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The ANA Inspiration
ANA Inspiration
(formerly known most recently as the Kraft Nabisco Championship, and still sometimes referred to as the Dinah Shore) is one of the five major championships of professional women's golf. An event of the LPGA
LPGA
Tour, it is held yearly at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California. Currently, in the United States, it is the only one of the five women's major golf tournaments not to have broadcast network exposure on the weekend; all four rounds are currently televised by the Golf Channel cable television network.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Tournament names through the years 1.2 "Poppie's Pond" 1.3 Lesbian tourist destination

2 Winners 3 Winners before the event became a major in 1983 4 Multiple champions 5 Champions by nationality 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

History[edit] Founded in 1972 by entertainer Dinah Shore, the tournament has been classified as a major since 1983. Since its inception, it has been held annually at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, southeast of Palm Springs. It is the first major of the year, usually played in late March or early April. The current title sponsor is All Nippon Airways; IMG manages and operates the event for ANA.[1] At its debut in 1972 as a 54-hole event, it was the richest event in women's golf;[2][3] its purse was more than double that of the LPGA Championship or the U.S. Women's Open. Tournament names through the years[edit]

1972–80: Colgate- Dinah Shore
Dinah Shore
Winner's Circle 1981: Colgate-Dinah Shore 1982: Nabisco Dinah Shore
Dinah Shore
Invitational 1983–99: Nabisco Dinah Shore 2000–01: Nabisco Championship 2002–14: Kraft Nabisco Championship 2015–present: ANA Inspiration

Informally, it is commonly referred to as "the Dinah Shore," even though her name was removed from the official title in 2000. The winner's trophy bears Shore's name.

"Poppie's Pond"[edit] Beginning in 1988, the tournament winner has celebrated her victory by jumping in the pond surrounding the 18th green.[4] The pond is known as Champions Lake or "Poppie's Pond" as it was dubbed in 2006 honor of Terry Wilcox, the tournament director from 1994 through 2008; Wilcox is known as "Poppie" to his grandchildren.[5] Amy Alcott
Amy Alcott
started the practice 30 years ago in 1988 to celebrate her second win here,[6] and repeated in 1991, including tournament host Dinah Shore.[7] It was not fully embraced by others until 1994, when Donna Andrews made the leap, followed by Nanci Bowen the next year, and it became an annual tradition.[8][9] In 1998, winner Pat Hurst jumped in only up to her knees, as she could not swim.[10][11][12][13] Originally a very natural pond, it is now lined with concrete and has treated water, more like a swimming pool. Lesbian tourist destination[edit] The tournament has become a popular tourist destination for some lesbians and bisexual women, drawing thousands of lesbian spectators each year to the golf events and associated parties.[14] It has been referred to as "spring break for lesbians."[15][16] Winners[edit] See also: List of ANA Inspiration
ANA Inspiration
champions

Year Dates Champion Country Score To par Margin of victory Purse ($) Winner's share ($)

2018 Mar 29 – Apr 2 ^ Pernilla Lindberg  Sweden 65-67-70-71 273 −15 Playoff 2,800,000 420,000

2017 Mar 30 – Apr 2 Ryu So-yeon  South Korea 68-69-69-68 274 −14 Playoff 2,700,000 405,000

2016 Mar 31 – Apr 3 Lydia Ko  New Zealand 70-68-69-69 276 −12 1 stroke 2,600,000 390,000

2015 Apr 2–5 Brittany Lincicome
Brittany Lincicome
(2)  United States 72-68-70-69 279 −9 Playoff 2,500,000 375,000

2014 Apr 3–6 Lexi Thompson  United States 73-64-69-68 274 −14 3 strokes 2,000,000 300,000

2013 Apr 4–7 Inbee Park  South Korea 70-67-67-69 273 −15 4 strokes 2,000,000 300,000

2012 Mar 29 – Apr 1 Sun-Young Yoo  South Korea 69-69-72-69 279 −9 Playoff 2,000,000 300,000

2011 Mar 31 – Apr 3 Stacy Lewis  United States 66-69-71-69 275 −13 3 strokes 2,000,000 300,000

2010 Apr 1–4 Yani Tseng  Taiwan 69-71-67-68 275 −13 1 stroke 2,000,000 300,000

2009 Apr 2–5 Brittany Lincicome  United States 66-74-70-69 279 −9 1 stroke 2,000,000 300,000

2008 Apr 3–6 Lorena Ochoa  Mexico 68-71-71-67 277 −11 5 strokes 2,000,000 300,000

2007 Mar 29 – Apr 1 Morgan Pressel  United States 74-72-70-69 285 −3 1 stroke 2,000,000 300,000

2006 Mar 30 – Apr 2 Karrie Webb
Karrie Webb
(2)  Australia 70-68-76-65 279 −9 Playoff 1,800,000 270,000

2005 Mar 24–27 Annika Sörenstam
Annika Sörenstam
(3)  Sweden 70-69-66-68 273 −15 8 strokes 1,800,000 270,000

2004 Mar 25–28 Grace Park  South Korea 72-69-67-69 277 −11 1 stroke 1,600,000 240,000

2003 Mar 27–30 Patricia Meunier-Lebouc  France 70-68-70-73 281 −7 1 stroke 1,600,000 240,000

2002 Mar 28–31 Annika Sörenstam
Annika Sörenstam
(2)  Sweden 70-71-71-68 280 −8 1 stroke 1,500,000 225,000

2001 Mar 22–25 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 72-70-70-69 281 −7 3 strokes 1,500,000 225,000

2000 Mar 23–26 Karrie Webb  Australia 67-70-67-70 274 −14 10 strokes 1,250,000 187,500

1999 Mar 25–28 Dottie Pepper (2)  United States 70-66-67-66 269 −19 6 strokes 1,000,000 150,000

1998 Mar 26–29 Pat Hurst  United States 68-72-70-71 281 −7 1 stroke 1,000,000 150,000

1997 Mar 27–30 Betsy King (3)  United States 71-67-67-71 276 −12 2 strokes 900,000 135,000

1996 Mar 28–31 Patty Sheehan  United States 71-72-67-71 281 −7 1 stroke 900,000 135,000

1995 Mar 23–26 Nanci Bowen  United States 69-75-71-70 285 −3 1 stroke 850,000 127,500

1994 Mar 24–27 Donna Andrews  United States 70-69-67-70 276 −12 2 strokes 700,000 105,000

1993 Mar 25–28 Helen Alfredsson  Sweden 69-71-72-72 284 −4 2 strokes 700,000 105,000

1992 Mar 26–29 Dottie Mochrie  United States 69-71-70-69 279 −9 Playoff 700,000 105,000

1991 Mar 28–31 Amy Alcott
Amy Alcott
(3)  United States 67-70-68-68 273 −15 8 strokes 600,000 90,000

1990 Mar 29 – Apr 1 Betsy King (2)  United States 69-70-69-75 283 −5 2 strokes 600,000 90,000

1989 Mar 30 – Apr 2 Juli Inkster
Juli Inkster
(2)  United States 66-69-73-71 279 −9 5 strokes 500,000 80,000

1988 Mar 31 – Apr 3 Amy Alcott
Amy Alcott
(2)  United States 71-66-66-71 274 −14 2 strokes 500,000 80,000

1987 Apr 2–5 Betsy King  United States 68-75-72-68 283 −5 Playoff 500,000 80,000

1986 Apr 3–6 Pat Bradley  United States 68-72-69-71 280 −8 2 strokes 430,000 75,000

1985 Apr 4–7 Alice Miller  United States 70-68-70-67 275 −13 3 strokes 400,000 55,000

1984 Apr 5–8 Juli Inkster  United States 70-73-69-68 280 −8 Playoff 400,000 55,000

1983 Mar 31 – Apr 3 Amy Alcott  United States 70-70-70-72 282 −6 2 strokes 400,000 55,000

^ Play extended one day due to darkness. Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records. Winners before the event became a major in 1983[edit]

Year Champion Country Score To par Margin of victory Purse ($) Winner's share ($)

1982 Sally Little  South Africa 76-67-71-64 278 −10 3 strokes 300,000 45,000

1981 Nancy Lopez  United States 71-73-69-64 277 −11 2 strokes 250,000 37,500

1980 Donna Caponi  United States 71-67-66-71 275 −13 2 strokes 250,000 37,500

1979 Sandra Post (2)  Canada 68-70-68-70 276 −12 1 stroke 250,000 37,500

1978 Sandra Post  Canada 65-75-72-72 283 −5 Playoff 240,000 36,000

1977 Kathy Whitworth  United States 76-70-72-71 289 +1 1 stroke 240,000 36,000

1976 Judy Rankin  United States 74-72-71-68 285 −3 3 strokes 185,000 32,000

1975 Sandra Palmer  United States 70-70-70-73 283 −5 1 stroke 180,000 32,000

1974 Jo Ann Prentice  United States 71-71-74-73 289 +1 Playoff 179,000 32,000

1973 Mickey Wright  United States 71-74-71-68 284 −4 2 strokes 135,000 25,000

1972 Jane Blalock  United States 71-70-72 213 −3 3 strokes 110,000 20,050

Multiple champions[edit] Multiple winners of the event as a major championship.

Golfer Country Total Years

Amy Alcott  United States 3 1983, 1988, 1991

Betsy King  United States 3 1987, 1990, 1997

Annika Sörenstam
Annika Sörenstam
‡  Sweden 3 2001, 2002, 2005

Juli Inkster
Juli Inkster
‡  United States 2 1984, 1989

Dottie Pepper  United States 2 1992, 1999

Karrie Webb
Karrie Webb
‡  Australia 2 2000, 2006

Brittany Lincicome  United States 2 2009, 2015

Grand Slam winners ‡

Through 2017, the only successful defense of the title (as a major) was by Sörenstam in 2002.[17]

As a non-major (1972–1982), the only multiple winner was Sandra Post (1978, 1979).[18]

Champions by nationality[edit] Major titles in this event, by nationality.

Nationality Wins

 United States 21

 Sweden 5

 South Korea 4

 Australia 2

 France 1

 Mexico 1

 Taiwan 1

 New Zealand 1

See also[edit]

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portal

References[edit]

^ " All Nippon Airways
All Nippon Airways
(ANA) Takes Flight as Title Sponsor of LPGA's "ANA Inspiration"". IMG. 2014-11-18. Retrieved 2014-11-19.  ^ "Rankin maintains lead". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). wire services. April 16, 1972. p. 3C.  ^ "Blalock wins title despite back pain". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. April 17, 1972. p. 5B.  ^ " LPGA
LPGA
Top Ten: Leaps into Poppie's Pond". YouTube. ( LPGA
LPGA
Tour). 2015. Retrieved April 3, 2018.  ^ "Clear Water Awaits 2006 Kraft Nabisco Champion". LPGA. April 2, 2006. Retrieved April 2, 2007. [dead link] ^ "Alcott takes Dinah Shore, then takes victory plunge". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. April 4, 1988. p. 2C.  ^ Florence, Mal (April 1, 1991). "Alcott repeats her win and her dive". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Los Angeles Times . p. 2C.  ^ "Bowen's first LPGA
LPGA
victory a major one". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. March 27, 1995. p. 2B.  ^ Crouse, Karen (April 2, 2011). "At women's Masters, plunge in Poppie's Pond is victory lap". New York Times. Retrieved April 3, 2018.  ^ "Win has Hurst taking a plunge". Reading Eagle. (Pennsylvania). wire services. March 30, 1998. p. B10.  ^ Shipnuck, Alan (April 6, 1998). "Hurst in a burst". Sports Illustrated. p. G38.  ^ Zullo, Allan (2001). Astonishing but True Golf
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Facts. Andrews McMeel Publishing. ISBN 978-0740714269.  ^ "The Ladies of the Lake: the Champion's Leap at the Kraft Nabisco Championship". Kraft Nabisco Championship. 2006. Archived from the original on April 1, 2007. Retrieved April 2, 2007.  ^ " Tee
Tee
party". The Observer. May 6, 2001. Archived from the original on May 24, 2013. Retrieved April 3, 2013.  ^ "Don't Quote Me: Dinah Shore
Dinah Shore
Weekend". AfterEllen.com. 2006. Archived from the original on July 19, 2012. Retrieved December 12, 2007.  ^ Downs, Maggie (March 28, 2010). " Dinah Shore
Dinah Shore
events part of celebration that began with a round of golf". The Desert Sun. [dead link] ^ "Sorenstam holds on for victory". Wilmington Morning Star. North Carolina). Associated Press. April 1, 2002. p. 5C.  ^ "Lopez succumbs to challenge by Post". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. April 9, 1979. p. 14. 

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