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LPGA Tour Players of the Year

 

Every year the LPGA Tour gives an award to its Player of the Year. Those Players of the Year Award winners are today selected automatically, through a points system. Fans can follow the standings in the Player of the Year race in the "Stas" section of LPGA.com.

The LPGA has named a Player of the Year annually since first doing so in 1966 (Kathy Whitworth was the first winner).

Here is the list of golfers who have won the LPGA's Player of the Year award:

2012 - Stacy Lewis
2011 - Yani Tseng
2010 - Yani Tseng
2009 - Lorena Ochoa
2008 - Lorena Ochoa
2007 - Lorena Ochoa
2006 - Lorena Ochoa
2005 - Annika Sorenstam
2004 - Annika Sorenstam
2003 - Annika Sorenstam
2002 - Annika Sorenstam
2001 - Annika Sorenstam
2000 - Karrie Webb
1999 - Karrie Webb
1998 - Annika Sorenstam
1997 - Annika Sorenstam
1996 - Laura Davies
1995 - Annika Sorenstam
1994 - Beth Daniel
1993 - Betsy King
1992 - Dottie Pepper
1991 - Pat Bradley
1990 - Beth Daniel
1989 - Betsy King
1988 - Nancy Lopez
1987 - Ayako Okamoto
1986 - Pat Bradley
1985 - Nancy Lopez
1984 - Betsy King
1983 - Patty Sheehan
1982 - JoAnne Carner
1981 - JoAnne Carner
1980 - Beth Daniel
1979 - Nancy Lopez
1978 - Nancy Lopez
1977 - Judy Rankin
1976 - Judy Rankin
1975 - Sandra Palmer
1974 - JoAnne Carner
1973 - Kathy Whitworth
1972 - Kathy Whitworth
1971 - Kathy Whitworth
1970 - Sandra Haynie
1969 - Kathy Whitworth
1968 - Kathy Whitworth
1967 - Kathy Whitworth
1966 - Kathy Whitworth

Nancy Lopez, in 1978, is the only tour rookie to win the LPGA Player of the Year award.

Golfers with Most LPGA Player of the Year Awards
Which golfers have won the LPGA Player of the Year award most often? Annika Sorenstam earned one more than Kathy Whitworth to lead the way:

Annika Sorenstam - 8
Kathy Whitworth - 7
Nancy Lopez - 4
Lorena Ochoa - 4
JoAnne Carner - 3
Beth Daniel - 3
Betsy King - 3

Related articles:
LPGA Tour money leaders
PGA Tour Players of the Year

 

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