Youngest Winners on LPGA Tour

LPGA Tour Records: Youngest To Win

Lydia Ko at the 2012 Canadian Women's Open
Lydia Ko won the 2012 Canadian Women's Open when she was only 15 years old, making her the youngest LPGA winner. Harry How/Getty Images

There have so far been 24 instances of a golfer winning an LPGA Tour tournament before turning 19 years old. Those 24 wins by golfers younger than age 19 are:

  • Lydia Ko - 15 years, 4 months, 3 day (2012 Canadian Women's Open)
  • Lydia Ko - 16 years, 4 months, 1 day (2013 Canadian Women's Open)
  • Lexi Thompson - 16 years, 7 months, 8 days (2011 Navistar LPGA Classic)
  • Lydia Ko - 17 years, 3 days (2014 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic)
  • Lydia Ko - 17 years, 2 months, 26 days (2014 LPGA Marathon Classic)
  • Lydia Ko - 17 years, 6 months, 30 days (2014 CME Globe Tour Championship)
  • Lydia Ko - 17 years, 9 months, 29 days (2015 Women's Australian Open)
  • Brooke Henderson - 17 years, 11 months, 6 days (2015 LPGA Cambia Portland Classic)
  • Lydia Ko - 18 years, 2 days (2015 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic)
  • Marlene Hagge - 18 years, 14 days (1952 Sarasota Open)
  • Marlene Hagge - 18 years, 2 months, 15 days (1952 Bakersfield Open)
  • Lydia Ko - 18 years, 3 months (2015 Canadian Pacific Women's Open)
  • Lydia Ko - 18 years, 4 months, 20 days (2015 Evian Championship)
  • Lydia Ko - 18 years, 6 months, 1 day (2015 Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship)
  • Lexi Thompson - 18 years, 8 months (2013 Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia)
  • Brooke Henderson - 18 years, 9 months (2016 Women's PGA Championship)
  • Lexi Thompson - 18 years, 9 months (2013 Lorena Ochoa Invitational)
  • Paula Creamer - 18 years, 9 months, 17 days (2005 Sybase Classic)
  • Brooke Henderson - 18 years, 9 months (2016 Portland Classic)
  • Morgan Pressel - 18 years, 10 months, 9 days (2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship)
  • Lydia Ko - 18 years, 11 months (2016 Kia Classic)
  • Lydia Ko - 18 years, 11 months, 10 days (2016 ANA Inspiration)
  • Jessica Korda - 18 years, 11 months, 2 weeks (2012 Women's Australian Open)
  • Minjee Lee - 18 years, 11 months, 3 weeks (2015 Kingsmill Championship)

Note that the two victories by Hagge above were both only 18-hole events. Today, those tournaments would be considered "unofficial," but in the early days of the LPGA 18-holers were not that uncommon and the LPGA recognizes Hagge's wins as official.

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