-member at time of win

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner Betsy King  United States
Scoring leader (Vare Trophy) Patty Sheehan  United States
Player of the Year Betsy King  United States
Rookie of the Year Juli Inkster  United States

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