LPGA Tour, 1950 - Present
The Ladies Professional Golf Association is one of the longest-running women's professional sports associations in the world. Founded in 1950, the organization has grown from its roots as a playing tour into a non-profit organization involved in every facet of golf and has become the premier women's professional sports organization in the world today.
Founded in 1950. The Ladies Professional Golf Association is one of the longest-running women's professional sports associations in the world.
The best female golfers from across the globe play on the Tour, including Jiyai Shin, Suzann Pettersen, Cristie Kerr, Ai Miyazato, Michelle Wie, Paula Creamer and Inbee Park. Annika Sorenstam is the most successful LPGA player in terms of winnings, earning $22 million USD over 303 events.
The LPGA's 5 annual major championships are;
- + ANA Inspiration, since 1983
- + KPMG Women's PGA Championship, since 1955
- + U.S. Women's Open, since 1950
- + Ricoh Women's British Open, since 2001
- + The Evian Championship, 2013
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