2004 LPGA Tour

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The 2004 LPGA Tour was a series of weekly golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world which took place from March through December 2004. The tournaments were sanctioned by the United States-based Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). This was the 55th season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season consisted of 32 official money events. Total prize money for all tournaments was $42,875,000.

Annika Sörenstam continued to dominate women's golf in 2004, winning eight tournaments and $2,544,707 in prize money. Four other players earned over $1 million. There were six first-time winners in 2004: Moira Dunn, Christina Kim, Lorena Ochoa, the first Mexican winner, Jennifer Rosales, Kim Saiki, and Karen Stupples.

For details of what happened in the main tournaments of the year see 2004 in golf.

Tournament schedule and results[edit]

The number in parentheses after winners' names show the player's total number of official money, individual event wins on the LPGA Tour including that event.

Dates Tournament Location Winner Purse ($) Winner's

Share ($)

Mar 11–14 Welch's/Fry's Championship United States Arizona England Karen Stupples (1) 800,000 120,000
Mar 18–21 Safeway International United States Arizona Sweden Annika Sörenstam (49) 1,200,000 180,000
Mar 25–28 Kraft Nabisco Championship United States California South Korea Grace Park (5) 1,600,000 240,000
Apr 2–4 The Office Depot Championship United States California Sweden Annika Sörenstam (50) 1,750,000 262,500
Apr 15–17 LPGA Takefuji Classic United States Nevada United States Cristie Kerr (2) 1,100,000 165,000
Apr 29 – May 2 Chick-fil-A Charity Championship United States Georgia Philippines Jennifer Rosales (1) 1,600,000 240,000
May 6–9 Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill United States Virginia South Korea Se Ri Pak (22) 2,200,000 330,000
May 13–16 Franklin American Mortgage Championship United States Tennessee Mexico Lorena Ochoa (1) 900,000 135,000
May 20–23 Sybase Classic United States New York United States Sherri Steinhauer (6) 1,250,000 187,500
May 27–30 LPGA Corning Classic United States New York Sweden Annika Sörenstam (51) 1,000,000 150,000
Jun 4–6 Kellogg-Keebler Classic United States Illinois Australia Karrie Webb (30) 1,200,000 180,000
Jun 10–13 McDonald's LPGA Championship United States Delaware Sweden Annika Sörenstam (52) 1,600,000 240,000
Jun 18–20 ShopRite LPGA Classic United States New Jersey United States Cristie Kerr (3) 1,300,000 195,000
Jun 24–27 Wegmans LPGA United States New York United States Kim Saiki (1) 1,500,000 225,000
Jul 1–4 U.S. Women's Open United States Massachusetts United States Meg Mallon (16) 3,100,000 560,000
Jul 8–11 BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open Canada Ontario, Canada United States Meg Mallon (17) 1,300,000 195,000
Jul 16–18 Giant Eagle LPGA Classic United States Ohio United States Moira Dunn (1) 1,000,000 150,000
Jul 21–24 Evian Masters France France Australia Wendy Doolan (3) 2,500,000 375,000
Jul 28 – Aug 1 Weetabix Women's British Open England England England Karen Stupples (2) 1,600,000 290,880
Aug 5–8 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic United States Ohio United States Meg Mallon (18) 1,100,000 165,000
Aug 19–22 Wendy's Championship for Children United States Ohio Scotland Catriona Matthew (2) 1,100,000 165,000
Aug 26–29 Wachovia LPGA Classic United States Pennsylvania Mexico Lorena Ochoa (2) 1,000,000 150,000
Sep 2–5 State Farm Classic United States Illinois United States Cristie Kerr (4) 1,200,000 180,000
Sep 10–12 John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic United States Oklahoma Sweden Annika Sörenstam (53) 1,000,000 150,000
Sep 17–19 Safeway Classic United States Oregon South Korea Hee-Won Han (3) 1,200,000 180,000
Sep 23–26 Longs Drugs Challenge United States California United States Christina Kim (1) 1,000,000 150,000
Oct 7–10 Asahi Ryokuken International Championship United States South Carolina Sweden Liselotte Neumann (13) 1,000,000 150,000
Oct 14–17 Samsung World Championship United States California Sweden Annika Sörenstam (54) 825,000 206,250
Oct 29–31 CJ Nine Bridges Classic South Korea South Korea South Korea Grace Park (6) 1,350,000 202,500
Nov 5–7 Mizuno Classic Japan Japan Sweden Annika Sörenstam (55) 1,000,000 150,000
Nov 11–14 The Mitchell Company Tournament of Champions United States Alabama United States Heather Daly-Donofrio (2) 800,000 130,000
Nov 18–21 ADT Championship United States Florida Sweden Annika Sörenstam (56) 1,000,000 215,000
Dec 18–19 Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge United States Nevada LPGA Tour n/a

Tournaments in bold are majors.

Leaders[edit]

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events
1 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 2,544,707 18
2 Grace Park  South Korea 1,525,471 25
3 Lorena Ochoa  Mexico 1,450,824 27
4 Meg Mallon  United States 1,358,623 21
5 Cristie Kerr  United States 1,189,990 24
6 Karen Stupples  England 968,852 23
7 Mi Hyun Kim  South Korea 931,693 28
8 Hee-Won Han  South Korea 840,605 28
9 Karrie Webb  Australia 748,316 22
10 Jennifer Rosales  Philippines 693,625 25

Full 2004 Official Money List

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 68.70
2 Grace Park  South Korea 69.99
3 Lorena Ochoa  Mexico 70.02
4 Cristie Kerr  United States 70.33
5 Mi Hyun Kim  South Korea 70.48

Full 2004 Scoring Average List - navigate to "2004", then "Scoring Average"

Award winners[edit]

The three competitive awards given out by the LPGA each year are:

  • The Rolex Player of the Year is awarded based on a formula in which points are awarded for top-10 finishes and are doubled at the LPGA's four major championships. The points system is: 30 points for first; 12 points for second; nine points for third; seven points for fourth; six points for fifth; five points for sixth; four points for seventh; three points for eighth; two points for ninth and one point for 10th.
  • The Vare Trophy, named for Glenna Collett-Vare, is given to the player with the lowest scoring average for the season.
  • The Louis Suggs Rolex Rooke of the Year Award is awarded to the first-year player on the LPGA Tour who scores the highest in a points competition in which points are awarded at all full-field domestic events and doubled at the LPGA's four major championships. The points system is: 150 points for first; 80 points for second; 75 points for third; 70 points for fourth; and 65 points for fifth. After fifth place, points are awarded in increments of three, beginning at sixth place with 62 points. Rookies who make the cut in an event and finish below 41st each receive five points. The award is named after Louise Suggs, one of the founders of the LPGA.

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