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Kraft Nabisco Championship Winners

 

The Kraft Nabisco Championship is one of the five majors of women's professional golf, played early in every LPGA Tour season. Below are the winners of the KNC (with playoffs noted in parentheses):

2013: Inbee Park, 273
2012: Sun Young Yoo, 279 (def. I.K. Kim in sudden-death playoff on first extra hole)
2011: Stacy Lewis, 275
2010: Yani Tseng, 275
2009: Brittany Lincicome, 279
2008: Lorena Ochoa, 277
2007: Morgan Pressel, 285
2006: Karrie Webb, 279 (def. Lorena Ochoa in sudden-death playoff on first extra hole)
2005: Annika Sorenstam, 273
2004: Grace Park, 277
2003: Patricia Meunier-Lebouc, 281
2002: Annika Sorenstam, 280
2001: Annika Sorenstam, 281
2000: Karrie Webb, 274
1999: Dottie Pepper, 269
1998: Pat Hurst, 281
1997: Betsy King, 276
1996: Patty Sheehan, 281
1995: Nanci Bowen, 285
1994: Donna Andrews, 276
1993: Helen Alfredsson, 284
1992: Dottie Pepper, 279 (def. Juli Inkster in sudden-death playoff on first extra hole)
1991: Amy Alcott, 273
1990: Betsy King, 283
1989: Juli Inkster, 279
1988: Amy Alcott, 274
1987: Betsy King, 283 (def. Betsy King in sudden-death playoff on second extra hole)
1986: Pat Bradley, 280
1985: Alice Miller, 275
1984: Juli Inkster, 280 (def. Pat Bradley in sudden-death playoff on first extra hole)
1983: Amy Alcott, 282

While the KNC is a major today, it hasn't always been counted as such. Prior to 1983, the Kraft Nabisco Championship was not counted as a major by the LPGA Tour. Here are the tournament winners before it was a major:

1982: Sally Little, 278
1981: Nancy Lopez, 277
1980: Donna Caponi, 275
1979: Sandra Post, 276
1978: Sandra Post, 283 (def. Penny Pulz in sudden-death playoff)
1977: Kathy Whitworth, 289
1976: Judy Rankin, 285
1975: Sandra Palmer, 283
1974: Jo Ann Prentice, 289 (def. Jane Blalock and Sandra Haynie in sudden-death playoff)
1973: Mickey Wright, 284
1972: Jane Blalock, 213

The singer and talk-show host Dinah Shore was instrumental in founding this tournament, and for many years her name was part of the title. The Kraft Nabisco Championship went by the name "Colgate Dinah Shore" when it was first played.

 

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