Top 5 best women golfers of all time
Golf is a club-and-ball sport, in which competing golfers hit balls into each hole, using many types of clubs while having the fewest number of strokes and Monte Rei Golf Course is an epitome to witness the same. Competent women’s golf has come a very long way. It all started with the Queen of Scotland in 1522. The first recorded women’s golf tournament (1811) was held in Scotland. From then, women golf has out bloomed and helped open doors for a lot of talented females. So here’s a run-through of top 5 all-time greats in LGPA tour history.
Wright won 82 LGPA tour victories, with 13 majors and was once reported with double-digit wins in four consecutive years. She began her wonderful LGPA career in 1955. With winning Western open 3 times, Titleholders Championship two times, LGPA Championship four times and Women’s open 4 times, Wright was named female Athlete of the year twice in 1963-64. This tall American golfer’s swing was admired by Ben Hogan- one of the best figures in golf history. In her 15-year career, she became the only player in history to hold all four titles at the same time.
Annika won 72 LGPA tour events in 13 years. She has won the Player of the year award eight times. Sorenstam’s first win was the U.S Women’s Open in 1995 and the last was in 2008. She retired before 40 and was considered the most successful female golfer in history. Annika was a topped career earner with over $22 million in prize money. She’s a Swedish female professional with 90 international tournament victories. She holds LGPA Vare Trophy six times and won 10 LGPA major championships. Her wonderful career includes Kraft Nabisco championship 3 times and Women’s British Open in 2003. Same as Kathy, her name was included in the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2003.
Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Babe’s was often regarded as the greatest female athlete as she was an Olympic gold medalist in track field at 1932 Olympic games. She’s titled with Female Athlete of the Year a record six times by Associated Press from 1932-54. She joined the LPGA tour in its inaugural season in 1950 and is credited with 41 LGPA wins. Zaharias was America’s first female celebrity in the 1940s. She has also got 10 major championships into her account. Babe even won Women’s Western Open which made her the leader on the money list that year. She even has a record with 10 wins faster than any other LGPA golfer, that still stands. Even after being diagnosed with colon cancer for one year, she won the 1954 U.S Open. She died 2 years later, at the age of 56.
Kathy is an LPGA’s all-time leader with 88 victories; more than any other men or women have even won on the PGA Tour. This is a world record. She has got the LPGA Tour Player of the year award 7 times from 1966-73 and conquered six major titles. Whitworth has become the first female golfer to earn $1 million on the Tour. Her name was even included in the Golf Hall of Fame in 1975. Her career includes Western Open in 1967, Titleholders two times, LGPA Championship three times and was a runner up in U.S Women’s Open in 1971.
She has nine events in her rookie season in 1978, which is very hard to believe. Everyone believes that her era was a fantastic one. Nancy won 48 LGPA tours and has 3 major championships. She also represented the United States of America in the inaugural Solheim Cup in 1990. Lopez was even the face of LGPA Tour for roughly two decades. She holds the seventh rank in all-time Tour wins and is still a popular personality in her field.
The participation of women in golf has increased and will be increasing too. These people have created history and many are on their way.