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The Women's PGA Championship
PGA Championship
is the second-longest running golf tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf
Golf
Association, surpassed only by the U.S. Women's Open. Founded 63 years ago in 1955, it is one of five majors on the LPGA
LPGA
Tour. It is not recognized as a major by the Ladies European Tour, which does not recognize any of the three majors played in the United States. Formerly known as the " LPGA
LPGA
Championship," the event's name was changed to the " KPMG
KPMG
Women's PGA Championship" in 2015, and the tournament's management was shifted to the PGA of America.[1]

Contents

1 Professional-amateur controversy 2 Tournament names and locations 3 Winners 4 Multiple champions 5 Champions by nationality 6 Sites by state 7 Future sites 8 References 9 External links

Professional-amateur controversy[edit] Prior to 2005, the LPGA
LPGA
Championship had a "professionals only" rule. This is similar to the men's PGA Championship, but contrasts with the U.S. and British Opens, which have long had both amateur and professional entrants through qualifying (henceforth the term "open"). Until its takeover by the PGA of America
PGA of America
in 2015, the tournament was the LPGA's own event, and the LPGA
LPGA
was created specifically to provide opportunities for women in professional golf. In 2005 this rule was revoked, effectively to allow 15-year-old amateur Michelle Wie
Michelle Wie
to compete, in order to attract more media coverage and sell more tickets, though this was not publicly acknowledged by the LPGA. Some professionals objected to this move, as they felt that places given to amateurs would come at the expense of the LPGA
LPGA
Tour's less successful professionals, who need to play regularly to make a living. One of the leading professionals, Laura Davies, stated objections to the change were shortsighted.[2] At the time, Wie had made the cut in all five majors that she had played, with two top-ten finishes, and had also played twice in the Sony Open in Hawaii
Sony Open in Hawaii
on the PGA Tour, but missed both cuts. Despite the controversy, she outscored all but one of the pros in the 2005 LPGA Championship and was the runner-up, three strokes behind three-time champion Annika Sörenstam. In 2006, the LPGA
LPGA
Championship reverted to its "professionals only" status, with only pros in the field.[citation needed] Wie had turned professional the previous October, upon signing multimillion-dollar endorsement contracts with Nike, Sony, and other sponsors. Tournament names and locations[edit] Tournament names through the years:

Years Tournament name

1955–1970 LPGA
LPGA
Championship

1971–1972 Eve- LPGA
LPGA
Championship

1973–1986 LPGA
LPGA
Championship

1987–1993 Mazda LPGA
LPGA
Championship

1994–2000 McDonald's LPGA
LPGA
Championship

2001–2003 McDonald's LPGA
LPGA
Championship presented by AIG

2004–2009 McDonald's LPGA
LPGA
Championship presented by Coca-Cola

2010 LPGA
LPGA
Championship presented by Wegmans

2011–2014 Wegmans LPGA
LPGA
Championship

2015– KPMG
KPMG
Women's PGA Championship

Winners[edit] See also: List of Women's PGA Championship
PGA Championship
champions

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

2017 Jun 29 – Jul 2 Danielle Kang  United States 271 (−13) 1 stroke Olympia Fields Country Club 3,500,000 525,000

2016 Jun 9–12 Brooke Henderson  Canada 278 (−6) Playoff Sahalee Country Club 3,500,000 525,000

2015 Jun 11–14 Inbee Park
Inbee Park
(3)  South Korea 273 (−19) 5 strokes Westchester Country Club 3,500,000 525,000

2014 Aug 14–17 Inbee Park
Inbee Park
(2)  South Korea 277 (−11) Playoff Monroe Golf
Golf
Club 2,250,000 337,500

2013 Jun 6–9 Inbee Park  South Korea 283 (−5) Playoff Locust Hill Country Club 2,250,000 337,500

2012 Jun 7–10 Shanshan Feng  China 282 (−6) 2 strokes Locust Hill Country Club 2,500,000 375,000

2011 Jun 23–26 Yani Tseng
Yani Tseng
(2)  Taiwan 269 (−19) 10 strokes Locust Hill Country Club 2,500,000 375,000

2010 Jun 24–27 Cristie Kerr  United States 269 (−19) 12 strokes Locust Hill Country Club 2,250,000 337,500

2009 Jun 11–14 Anna Nordqvist  Sweden 273 (−15) 4 strokes Bulle Rock Golf
Golf
Course 2,000,000 300,000

2008 Jun 5–8 Yani Tseng  Taiwan 276 (−12) Playoff Bulle Rock Golf
Golf
Course 2,000,000 300,000

2007 Jun 7–10 Suzann Pettersen  Norway 274 (−14) 1 stroke Bulle Rock Golf
Golf
Course 2,000,000 300,000

2006 Jun 8–11 Se Ri Pak
Se Ri Pak
(3)  South Korea 280 (−8) Playoff Bulle Rock Golf
Golf
Course 1,800,000 270,000

2005 Jun 9–12 Annika Sörenstam
Annika Sörenstam
(3)  Sweden 277 (−11) 5 strokes Bulle Rock Golf
Golf
Course 1,800,000 270,000

2004 Jun 10–13 Annika Sörenstam
Annika Sörenstam
(2)  Sweden 271 (−17) 3 strokes DuPont Country Club 1,600,000 240,000

2003 Jun 5–8 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 278 (−6) Playoff DuPont Country Club 1,600,000 240,000

2002 Jun 6–9 Se Ri Pak
Se Ri Pak
(2)  South Korea 279 (−5) 3 strokes DuPont Country Club 1,500,000 225,000

2001 Jun 21–24 Karrie Webb  Australia 270 (−14) 2 strokes DuPont Country Club 1,500,000 225,000

2000 Jun 22–25 Juli Inkster
Juli Inkster
(2)  United States 281 (−3) Playoff DuPont Country Club 1,400,000 210,000

1999 Jun 24–27 Juli Inkster  United States 268 (−16) 4 strokes DuPont Country Club 1,400,000 210,000

1998 May 14–17 Se Ri Pak  South Korea 273 (−11) 3 strokes DuPont Country Club 1,300,000 195,000

1997 May 15–18 Christa Johnson  United States 281 (−3) Playoff DuPont Country Club 1,200,000 180,000

1996 May 10–12 Laura Davies
Laura Davies
(2)  England 213 (E) 1 stroke DuPont Country Club 1,200,000 180,000

1995 May 11–14 Kelly Robbins  United States 274 (−10) 1 stroke DuPont Country Club 1,200,000 180,000

1994 May 12–15 Laura Davies  England 279 (−5) 3 strokes DuPont Country Club 1,100,000 165,000

1993 Jun 10–13 Patty Sheehan
Patty Sheehan
(3)  United States 275 (−9) 1 stroke Bethesda Country Club 1,000,000 150,000

1992 May 14–17 Betsy King  United States 267 (−17) 11 strokes Bethesda Country Club 1,000,000 150,000

1991 Jun 27–30 Meg Mallon  United States 274 (−10) 1 stroke Bethesda Country Club 1,000,000 150,000

1990 Jul 26–29 Beth Daniel  United States 280 (−4) 1 stroke Bethesda Country Club 1,000,000 150,000

1989 May 18–21 Nancy Lopez
Nancy Lopez
(3)  United States 274 (−14) 3 strokes Jack Nicklaus Sports Center 500,000 75,000

1988 May 19–22 Sherri Turner  United States 281 (−7) 1 stroke Jack Nicklaus Sports Center 350,000 52,500

1987 May 21–24 Jane Geddes  United States 275 (−13) 1 stroke Jack Nicklaus Sports Center 350,000 52,000

1986 May 29 – Jun 1 Pat Bradley  United States 277 (−11) 1 stroke Jack Nicklaus Sports Center 300,000 45,000

1985 May 30 – Jun 2 Nancy Lopez
Nancy Lopez
(2)  United States 275 (−15) 8 strokes Jack Nicklaus Sports Center 250,000 37,500

1984 May 31 – Jun 3 Patty Sheehan
Patty Sheehan
(2)  United States 272 (−16) 10 strokes Jack Nicklaus Sports Center 250,000 37,500

1983 Jun 9–12 Patty Sheehan  United States 279 (−9) 2 strokes Jack Nicklaus Sports Center 200,000 30,000

1982 Jun 10–13 Jan Stephenson  Australia 279 (−9) 2 strokes Jack Nicklaus Sports Center 200,000 30,000

1981 Jun 11–14 Donna Caponi (2)  United States 280 (−8) 1 stroke Jack Nicklaus Sports Center 150,000 22,500

1980 Jun 5–8 Sally Little  South Africa 285 (−3) 3 strokes Jack Nicklaus Sports Center 150,000 22,500

1979 Jun 7–10 Donna Caponi  United States 279 (−9) 3 strokes Jack Nicklaus Sports Center 150,000 22,500

1978 Jun 8–11 Nancy Lopez  United States 275 (−13) 6 strokes Jack Nicklaus Sports Center 150,000 22,500

1977 Jun 9–12 Chako Higuchi  Japan 279 (−9) 3 strokes Bay Tree Golf
Golf
Plantation 150,000 22,500

1976 May 27–30 Betty Burfeindt  United States 287 (−5) 1 stroke Pine Ridge Golf
Golf
Course 55,000 8,000

1975 May 29 – Jun 1 Kathy Whitworth (3)  United States 288 (−4) 1 stroke Pine Ridge Golf
Golf
Course 55,000 8,000

1974 Jun 20–23 Sandra Haynie (2)  United States 287 (−5) 2 strokes Pleasant Valley Country Club 50,000 7,000

1973 Jun 7–10 Mary Mills (2)  United States 288 (−4) 1 stroke Pleasant Valley Country Club 35,000 5,250

1972 Jun 8–11 Kathy Ahern  United States 293 (+1) 6 strokes Pleasant Valley Country Club 50,000 7,500

1971 Jun 10–13 Kathy Whitworth (2)  United States 288 (−4) 4 strokes Pleasant Valley Country Club 53,000 7,950

1970 Jun 10–13 Shirley Englehorn  United States 285 (−7) Playoff Pleasant Valley Country Club 30,000 4,500

1969 Jul 23–27 Betsy Rawls (2)  United States 293 (+1) 4 strokes Concord Golf
Golf
Course 35,000 5,250

1968 Jun 20–23 Sandra Post  Canada 294 (+2) Playoff Pleasant Valley Country Club 20,000 3,000

1967 Jul 13–16 Kathy Whitworth  United States 284 (−8) 1 stroke Pleasant Valley Country Club 17,500 2,625

1966 Sep 22–25 Gloria Ehret  United States 282 (−2) 3 strokes Stardust Country Club 17,500 2,475

1965 Sep 23–26 Sandra Haynie  United States 279 (−5) 1 stroke Stardust Country Club 17,500 2,475

1964 Oct 1–4 Mary Mills  United States 278 (−6) 2 strokes Stardust Country Club 16,500 2,450

1963 Oct 10–13 Mickey Wright (4)  United States 294 (+10) 2 strokes Stardust Country Club 16,500 2,450

1962 Oct 4–7 Judy Kimball  United States 282 (−2) 4 strokes Stardust Country Club 15,000 2,300

1961 Oct 12–15 Mickey Wright (3)  United States 287 (+3) 9 strokes Stardust Country Club 15,000 2,500

1960 Jul 1–4 Mickey Wright (2)  United States 292 (−4) 3 strokes Sheraton Hotel Country Club 8,500 1,500

1959 Jul 2–6 Betsy Rawls  United States 288 (−8) 1 stroke Sheraton Hotel Country Club 7,500 1,247

1958 Jun 5–8 Mickey Wright  United States 288 (+8) 6 strokes Churchill Valley Country Club 7,500 1,247

1957 Jun 6–9 Louise Suggs  United States 285 (+5) 3 strokes Churchill Valley Country Club 7,600 1,316

1956 Jun 21–24 Marlene Hagge  United States 291 (−9) Playoff Forest Lake Country Club 6,500 1,350

1955 Jul 14–17 Beverly Hanson  United States 4&3 Orchard Ridge Country Club 6,000 1,200

Source:[3] Multiple champions[edit]

Player Total Years

Mickey Wright ‡ 4 1958, 1960, 1961, 1963

Kathy Whitworth 3 1967, 1971, 1975

Nancy Lopez 3 1978, 1985, 1989

Patty Sheehan 3 1983, 1984, 1993

Annika Sörenstam
Annika Sörenstam
‡ 3 2003, 2004, 2005

Se Ri Pak 3 1998, 2002, 2006

Inbee Park 3 2013, 2014, 2015

Betsy Rawls 2 1959, 1969

Mary Mills 2 1964, 1973

Sandra Haynie 2 1965, 1974

Donna Caponi 2 1979, 1981

Laura Davies 2 1994, 1996

Juli Inkster
Juli Inkster
‡ 2 1999, 2000

Yani Tseng 2 2008, 2011

Grand Slam winners ‡

The defending champion has retained the title on seven occasions, most recently in 2015:

2015 – Inbee Park 2014 – Inbee Park 2005 – Annika Sörenstam 2004 – Annika Sörenstam 2000 – Juli Inkster 1984 – Patty Sheehan 1961 – Mickey Wright

Through 2017, three consecutive championships has been achieved only twice, by Sörenstam (2005) and Park (2015). Champions by nationality[edit]

Nationality  Wins 

 United States 41

 South Korea 6

 Sweden 4

 Australia 2

 England 2

 Taiwan 2

 Canada 2

 Japan 1

 Norway 1

 China 1

Sites by state[edit]

State Times hosted First Last

Illinois 1 2017 2017

Washington 1 2016 2016

New York 7 1969 2015

Maryland 11 1990 2009

Delaware 11 1994 2004

Ohio 12 1978 1989

South Carolina 1 1977 1977

Massachusetts 7 1967 1974

Nevada 6 1961 1966

Indiana 3 1955 1960

Pennsylvania 2 1957 1958

Michigan 1 1956 1956

Future sites[edit]

Year Edition Course Location Dates Hosted (W) Hosted (M/S)

2018 64th Kemper Lakes Golf
Golf
Club Long Grove, Illinois Jun 28 – Jul 1 Never 1989 (M)

2019 65th Hazeltine National Golf
Golf
Club Chaska, Minnesota Jun 20–23 Never 2002 (M), 2009 (M)

2020 66th Aronimink Golf
Golf
Club Newtown Square, Pennsylvania TBD Never 1962 (M), 2003 (S)

M = Denotes men's PGA Championship S = Denotes Senior PGA Championship References[edit]

^ "PGA of America, LPGA, KPMG
KPMG
join forces for KPMG
KPMG
Women's PGA Championship". PGA of America. May 29, 2014. Retrieved July 18, 2014.  ^ Dixon, Peter (June 14, 2005). "Wie provides the perfect response for her doubters". Times Online. Retrieved June 6, 2008.  ^ "Wegmans LPGA
LPGA
Championship Past Winners". LPGA. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 

External links[edit]

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championships

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1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969

1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

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LPGA
major golf championships

Current

ANA Inspiration U.S. Women's Open Women's PGA Championship Women's British Open The Evian Championship

Past

du Maurier Classic Titleholders Championship Women's Western Open

Related

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See also

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Tour events

Major championships

ANA Inspiration U.S. Women's Open Women's PGA Championship Women's British Open The Evian Championship

Other tournaments

Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA
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