1998 LPGA Tour

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The 1998 LPGA Tour was the 49th season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season ran from January 16 to November 22. The season consisted of 36 official money events. Se Ri Pak and Annika Sörenstam won the most tournaments, four each. Annika Sörenstam led the money list with earnings of $1,092,748.

This was the first year that non-American winners outnumbered American winners (19 to 17). There were four first-time winners in 1998: Amy Fruhwirth, Rachel Hetherington, Se Ri Pak, Pearl Sinn.

The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1998 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 18 HealthSouth Inaugural Florida United States Kelly Robbins (7) 209 (−7) 600,000 90,000
Jan 25 The Office Depot Florida Sweden Helen Alfredsson (3) 277 (−11) 600,000 90,000
Feb 15 Los Angeles Women's Championship California United States Dale Eggeling (3) 141 (−3)^ 650,000 97,500
Feb 21 Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open Hawaii United States Wendy Ward (2) 204 (−12) 650,000 97,500
Mar 1 Australian Ladies Masters Australia Australia Karrie Webb (9) 272 (−16) 700,000 105,000
Mar 15 Welch's/Circle K Championship Arizona Sweden Helen Alfredsson (4) 274 (−14) 500,000 75,000
Mar 22 Standard Register PING Arizona Sweden Liselotte Neumann (11) 279 (−13) 850,000 127,500
Mar 29 Nabisco Dinah Shore California United States Pat Hurst (2) 281 (−7) 1,000,000 105,000
Apr 5 Longs Drugs Challenge California United States Donna Andrews (6) 278 (−10) 600,000 90,000
Apr 19 City of Hope Myrtle Beach Classic South Carolina Australia Karrie Webb (10) 269 (−19) 600,000 90,000
Apr 26 Chick-fil-A Charity Championship Georgia Sweden Liselotte Neumann (12) 202 (−14) 700,000 105,000
May 3 Mercury Titleholders Championship Florida United States Danielle Ammaccapane (6) 276 (−12) 1,000,000 150,000
May 10 Sara Lee Classic Tennessee United States Barb Mucha (5) 205 (−11) 750,000 112,500
May 17 McDonald's LPGA Championship Delaware South Korea Se Ri Pak (1) 273 (−11) 1,300,000 195,000
May 24 LPGA Corning Classic New York United States Tammie Green (7) 268 (−20) 700,000 105,000
May 31 Wegmans Rochester International New York United States Rosie Jones (9) 279 (−9) 700,000 105,000
Jun 7 Michelob Light Classic Missouri Sweden Annika Sörenstam (13) 208 (−8) 600,000 90,000
Jun 14 Oldsmobile Classic Michigan Canada Lisa Walters (3) 265 (−23) 650,000 97,500
Jun 21 Friendly's Classic Massachusetts United States Amy Fruhwirth (1) 208 (−8) 600,000 90,000
Jun 28 ShopRite LPGA Classic New Jersey Sweden Annika Sörenstam (14) 196 (−17) 1,000,000 150,000
Jul 5 U.S. Women's Open Wisconsin South Korea Se Ri Pak (2) 290 (+6) 1,500,000 267,500
Jul 12 Jamie Farr Kroger Classic Ohio South Korea Se Ri Pak (3) 261 (−23) 800,000 120,000
Jul 19 JAL Big Apple Classic New York Sweden Annika Sörenstam (15) 265 (−19) 775,000 116,250
Jul 26 Giant Eagle LPGA Classic Ohio South Korea Se Ri Pak (4) 201 (−15) 800,000 120,000
Aug 2 du Maurier Classic Canada United States Brandie Burton (5) 270 (−18) 1,200,000 180,000
Aug 9 Star Bank LPGA Classic Ohio United States Meg Mallon (9) 199 (−17) 600,000 90,000
Aug 16 Weetabix Women's British Open England United States Sherri Steinhauer (3) 292 (+4) 1,000,000 162,000
Aug 23 Rainbow Foods LPGA Classic Minnesota Japan Hiromi Kobayashi (3) 206 (−10) 600,000 90,000
Aug 30 State Farm Rail Classic Illinois United States Pearl Sinn (1) 200 (−16) 700,000 105,000
Sep 6 Safeway LPGA Golf Championship Oregon United States Danielle Ammaccapane (7) 204 (−12) 600,000 90,000
Sep 13 Safeco Classic Washington Sweden Annika Sörenstam (16) 273 (−15) 600,000 90,000
Sep 27 First Union Betsy King Classic Pennsylvania Australia Rachel Hetherington (1) 274 (−14) 650,000 97,500
Oct 11 Lifetime's AFLAC Tournament of Champions Alabama United States Kelly Robbins (8) 276 (−12) 750,000 122,000
Oct 25 Samsung World Championship of Women's Golf Florida United States Juli Inkster (17) 275 (−13) 550,000 137,000
Nov 8 Japan Classic Japan Japan Hiromi Kobayashi (4) 205 (−11) 800,000 120,000
Nov 22 PageNet Tour Championship Nevada England Laura Davies (17) 277 (−11) 1,000,000 215,000

^ – weather-shortened tournament

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner Annika Sörenstam (3)  Sweden
Scoring leader (Vare Trophy) Annika Sörenstam (3)  Sweden
Player of the Year Annika Sörenstam (3)  Sweden
Rookie of the Year Se Ri Pak  South Korea

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