Golf is a classy game played from a very early time in human history. The earliest recorded golf match was in the 13th century. But it was not until we were well into the 16th century that a woman entered the golf course to play.
Golf museums around the world preserve the history of world and point to the fact that it was, in fact, a Queen of Scotland who played golf in 1552. Now, there are quite a number of female golf players ruling the golf course. Out of these women, we have picked the top 50 and listed them below.
50 Best Women Golfers of All Time
- Annika Sorenstam
Sorenstam is no doubt at the top of the game. She has a whopping 72 LPGA victories.
- Mickey Wright
Wright is a major player with 82 wins and has 13 major wins.
- Kathy Witworth
Witworth won a total of 88 games.
- Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Zacharias is another top player and consistently won games even in mix tours.
- Nancy Lopez
Lopez won 48 times, and has three majors tour games.
- JoAnne Carner
Carner has 43 tour wins and 7 major championships.
- Karrie Webb
Webb has 41 LPGA wins, and 7 major wins.
- Patty Berg
Berg has 60 LPGA wins in her career.
- Betsy King
King started winning consistently every year after her initial spell of no win ended.
- Louise Suggs
Suggs bagged 58 games and 11 major championships.
- Pat Bradley
Bradley has 30 wins in her pocket.
- Patty Sheehan
Sheehan has 35 Tour wins and 6 majors.
- Juli Inkster
Inkster has 31 wins in total.
- Betsy Rawls
Rawls has 55 LPGA Tour wins.
- Sandra Haynie
Haynie has 42 Tour wins and four majors.
- Amy Alcott
Alcott has 29 Tour wins, 5 majors.
- Beth Daniel
Daniel has 33 LPGA Tour victories.
- Carol Mann
Mann has 38 LPGA Tour wins, and 2 majors.
- Se Ri Pak
Se Ri Pak has 25 LPGA wins, 5 majors.
- Judy Rankin
Rankin played top game even when she suffered from chronic back pain.
- Joyce Wethered
Wethered is ranked as one of the all-time best with a driver.
- Lorena Ochoa
Ochoa won 27 Tour games.
- Laura Davies
Davies has 20 LPGA wins and four majors.
- Dottie Pepper
Pepper has 17 wins in her career.
- Meg Mallon
Mallon won 18 games and four majors.
- Donna Caponi
Caponi won a total of 24 games and played very well.
- Hollis Stacy
Stacy won a total of 18 games and played on the edge.
- Jane Blalock
Blalock has the most number of game wins without a major, the total is 27 wins.
- Sandra Palmer
Palmer was the Player of the Year in 1975 and has 19 wins.
- Jan Stephenson
Stephenson played consistently and won 16 games.
- Sally Little
Little won many games staring from the age of 14, before her career ended because of injury.
- Susie Berning
Berning won 11 major championships including 3 U.S. Women’s Open games.
- Ayako Okamoto
Okamoto played a good game and won 17 victories.
- Glenna Collett Vare
Vare was often called the female ‘Bobby Jones’ in her time.
- Marlene Hagge
Hagge has a whopping 26 tour wins. She was a cofounder of the LPGA tour.
- Marilynn Smith
Smith not only played great golf, but also helped promote golf.
- Yani Tseng
Tseng was just 22 years old when she won the LPGA championship in 2011.
- Inbee Park
Park is a great golfer rising fast through the ranks.
- Cristie Kerr
Kerr won 18 LPGA tour games, two major championships.
- Betty Jameson
Jameson the first woman golfer to score under 300 in a 72-hole game and won the U.S. Women’s Open.
- Chako Higuchi
Higuchi is a star golfer from Japan, who also played at times in the United States.
- Jiyai Shin
Shin won a whopping 10 LPGA games and two major championships even before she turned 25 years old.
- Stacy Lewis
Lewis is a consistent player with her first win in 2011. After that, there is no turning back for her.
- Suzann Pettersen
Pettersen has as many as 13 wins in the LPGA tour games. She is a very consistent player.
- Shirley Englehorn
Englehorn won 11 games before ending her career at 30, because of a major injury.
- Rosie Jones
Jones was one of the most consistent golfer ever in the field. In the seasons between 1999 and 2003, she was in her top form in the game.
- Dorothy Campbell
Campbell was the first golfer to win the U.S Women’s Amateur. That game was as early as in 1909.
- Liselotte Neumann
Neumann won the 1988 U.S Women’s Open and became the LPGA rookie of the year. She is a Swede and golfers from Sweden have flooded the golf scene because of her start.
- Beverly Hanson
Hanson won the U.S Women’s Amateur in 1950. She had 17 career wins and 3 of them were major championships.
- Jane Geddes
In 1987 season, Geddes won five times, finished second in four games and won a major championship.
Golf has seen a good number of women players over the years who really excel at the game. And we welcome even more women to join the golf scene and have fun!