1997 LPGA Tour

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The 1997 LPGA Tour was the 48th season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season ran from January 9 to November 23. The season consisted of 38 official money events. Annika Sörenstam won the most tournaments, six. She also led the money list with earnings of $1,236,789.

There were four first-time winners in 1997: Cindy Figg-Currier, Pat Hurst, Michele Redman, and Wendy Ward. Nancy Lopez won the last of her 48 LPGA career victories in 1997.

The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1997 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 12 Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions Florida Sweden Annika Sörenstam (7) 272 (−16) 700,000 115,000
Jan 19 HealthSouth Inaugural Florida United States Michelle McGann (6) 207 (−9) 600,000 90,000
Feb 9 Diet Dr Pepper National Pro-Am Florida United States Kelly Robbins (5) 271 (−17) 500,000 75,000
Feb 16 Los Angeles Women's Championship California United States Terry-Jo Myers (2) 206 (−10) 650,000 97,500
Feb 22 Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open Hawaii Sweden Annika Sörenstam (8) 206 (−10) 650,000 97,500
Mar 2 Alpine Australian Ladies Masters Australia Canada Gail Graham (2) 273 (−15) 650,000 97,500
Mar 16 Welch's/Circle K Championship Arizona United States Donna Andrews (5) 273 (−15) 500,000 75,000
Mar 23 Standard Register PING Arizona England Laura Davies (16) 277 (−15) 850,000 127,500
Mar 30 Nabisco Dinah Shore California United States Betsy King (31) 276 (−12) 900,000 135,000
Apr 6 Longs Drugs Challenge California Sweden Annika Sörenstam (9) 285 (−3) 500,000 75,000
Apr 20 Susan G. Komen International South Carolina Australia Karrie Webb (6) 276 (−12) 500,000 75,000
Apr 27 Chick-fil-A Charity Championship Georgia United States Nancy Lopez (48) 137 (−7)^ 550,000 82,500
May 4 Sprint Titleholders Championship Florida United States Tammie Green (5) 274 (−14) 1,200,000 180,000
May 11 Sara Lee Classic Tennessee United States Terry-Jo Myers (3) 207 (−9) 675,000 101,250
May 18 McDonald's LPGA Championship Delaware United States Christa Johnson (8) 281 (−3) 1,200,000 180,000
May 25 LPGA Corning Classic New York United States Rosie Jones (8) 277 (−11) 650,000 97,500
Jun 1 Michelob Light Classic Missouri Sweden Annika Sörenstam (10) 277 (−11) 600,000 90,000
Jun 8 Oldsmobile Classic Michigan United States Pat Hurst (1) 279 (−9) 600,000 90,000
Jun 15 Edina Realty LPGA Classic Minnesota United States Danielle Ammaccapane (5) 208 (−8) 600,000 90,000
Jun 22 Rochester International New York United States Penny Hammel (4) 279 (−9) 600,000 90,000
Jun 29 ShopRite LPGA Classic New Jersey United States Michelle McGann (7) 201 (−12) 900,000 135,000
Jul 6 Jamie Farr Kroger Classic Ohio United States Kelly Robbins (6) 265 (−19) 700,000 105,000
Jul 13 U.S. Women's Open Oregon England Alison Nicholas (3) 274 (−10) 1,300,000 232,500
Jul 20 JAL Big Apple Classic New York United States Michele Redman (1) 272 (−12) 750,000 112,500
Jul 27 Giant Eagle LPGA Classic Ohio United States Tammie Green (6) 203 (−13) 600,000 90,000
Aug 1 du Maurier Classic Canada United States Colleen Walker (8) 278 (−14) 1,200,000 180,000
Aug 10 Friendly's Classic Massachusetts United States Deb Richard (5) 277 (−11) 550,000 82,500
Aug 17 Weetabix Women's British Open England Australia Karrie Webb (7) 269 (−19) 900,000 129,938
Aug 24 Star Bank LPGA Classic Ohio United States Colleen Walker (9) 203 (−13) 550,000 82,500
Sep 1 State Farm Rail Classic Illinois United States Cindy Figg-Currier (1) 200 (−16) 600,000 90,000
Sep 7 Safeway LPGA Golf Championship Oregon United States Christa Johnson (9) 206 (−10) 550,000 82,500
Sep 14 Safeco Classic Washington Australia Karrie Webb (8) 272 (−16) 550,000 82,500
Sep 21 Welch's Championship Massachusetts Sweden Liselotte Neumann (9) 276 (−12) 550,000 82,500
Sep 28 Fieldcrest Cannon Classic North Carolina United States Wendy Ward (1) 265 (−23) 550,000 82,500
Oct 5 CoreStates Betsy King Classic Pennsylvania Sweden Annika Sörenstam (11) 274 (−14) 600,000 90,000
Oct 19 Samsung World Championship of Women's Golf South Korea United States Juli Inkster (16) 280 (−8) 525,000 131,000
Nov 9 Toray Japan Queens Cup Japan Sweden Liselotte Neumann (10) 205 (−11) 750,000 112,500
Nov 23 ITT LPGA Tour Championship Nevada Sweden Annika Sörenstam (12) 277 (−11) 750,000 160,000

^ – weather-shortened tournament

Awards[edit]

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

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