LPGA in History

Golf Tours: PGA

Related Topics: U.S. Women's Golf Open

Events in Sport

  • 1930-07-19 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Acacia CC: Lucia Mida beats June Beebe 6 & 5 to win the inaugural event and first women's major championship ever played
  • 1931-07-26 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Midlothian CC: June Beebe beats Mrs. Melvin Jones, 3 & 2 for golf's only major title
  • 1932-07-15 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Ozaukee CC: Jane Weiller beats June Beebe 5 & 4 for golf's only major title
  • 1933-06-30 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Olympia Fields CC: June Beebe beats Jane Weiller, 3 & 2 for golf's only major title
  • 1934-10-13 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Portland G & CC: Marian McDougall outclassed Mrs Guy Riegel, 9 & 7 to win golf's only major title
  • 1935-06-29 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Sunset Ridge CC: Opal Hill scores an easy, 9 & 7 win over Mrs. S.L. Reinhart to claim her first of 2 consecutive major titles
  • 1936-06-12 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Topeka CC: Opal Hill scores a 3 & 2 win over Mrs. Charkes Dennehy to claim her second consecutive major title
  • 1937-01-17 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Patty Berg wins inaugural event by 3 strokes ahead of Dorothy Kirby
  • 1937-06-19 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Beverly CC: Helen Hicks wins the first of her 2 major titles, defeating amateur Bea Barrett 6 & 5 in the final
  • 1938-01-16 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Patty Berg retains title by a massive 14 strokes ahead of Jane Cothran
  • 1939-01-20 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Patty Berg wins 3rd straight title by 2 strokes ahead of Dorothy Kirby
  • 1940-01-19 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Helen Hicks wins by 1 stroke ahead of Helen Dettweiler
  • 1941-04-09 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Dorothy Kirby wins comfortably by 16 strokes ahead of Helen Sigel
  • 1942-04-02 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Dorothy Kirby retains title by 5 strokes ahead of Eileen Stulb

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1946-04-12 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Louise Suggs wins her first major title by 2 strokes from Eileen Stulb

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1947-03-30 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins her first of 3 Titleholders titles by 5 strokes ahead of Dorothy Kirby

  • 1948-03-21 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Patty Berg wins her 4th Titleholders title by 1 stroke ahead of Babe Zaharias and Peggy Kirk
  • 1949-03-20 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Amateur Peggy Kirk wins her only major title by 2 strokes from Patty Berg and Dorothy Kirby
  • 1950-03-19 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins her 2nd of 3 Titleholders titles by 8 strokes from amateur Claire Doran
  • 1950-06-24 LPGA Western Open, Cherry Hills CC: Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins her 4th Western Open; beats Peggy Kirk, 5 & 3
  • 1951-03-18 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Pat O'Sullivan wins her only major title by 2 strokes from fellow amateur Beverly Hanson
  • 1951-06-21 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Whitemarsh Valley CC: Patty Berg defeats Pat O'Sullivan, 2-up in the final

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1952-03-16 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins her 3rd Titleholders title by 7 strokes from Betsy Rawls

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1952-06-21 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Skokie CC: Betsy Rawls defeats Betty Jameson, 1 up in the final
  • 1953-03-15 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Patty Berg wins her 5th Titleholders title by 9 strokes from Betsy Rawls
  • 1953-06-20 LPGA Western Golf Open, Capital City Club: Louise Suggs defeats Patty Berg, 6 & 5 in the final
  • 1954-03-14 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Louise Suggs wins her second Titleholders title by 7 strokes from Patty Berg
  • 1954-06-19 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Glen Flora CC: Betty Jameson wins 6 & 5 over Louise Suggs in the final
  • 1955-03-13 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Patty Berg wins her 6th Titleholders title by 2 strokes from Mary Lena Faulk
  • 1955-05-01 American golfer Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins the Peach Blossom LPGA Tournament in Spartanburg, South Carolina, her final victory before her death the following year.
  • 1955-06-26 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Maple Bluff CC: Patty Berg wins her 5th WO title by 2 strokes from Louise Suggs and Fay Croker; first WO played at stroke play
  • 1956-03-11 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Louise Suggs wins her 3rd Titleholders title by 1 stroke from Patty Berg
  • 1956-07-01 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Wakonda CC: Beverly Hanson wins by 4 strokes from Louise Suggs; second of her 3 major titles
  • 1957-03-16 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Patty Berg wins her 7th Titleholders title by 3 strokes from amateur Anne Quast
  • 1957-04-28 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Montgomery CC: Patty Berg wins her 6th WO by 1 stroke from Wiffi Smith
  • 1958-03-16 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Beverly Hanson wins by 5 strokes ahead of Betty Dodd
  • 1958-06-22 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Kahkwa CC: Patty Berg wins back-to-back WO titles; beats runner-up Beverly Hanson by 4 strokes

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

1958-06-28 US Open Women's Golf, Forest Lake CC: Mickey Wright wins 1st of 4 Open titles by 5 from Louise Suggs; 1st player to win Open & LPGA in same year

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1959-03-15 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Louise Suggs wins her 4th Titleholders title by 1 stroke from Betsy Rawls
  • 1959-08-16 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Ranier G&CC: Betsy Rawls wins her second WO by 6 strokes from JoAnne Gunderson and Patty Berg
  • 1960-03-13 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Fay Crocker of Uruguay wins by 7 strokes ahead of Kathy Cornelius

  • 1960-06-26 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Beverly CC: Joyce Ziske wins on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Barbara Romack
  • 1960-10-02 Mickey Wright becomes first player in LPGA Tour history to average fewer than 74 strokes per round to win the Vare Trophy after a season average of 73.25; first of 5 consecutive Vare Trophies for Wright
  • 1961-04-30 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Mickey Wright wins her 5th major title by 1 stroke from Patty Berg & Louise Suggs
  • 1961-06-04 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Belle Meade CC: Mary Lena Faulk wins by 6 strokes ahead of runner-up Betsy Rawls
  • 1962-04-30 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Mickey Wright wins her 8th major title in a playoff with Ruth Jessen
  • 1962-05-13 LPGA Western Open, Montgomery CC: Mickey Wright wins on the 4th hole of a sudden-death playoff with Mary Lena Faulk
  • 1962-06-30 US Open Women's Golf, Dunes Golf & Beach Club: Murle Lindstrom wins her first LPGA Tour victory, 2 strokes ahead of runners-up Ruth Jessen and Jo Ann Prentice
  • 1963-04-29 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Marilynn Smith beats Mickey Wright by 1 shot in 18-hole playoff
  • 1963-06-23 LPGA Western Open Golf, Maple Bluff CC: Mickey Wright defends title by 9 shots from Kathy Whitworth for her 10th major championship
  • 1964-03-22 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Scenic Hills CC: Carol Mann her 1st of 2 major titles by 2 shots from Ruth Jessen and Judy Kimball
  • 1964-04-26 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Marilynn Smith retains title; beats Mickey Wright by 1 stroke
  • 1965-06-13 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Beverly CC: Susie Maxwell wins by 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Marlene Hagge

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1965-11-28 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 10 shots from Peggy Wilson for her first major title

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1966-07-03 US Open Women's Golf, Hazeltine National GC: American Sandra Spuzich wins by 1 from Carol Mann for her only LPGA major title
  • 1966-08-21 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Rainbow Springs CC; Mickey Wright wins her 13th and final major title by 1 from Margie Masters & Jo Ann Prentice
  • 1966-11-27 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Kathy Whitworth wins back-to-back titles by 2 shots from Judy Kimball and Mary Mills
  • 1967-08-20 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Pekin CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 7 strokes from Sandra Haynie
  • 1972-05-29 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Southern Pines CC: Sandra Palmer wins first of 2 majors by a massive 10 strokes from Judy Rankin and Mickey Wright
  • 1974-11-17 Bonnie Bryant becomes the only left-handed player in history to win an LPGA Tour event; scores a 3-stroke victory in the Bill Branch Golf Classic in Fort Myers, Florida
  • 1977-05-01 American golfer Debbie Austin wins the Birmingham Classic, the first of 5 LPGA Tour victories in a 4-month span
  • 1979-07-15 US Open Women's Golf, Brooklawn CC: Jerilyn Britz wins her first LPGA Tour event (and only major), 2 shots ahead of runners-up Debbie Massey and Sandra Palmer

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

1982-07-25 US Open Women's Golf, Del Paso CC: Janet Anderson shoots final round 68 (−4) to claim her only LPGA Tour win, 6 strokes ahead of Beth Daniel, Donna White, JoAnne Carner and Sandra Haynie

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel

Sports record brokenGolf Record

1984-08-24 Pat Bradley sets LPGA record for 9 holes with a 28 during 2nd round of Columbia Savings National at Green Gables CC, Denver, CO

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1985-07-14 US Open Women's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Kathy Baker (later Guadagnino) wins her first LPGA Tour event and only major title, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Judy Clark (later Dickinson)

Sport awardGolf Major

1989-07-02 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Tammie Green wins her only LPGA major title with a 1 shot victory over fellow Americans Pat Bradley & Betsy King

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley

Sport awardGolf Major

1990-07-01 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Westmount GC: Cathy Johnston wins by 2 strokes from Patty Sheehan for her only LPGA Tour win

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1991-03-31 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Amy Alcott breaks her own scoring record to win her 3rd DS by 8 strokes over Dottie Pepper; her 5th major title, and 29th & final LPGA Tour win
  • 1991-09-29 Pat Bradley wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic at the Los Coyotes CC; her third LPGA title of the month
  • 1994-08-14 British Open Women's Golf, Woburn, Duke's Course: Liselotte Neumann wins by 3 strokes from fellow Swede Annika Sörenstam; first LPGA sanctioned Open
  • 1995-03-26 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Nanci Bowen wins her only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Susie Redman; her sole LPGA Tour victory

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

1995-07-16 US Open Women's Golf, The Broadmoor: Annika Sörenstam of Sweden wins her first of 10 LPGA major titles with a 1 shot victory over Meg Mallon

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • 1999-07-04 South Korean defending champion Se Ri Pak wins the most crowded playoff in LPGA history (6) in the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic
  • 2001-08-05 British Open Women's Golf, Sunningdale GC: Se Ri Pak of South Korea wins by 2 strokes from Mi Hyun Kim; event gains LPGA major status for first time

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

2003-07-07 US Open Women's Golf, Pumpkin Ridge GC: Hilary Lunke wins in a playoff with Kelly Robbins & Angela Stanford for her only career LPGA tournament victory

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins
  • 2005-06-26 US Open Women's Golf, Cherry Hills CC: Birdie Kim holes out from a greenside bunker on the 72nd hole to win her lone LPGA title, 2 strokes ahead of teenage amateurs Brittany Lang & Morgan Pressel
  • 2005-07-31 British Open Women's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Jeong Jang of South Korea leads wire-to-wire to win her first LPGA event and lone major title, 4 strokes ahead of Sophie Gustafson
  • 2007-04-01 Kraft Nabisco Championship Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Morgan Pressel wins by 1 from Brittany Lincicome, Catriona Matthew & Suzann Pettersen; youngest-ever winner of an LPGA major at 18 years, 313 days

Sport awardGolf Tournament

2012-08-26 15 year-old New Zealand golfer, Lydia Ko, becomes the youngest LPGA Tour event winner and the first amateur winner since 1969

Golfer Lydia Ko
Golfer
Lydia Ko
  • 2015-11-23 Lydia Ko (18) of New Zealand wins women's LPGA Player of the Year and retains the Race to the CME Globe title worth $1 million
  • 2017-11-07 South Korean golfer Park Sung-hyun becomes the first LPGA rookie to be ranked no. 1
  • 2018-07-08 South Korean golfer Sei Young Ki breaks LPGA 72-hole scoring record with 31 under-par 257, also first to better -30, in winning Thornberry Creek Classic
  • 2019-06-23 Women's PGA Championship, Hazeltine National GC:Australian Hannah Green leads wire-to-wire to win her first LPGA event by 1 stroke ahead of Park Sung-hyun
  • 2019-08-04 British Open Women's Golf, Woburn GC: Hinako Shibuno of Japan wins her maiden major title in her first LPGA event; beats American Lizette Salas by 1 stroke

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1911-06-26 Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American all-round athlete (10 LPGA majors, Olympic gold medals 80m hurdles, javelin 1932), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1956)
  • 1921-12-13 Jackie Pung, American golfer (5 LPGA titles), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2017)
  • 1923-05-21 Bettye Danoff, American golfer (co- founder LPGA Tour), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2011)

Person of interestLouise Suggs

1923-09-07 Louise Suggs, American golfer, co-founder LPGA (11 major titles, US Open 1949, 52), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2015)

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1924-12-05 Beverly Hanson, American golfer (3 LPGA major titles), born in Fargo, North Dakota (d. 2014)
  • 1927-05-14 Shirley Spork, American golfer, co-founder LPGA (Women's PGA C'ship runner-up 1962), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1927-10-06 Alice Bauer, American golfer (co-founder LPGA), born in Eureka, South Dakota (d. 2002)
  • 1933-02-09 Jo Ann Prentice, American golfer (6 LPGA titles, US Open runner-up 1962), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1934-02-16 Marlene Bauer Hagge, American golfer, co-founder LPGA (Woman's PGA C'ship 1956) born in Eureka, South Dakota
  • 1935-02-14 Mickey Wright, American golfer (13 major titles; 82 LPGA Tour wins), born in San Diego, California
  • 1936-11-12 Ruth Jessen, American golfer (11 LPGA Tour wins, 3-time major runner-up), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2007)

Person of interestKathy Whitworth

1939-09-27 Kathy Whitworth, American golfer (7-time LPGA Player of Year, 6 major titles, record 88 LPGA Tour wins), born in Monahans, Texas

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1943-06-04 Sandra Haynie, American golfer (US Open 1974, du Maurier Classic 1982, LPGA C'ship 1965, 74 ), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1943-10-04 Bonnie Bryant, American golfer (only left-hander to win an LPGA Tour event), born in Tulare, California

Person of interestDonna Caponi

1945-01-29 Donna Caponi, American golfer (4-time LPGA major winner), born in Detroit, Michigan

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • 1945-02-18 Judy Rankin, American golfer (26 LPGA Tour wins), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1945-09-19 Jane Blalock, American golfer (27 LPGA Tour wins), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • 1948-02-01 Debbie Austin, American golfer (7 LPGA Tour wins), born in Oneida, New York
  • 1948-06-22 Sue Roberts, American golfer (4 LPGA titles), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • 1949-11-11 Kathy Postlewait, American golfer (4-time LPGA Tour winner), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1950-01-30 Silvia Bertolaccini, Argentine golfer (4-time LPGA Tour titles), born in Rafaela, Argentina
  • 1950-05-24 Jo Ann Washam, American golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles), born in Auburn, Washington
  • 1950-11-05 Debbie Massey, American golfer (3-time LPGA Tour winner), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Person of interestPat Bradley

1951-03-24 Pat Bradley, American golfer (6 LPGA major titles; US Open 1981), born in Westford, Massachusetts

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1951-04-02 Ayako Okamoto, Japanese golfer (US Open runner-up 1987, 17 LPGA Tour titles), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1951-12-22 Jan Stephenson, Australian golfer (3-time LPGA major winner; US Open 1983), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1953-10-25 Muffin Spencer-Devlin, American golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles), born in Piqua, Ohio
  • 1954-04-21 Dale Eggeling, American golfer (3 LPGA titles), born in Statesboro, Georgia
  • 1955-05-09 Myra Blackwelder, American golfer (LPGA Rookie of the Year 1980), born in Lexington, Kemtucky
  • 1955-05-31 Laura Baugh, American golfer, writer, broadcaster (LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year 1973), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1955-09-29 Vicki Fergon, American golfer (first woman to win on all 3 LPGA-affiliated tours), born in Palo Alto, California

Person of interestPatty Sheehan

1956-10-27 Patty Sheehan, American golfer (6 LPGA major titles; US Open 1992, 94), born in Middlebury, Vermont

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan

Person of interestNancy Lopez

1957-01-06 Nancy Lopez, American golfer (3 major titles, 48 LPGA Tour wins), born in Torrance, California

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1959-09-12 Cindy Rarick, American golfer (5 LPGA Tour titles), born in Glenwood, Minnesota
  • 1959-11-13 Rosie Jones, American golfer (13 LPGA Tour titles), born in Santa Ana, California

Person of interestJane Geddes

1960-02-05 Jane Geddes, American golfer (US Open 1986, LPGA 1987), born in Huntington, New York

LPGA Golfer Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer
Jane Geddes
  • 1960-06-19 Patti Rizzo, American golfer (4 LPGA Tour wins), born in Hollywood, Florida
  • 1960-06-24 Juli Inkster, American golfer (7 LPGA major titles; US Open 1999, 2002), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • 1960-10-16 Val Skinner, American golfer (6 LPGA Tour wins), born in Hamilton, Montana
  • 1960-10-19 Dawn Coe-Jones, Canadian golfer (3 LPGA wins), born in Campbell River, British Colombia (d. 2016)
  • 1960-12-11 Mary Beth Zimmerman, American golfer (4 LPGA Tour titles), born in Mount Vernon, Illinois
  • 1961-12-01 Barb Mucha, American golfer (5 LPGA titles), born in Parma Heights, Ohio
  • 1962-03-24 Penny Hammel, American golfer (4 LPGA Tour titles), born in Decatur, Illinois
  • 1962-07-23 Terry-Jo Myers, American golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles; 1998 Ben Hogan Award), born in Ft Myers, Florida
  • 1963-01-08 Hiromi Kobayashi, Japanese golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles), born in Iwaki, Fukushima
  • 1963-06-03 Deb Richard, American golfer (5 LPGA Tour titles), born in Abbeville, Louisiana
  • 1964-01-16 Gail Graham, Canadian golfer (2 LPGA Tour titles), born in Vanderhoof, British Columbia
  • 1964-12-19 Lorie Kane, Canadian golfer (4 LPGA Tour titles), born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • 1965-04-15 Michele Redman, American golfer (2 LPGA Tour titles), born in Zanesville, Ohio
  • 1965-11-27 Danielle Ammaccapane, American golfer (7 LPGA Tour titles), born in Babylon, New York
  • 1966-01-17 Trish Johnson, British golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles; 19 LET wins), born in Bristol, England
  • 1966-05-20 Liselotte Neumann, Swedish golfer (US Open 1988; 13 LPGA Tour titles), born in Finspang, Sweden

Person of interestKelly Robbins

1969-09-29 Kelly Robbins, American golfer (LPGA C'ship 1995), born in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins
  • 1969-10-30 Mayumi Hirase, Japanese golfer (18 LPGA of Japan Tour titles), born in Kumamoto, Japan
  • 1969-12-30 Michelle McGann, American golfer (7 LPGA Tour wins), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1970-10-09 Annika Sörenstam, Swedish golfer (10 LPGA major titles; 8-time LPGA Tour Player of the Year), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1971-02-23 Carin Koch, Swedish golfer (2 LPGA Tour titles), born in Kungälv, Sweden
  • 1972-04-23 Rachel Hetherington, Australian golfer (ANA Inspiration 2001 runner-up, 8 LPGA Tour titles), born in Port Macquarie, NSW
  • 1974-06-11 Emilee Klein, American golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1974-12-21 Karrie Webb, Australian golfer (7 major titles; US Open 2000-01; 14 LPGA Tour titles), born in Ayr, Queensland
  • 1977-09-28 Se-ri Pak, South Korean golfer (5 LPGA major titles; US Open 1998, British Open 2001), born in Daejeon, South Korea
  • 1981-04-07 Suzann Pettersen, Norwegian golfer (LPGA C'ship 2007, Evian C'ship 2013), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1982-02-26 Katherine Hull Kirk, Australian golfer (British Open 2010 runner-up; 3 LPGA Tour titles), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • 1990-06-01 Carlota Ciganda, Spanish golfer (US Open 2018 3rd; 2 LPGA Tour titles), born in Pamplona, Spain
  • 1993-01-21 Sei Young Kim, South Korean golfer (LPGA 72-hole scoring record 257), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1993-02-27 Jessica Korda, American golfer (5 LPGA Tour titles), born in Bradenton, Florida
  • 1996-05-27 Minjee Lee, Australian golfer (ANA Inspiration 2017 3rd, 5 LPGA Tour titles), born in Perth, West Australia

Deaths in Sport

  • 1956-09-27 Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American all-round athlete (10 LPGA majors, Olympic gold medals 80m hurdles, javelin 1932), dies of colon cancer at 45
  • 2002-03-06 Alice Bauer, American golfer (co-founder LPGA), dies of colon cancer at 74
  • 2007-09-21 Ruth Jessen, American golfer (11 LPGA Tour wins, 3-time major runner-up), dies of lung cancer at 70
  • 2011-12-22 Bettye Danoff, American golfer (co-founder LPGA Tour), dies at 88
  • 2014-04-12 Beverly Hanson, American golfer (3 LPGA major titles), dies of Alzheimer's & COPD at 89

Person of interestLouise Suggs

2015-08-06 Louise Suggs, American golfer, co-founder of LPGA (11 major titles, US Open 1949, 52), dies of natural causes at 91

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 2016-11-12 Dawn Coe-Jones, Canadian golfer (3 LPGA wins), dies of cancer at 56
  • 2017-03-15 Jackie Pung, American golfer (5 LPGA titles), dies at 95
  • 2019-04-09 Marilynn Smith, American golfer, co-founder LPGA (Titleholders Championship 1963-64), dies at 89