Women's British Open Winners: Full List of Champions

The Women's British Open is one of the five major championships of women's golf. It is currently co-sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA — but neither of those organizations runs it. The Women's British Open (or "WBO") was run by the Ladies Golf Union for most of its history, but beginning recently the R&A now organizes the tournament.

Below are all the winners going back to the founding of the tournament.

Women's British Open Winners Since It Became a Major

2018 — Georgia Hall, 271
2017 — In-Kyung Kim, 270
2016 — Ariya Jutanugarn, 272
2015 — Inbee Park, 276
2014 — Mo Martin, 287
2013 — Stacy Lewis, 280
2012 — Jiyai Shin, 279
2011 — Yani Tseng, 272
2010 — Yani Tseng, 277
2009 — Catriona Matthew, 285
2008 — Jiyai Shin, 270
2007 — Lorena Ochoa, 287
2006 — Sherri Steinhauer, 281
2005 — Jeong Jang, 272
2004 — Karen Stupples, 269
2003 — Annika Sorenstam, 278
2002 — Karrie Webb, 273
2001 — Se Ri Pak, 277

Winners of the WBO Before It Was Called a Major

The Women's British Open has not always been considered a women's major. Although the Ladies European Tour counted the WBO as one of its majors, the LPGA, prior to 2001, did not.

From 1994-2000, the LPGA Tour did count this tournament as an official tour event, just not a major championship. Prior to 1994, it was not an official LPGA tournament.

Here are the winners of the tournament before it became recognized worldwide as a major championship:

2000 — Sophie Gustafson, 282
1999 — Sherri Steinhauer, 283
1998 — Sherri Steinhauer, 292
1997 — Karrie Webb, 269
1996 — Emilee Klein, 277
1995 — Karrie Webb, 278
1994 — Liselotte Neumann, 280
1993 — Karen Lunn, 275
1992 — Patty Sheehan, 207
1991 — Penny Grice-Whittaker, 284
1990 — Helen Alfredsson, 288
1989 — Jane Geddes, 274
1988 — Corinne Dibnah, 295
1987 — Alison Nicholas, 296
1986 — Laura Davies, 283
1985 — Betsy King, 300
1984 — Ayako Akamoto, 289
1983 — Tournament not played this year
1982 — Marta Figueras-Dotti, 296
1981 — Debbie Massey, 295
1980 — Debbie Massey, 294
1979 — Alison Sheard, 301
1978 — Janet Melville, 310
1977 — Vivien Saunders, 306
1976 — Jenny Lee Smith, 299

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