LPGA in History

Golf Tours: PGA

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

Events in Sport

Events 1 - 100 of 392

  • 1950-06-24 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Western Women's Golf Open
  • 1951-03-18 Pat O'Sullivan wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • 1951-06-21 Patty Berg wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1952-02-24 Betty MacKinnon and Sam Snead win the LPGA Orlando Mixed Golf Tournament

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • 1952-03-16 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1952-06-21 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1952-10-19 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betty Jameson Golf Tournament

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1953-03-15 Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • 1953-06-20 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • 1954-02-28 Patty Berg and Pete Cooper wins LPGA Orlando Mixed Golf Tournament
  • 1954-03-14 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • 1954-06-19 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • 1955-03-13 Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • 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 Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • 1956-03-11 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

  • 1956-07-01 American golfer Beverly Hanson wins Western Golf Open by 4 strokes, the second of 3 LPGA major titles
  • 1957-03-16 Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • 1957-04-21 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • 1957-04-28 Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • 1958-03-16 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • 1958-06-15 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • 1958-06-22 Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open

Sport awardGolf Major

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 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • 1959-07-26 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • 1960-03-13 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • 1960-06-29 Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • 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 Golf, Augusta CC: Mickey Wright wins her 5th major title by 1 stroke from Patty Berg & Louise Suggs
  • 1961-06-04 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • 1962-04-30 LPGA Titleholders Golf, Augusta CC: Mickey Wright wins her 8th major title in a playoff with Ruth Jessen
  • 1963-04-29 Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta: 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; 10th major
  • 1964-03-22 LPGA Western Open Golf, Scenic Hills CC: Carol Mann her 1st of 2 major titles by 2 shots from Ruth Jessen and Judy Kimball
  • 1964-04-26 Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta: Marilynn Smith retains title; beats Mickey Wright by 1 stroke
  • 1965-06-13 Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Western Golf Open

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: American Sandra Spuzich wins by 1 from Carol Mann for her only LPGA major title
  • 1966-08-21 LPGA Western Open 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 by 2 shots from Judy Kimball

  • 1967-08-20 Western Open Women's Golf, Pekin CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 7 strokes from Sandra Haynie
  • 1972-05-29 American golfer Sandra Palmer wins first of 2 majors (Titleholders Championship, US Open 1975) by a massive 10 strokes
  • 1973-07-15 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
  • 1977-02-13 Pam Higgins wins LPGA American Cancer Society Golf Classic
  • 1977-03-27 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Golf Classic
  • 1977-04-10 Beverly Klass wins LPGA Women's International Golf Satellite
  • 1977-04-17 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Women's International Golf Tournament
  • 1977-05-01 American golfer Debbie Austin wins the Birmingham Classic, the first of 5 LPGA Tour victories in a 4-month span
  • 1977-05-29 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • 1977-06-26 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
  • 1977-07-31 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Pocono Northeast Golf Classic
  • 1977-08-14 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Long Island Charity Golf Classic
  • 1977-08-21 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
  • 1977-08-28 Bonnie Lauer wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • 1977-09-18 Joanne Carner/Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Team Golf Championship
  • 1977-11-13 Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open
  • 1978-02-12 Debbie Austin wins LPGA American Cancer Society Golf Classic
  • 1978-03-19 Sally Little wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Golf Classic
  • 1978-04-30 Janet Coles wins LPGA Natural Light Lady Tara Golf Classic
  • 1978-08-20 Sandra Post wins LPGA Lady Stroh's Golf Open
  • 1978-08-27 Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • 1978-10-15 Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Civitan Golf Open
  • 1979-02-04 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament
  • 1979-03-04 Sally Little wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
  • 1979-05-13 Sandra Post wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
  • 1979-05-27 Penny Pulz wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • 1979-07-22 Pat Meyers wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
  • 1979-08-19 Sally wins LPGA Barth Golf Classic Little

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1979-08-26 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1979-09-09 Sally Little wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic
  • 1979-09-23 Sandra Post wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic
  • 1979-10-29 Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open
  • 1979-12-09 Murle Breer/Dave Eichelberger wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • 1980-02-17 Dot Germain wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
  • 1980-04-20 Donna White wins LPGA Florida "Lady Citrus" Golf Tournament
  • 1980-04-27 Barbara Barrow wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
  • 1980-05-11 Pam Higgins wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
  • 1980-05-18 Donna White wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic
  • 1980-06-01 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championshipship
  • 1980-06-15 Dale Lundquis wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • 1980-07-27 Sally Little wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
  • 1980-08-17 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • 1980-08-24 Beth Daniel wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1980-09-07 Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Series of Women's Golf
  • 1980-09-07 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Barth Golf Classic
  • 1980-09-28 Jerilyn Britz wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
  • 1980-11-09 Tatsuko Ohsako wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1980-12-14 Nancy Lopez and Curtis Strange wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1981-02-01 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Whirlpool Golf Championship of Deer Creek
  • 1981-02-08 Sally Little wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
  • 1981-03-01 Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic
  • 1981-03-15 Patty Hayes wins LPGA Sun City Golf Classic
  • 1981-04-19 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Florida Lady Citrus Golf
  • 1981-04-26 Beth Solomon wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
  • 1981-05-03 Sally Little wins LPGA CPC Women's Golf International
  • 1981-05-24 Kathy Hite wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • 1981-05-31 Cathy Reynolds wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship
  • 1981-06-07 Sandra Post wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Classic
  • 1981-07-12 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 351

  • 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)
  • 1918-02-13 Patty Berg, LPGA golfer (1938 US Amateur), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1919-05-19 Betty Jameson, Norman OK, LPGA golfer (1947 US Women's Open)
  • 1920-11-16 Betty Hicks, LPGA golfer
  • 1921-10-28 Peggy Kirk Bell, top American amateur golfer, born in Findlay, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1921-12-13 Jackie Pung, American golfer (5 LPGA titles), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2017)
  • 1923-05-21 Bettye Danoff, LPGA golfer

Person of interestLouise Suggs

1923-09-07 Louise Suggs, American golfer (US Women's Open 1949, 1952) and co-founder of LPGA, 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, LPGA golfer
  • 1927-10-06 Alice Bauer, LPGA golfer
  • 1929-04-13 Marilynn Smith, American golfer (Titleholders Championship 1963-64), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • 1932-10-27 Kathy Cornelius, American LPGA golfer, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1932-11-16 Barbara Romack, LPGA golfer
  • 1933-02-09 Jo Ann Prentice, LPGA golfer
  • 1934-02-16 Marlene Bauer Hagge, Eureka SD, LPGA golfer (1950 Woman Athlete)
  • 1934-10-24 Margie Masters, LPGA golfer
  • 1934-12-28 Peggy Wilson, American LPGA golfer, born in Lauderdale, Florida

Person of interestMickey Wright

1935-02-14 Mary "Mickey" Wright, American golfer (2nd most LPGA Tour wins: 82), born in San Diego, California

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1936-11-12 Ruth Jessen, LPGA golfer
  • 1937-04-03 Sandra Spuzich, American golfer (US Open 1966), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2015)
  • 1937-09-15 Cynthia Anzolut, LPGA golfer, born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1938-02-19 Penny Zavichas, LPGA golfer
  • 1938-06-13 Carole Jo Callison, LPGA golfer
  • 1938-06-17 Judy Kimball-Simon, LPGA golfer
  • 1938-08-14 Betsy Cullen, LPGA golfer
  • 1938-09-23 Clifford Ann Creed, LPGA golfer
  • 1939-01-20 Murle Breer, LPGA golfer
  • 1939-04-04 JoAnne Carner, American LPGA golfer (US Women's Open 1971, 76), born in Kirkland, Washington

Person of interestKathy Whitworth

1939-09-27 Kathy Whitworth, American golfer (7 time LPGA Player of Year), born in Monahans, Texas

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Person of interestMary Mills

1940-01-19 Mary Mills, American golfer (US Open 1963, PGA 1964, 73), born in Laurel, Mississippi

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
  • 1940-05-15 Beth Stone, LPGA golfer
  • 1940-12-12 Shirley Englehorn, LPGA golfer
  • 1941-01-31 Sharon Miller, LPGA golfer
  • 1941-02-03 Carol Mann, American golfer (1964 Western Open, 1965 US Open), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1941-07-22 Susie M Berning, LPGA golfer (US Women's Open-1972, 73), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1941-08-23 Gloria Ehret, American LPGA golfer, born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • 1942-10-28 Sharron Moran, LPGA golfer
  • 1943-01-01 Jerilyn Britz, LPGA golfer (1979 US Women's Open), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1943-06-04 Sandra Haynie, American golfer (4 LPGA major titles), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1943-07-31 Carla LPGA golfer, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1943-10-04 Bonnie Bryant, LPGA golfer
  • 1943-11-19 Sharon Wilder, LPGA golfer
  • 1944-03-02 Pam Barnett, LPGA golfer
  • 1944-05-10 Kathy Farrer, LPGA golfer
  • 1944-09-17 Mary Lou Crocker, LPGA golfer

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
  • 1945-07-20 Betty Burfeindt, LPGA golfer
  • 1945-09-19 Jane Blalock, American golfer (27 LPGA Tour wins), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • 1945-10-13 Chako Higuchi, Japanese golfer (LPGA C'ship 1977), born in Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan
  • 1945-12-04 Pam Higgins, LPGA golfer, born in Groveport, Ohio
  • 1945-12-12 Leslie Holbert, LPGA golfer
  • 1946-05-04 Renee Powell, American LPGA golfer, born in East Canton, Ohio
  • 1946-05-19 Mary Bryan, LPGA golfer
  • 1947-01-17 Gail Toushin, LPGA golfer
  • 1947-05-21 Dorothy Germain, LPGA golfer
  • 1947-05-30 Jocelyne Bourassa, Canadian golfer, (Canadian Open 1973), born in Shawinigan, Quebec
  • 1947-06-02 Jan Ferraris, LPGA golfer
  • 1947-07-29 Janet LePera, LPGA golfer
  • 1947-08-27 Susie McAllister, LPGA golfer
  • 1947-11-20 Mardell Wilkins, LPGA golfer
  • 1948-02-01 Debbie Austin, American golfer (7 LPGA Tour wins), born in Oneida, New York
  • 1948-02-12 Cindy Hill, LPGA golfer
  • 1948-02-20 Gerda Boykin, LPGA golfer
  • 1948-04-02 Marlene Floyd, LPGA golfer, born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • 1948-06-04 Sandra Post, LPGA golfer
  • 1948-06-22 Sue Roberts, LPGA golfer
  • 1948-07-20 Mary Dwyer, American LPGA golfer, born in California
  • 1948-09-08 Kathy Hite-James, LPGA golfer
  • 1949-05-28 Shelley Hamlin, San Mateo CA, LPGA golfer (1978 Patty Berg Classic)
  • 1949-07-14 Joyce Benson, LPGA golfer
  • 1949-07-22 Dianne Dailey, LPGA golfer
  • 1949-10-07 Catherine Duggan, LPGA golfer
  • 1949-11-04 Kathy McMullen, LPGA golfer
  • 1949-11-11 Kathy Postlewait, Norfolk VA, LPGA golfer (1989 Sara Lee)
  • 1949-12-04 Mary Bea Porter-King, LPGA golfer (1975 Golf Inns Classic), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1949-12-10 Linda Galloway, LPGA golfer
  • 1949-12-24 Cameron Seward, LPGA golfer
  • 1950-01-30 Silvia Bertolaccini, LPGA golfer
  • 1950-02-24 Cathy Mant, LPGA golfer
  • 1950-03-04 Judy Dickinson, LPGA golfer (1985 Boston Five Classic), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1950-05-24 Jo Ann Washam, LPGA golfer
  • 1950-06-17 Cathy Sherk, LPGA golfer
  • 1950-08-18 Lynn Adams, Kingsville TX, LPGA golfer
  • 1950-11-05 Debbie Massey, American golfer (3-time LPGA Tour winner), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • 1951-02-20 Bonnie Lauer, LPGA golfer

Person of interestPat Bradley

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

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1951-04-02 Ayako Okamoto, LPGA golfer (1990 Sara Lee), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1951-08-10 Maria Combs, LPGA golfer
  • 1951-08-23 Barbra Mizrahie, LPGA golfer
  • 1951-10-12 Sally Little, South African/American golfer (PGA 1980, du Maurier 1988), born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1951-11-18 Marga Stubblefield, LPGA golfer
  • 1951-12-22 Jan Stephenson, Australian golfer (3-time LPGA major winner), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1952-03-01 Alice Ritzman, Kalispell MT, LPGA golfer (1995 Rochester Intl-5th)
  • 1952-05-14 M J Smith, LPGA golfer
  • 1952-06-20 Jayne Thobois, Noblesville IN, LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian-56th)
  • 1952-10-29 Beth Solomon, LPGA golfer
  • 1952-11-25 Amelia Rorer, LPGA golfer
  • 1953-01-28 Debbie Steinbach, LPGA golfer

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
  • 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 (US Women's Open 1949, 1952) and co-founder of LPGA, dies at 91

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 2015-10-06 Sandra Spuzich, American golfer (US Open 1966), dies of leukemia at 78
  • 2016-11-12 Dawn Coe-Jones, Canadian LPGA golfer (3 LPGA wins), dies of cancer at 56
  • 2017-03-15 Jackie Pung, American golfer (5 LPGA titles), dies at 95