Women's British Open Winners

Champions of the Women's British Open Golf Tournament

Karrie Webb - Women's British Open Winners
Karrie Webb is a 3-time winner of the Women's British Open. David Cannon / Getty Images

The Women's British Open is one of the five LPGA majors, making one of the most sought-after victories in women's golf. It hasn't always counted as a major, however. Below are the past champions in this tournament, both from its time as a major and also previously.

Winners of the Women's British Open as a Major

Women's British Open Winners after it was elevated to major championship status:
2017 - In-Kyung Kim
2016 - Ariya Jutanugarn
2015 - Inbee Park
2014 - Mo Martin
2013 - Stacy Lewis
2012 - Jiyai Shin
2011 - Yani Tseng
2010 - Yani Tseng
2009 - Catriona Matthew
2008 - Jiyai Shin
2007 - Lorena Ochoa
2006 - Sherri Steinhauer
2005 - Jeong Jang
2004 - Karen Stupples
2003 - Annika Sorenstam
2002 - Karrie Webb
2001 - Se Ri Pak

Women's British Open Winners Before It Became a Major

Women's British Open Winners after it became an LPGA Tour event, but before it was considered a major:
2000 - Sophie Gustafson
1999 - Sherri Steinhauer
1998 - Sherri Steinhauer
1997 - Karrie Webb
1996 - Emilee Klein
1995 - Karrie Webb
1994 - Liselotte Neumann

Women's British Open Winners before it became an LPGA Tour event:
1993 - Karen Lunn
1992 - Patty Sheehan
1991 - Penny Grice-Whittaker
1990 - Helen Alfredsson
1989 - Jane Geddes
1988 - Corinne Dibnah
1987 - Alison Nicholas
1986 - Laura Davies
1985 - Betsy King
*1984 - Ayako Akamoto
1983 - not played
1982 - Marta Figueras-Dotti
1981 - Debbie Massey
1980 - Debbie Massey
1979 - Alison Sheard
1978 - Janet Melville
1977 - Vivien Saunders
1976 - Jenny Lee Smith

*Note that the 1984 tournament, then called the Hitachi British Ladies Open, was co-sanctioned by the LPGA Tour and is counted as an official LPGA event. It is the only one prior to 1994 for which this is so.