LPGA Golfers Who Won on Tour the Week After Winning a Major

Se Ri Pak is on the list of golfers who won on the LPGA Tour the week after winning a major
You win a major championship, and that's a great thing. But then you follow it up in the next tour event with another win. A major victory followed by a "regular" win. How many times has it happened on the LPGA Tour?

This is an accomplishment that is a bit more common the LPGA Tour than following a win in a men's major with another win on the PGA Tour is. But that doesn't mean it happens often. It doesn't.

So let's run down the list of every time it has happened, beginning in the earliest days of the LPGA and continuing to the most recent instances.

LPGA Win the Week After Winning a Major

Note that an asterisk (*) indicates the golfer won the next tournament on the schedule, but with a gap between the major and the tour event. Otherwise, tour events followed the major by one week.
  • 1950: *Babe Zaharias won the Titleholders Championship and then won the Pebble Beach Weathervane
  • 1950: *Babe Zaharias won the Women's Western Open and then won the All-American Open
  • 1951: *Louise Suggs won the U.S. Women's Open and then the All American Women's Open
  • 1954: *Louise Suggs won the Titleholders Championship and then the Betsy Rawls Open
  • 1961: Mary Lena Faulk won the Women's Western Open and then the Triangle Round Robin
  • 1963: Marilynn Smith won the Titleholders Championship and then the Peach Blossom Open
  • 1978: Nancy Lopez won the LPGA Championship and then the Bankers Trust Classic
  • 1982: Jan Stephenson won the LPGA Championship and then the Lady Keystone Open
  • 1984: Patty Sheehan won the LPGA Championship and then the McDonald's Kids Classic
  • 1986: Jane Geddes won the U.S. Women's Open and then the Boston Five Classic
  • 1988: Sherri Turner won the LPGA Championship and then the LPGA Corning Classic
  • 1998: Se Ri Pak won the U.S. Women's Open and then the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic
  • 2001: Annika Sorenstam won the Nabisco Championship and then the Office Depot Championship
  • 2004: Meg Mallon won the U.S. Women's Open and then the Canadian Women's Open
  • 2007: *Lorena Ochoa won the Women's British Open and then the Canadian Women's Open
  • 2008: Lorena Ochoa won the Kraft Nabisco Championship and then the Corona Championship
  • 2013: Inbee Park won the LPGA Championship and then won the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship
Babe Zaharias, Louise Suggs and Lorena Ochoa accomplished this feat twice each, and in the case of Zaharias, twice in the same year. We also have a list of golfers who won an LPGA Tour tournament the week before winning a major, and two golfers appear on both lists: Annika Sorenstam and Inbee Park.

Photo credit: "File:2009 LPGA Championship - Se-ri Pak (1).jpg" by Keith Allison is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

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