1996 LPGA Tour

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The 1996 LPGA Tour was the 47th season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season ran from January 11 to November 24. The season consisted of 34 official money events. Laura Davies, Dottie Pepper and Karrie Webb won the most tournaments, four each. Webb led the money list with earnings of $1,002,000, the first player to win over $1 million in a season.

The season saw the first winner's share over $200,000, at the U.S. Women's Open. There were four first-time winners in 1996: Mayumi Hirase, Emilee Klein, Caroline Pierce, and Joan Pitcock.

The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1996 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 14 Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions Florida Sweden Liselotte Neumann (6) 275 (−13) 725,000 117,500
Jan 21 HealthSouth Inaugural Florida Australia Karrie Webb (2) 209 (−7) 450,000 67,500
Feb 24 Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open Hawaii United States Meg Mallon (7) 212 (−4) 600,000 90,000
Mar 17 Ping/Welch's Championship Arizona Sweden Liselotte Neumann (7) 276 (−12) 450,000 67,500
Mar 24 Standard Register PING Arizona England Laura Davies (12) 284 (−8) 700,000 105,000
Mar 31 Nabisco Dinah Shore California United States Patty Sheehan (35) 281 (−7) 900,000 135,000
Apr 7 Twelve Bridges LPGA Classic California United States Kelly Robbins (4) 273 (−11) 500,000 75,000
Apr 21 Chick-fil-A Charity Championship Georgia United States Barb Mucha (4) 208 (−8) 550,000 82,500
Apr 28 Sara Lee Classic Tennessee United States Meg Mallon (8) 210 (−6) 600,000 90,000
May 5 Sprint Titleholders Championship Florida Australia Karrie Webb (3) 272 (−16) 1,200,000 180,000
May 12 McDonald's LPGA Championship Delaware England Laura Davies (13) 213 (E) 1,200,000 180,000
May 26 LPGA Corning Classic New York United States Rosie Jones (7) 276 (−12) 600,000 90,000
Jun 2 U.S. Women's Open North Carolina Sweden Annika Sörenstam (4) 272 (−8) 1,200,000 212,500
Jun 9 Oldsmobile Classic Michigan United States Michelle McGann (3) 272 (−16) 600,000 90,000
Jun 16 Edina Realty LPGA Classic Minnesota Sweden Liselotte Neumann (8) 207 (−9) 550,000 82,500
Jun 23 Rochester International New York United States Dottie Pepper (11) 206 (−10) 600,000 90,000
Jun 30 ShopRite LPGA Classic New Jersey United States Dottie Pepper (12) 202 (−11) 750,000 112,500
Jul 7 Jamie Farr Kroger Classic Ohio United States Joan Pitcock (1) 204 (−9) 575,000 86,250
Jul 14 Youngstown-Warren LPGA Classic Ohio United States Michelle McGann (4) 200 (−16) 600,000 90,000
Jul 21 Friendly's Classic Massachusetts United States Dottie Pepper (13) 279 (−9) 500,000 75,000
Jul 28 Michelob Light Heartland Classic Missouri United States Vicki Fergon (3) 276 (−12) 550,000 82,500
Aug 4 du Maurier Classic Canada England Laura Davies (14) 277 (−11) 1,000,000 150,000
Aug 11 PING/Welch's Championship Massachusetts United States Emilee Klein (1) 277 (−15) 500,000 75,000
Aug 18 Weetabix Women's British Open England United States Emilee Klein (2) 277 (−15) 850,000 124,000
Aug 25 Star Bank LPGA Classic Ohio England Laura Davies (15) 204 (−12) 550,000 82,500
Sep 2 State Farm Rail Classic Illinois United States Michelle McGann (5) 202 (−14) 575,000 86,250
Sep 8 Safeway LPGA Golf Championship Oregon United States Dottie Pepper (14) 202 (−14) 550,000 82,500
Sep 15 Safeco Classic Washington Australia Karrie Webb (4) 277 (−11) 550,000 82,500
Sep 29 Fieldcrest Cannon Classic North Carolina England Trish Johnson (3) 270 (−18) 500,000 75,000
Oct 5 JAL Big Apple Classic New York England Caroline Pierce (1) 211 (−2) 725,000 108,750
Oct 13 CoreStates Betsy King Classic Pennsylvania Sweden Annika Sörenstam (5) 270 (−18) 600,000 90,000
Oct 20 Samsung World Championship of Women's Golf South Korea Sweden Annika Sörenstam (6) 274 (−14) 500,000 125,000
Nov 3 Toray Japan Queens Cup Japan Japan Mayumi Hirase (1) 212 (−4) 750,000 112,500
Nov 24 ITT LPGA Tour Championship Nevada Australia Karrie Webb (5) 272 (−16) 700,000 150,000

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner Karrie Webb  Australia
Scoring leader (Vare Trophy) Annika Sörenstam (2)  Sweden
Player of the Year Laura Davies  England
Rookie of the Year Karrie Webb  Australia

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