Who Has the Most LPGA Major Wins? All-Time Winners List
Counting LPGA majors isn’t quite as easy as counting majors in men’s golf, because not only the names of the women’s major championship events have changed, but the events that are designated as majors have evolved as well. To make things easy, here is a list of the players with the most women’s golf majors in history.
Women’s Golf Majors
As of 2022, the Chevron Championship, U.S. Women's Open, Women's PGA Championship, the Evian Championship, and the Women's British Open make up the five majors of women’s professional golf. The evolution of the women’s golf major championship events and their titles is a different, yet very interesting story.
Golfers with the Most Women’s Majors
Major championships are the most important factor in determining how players stack up amongst the greatest to have come before them.
1. Patty Berg - 15 Major Championships
- 7 Titleholder’s Championships (1937, 1938, 1939, 1948, 1953, 1955, 1957)
- 7 Women’s Western Opens (1941, 1943, 1948, 1951, 1955, 1957, 1958)
- 1 U.S. Women’s Open (1946)
Patty Berg’s professional career spanned over two decades and includes over 60 professional wins, but the biggest highlight is her 15 majors. She is two major wins clear of anyone else that’s played since her time. Most of her major damage came through the Titleholder’s Championship and the Women’s Western Open, neither of which are still played today. Berg was a pioneer of the game and was even the first president of the LPGA and was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1951.
2. Mickey Wright - 13 Major Championships
- 4 LPGA Championships (1958, 1960, 1961, 1963)
- 4 U.S Women’s Opens (1958, 1959, 1961, 1964)
- 3 Women’s Western Opens (1962, 1963, 1966)
- 2 Titleholder’s Championships (1961, 1962)
Mickey Wright transcended the game of golf for women and was a generational player, the best that had been seen since Berg. Wright collected 13 major championships over her relatively short career of only 15 years. Ben Hogan, who is considered to have one of the greatest golf swings of all time, credited Wright for having the best swing he’d ever seen. As impressive as Wright’s 13 majors is the fact that she rattled 12 of them off in a seven-year span between 1958 and 1964, before adding her final major just two years later.
3. Louise Suggs - 11 Major Championships
- 4 Women’s Western Opens (1946, 1947, 1949, 1953)
- 4 Titleholders Championships (1946, 1954, 1956, 1959)
- 1 Women's PGA Championship (1957)
- 2 U.S. Women's Opens (1949, 1952)
As impressive as Wright’s career is, Louise Suggs accomplished her 11 majors and 61 career victories in only 14 years as a professional. Suggs was also one of the founding members of the LPGA and is one of only seven women to have won the career Grand Slam.
T4. Annika Sorenstam - 10 Major Championships
- 3 ANA Inspirations (2001, 2002, 2005)
- 3 Women's PGA Championships (2003, 2004, 2005)
- 3 U.S. Women's Opens (1995, 1996, 2006)
- 1 Women's British Open (2003)
As dominant as Tiger Woods was from the late 1990s to the mid-2000s, Annika Sorenstam was equally as dominant on the women’s side of the game. Sorenstam opened doors for international play and ranks third all-time in LPGA Tour wins with 72. Sorenstam is among the seven professionals to have won the Grand Slam.
T4. Babe Zaharias - 10 Major Championships
- 4 Women’s Western Opens (1940, 1944, 1945, 1950)
- 3 Titleholders Championships (1947, 1950, 1952)
- 3 U.S. Women's Opens (1948, 1950, 1954)
Babe Zarahias played in the golden age of women’s golf after winning a pair of gold medals at the 1932 Summer Olympics. Her professional career lasted only nine years before she passed away in 1956 at the age of 45 due to colon cancer. Zaharais is also one of the very few to have won the Grand Slam.
6. Betsy Rawls - 8 Major Championships
- 2 Women’s Western Opens (1952, 1959)
- 2 Women's PGA Championships (1959, 1969)
- 4 U.S. Women's Opens (1951, 1953, 1957, 1960)
Betsy Rawls stands as the only woman with eight major championships. There are two facts about Rawls’ career that stand out from the rest. First, of her eight majors, four are U.S. Opens which she won within a span of nine years. Second, she never won the Titleholder’s Championship but finished as the runner-up three times.
T7. Juli Inkster - 7 Major Championships
- 2 ANA Inspirations (1984, 1989)
- 2 Women's PGA Championships (1999, 2000)
- 2 U.S. Women's Opens (1999, 2002)
- 1 du Maurier Classic (1984)
Juli Inkster’s career is a story of longevity. Inkster won multiple major championships in three different decades. She also had legitimate contention in the 2017 Evian Championship where she ultimately tied for 26th. A Grand Slam winner and a World Golf Hall of Fame inductee, Inkster finished her career with 45 total wins.
T7. Karrie Webb - 7 Major Championships
- 2 ANA Inspirations (2000, 2006)
- 1 Women's PGA Championship (2001)
- 2 U.S. Women's Opens (2000, 2001)
- 1 du Maurier Classic (1999)
- 1 Women's British Open (2002)
Karrie Webb is the only women’s golfer in history to have won five different major championships in her career, giving her the “Super Slam” title. Webb battled the likes of Sorenstam and even Inkster towards the end of her career. A second-place finish at the 2014 Evian Championship kept her from winning her eighth major, and sixth different major championship, but she finished one shot back of South Korea’s Kim Hyo-joo.
T7. Inbee Park - 7 Major Championships
- 1 ANA Inspiration (2013)
- 3 Women's PGA Championships (2013, 2014, 2015)
- 2 U.S. Women's Opens (2008, 2013)
- 1 Women's British Open (2015)
Inbee Park is one of the more recent phenoms that the women’s side of golf has seen. Of the seven majors that she currently has, three are Women’s PGA Championships as Park concluded a three-peat of the event in 2015. Park was one of the youngest women's golf major champions in history when she won the 2008 U.S. Women's Open as a 19-year-old.
T10. Pat Bradley - 6 Major Championships
- 1 ANA Inspiration (1986)
- 1 Women's PGA Championship (1986)
- 1 U.S. Women's Open (1981)
- 3 du Maurier Classics (1980, 1985, 1986)
T10. Betsy King - 6 Major Championships
- 3 ANA Inspirations (1987, 1990, 1997)
- 1 Women's PGA Championships (1992)
- 2 U.S. Women's Opens (1989, 1990)
T10. Patty Sheehan - 6 Major Championships
- 1 ANA Inspiration (1996)
- 3 Women's PGA Championships (1983, 1984, 1993)
- 2 U.S. Women's Opens (1992, 1994)
T10. Kathy Whitworth - 6 Major Championships
- 1 Women’s Western Open (1967)
- 2 Titleholders Championships (1965, 1966)
- 3 Women's PGA Championships (1967, 1971, 1975)
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Career Grand Slams
Seven female golfers have won four major championships at least once in their career to complete the career Grand Slam. There were four major championships up until 2013 when the Evian Championship was added as the fifth major.
- Karrie Webb (Only player to win the “Super Slam” by winning five different major championships)
- Mickey Wright
- Louise Suggs
- Juli Inkster
- Pat Bradley
- Annika Sorenstam
- Inbee Park
Grand Slam Hopefuls
Two active players have completed won three different majors, and need just one more for a career grand slam.
|Anna Nordqvist||ANA Inspiration, U.S. Women's Open|
|Yani Tseng||U.S. Women's Open, Evian Championship|