Yearly Driving Distance Leaders on the LPGA Tour

Below are the yearly leaders in average driving distance on the LPGA Tour, dating to 1992 when the tour first officially started tracking this stat.

No surprise that Laura Davies led this LPGA stat most often — the first five years it was tracked. But Davies' leading driving distances are now easily surpassed by the new leaders each year.

The longest average driving distance to lead the LPGA Tour so far is 284.5 yards, established by Karin Sjodin in 2006.

2017 — Maude-Aimee Leblanc, 279.256 yards
2016 — Joanna Klatten, 281.372
2015 — Joanna Klatten, 274.420
2014 — Brittany Lincicome, 271.462
2013 — Nicole Smith, 274.875
2012 — Brittany Lincicome, 272.211
2011 — Brittany Lincicome, 277.333
2010 — Michelle Wie, 274.500
2009 — Vicky Hurst, 272.500
2008 — Lorena Ochoa, 269.300
2007 — Karin Sjodin, 275.800
2006 — Karin Sjodin, 284.500
2005 — Brittany Lincicome, 270.300
2004 — Sophie Gustafson, 270.100
2003 — Annika Sorenstam, 269.800
2002 — Akiko Fukushima, 269.300
2001 — Wendy Doolan, 265.900
2000 — Caroline Blaylock, 270.300
1999 — Jean Bartholomew, 261.100
1998 — Caroline Blaylock, 268.200
1997 — Simi Mehra, 263.800
1996 — Laura Davies, 262.600
1995 — Laura Davies, 265.600
1994 — Laura Davies, 253.200
1993 — Laura Davies, 254.000
1992 — Laura Davies, 258.870

Aside from Davies and her five driving distance championships, the next-most times leading the LPGA Tour in yards is three by Brittany Lincicome.

Photo credit: Brittany Lincicome, by Keith Allison via Flickr, under the CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

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