Senior women's major golf championships
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. 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.
In order of foundation, the senior women's majors are:
- Senior LPGA Championship – Founded in 2017 and organized by the LPGA, for players aged 45 or above
- U.S. Senior Women's Open – Founded in 2018 and organized by the United States Golf Association, for players aged 50 or above
Senior women's major winners
|Year||Senior LPGA Championship||U.S. Senior Women's Open|
|2019||Helen Alfredsson||Helen Alfredsson|
|2018||Laura Davies||Laura Davies|
|Country||Senior LPGA Championship||U.S. Senior Women's Open||Total|
- "Laura Davies Wins 2018 Senior LPGA Championship". LPGA. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
- "Exemption Categories for U.S. Senior Women's Open". USGA. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
- "First senior major for women begins Monday". Golf Channel. Retrieved June 27, 2019.