Senior women's major golf championships

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Women's professional senior golf is for female players aged 45 or 50 and above. The leading women's senior tour is the U.S.-based Legends Tour, which was founded in 2000. It has established a roster of two major championships.[1] On the Legends Tour, the minimum age is 45, although with the USGA instituting the new U.S. Senior Women's Open in 2018, it chose a minimum age of 50. Also, the U.S. Senior Women's Open is played over four rounds, whereas the Senior LPGA Championship is played over three rounds. A golfer's performances can be quite variable from one round to the next, so playing an extra round increases the likelihood that the tournament will be won by leading players.[2]

In order of foundation, the senior women's majors are:

Senior women's major winners[edit]

In 2018, the first year with two majors for senior women, Laura Davies won both.[1]

Year Senior LPGA Championship U.S. Senior Women's Open
2019 Sweden Helen Alfredsson Sweden Helen Alfredsson
2018 England Laura Davies England Laura Davies
2017 England Trish Johnson N/A

By country[edit]

Senior major championship winning golfers by country
Country Senior LPGA Championship U.S. Senior Women's Open Total
 England 2 1 3
 Sweden 1 1 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Laura Davies Wins 2018 Senior LPGA Championship". LPGA. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "Exemption Categories for U.S. Senior Women's Open". USGA. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  3. ^ "First senior major for women begins Monday". Golf Channel. Retrieved June 27, 2019.