Youngest Women's Major Champions

LPGA Tour Records: The youngest winners of a major championship

Lydia Ko during the second round of the 2015 Evian Championship
Lydia Ko is the youngest golfer ever to win one of the major championships of women's golf. Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Who are the youngest women to win a golf major championship? The 11 women listed here.

So far in LPGA Tour history, there are seven golfers who've won majors as teenagers; four others won majors at age 20.

  • Lydia Ko - 18 years, 4 months, 20 days (2015 Evian Championship)
  • Brooke Henderson - 18 years, 9 months (2016 Women's PGA Championship)
  • Morgan Pressel - 18 years, 10 months, 9 days (2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship)
  • Lydia Ko - 18 years, 11 months, 10 days (2016 ANA Inspiration)
  • Lexi Thompson - 19 years, 1 month, 27 days (2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship)
  • Hyo Joo Kim - 19 years, 2 months (2014 Evian Championship)
  • Yani Tseng - 19 years, 4 months, 6 days (2008 McDonald's LPGA Championship)
  • Inbee Park - 19 years, 11 months, 17 days (2008 U.S. Women's Open)
  • Sandra Post - 20 years, 19 days (1968 LPGA Championship)
  • Jiyai Shin - 20 years, 3 months, 6 days (2008 Women's British Open)
  • Se Ri Pak - 20 years, 7 months, 19 days (1998 McDonald's LPGA Championship)
  • Ariya Jutanugarn - 20 years, 8 months, 8 days (2016 Women's British Open)
  • Se Ri Pak - 20 years, 9 months, 7 days (1998 U.S. Women's Open)

Ko jumped to the top of this list when she won the 2015 Evian Championship. It was her last opportunity to supplant Pressel as the record holder - by the time of the next major (the 2016 ANA Inspiration, Ko would be older than Pressel's age at the 2007 KNC.

(But Ko did win that next major, too, at the 2016 ANA, just for good measure.)

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