Activities Sports & Athletics Women's British Open Winners Champions of the Women's British Open Golf Tournament Share PINTEREST Email Print Karrie Webb is a 3-time winner of the Women's British Open. David Cannon / Getty Images Sports & Athletics Golf Golf Tournaments Basics History Gear Golf Courses Famous Golfers Baseball Bicycling Billiards Bodybuilding Bowling Boxing Car Racing Cheerleading Extreme Sports Football Gymnastics Ice Hockey Martial Arts Professional Wrestling Skateboarding Skating Paintball Soccer Swimming & Diving Table Tennis Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Other Activities Learn More By Brent Kelley Brent Kelley Brent Kelley is an award-winning sports journalist and golf expert with over 30 years in print and online journalism. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 08/04/19 The Women's British Open is one of the five LPGA majors, making one of the most sought-after victories in women's golf. It hasn't always counted as a major, however. Below are the past champions in this tournament, both from its time as a major and also previously. Winners of the Women's British Open as a Major Women's British Open Winners after it was elevated to major championship status:2019 - Hinako Shibuno2018 - Georgia Hall2017 - In-Kyung Kim2016 - Ariya Jutanugarn2015 - Inbee Park2014 - Mo Martin2013 - Stacy Lewis2012 - Jiyai Shin2011 - Yani Tseng2010 - Yani Tseng2009 - Catriona Matthew2008 - Jiyai Shin2007 - Lorena Ochoa2006 - Sherri Steinhauer2005 - Jeong Jang2004 - Karen Stupples2003 - Annika Sorenstam2002 - Karrie Webb2001 - Se Ri Pak Women's British Open Winners Before It Became a Major Women's British Open Winners after it became an LPGA Tour event, but before it was considered a major:2000 - Sophie Gustafson1999 - Sherri Steinhauer1998 - Sherri Steinhauer1997 - Karrie Webb1996 - Emilee Klein1995 - Karrie Webb1994 - Liselotte Neumann Women's British Open Winners before it became an LPGA Tour event:1993 - Karen Lunn1992 - Patty Sheehan1991 - Penny Grice-Whittaker1990 - Helen Alfredsson1989 - Jane Geddes1988 - Corinne Dibnah1987 - Alison Nicholas1986 - Laura Davies1985 - Betsy King*1984 - Ayako Akamoto1983 - not played1982 - Marta Figueras-Dotti1981 - Debbie Massey1980 - Debbie Massey1979 - Alison Sheard1978 - Janet Melville1977 - Vivien Saunders1976 - Jenny Lee Smith *Note that the 1984 tournament, then called the Hitachi British Ladies Open, was co-sanctioned by the LPGA Tour and is counted as an official LPGA event. It is the only one prior to 1994 for which this is so.