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The LPGA Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the LPGA Championship presented by Wegmans, is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association surpassed only by the U.S. Women's Open. It is one of four majors on the LPGA tour, but is not recognized as a major by the Ladies European Tour.

With a purse exceeding $2 million, the winner of this tournament automatically qualifies for the season-ending LPGA Tour Championship.

Professional-amateur controversy

Prior to 2005, the LPGA Championship had a professionals only rule. This is in contrast to events such as the U.S. and British Opens, which have long had both amateur and professional entrants. The LPGA Championship is the LPGA's own event, and the LPGA was created specifically to provide opportunities for women in professional golf. In 2005 this rule was revoked, effectively to allow then-amateur Michelle Wie to compete in order to attract more media coverage and sell more tickets, though this was not publicly acknowledged by the LPGA. Some professionals objected to this move as they felt that places given to amateurs would come at the expense of the LPGA Tour's less successful professionals, who need to play regularly to make a living. One of the leading professionals, Laura Davies, stated objections to the change were shortsighted. In 2006, the LPGA Championship reverted to its professionals-only status, with only professionals in the field. Michelle Wie participated that year as a professional, having turned pro the previous October upon signing multi-million dollar endorsement contracts with Nikemarker, Sony and other sponsors.

Tournament names through the years:
  • 1955-1986: LPGA Championship
  • 1987-1993:: Mazda LPGA Championship
  • 1994-2000: McDonald's LPGA Championship
  • 2001-2003: McDonald's LPGA Championship presented by AIG
  • 2004-2009: McDonald's LPGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola
  • 2010: LPGA Championship presented by Wegmans


Tournament locations through the years:

Winners

Year Dates Champion Country Score Tournament
Location
Purse Winner's
Share
2010 Jun 24-27 Locust Hill Country Club $2,250,000 TBD
2009 Jun 11-14 Anna Nordqvist 273 (-15) Bulle Rock Golf Course $2,000,000 $300,000
2008 Jun 5-8 Yani Tseng 276 (-12) Bulle Rock Golf Course $2,000,000 $300,000
2007 Jun 7-10 Suzann Pettersen 274 (-14) Bulle Rock Golf Course $2,000,000 $300,000
2006 Jun 8-11 Se Ri Pak (3) 280 (-8) Bulle Rock Golf Course $1,800,000 $270,000
2005 Jun 9-12 Annika Sörenstam (3) 277 (-11) Bulle Rock Golf Course $1,800,000 $270,000
2004 Jun 10-13 Annika Sörenstam (2) 271 (-13) DuPont Country Club $1,600,000 $240,000
2003 Jun 5-8 Annika Sörenstam 278 (-6) DuPont Country Club $1,600,000 $240,000
2002 Jun 6-9 Se Ri Pak (2) 279 (-5) DuPont Country Club $1,500,000 $225,000
2001 Jun 21-24 Karrie Webb 270 (-14) DuPont Country Club $1,500,000 $225,000
2000 Jun 22-25 Juli Inkster (2) 281 (-3) DuPont Country Club $1,400,000 $210,000
1999 Jun 24-27 Juli Inkster 268 (-16) DuPont Country Club $1,400,000 $210,000
1998 May 14-17 Se Ri Pak 273 (-11) DuPont Country Club $1,300,000 $195,000
1997 May 15-18 Christa Johnson 281 (-3) DuPont Country Club $1,200,000 $180,000
1996 May 10-12 Laura Davies (2) 213 (E) DuPont Country Club $1,200,000 $180,000
1995 May 11-14 Kelly Robbins 274 (-10) DuPont Country Club $1,200,000 $180,000
1994 May 12-15 Laura Davies 279 (-5) DuPont Country Club $1,100,000 $165,000
1993 Jun 10-13 Patty Sheehan (3) 275 (-9) Bethesda Country Club $1,000,000 $150,000
1992 May 14-17 Betsy King 267 (-17) Bethesda Country Club $1,000,000 $150,000
1991 Jun 27-30 Meg Mallon 274 (-10) Bethesda Country Club $1,000,000 $150,000
1990 Jul 26-29 Beth Daniel 280 (-4) Bethesda Country Club $1,000,000 $150,000
1989 May 18-21 Nancy Lopez (3) 274 (-14) Jack Nicklaus Sports Center $500,000 $75,000
1988 May 19-22 Sherri Turner 281 (-7) Jack Nicklaus Sports Center $350,000 $52,500
1987 May 21-24 Jane Geddes 275 (-13) Jack Nicklaus Sports Center $350,000 $52,000
1986 May 29-Jun 1 Pat Bradley 277 (-11) Jack Nicklaus Sports Center $300,000 $45,000
1985 May 30-Jun 2 Nancy Lopez (2) 275 (-15) Jack Nicklaus Sports Center $250,000 $37,500
1984 May 31-Jun 3 Patty Sheehan (2) 272 (-16) Jack Nicklaus Sports Center $250,000 $37,500
1983 Jun 9-12 Patty Sheehan 279 (-9) Jack Nicklaus Sports Center $200,000 $30,000
1982 Jun 10-13 Jan Stephenson 279 (-9) Jack Nicklaus Sports Center $200,000 $30,000
1981 Jun 11-14 Donna Caponi (2) 280 (-8) Jack Nicklaus Sports Center $150,000 $22,500
1980 Jun 5-8 Sally Little 285 (-3) Jack Nicklaus Sports Center $150,000 $22,500
1979 Jun 7-10 Donna Caponi 279 (-9) Jack Nicklaus Sports Center $150,000 $22,500
1978 Jun 8-11 Nancy Lopez 275 (-13) Jack Nicklaus Sports Center $150,000 $22,500
1977 Jun 9-12 Chako Higuchi 279 (-9) Bay Tree Golf Plantation $150,000 $22,500
1976 May 27-30 Betty Burfeindt 287 (-5) Pine Ridge Golf Course $55,000 $8,000
1975 May 29-Jun 1 Kathy Whitworth (3) 288 (-4) Pine Ridge Golf Course $55,000 $8,000
1974 Jun 20-23 Sandra Haynie (2) 287 (-5) Pleasant Valley Country Club $50,000 $7,000
1973 Jun 7-10 Mary Mills (2) 288 (-4) Pleasant Valley Country Club $35,000 $5,250
1972 Jun 8-11 Kathy Ahern 293 (+1) Pleasant Valley Country Club $50,000 $7,500
1971 Jun 10-13 Kathy Whitworth (2) 288 (-4) Pleasant Valley Country Club $53,000 $7,950
1970 Jun 10-13 Shirley Englehorn 285 (-7) Pleasant Valley Country Club $30,000 $4,500
1969 Jul 23-27 Betsy Rawls (2) 293 (+1) Concord Golf Course $35,000 $5,250
1968 Jun 20-23 Sandra Post 294 (+2) Pleasant Valley Country Club $20,000 $3,000
1967 Jul 13-16 Kathy Whitworth 284 (-8) Pleasant Valley Country Club $17,500 $2,625
1966 Sep 22-25 Gloria Ehret 282 (-2) Stardust Country Club $16,500 $2,475
1965 Sep 23-26 Sandra Haynie 279 (-5) Stardust Country Club $17,500 $2,475
1964 Oct 1-4 Mary Mills 278 (-6) Stardust Country Club $16,500 $2,450
1963 Oct 10-13 Mickey Wright (4) 294 (+10) Stardust Country Club $16,500 $2,450
1962 Oct 4-7 Judy Kimball 282 (-2) Stardust Country Club $15,000 $2,300
1961 Oct 12-15 Mickey Wright (3) 287 (+3) Stardust Country Club $15,000 $2,500
1960 Jul 1-4 Mickey Wright (2) 292 Sheraton Hotel Country Club $15,000 $2,500
1959 Jul 2-5 Betsy Rawls 287 Sheraton Hotel Country Club $7,500 $1,247
1958 Jun 5-8 Mickey Wright 288 Sheraton Hotel Country Club $7,500 $1,247
1957 Jun 6-9 Louise Suggs 285 Churchill Valley Country Club $7,600 $1,316
1956 Jun 21-24 Marlene Hagge 291 Forest Lake Country Club $6,500 $1,350
1955 Jul 14-17 Beverly Hanson 220 Orchard Ridge Country Club $6,000 $1,200


Multiple champions

This table lists the golfers who have won more than one LPGA Championship.
Golfer Total Years
Mickey Wright 4 1958, 1960, 1961, 1963
Kathy Whitworth 3 1967, 1971, 1975
Nancy Lopez 3 1978, 1985, 1989
Patty Sheehan 3 1983, 1984, 1993
Se Ri Pak 3 1998, 2002, 2006
Annika Sörenstam 3 2003, 2004, 2005
Betsy Rawls 2 1959, 1969
Mary Mills 2 1964, 1973
Sandra Haynie 2 1965, 1974
Donna Caponi 2 1979, 1981
Laura Davies 2 1994, 1996
Juli Inkster 2 1999, 2000


Champions by nationality

This table lists the total number of titles won by golfers of each nationality.
Nationality Number
of wins
39
4
3
2
2
1
1
1
1


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