2005 LPGA Tour
The 2005 LPGA Tour was a series of weekly golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world which took place from February through December 2005. The tournaments were sanctioned by the United States-based Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). Total prize money for all tournaments was $45,100,000.
Annika Sörenstam dominated the Tour in 2005, winning ten tournaments, including two of the four major tournaments, winning more than $2 million in prize money for the fifth consecutive season in a row. Five other players earned over $1 million. Players from South Korea continued to be a growing force on the Tour, with seven different Korean players winning tournaments, including the two majors not won by Sörenstam: Birdie Kim at the U.S. Women's Open and Jeong Jang at the Women's British Open
For details of what happened in the main tournaments of the year see 2005 in golf.
Tournament schedule and results
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.
|Feb 11–13||Women's World Cup of Golf||South Africa||Japan (Rui Kitada & Ai Miyazato)|
|Feb 24–26||SBS Open at Turtle Bay||Hawaii||Jennifer Rosales (2)||1,000,000||150,000|
|Mar 4–6||MasterCard Classic||Mexico||Annika Sörenstam (57)||1,200,000||180,000|
|Mar 17–20||Safeway International||Arizona||Annika Sörenstam (58)||1,400,000||210,000|
|Mar 24–27||Kraft Nabisco Championship||California||Annika Sörenstam (59)||1,800,000||270,000|
|Apr 14–16||LPGA Takefuji Classic||Nevada||Wendy Ward (4)||1,100,000||165,000|
|Apr 21–24||Corona Morelia Championship||Mexico||Carin Koch (2)||1,000,000||150,000|
|Apr 28 – May 1||Franklin American Mortgage Championship||Tennessee||Stacy Prammanasudh (1)||1,000,000||150,000|
|May 5–8||Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill||Virginia||Cristie Kerr (5)||2,200,000||330,000|
|May 12–15||Chick-fil-A Charity Championship||Georgia||Annika Sörenstam (60)||1,600,000||240,000|
|May 19–22||Sybase Classic||New York||Paula Creamer (1)||1,250,000||187,500|
|May 26–29||LPGA Corning Classic||New York||Jimin Kang (1)||1,100,000||165,000|
|Jun 3–5||ShopRite LPGA Classic||New Jersey||Annika Sörenstam (61)||1,400,000||210,000|
|Jun 9–12||McDonald's LPGA Championship||Maryland||Annika Sörenstam (62)||1,800,000||270,000|
|Jun 16–19||Wegmans LPGA||New York||Lorena Ochoa (3)||1,500,000||225,000|
|Jun 23–26||U.S. Women's Open||Colorado||Birdie Kim (1)||3,100,000||560,000|
|Jun 30 – Jul 3||HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship||New Jersey||Marisa Baena (1)||2,000,000||500,000|
|Jul 7–10||Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic||Ohio||Heather Bowie (1)||1,200,000||180,000|
|Jul 14–17||BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open||Nova Scotia, Canada||Meena Lee (1)||1,300,000||195,000|
|Jul 20–23||Evian Masters||France||Paula Creamer (2)||2,500,000||375,000|
|Jul 28–31||Weetabix Women's British Open||England||Jeong Jang (1)||1,800,000||280,208|
|Aug 19–21||Safeway Classic||Oregon||Soo-Yun Kang (1)||1,400,000||210,000|
|Aug 25–28||Wendy's Championship for Children||Ohio||Cristie Kerr (6)||1,100,000||165,000|
|Sep 1–4||State Farm Classic||Illinois||Pat Hurst (4)||1,300,000||195,000|
|Sep 9–11||The Solheim Cup||Indiana||Team USA||n/a|
|Sep 16–18||John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic||Oklahoma||Annika Sörenstam (63)||1,000,000||150,000|
|Sep 30 – Oct 2||Office Depot Championship||California||Hee-Won Han (4)||1,300,000||195,000|
|Oct 6–9||Longs Drugs Challenge||California||Nicole Perrot (1)||1,000,000||150,000|
|Oct 13–16||Samsung World Championship||California||Annika Sörenstam (64)||850,000||212,500|
|Oct 28–30||CJ Nine Bridges Classic||South Korea||Jee Young Lee (1)||1,350,000||202,500|
|Nov 4–6||Mizuno Classic||Japan||Annika Sörenstam (65)||1,000,000||150,000|
|Nov 10–13||The Mitchell Company Tournament of Champions||Alabama||Christina Kim (2)||850,000||138,000|
|Nov 16–19||ADT Championship||Florida||Annika Sörenstam (66)||1,000,000||215,000|
|Dec 9–11||Lexus Cup||Singapore||International Team||n/a|
|Dec 17–18||Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge||Nevada||Champions Tour||n/a|
Tournaments in bold are majors.
Money List leaders
|2||Paula Creamer||United States||1,531,780||25|
|3||Cristie Kerr||United States||1,360,941||22|
|5||Jang Jeong||South Korea||1,131,986||28|
|6||Natalie Gulbis||United States||1,010,154||27|
|7||Meena Lee||South Korea||870,182||28|
|8||Hee-Won Han||South Korea||856,364||27|
|9||Gloria Park||South Korea||842,349||26|
Scoring Average leaders
|2||Cristie Kerr||United States||70.86|
|3||Paula Creamer||United States||70.98|
|4||Jang Jeong||South Korea||71.17|
|5||Natalie Gulbis||United States||71.24|
Full 2005 Scoring Average List - navigate to "2005", then "Scoring Average"
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.