LPGA Tour Records

Flipping Through the LPGA Tour Record Book

Annika Sorenstam watches the ball during the 1999 Nabisco Dinah Shore Classic
Yes, Annika Sorenstam shows up quite a lot in our LPGA Record Book. Harry How/Getty Images

Looking for LPGA Tour records? Here is a stroll through the tour record-book, with highs and lows, bests and worsts in various categories. We start by listing the record categories for which we have more in-depth entries; you can click on those links to read more. After that, we list many more records right here on this page.

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These entries in the record-book are covered on their own pages, which allows us to go a bit more in-depth into each.

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And Many More LPGA Tour Records

Now we'll list many more categories of LPGA Tour records and give you the record-holders (and, in most cases, the runners-up) right here:

Fewest Strokes, Tournament (72 Holes)

  • 258 - Karen Stupples (63-66-66-63), 2004 Welch's/Fry's Championship
  • 258 - Angela Stanford (63-67-64-64), 2013 Manulife Classic
  • 258 - Hee Young Park (65-67-61-65), 2013 Manulife Classic
  • 259 - Wendy Doolan (65-62-67-65), 2003 Welch's/Fry's Championship

Fewest Strokes, Tournament (54 Holes)

  • 192 - Annika Sorenstam (63-63-66), 2003 Mizuno Classic
  • 194 - Annika Sorenstam (63-66-65), 2004 Mizuno Classic

Most Strokes Below Par, Tournament (72 Holes)

  • 27-under - Annika Sorenstam, 2001 Standard Register Ping, 261 total, par-72
  • 27-under - Sei Young Kim, 2016 LPGA Founders Cup, 261 total, par-72

Most Strokes Below Par, Tournament (54 Holes)

  • 24-under - Annika Sorenstam, 2003 Mizuno Classic, 192, par-72

    Fewest Total Strokes, LPGA Major

    • 263 - In Gee Chun, 2016 Evian Championship
    • 267 - Betsy King, 1992 LPGA Championship
    • 267 - *So Yeon Ryu, 2016 Evian Championship
    • 267 - *Sung Hyun Park, 2016 Evian Championship
    • 268 - Juli Inkster, 1999 LPGA Championship
    • 268 - Lydia Ko, 2015 Evian Championship

    (*did not win tournament)

    Most Strokes Below Par in a Women's Major

    • 21-under - In Gee Chun, 2016 Evian Championship
    • 19-under - Dottie Pepper, 1999 Kraft Nabisco Championship
    • 19-under - Karen Stupples, 2004 Women's British Open
    • 19-under - Cristie Kerr, 2010 LPGA Championship
    • 19-under - Yani Tseng, 2011 LPGA Championship

    Most Below-Par Holes in One Tournament
    Four golfers share the record of having 29 holes under par in a single tournament:

    • Se Ri Pak, 1998 Jamie Farr Kroger Classic
    • Annika Sorenstam, 2001 Standard Register Ping
    • Wendy Doolan, 2003 Welch's/Fry's Championship
    • Juli Inkster, 2003 LPGA Corning Classic

    Lowest LPGA Season Scoring Average

    • 68.6970 strokes - Annika Sorenstam, 2004
    • 68.6974 - Annika Sorenstam, 2002
    • 69.0167 - Annika Sorenstam, 2003
    • 69.2360 - Lorena Ochoa, 2006
    • 69.3286 - Annika Sorenstam, 2005

    Lowest 9-Hole Scores

    • 27 - Mi Hyang Lee, 2016 LPGA Founders Cup (par 36), shot 62
    • 27 - Amy Yang, 2015 LPGA KEB Hana Bank LPGA Championship (par 36), shot 62
    • 27 - Paula Creamer, 2008 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic (par 34), shot 60
    • 27 - In-Kyung Kim, 2007 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic (par 34), shot 65
    • 27 - Jimin Kang, 2005 ShopRite LPGA Classic (par 35), shot 62

    Consecutive Birdies (in One Round)

    • 9 - Beth Daniel, second round of 1999 Phillips Invitational Honoring Harvey Penick
    • 9 - Amy Yang, final round of the 2015 LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship

    Consecutive Rounds Under Par

    • 29 - Annika Sorenstam, 2nd round of 2004 US Women's Open through 2nd round of 2004 ADT Championship
    • 29 - Lydia Ko, first round of 2014 CME Group Tour Championship through 1st round of 2015 ANA Inspiration

    Most LPGA Wins in One Year

    • 13 - Mickey Wright, 1963
    • 11 - Mickey Wright, 1964
    • 11 - Annika Sorenstam, 2002

    Most LPGA Seasons With At Least One Win

    • 22 Years With a Win - Kathy Whitworth
    • 18 - Betsy Rawls
    • 16 - Sandra Haynie
    • 16 - Nancy Lopez
    • 16 - Juli Inkster

    Consecutive Years With a Win

    • 17 Years In a Row - Kathy Whitworth, 1962-78
    • 15 - Betsy Rawls, 1951-65
    • 14 - Mickey Wright, 1956-69
    • 14 - Sandra Haynie, 1962-75

    Most Consecutive Wins in LPGA Tournaments Played

    • 5 wins in a row - Nancy Lopez, 1978
    • 5 - Annika Sorenstam, 2004-05

    Most Wins in the Same Tournament

    • 5 - Mickey Wright, Sea Island Open (1957-58, 1960, 1962-63)
    • 5 - Kathy Whitworth, Orange Blossom Classic (1965, 1968-70, 1974)
    • 5 - Annika Sorenstam, Samsung World Championship (1995-96, 2002, 2004-2005)
    • 5 - Annika Sorenstam, Mizuno Classic (2001-2005)
    • 5 - Se Ri Pak, Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic (1998-99, 2001, 2003, 2007)

    Most Consecutive Wins in the Same Tournament

    • 5 Wins In a Row - Annika Sorenstam, Mizuno Classic (2001-05)
    • 4 - Laura Davies, Standard Register Ping (1994-97)

    Largest Margin of Victory (72-Hole Tournament)

    • 14 strokes - Cindy Mackey, 1986 MasterCard International Pro-Am

    Largest Margin of Victory (54-Hole Tournament)

    • 11 strokes - Jan Stephenson (1981 Mary Kay Classic)
    • 11 - Annika Sorenstam (2002 Kellogg-Keebler Classic)

    Largest Final-Round Comeback to Win
    Three golfers share the record for starting the final round the most strokes behind the leader and then winning. That record is 10 strokes:

    • Mickey Wright, 1964 Tall City Open
    • Annika Sorenstam, 2001 The Office Depot Hosted by Amy Alcott
    • Louise Friberg, 2008 MasterCard Classic

    Fewest LPGA Starts Before First Win

    • 1 start - Beverly Hanson (1951 Eastern Open)
    • 2 starts - Karrie Webb (1996 HealthSouth Inaugural)

    Most LPGA Starts Before Getting First Win

    • 359 starts - Carolyn Hill (1994 McCall's LPGA Classic)
    • 313 starts - Cindy Figg-Currier (1997 State Farm Rail Classic)

    Longest Gap Between Wins

    • 14 years, 11 months - Dale Eggeling won the 1980 Boston Five Classic and then didn't win again until the 1995 Oldsmobile Classic

    Largest Sudden-Death Playoff

    • 6 golfers - 1999 Jamie Farr Kroger Classic: Carin Koch, Kelli Kuehne, Mardi Lunn, Se Ri Pak (winner), Sherri Steinhauer, Karrie Webb
    • 6 - 2012 Women's Australian Open: Jessica Korda (winner), Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Julieta Granada, So Yeon Ryu, Hee Kyung Seo

    Most Wins in Playoffs

    • 16 wins - Annika Sorenstam (overall playoff record 16-6)
    • 10 - JoAnne Carner (10-10)

    Most Losses in Playoffs

    • 20 - Kathy Whitworth (overall playoff record 8-20)
    • 12 - Judy Rankin (4-12)

    Longest Sudden-Death Playoffs

    • 10 Holes - 1972 Corpus Christi Civitan Open, Jo Ann Prentice def. Sandra Palmer and Kathy Whitworth
    • 9 Holes - 2012 Kingsmill Championship, Jiyai Shin def. Paula Creamer
    • 7 Holes - 2004 LPGA Takefuji Classic, Cristie Kerr defeated Seol-An Jeon

    Youngest Golfer to Play in an LPGA Tournament
    The record-holder is Beverly Klass, who was 10 years, 6 months and 3 days old when she played the 1967 Dallas Civitan Open. She finished 51st, shooting 88-88-90-99--365.

    Youngest Golfer to Make an LPGA Cut
    The record-holder is Michelle Wie, who was 13 years, 5 months, 17 days old when she made the cut at the 2003 Kraft Nabisco Championship, a major.

    Oldest Golfer to Make an LPGA Cut
    The record-holder is JoAnne Carner, who made her last cut at age 64 years, 26 days at the 2004 Chick-fil-A Charity Championship. She finished 90th.

    Youngest Qualifiers for LPGA Tournament
    (These golfers played their way into an LPGA event by advancing through a qualifier.)

    • 11 years, 8 months, 19 days - Lucy Li, 2014 U.S. Women's Open
    • 11 years, 11 months, 2 days - Ariya Jutanugarn, 2007 Honda LPGA Thailand
    • 12 years, 4 months, 14 days - Michelle Wie, 2002 LPGA Takefuji Classic
    • 12 years, 4 months, 18 days - Lexi Thompson, 2007 U.S. Women's Open