Yearly Putting Leaders on the LPGA Tour

Inbee Park is often among LPGA putting leaders

Below are the LPGA putting leaders per year, listed in two different ways of measuring putting prowess: putts per round, and putts per GIR.

The LPGA Tour's putting average stat dates to 1992 when the tour first officially started tracking it. The putts per GIR stat began being tracked by the tour in 2004.

So what follows are the yearly putting leaders on the LPGA Tour.

LPGA Putting Average (Putts Per Round) Leaders

Putting average is also called putts per round, and it is exactly that: a golfer's total number of putts attempted divided by her rounds played.

So far, only one golfer has topped this statistical category three times: Vicki Goetze-Ackerman (2001, 2004, 2005). The lowest putting average yet to lead the LPGA Tour is 26.13, recorded by Linda Wessberg in 2007.

2018 — M.J. Hur, 28.63
2017 — Cristie Kerr, 28.47
2016 — Lydia Ko, 28.31
2015 — Mika Miyazato, 28.73
2014 — Line Videl, 28.65
2013 — Meaghan Francella, 28.94
2012 — Inbee Park, 28.34
2011 — Jessica Shepley, 28.2
2010 — Grace Park, 28.07
2009 — Inbee Park, 28.36
2008 — Mi Hyun Kim, 26.95
2007 — Linda Wessberg, 26.13
2006 — A.J. Eathorne, 27.97
2005 — Vicki Goetze-Ackerman, 28.54
2004 — Vicki Goetze-Ackerman, 28.75
2003 — Rosie Jones, 28.2
2002 — Rosie Jones, 28.64
2001 — Vicki Goetze-Ackerman, 28.65
2000 — Lisa D'Amore, 28.56
1999 — Stephanie Brecht, 28.54
1998 — Caroline McMillan, 28.74
1997 — Barb Bunkowsky Scherbak, 29.26
1996 — Liselotte Neumann, 29.27
1995 — Kay Cockerill, 29.57
1994 — Sharon Barrett, 29.0
1993 — Liselotte Neumann, 29.17
1992 — Ayako Okamoto, 29.1

Putts Per GIR Leaders

GIR stands for greens in regulation, so this stat tracks a golfer's putting average only on holes on which she achieved a green in regulation.

Inbee Park (pictured above) is the unquestioned queen of this LPGA stat, leading the tour six times so far.

2018 — Ariya Jutanugarn, 1.722
2017 — Inbee Park, 1.734
2016 — Lydia Ko, 1.711
2015 — Stacy Lewis, 1.738
2014 — Inbee Park, 1.745
2013 — Inbee Park, 1.727
2012 — Inbee Park, 1.720
2011 — Inbee Park, 1.726
2010 — Ai Miyazato, 1.73
2009 — Lorena Ochoa, 1.75
2008 — Inbee Park, 1.74
2007 — Catriona Matthew, 1.76
2006 — Cristie Kerr, 1.74
2005 — Paula Creamer, 1.75
2004 — Grace Park, 1.74

Photo credit: "Inbee Park" by Keith Allison is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

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