|Location||Rancho Mirage, California|
|Established||1972, 45 years ago|
|Course(s)||Mission Hills Country Club
Dinah Shore Tourn. Course
|Length||6,769 yards (6,190 m)|
|Organized by||IMG / All Nippon Airways|
|Format||Stroke play - 72 holes|
|Prize fund||$2.7 million|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||269 Dottie Pepper (1999)|
|To par||−19 Dottie Pepper (1999)|
|2017 ANA Inspiration|
The ANA Inspiration (formerly known most recently as the Kraft Nabisco Championship, and still sometimes referred to as the Dinah Shore) is one of the five major championships of professional women's golf. An event of the LPGA Tour, it is held yearly at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California.
Currently, in the United States, it is the only one of the five women's major golf tournaments not to have broadcast network exposure on the weekend; all four rounds are currently televised by the Golf Channel cable television network.
Founded in 1972 by entertainer Dinah Shore, the tournament has been classified as a major since 1983. Since its inception, it has been held annually at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, southeast of Palm Springs. It is first major of the year, usually played in late March or early April. The current title sponsor is All Nippon Airways. IMG manages and operates the event for ANA.
Tournament names through the years
- 1972–80: Colgate-Dinah Shore Winner's Circle
- 1981: Colgate-Dinah Shore
- 1982: Nabisco Dinah Shore Invitational
- 1983–99: Nabisco Dinah Shore
- 2000–01: Nabisco Championship
- 2002–14: Kraft Nabisco Championship
- 2015–present: ANA Inspiration
*The tournament is still sometimes called the Dinah Shore, even though Shore's name was removed from the tournament title in 2000. The winner's trophy bears Shore's name.
Beginning in 1988, the tournament winner has celebrated her victory by jumping in the pond surrounding the 18th green. The pond is known as Champions Lake or "Poppie's Pond" as it was dubbed in 2006 honor of Terry Wilcox, the tournament director from 1994 through 2008; Wilcox is known as "Poppie" to his grandchildren. Amy Alcott started the practice in 1988 but it was not fully embraced until 1994, when Donna Andrews repeated the leap and it has since become a yearly tradition. One of the most memorable jumps was in 1991 after Alcott won for the third time and made the jump with then tournament host Dinah Shore. In 1998, winner Pat Hurst jumped in only up to her knees, as she could not swim.
Lesbian tourist destination
The tournament has become a popular tourist destination for some lesbians and bisexual women, drawing thousands of lesbian spectators each year to the golf events and associated parties. It has been referred to as "spring break for lesbians."
|2017||Mar 30 – Apr 2||Ryu So-yeon||South Korea||68-69-69-68||274||−14||Playoff||2,700,000||405,000|
|2016||Mar 31 – Apr 3||Lydia Ko||New Zealand||70-68-69-69||276||−12||1 stroke||2,600,000||390,000|
|2015||Apr 2–5||Brittany Lincicome (2)||United States||72-68-70-69||279||−9||Playoff||2,500,000||375,000|
|2014||Apr 3–6||Lexi Thompson||United States||73-64-69-68||274||−14||3 strokes||2,000,000||300,000|
|2013||Apr 4–7||Inbee Park||South Korea||70-67-67-69||273||−15||4 strokes||2,000,000||300,000|
|2012||Mar 29 – Apr 1||Sun-Young Yoo||South Korea||69-69-72-69||279||−9||Playoff||2,000,000||300,000|
|2011||Mar 31 – Apr 3||Stacy Lewis||United States||66-69-71-69||275||−13||3 strokes||2,000,000||300,000|
|2010||Apr 1–4||Yani Tseng||Taiwan||69-71-67-68||275||−13||1 stroke||2,000,000||300,000|
|2009||Apr 2–5||Brittany Lincicome||United States||66-74-70-69||279||−9||1 stroke||2,000,000||300,000|
|2008||Apr 3–6||Lorena Ochoa||Mexico||68-71-71-67||277||−11||5 strokes||2,000,000||300,000|
|2007||Mar 29 – Apr 1||Morgan Pressel||United States||74-72-70-69||285||−3||1 stroke||2,000,000||300,000|
|2006||Mar 30 – Apr 2||Karrie Webb (2)||Australia||70-68-76-65||279||−9||Playoff||1,800,000||270,000|
|2005||Mar 24–27||Annika Sörenstam (3)||Sweden||70-69-66-68||273||−15||8 strokes||1,800,000||270,000|
|2004||Mar 25–28||Grace Park||South Korea||72-69-67-69||277||−11||1 stroke||1,600,000||240,000|
|2003||Mar 27–30||Patricia Meunier-Lebouc||France||70-68-70-73||281||−7||1 stroke||1,600,000||240,000|
|2002||Mar 28–31||Annika Sörenstam (2)||Sweden||70-71-71-68||280||−8||1 stroke||1,500,000||225,000|
|2001||Mar 22–25||Annika Sörenstam||Sweden||72-70-70-69||281||−7||3 strokes||1,500,000||225,000|
|2000||Mar 23–26||Karrie Webb||Australia||67-70-67-70||274||−14||10 strokes||1,250,000||187,500|
|1999||Mar 25–28||Dottie Pepper (2)||United States||70-66-67-66||269||−19||6 strokes||1,000,000||150,000|
|1998||Mar 26–29||Pat Hurst||United States||68-72-70-71||281||−7||1 stroke||1,000,000||150,000|
|1997||Mar 27–30||Betsy King (3)||United States||71-67-67-71||276||−12||2 strokes||900,000||135,000|
|1996||Mar 28–31||Patty Sheehan||United States||71-72-67-71||281||−7||1 stroke||900,000||135,000|
|1995||Mar 23–26||Nanci Bowen||United States||69-75-71-70||285||−3||1 stroke||850,000||127,500|
|1994||Mar 24–27||Donna Andrews||United States||70-69-67-70||276||−12||2 strokes||700,000||105,000|
|1993||Mar 25–28||Helen Alfredsson||Sweden||69-71-72-72||284||−4||2 strokes||700,000||105,000|
|1992||Mar 26–29||Dottie Mochrie||United States||69-71-70-69||279||−9||Playoff||700,000||105,000|
|1991||Mar 28–31||Amy Alcott (3)||United States||67-70-68-68||273||−15||8 strokes||600,000||90,000|
|1990||Mar 29 – Apr 1||Betsy King (2)||United States||69-70-69-75||283||−5||2 strokes||600,000||90,000|
|1989||Mar 30 – Apr 2||Juli Inkster (2)||United States||66-69-73-71||279||−9||5 strokes||500,000||80,000|
|1988||Mar 31 – Apr 3||Amy Alcott (2)||United States||71-66-66-71||274||−14||2 strokes||500,000||80,000|
|1987||Apr 2–5||Betsy King||United States||68-75-72-68||283||−5||Playoff||500,000||80,000|
|1986||Apr 3–6||Pat Bradley||United States||68-72-69-71||280||−8||2 strokes||430,000||75,000|
|1985||Apr 4–7||Alice Miller||United States||70-68-70-67||275||−13||3 strokes||400,000||55,000|
|1984||Apr 5–8||Juli Inkster||United States||70-73-69-68||280||−8||Playoff||400,000||55,000|
|1983||Mar 31 – Apr 3||Amy Alcott||United States||70-70-70-72||282||−6||2 strokes||400,000||55,000|
Winners before the event became a major in 1983
|1982||Sally Little||South Africa||76-67-71-64||278||−10||3 strokes||300,000||45,000|
|1981||Nancy Lopez||United States||71-73-69-64||277||−11||2 strokes||250,000||37,500|
|1980||Donna Caponi||United States||71-67-66-71||275||−13||2 strokes||250,000||37,500|
|1979||Sandra Post (2)||Canada||68-70-68-70||276||−12||1 stroke||250,000||37,500|
|1977||Kathy Whitworth||United States||76-70-72-71||289||+1||1 stroke||240,000||36,000|
|1976||Judy Rankin||United States||74-72-71-68||285||−3||3 strokes||185,000||32,000|
|1975||Sandra Palmer||United States||70-70-70-73||283||−5||1 stroke||180,000||32,000|
|1974||Jo Ann Prentice||United States||71-71-74-73||289||+1||Playoff||179,000||32,000|
|1973||Mickey Wright||United States||71-74-71-68||284||−4||2 strokes||135,000||25,000|
|1972||Jane Blalock||United States||71-70-72||213||−3||3 strokes||110,000||20,050|
Multiple winners of the event as a major championship.
|Amy Alcott||United States||3||1983, 1988, 1991|
|Betsy King||United States||3||1987, 1990, 1997|
|Annika Sörenstam ‡||Sweden||3||2001, 2002, 2005|
|Juli Inkster ‡||United States||2||1984, 1989|
|Dottie Pepper||United States||2||1992, 1999|
|Karrie Webb ‡||Australia||2||2000, 2006|
|Brittany Lincicome||United States||2||2009, 2015|
|Grand Slam winners ‡|
Champions by nationality
Major titles in this event, by nationality.
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- Official website
- LPGA official tournament microsite
- Mission Hills Country Club – golf
- PGA of America – Mission Hills Country Club, Dinah Shore course