LPGA Tour Yearly Victory Leaders

Plus other seasonal win records on the LPGA

Tournament host Nancy Lopez presents Annika Sorenstam her trophy after winning the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship in 2005
Between them, Annika Sorenstam (left) and Nancy Lopez (right) led the LPGA Tour in wins 12 different years. Rex Brown/WireImage/Getty Images

Elsewhere we showed you the list of LPGA golfers with the most career wins. But which golfers have led the LPGA Tour in wins in each of the tour's individual seasons? That's what we present here.

Each year in LPGA history is listed in the chart below, followed by the golfer(s) who led the tour in wins, and how many wins she had that season. (Actually, we go back to 1948, two years prior to the founding of the LPGA, when the WPGA - the short-lived predecessor to the LPGA - was in effect.)

But first, let's check a couple related and interesting pieces of information.

Who Holds the Record for Most Wins in a Single Year on the LPGA Tour?

The LPGA record for most wins in a single season is 13, established by Mickey Wright in 1963. Here are the leaders in this category:

  • 13 wins - Mickey Wright, 1963
  • 11 wins - Mickey Wright, 1964
  • 11 wins - Annika Sorenstam, 2002

Six other times in tour history a golfer won 10 times in a single season: Sorenstam in 2005; Kathy Whitworth and Carol Mann in 1968; Wright in 1961 and 1962; and Betsy Rawls in 1959.

Note that Wright won 10 or more tournaments in four consecutive seasons, 1961-64.

Which Golfers Led the LPGA in Victories Most Often?

Sorenstam is the record-holder for most years leading the LPGA in victories. She was the leader (or co-leader) in wins in 1995, 1997, 1998, and 2001-05.

  • Annika Sorenstam, 8 years leading in wins
  • Kathy Whitworth, 7 years
  • Mickey Wright, 6 years

Now, here are the golfers who led the LPGA Tour in wins each year (there are more records below the chart):

Annual Win Leaders on the LPGA Tour

Year Golfer(s) With Most Wins No. of Wins
2019 Jin Young Ko 4
2018 Ariya Jutanugarn, Sung Hyun Park 3
2017 In-Kyung Kim, Shanshan Feng 3
2016 Ariya Jutanugarn 5
2015 Inbee Park, Lydia Ko 5
2014 Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park, Lydia Ko 3
2013 Inbee Park 6
2012 Stacy Lewis 4
2011 Yani Tseng 7
2010 Ai Miyazato 5
2009 Lorena Ochoa, Jiyai Shin 3
2008 Lorena Ochoa 7
2007 Lorena Ochoa 8
2006 Lorena Ochoa 6
2005 Annika Sorenstam 10
2004 Annika Sorenstam 8
2003 Annika Sorenstam 6
2002 Annika Sorenstam 11
2001 Annika Sorenstam 8
2000 Karrie Webb 7
1999 Karrie Webb 6
1998 Annika Sorenstam, Se Ri Pak 4
1997 Annika Sorenstam 6
1996 Laura Davies, Dottie Pepper, Karrie Webb 4
1995 Annika Sorenstam 3
1994 Beth Daniel 4
1993 Brandie Burton 3
1992 Dottie Pepper 4
1991 Pat Bradley, Meg Mallon 4
1990 Beth Daniel 7
1989 Betsy King 6
1988 Juli Inkster, Rosie Jones, Betsy King,
Nancy Lopez, Ayako Okamoto
3
1987 Jane Geddes 5
1986 Pat Bradley 5
1985 Nancy Lopez 5
1984 Patty Sheehan, Amy Alcott 4
1983 Pat Bradley, Patty Sheehan 4
1982 JoAnne Carner, Beth Daniel 5
1981 Donna Caponi 5
1980 JoAnne Carner, Donna Caponi 5
1979 Nancy Lopez 8
1978 Nancy Lopez 9
1977 Judy Rankin, Debbie Austin 5
1976 Judy Rankin 6
1975 Carol Mann, Sandra Haynie 4
1974 JoAnne Carner, Sandra Haynie 6
1973 Kathy Whitworth 7
1972 Kathy Whitworth, Jane Blalock 5
1971 Kathy Whitworth 5
1970 Shirley Englehorn 4
1969 Carol Mann 8
1968 Kathy Whitworth, Carol Mann 10
1967 Kathy Whitworth 8
1966 Kathy Whitworth 9
1965 Kathy Whitworth 8
1964 Mickey Wright 11
1963 Mickey Wright 13
1962 Mickey Wright 10
1961 Mickey Wright 10
1960 Mickey Wright 6
1959 Betsy Rawls 10
1958 Mickey Wright 5
1957 Betsy Rawls, Patty Berg 5
1956 Marlene Hagge 8
1955 Patty Berg 6
1954 Louise Suggs, Babe Didrikson Zaharias 5
1953 Louise Suggs 8
1952 Betsy Rawls, Louise Suggs 6
1951 Babe Didrikson Zaharias 7
1950 Babe Didrikson Zaharias 6
1949 Patty Berg, Louise Suggs 3
1948 Petty Berg, Babe Didrikson Zaharias 3

More Win Records on the LPGA Tour

Consecutive Years With at Least One LPGA Win
Whitworth had at least one win in 17 consecutive LPGA seasons, the tour record. See Most Consecutive Years With an LPGA Win for more.

Most Consecutive Wins
The LPGA record for most consecutive wins in tournaments played is 5, achieved first by Nancy Lopez and later matched by Annika Sorenstam. (Read more here.)

Most Different Winners in One LPGA Season
In 1991, there were 26 different winners on the LPGA Tour, the tour record.

Most Multiple LPGA Winners in One Year
In 1999, 11 different golfers won two or more LPGA Tour events.

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