Michelob Light Classic, Former LPGA Tournament

The Michelob Light Classic was a golf tournament on the LPGA Tour that had a short but strong run beginning in the mid-1990s. All eight of its champions were tour stars at the time of their victories, and one of the greatest golfers of all-time won half of the tournament titles.

That great was Annika Sorenstam, who won the Michelob Light Classic four of the eight times it was played. Two of those wins happened in playoffs, against Donna Andrews in 1998 and against Tina Barrett in 1999.

The tournament switched a couple times between 54-hole and 72-hole formats. ... Sorenstam was also the runner-up once, in the final tournament to Emilee Klein.

First played: 1994

Last played: 2001

Also known as: It was originally called the GHP Heartland Classic, then, for one year, the Michelob Light Heartland Classic.

Winners of the Michelob Light Classic

2001 — Emilee Klein, 205
2000 — Lorie Kane, 205
1999 — Annika Sorenstam, 278
1998 — Annika Sorenstam, 208
1997 — Annika Sorenstam, 277
1996 — Vicki Fergon, 276
1995 — Annika Sorenstam, 278
1994 — Liselotte Neumann, 278

Golf courses: The tournament was played in the St. Louis, Mo., area. The first course used was Forest Hills Country Club in Chesterfield, Mo. For its final two years, the event moved to Fox Run Golf Club in Eureka, Mo.

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