List of Women's PGA Championship champions

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Annika Sörenstam was a three-time consecutive champion of the event in 2003, 2004 and 2005.

The Women's PGA Championship[a] is an annual golf competition held in June, and is conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA). The event was established in 1955, and is one of the five women's major championships played each year; the others are the ANA Inspiration, the U.S. Women's Open, the Women's British Open, and the Evian Championship.[1] This event has always been conducted in stroke play competition, and is always the second women's major of the year.[1][2] The first year was played with three rounds of stroke play and a final round of match play to determine the final places (36 holes for the championship, 18 holes for other matches) in order to distribute prize money.[1][3][4] The trophy, formally known as the "LPGA Championship Trophy" is presented to the champion every year, with each recipient being awarded a replica of the trophy to keep.[5]

Mickey Wright holds the record for the most victories with four.[1] Annika Sörenstam has the record for most consecutive wins with three.[1] The lowest score for 72 holes on a par 71 golf course is Betsy King's 267, 17-under par in 1992, and on a par 72 golf course is Cristie Kerr's and Yani Tseng's 269, 19-under par in 2010 and 2011 respectively.[1] The LPGA Championship has had eleven wire-to-wire champions on twelve different occasions: Beverly Hanson in 1955, Wright in 1958 and 1961, Judy Kimball in 1962, Kathy Whitworth in 1967, Sandra Post in 1968, Jan Stephenson in 1982, Nancy Lopez in 1985, King in 1992, Se Ri Pak in 1998, Kerr in 2010, and Tseng in 2011.[6] The current champion is Inbee Park.[1]

Champions[edit]

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Patty Sheehan was a three-time champion of the event in 1983, 1984 and 1993.
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Se Ri Pak is a three-time winner of the event in 1998, 2002 and 2006. She is one of eleven champions to win wire-to-wire with her victory in 1998.
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Laura Davies is a two-time champion of the event in 1994 and 1996.
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Juli Inkster is only one of four golfers to win repeat titles at the event in 1999 and 2000.
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Yani Tseng is the co-holder of the record for most shots under par, and is the champion of this event in 2008 and 2011. She is one of eleven champions to win wire-to-wire with her victory in 2011.
Key
* Tournament won in a playoff
# Tournament was won in 54 holes
Wire-to-wire victory Wire-to-wire victory
Edition Year Country Champion Course Location Total score To par[b] Notes
1st 1955Wire-to-wire victory  United States Beverly Hanson Orchard Ridge Country Club Fort Wayne, Indiana 220[c] 4&3[d] [3][4]
2nd 1956  United States Marlene Hagge * Forest Lake Country Club Detroit, Michigan 291 −9 [7][e]
3rd 1957  United States Louise Suggs Churchill Valley Country Club Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 285 +5 [8]
4th 1958Wire-to-wire victory  United States Mickey Wright Churchill Valley Country Club Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 288 +8 [9]
5th 1959  United States Betsy Rawls Sheraton Hotel Country Club French Lick, Indiana 288 −8 [10]
6th 1960  United States Mickey Wright Sheraton Hotel Country Club French Lick, Indiana 292 −4 [11]
7th 1961Wire-to-wire victory  United States Mickey Wright Stardust Country Club Paradise, Nevada 287 +3 [12]
8th 1962Wire-to-wire victory  United States Judy Kimball Stardust Country Club Paradise, Nevada 282 −2 [13]
9th 1963  United States Mickey Wright Stardust Country Club Paradise, Nevada 294 +10 [14]
10th 1964  United States Mary Mills Stardust Country Club Paradise, Nevada 294 −6 [15]
11th 1965  United States Sandra Haynie Stardust Country Club Paradise, Nevada 279 −5 [16]
12th 1966  United States Gloria Ehret Stardust Country Club Paradise, Nevada 282 −2 [17]
13th 1967Wire-to-wire victory  United States Kathy Whitworth Pleasant Valley Country Club Sutton, Massachusetts 284 −8 [18]
14th 1968Wire-to-wire victory  Canada Sandra Post * Pleasant Valley Country Club Sutton, Massachusetts 294 +2 [19][f]
15th 1969  United States Betsy Rawls Concord Golf Course Kiamesha Lake, New York 293 +1 [20]
16th 1970  United States Shirley Englehorn * Pleasant Valley Country Club Sutton, Massachusetts 285 −7 [21][g]
17th 1971  United States Kathy Whitworth Pleasant Valley Country Club Sutton, Massachusetts 288 −4 [22]
18th 1972  United States Kathy Ahern Pleasant Valley Country Club Sutton, Massachusetts 293 +1 [23]
19th 1973  United States Mary Mills Pleasant Valley Country Club Sutton, Massachusetts 288 −4 [24]
20th 1974  United States Sandra Haynie Pleasant Valley Country Club Sutton, Massachusetts 288 −4 [25]
21st 1975  United States Kathy Whitworth Pine Ridge Golf Course Baltimore, Maryland 288 −4 [26]
22nd 1976  United States Betty Burfeindt Pine Ridge Golf Course Baltimore, Maryland 287 −5 [27]
23rd 1977  Japan Hisako Higuchi Bay Tree Golf Plantation North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 279 −9 [28]
24th 1978  United States Nancy Lopez Jack Nicklaus Golf Center Kings Island, Ohio 275 −13 [29]
25th 1979  United States Donna Caponi Jack Nicklaus Golf Center Kings Island, Ohio 279 −9 [30]
26th 1980  South Africa Sally Little Jack Nicklaus Golf Center Kings Island, Ohio 285 −3 [31]
27th 1981  United States Donna Caponi Jack Nicklaus Golf Center Kings Island, Ohio 280 −8 [32]
28th 1982Wire-to-wire victory  Australia Jan Stephenson Jack Nicklaus Golf Center Kings Island, Ohio 280 −9 [33]
29th 1983  United States Patty Sheehan Jack Nicklaus Golf Center Kings Island, Ohio 280 −9 [34]
30th 1984  United States Patty Sheehan Jack Nicklaus Golf Center Kings Island, Ohio 272 −16 [35]
31st 1985Wire-to-wire victory  United States Nancy Lopez Jack Nicklaus Golf Center Kings Island, Ohio 273 −15 [36]
32nd 1986  United States Pat Bradley Jack Nicklaus Golf Center Kings Island, Ohio 277 −11 [37]
33rd 1987  United States Jane Geddes Jack Nicklaus Golf Center Kings Island, Ohio 275 −13 [38]
34th 1988  United States Sherri Turner Jack Nicklaus Golf Center Kings Island, Ohio 281 −7 [39]
35th 1989  United States Nancy Lopez Jack Nicklaus Golf Center Kings Island, Ohio 274 −14 [40]
36th 1990  United States Beth Daniel Bethesda Country Club Bethesda, Maryland 280 −4 [41]
37th 1991  United States Meg Mallon Bethesda Country Club Bethesda, Maryland 274 −10 [42]
38th 1992Wire-to-wire victory  United States Betsy King Bethesda Country Club Bethesda, Maryland 267 −17 [43]
39th 1993  United States Patty Sheehan Bethesda Country Club Bethesda, Maryland 275 −9 [44]
40th 1994  England Laura Davies DuPont Country Club Wilmington, Delaware 279 −5 [45]
41st 1995  United States Kelly Robbins DuPont Country Club Wilmington, Delaware 274 −10 [46]
42nd 1996  England Laura Davies DuPont Country Club Wilmington, Delaware 213  # E [47]
43rd 1997  United States Christa Johnson * DuPont Country Club Wilmington, Delaware 281 −3 [48][h]
44th 1998Wire-to-wire victory  South Korea Se Ri Pak DuPont Country Club Wilmington, Delaware 273 −11 [49]
45th 1999  United States Juli Inkster DuPont Country Club Wilmington, Delaware 268 −16 [50]
46th 2000  United States Juli Inkster * DuPont Country Club Wilmington, Delaware 281 −3 [51][i]
47th 2001  Australia Karrie Webb DuPont Country Club Wilmington, Delaware 270 −14 [52]
48th 2002  South Korea Se Ri Pak DuPont Country Club Wilmington, Delaware 279 −5 [53]
49th 2003  Sweden Annika Sörenstam * DuPont Country Club Wilmington, Delaware 278 −6 [54][j]
50th 2004  Sweden Annika Sörenstam DuPont Country Club Wilmington, Delaware 271 −13 [55]
51st 2005  Sweden Annika Sörenstam Bulle Rock Golf Course Havre de Grace, Maryland 277 −11 [56]
52nd 2006  South Korea Se Ri Pak * Bulle Rock Golf Course Havre de Grace, Maryland 280 −8 [57][k]
53rd 2007  Norway Suzann Pettersen Bulle Rock Golf Course Havre de Grace, Maryland 274 −14 [58][59]
54th 2008  Taiwan Yani Tseng * Bulle Rock Golf Course Havre de Grace, Maryland 276 −12 [60][l]
55th 2009  Sweden Anna Nordqvist Bulle Rock Golf Course Havre de Grace, Maryland 273 −15 [61]
56th 2010Wire-to-wire victory  United States Cristie Kerr Locust Hill Country Club Pittsford, New York 269 −19 [62][63]
57th 2011Wire-to-wire victory  Taiwan Yani Tseng Locust Hill Country Club Pittsford, New York 269 −19 [64]
58th 2012  China Shanshan Feng Locust Hill Country Club Pittsford, New York 283 −5 [65]
59th 2013  South Korea Inbee Park * Locust Hill Country Club Pittsford, New York 282 −6 [66]
60th 2014  South Korea Inbee Park * Monroe Golf Club Pittsford, New York 277 −11
61st 2015  South Korea Inbee Park Westchester Country Club Harrison, New York 273 −19
62nd 2016  Canada Brooke Henderson* Sahalee Country Club Sammamish, Washington 278 −6
63rd 2017  United States Danielle Kang Olympia Fields Country Club Olympia Fields, Illinois 271 −13
64th 2018  South Korea Park Sung-hyun Kemper Lakes Golf Club Long Grove, Illinois 278 −10

Multiple champions[edit]

This table lists the golfers who have won more than one LPGA Championship. Champions who won in consecutive years are indicated by the years with italics*.

Key
Golfer won the career grand slam. Career Grand Slam winners
T2 Tied for second place
T8 Tied for eighth place
Rank Country Golfer Total Years
1  United States Mickey Wright Golfer won the career grand slam. 4 1958, 1960, 1961*, 1963
T2  United States Kathy Whitworth 3 1967, 1971, 1975
T2  United States Nancy Lopez 3 1978, 1985, 1989
T2  United States Patty Sheehan 3 1983, 1984*, 1993
T2  Sweden Annika Sörenstam Golfer won the career grand slam. 3 2003, 2004*, 2005*
T2  South Korea Se Ri Pak 3 1998, 2002, 2006
T2  South Korea Inbee Park 3 2013, 2014*, 2015*
T8  United States Betsy Rawls 2 1959, 1969
T8  United States Mary Mills 2 1964, 1973
T8  United States Sandra Haynie 2 1965, 1974
T8  United States Donna Caponi 2 1979, 1981
T8  England Laura Davies 2 1994, 1996
T8  United States Juli Inkster Golfer won the career grand slam. 2 1999, 2000*
T8  Taiwan Yani Tseng 2 2008, 2011

Champions by nationality[edit]

This table lists the total number of titles won by golfers of each nationality.

Key
T4 Tied for fourth place
T8 Tied for eighth place
Rank Nationality Wins Winners First title Last title
1  United States 41 27 1955 2017
2  South Korea 7 3 1998 2018
3  Sweden 4 2 2003 2009
T4  Australia 2 2 1982 2001
T4  Canada 2 2 1968 2016
T4  England 2 1 1994 1996
T4  Taiwan 2 1 2008 2011
T8  Japan 1 1 1977 1977
T8  South Africa 1 1 1980 1980
T8  Norway 1 1 2007 2007
T8  China 1 1 2012 2012

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • a This tournament has had several name changes, which are the following: 1955–86 LPGA Championship, 1987–93 Mazda LPGA Championship, 1994–2000 McDonald's LPGA Championship, 2001–03 McDonald's LPGA Championship presented by AIG, 2004–09 McDonald's LPGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola, 2010 LPGA Championship presented by Wegmans, 2011–14 Wegmans LPGA Championship, and 2015–present KPMG Women's PGA Championship.[1]
  • b Par is a predetermined number of strokes that a golfer should require to complete a hole, a round (the sum of the total pars of the played holes), or a tournament (the sum of the total pars of each round). E stands for even, which means the tournament was completed in the predetermined number of strokes.[67]
  • c The first two days over three rounds were conducted in stroke play.[3]
  • d The last day was a 36-hole final for the championship in match play.[4]
  • b Marlene Hagge won in a sudden death playoff over Patty Berg.[1]
  • c Sandra Post won in an 18-hole playoff over Kathy Whitworth.[1]
  • d Shirley Englehorn won in an 18-hole playoff over Kathy Whitworth.[1]
  • e Christa Johnson won in a sudden death playoff over Leta Lindley.[1]
  • f Juli Inkster won in a sudden death playoff over Stefania Croce.[1]
  • g Annika Sörenstam won in a sudden death playoff over Grace Park.[1]
  • h Se Ri Pak won in a sudden death playoff over Karrie Webb.[1]
  • i Yani Tseng won in a sudden death playoff over Maria Hjorth.[1]

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