2002 LPGA Tour

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The 2002 LPGA Tour was the 53rd season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season ran from February 28 to November 24. The season consisted of 32 official money events. Annika Sörenstam won the most tournaments, 11. She also led the money list with earnings of $2,863,904.

The season saw the first tournament with a $3,000,000 purse, the U.S. Women's Open. There were three first-time winners in 2002: Laura Diaz, Cristie Kerr, and Patricia Meunier-Lebouc.

The tournament results, leaders, and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 2002 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 ($) 1st prize ($)
Mar 2 LPGA Takefuji Classic Hawaii Sweden Annika Sörenstam (32) 196 (−14) 900,000 135,000
Mar 17 PING Banner Health Arizona Australia Rachel Teske (5) 281 (−7) 1,000,000 150,000
Mar 24 Welch's/Circle K Championship Arizona United States Laura Diaz (1) 270 (−18) 800,000 120,000
Mar 31 Kraft Nabisco Championship California Sweden Annika Sörenstam (33) 280 (−8) 1,500,000 225,000
Apr 7 The Office Depot Championship California South Korea Se Ri Pak (14) 209 (−7) 1,000,000 150,000
Apr 21 Longs Drugs Challenge California United States Cristie Kerr (1) 280 (−8) 900,000 135,000
May 5 Chick-fil-A Charity Championship Georgia United States Juli Inkster (27) 132 (−12)^ 1,250,000 187,500
May 12 Aerus Electrolux USA Championship Tennessee Sweden Annika Sörenstam (34) 271 (−17) 800,000 120,000
May 19 Asahi Ryokuken International Championship South Carolina Scotland Janice Moodie (2) 273 (−15) 1,250,000 187,500
May 26 LPGA Corning Classic New York United States Laura Diaz (2) 274 (−14) 1,000,000 150,000
Jun 2 Kellogg-Keebler Classic Illinois Sweden Annika Sörenstam (35) 195 (−21) 1,200,000 180,000
Jun 9 McDonald's LPGA Championship Delaware South Korea Se Ri Pak (15) 279 (−5) 1,500,000 225,000
Jun 15 Evian Masters France Sweden Annika Sörenstam (36) 269 (−19) 2,100,000 315,000
Jun 23 Wegmans Rochester LPGA New York Australia Karrie Webb (27) 276 (−12) 1,200,000 180,000
Jun 30 ShopRite LPGA Classic New Jersey Sweden Annika Sörenstam (37) 201 (−12) 1,200,000 180,000
Jul 7 U.S. Women's Open Kansas United States Juli Inkster (28) 276 (−4) 3,000,000 535,000
Jul 14 Jamie Farr Kroger Classic Ohio Australia Rachel Teske (6) 270 (−14) 1,000,000 150,000
Jul 21 Giant Eagle LPGA Classic Ohio South Korea Mi Hyun Kim (4) 202 (−14) 1,000,000 150,000
Jul 28 Sybase Big Apple Classic New York South Korea Gloria Park (2) 270 (−14) 950,000 142,500
Aug 4 Wendy's Championship for Children Ohio South Korea Mi Hyun Kim (5) 208 (−8) 1,000,000 150,000
Aug 11 Weetabix Women's British Open Scotland Australia Karrie Webb (28) 273 (−15) 1,500,000 236,383
Aug 18 Bank of Montreal Canadian Women's Open Canada United States Meg Mallon (14) 284 (-4) 1,200,000 180,000
Aug 25 First Union Betsy King Classic Pennsylvania South Korea Se Ri Pak (16) 267 (−21) 1,200,000 180,000
Sep 1 State Farm Classic Illinois France Patricia Meunier-Lebouc (1) 270 (−18) 1,100,000 165,000
Sep 8 Williams Championship Oklahoma Sweden Annika Sörenstam (38) 199 (−11) 1,000,000 150,000
Sep 15 Safeway Classic Oregon Sweden Annika Sörenstam (39) 199 (−17) 1,000,000 150,000
Oct 6 Samsung World Championship California Sweden Annika Sörenstam (40) 266 (−22) 775,000 162,000
Oct 13 Mobile LPGA Tournament of Champions Alabama South Korea Se Ri Pak (17) 268 (−20) 750,000 122,000
Oct 27 Sports Today CJ Nine Bridges Classic South Korea South Korea Se Ri Pak (18) 213 (−3) 1,500,000 225,000
Nov 3 Cisco World Ladies Match Play Championship Japan South Korea Grace Park (3) 22 holes 1,020,000 153,000
Nov 10 Mizuno Classic Japan Sweden Annika Sörenstam (41) 201 (−15) 1,130,000 169,500
Nov 24 ADT Championship Florida Sweden Annika Sörenstam (42) 275 (−13) 1,000,000 215,000

^ – weather-shortened tournament

Leaders[edit]

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events
1 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 2,863,904 23
2 Se Ri Pak  South Korea 1,722,281 24
3 Juli Inkster  United States 1,154,349 20
4 Mi Hyun Kim  South Korea 1,049,993 28
5 Karrie Webb  Australia 1,009,760 21
6 Grace Park  South Korea 861,943 28
7 Laura Diaz  United States 843,790 25
8 Carin Koch  Sweden 785,817 25
9 Rachel Teske  Australia 779,329 27
10 Rosie Jones  United States 722,412 24

Full 2002 Official Money List

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner Annika Sörenstam (5)  Sweden
Scoring leader (Vare Trophy) Annika Sörenstam (5)  Sweden
Player of the Year Annika Sörenstam (5)  Sweden
Rookie of the Year Beth Bauer  United States

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