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

LPGA golfer Yani Tseng
How many golfers in LPGA Tour history have won a "regular" tournament one week, and then a major championship the next week? Below you'll find the full list of such occurrences on the LPGA. And some golfers did it more than once.

One thing we'll point out first: Winning on a tour the week before winning a major is something that is a bit rarer on the PGA Tour than it is on the LPGA Tour. But it's not exactly a common thing on the LPGA, either.

LPGA Win the Week Before Winning a Major

This is the full list of all the times it has happened. An asterisk (*) notes that the two wins happened in consecutive tournaments on the schedule, but with a 2-week gap or longer between the events (they were consecutive tournaments but not back-to-back-weeks); otherwise, the wins were in consecutive weeks.
  • 1951: *Patty Berg won the New York Weathervane and then the Women's Western Open
  • 1953: Patty Berg won the Jacksonville Open and then the Titleholders Championship
  • 1956: *Marlene Bauer Hagge won the Triangle Round Robin and then the LPGA Championship
  • 1956: *Kathy Cornelias won the Hot Springs 4-Ball Invitational (team tournament, partnered by Beverly Hanson) and then the U.S. Women's Open
  • 1959: *Betsy Rawls won the Mt. Prospect Open and then the Women's Western Open
  • 1963: *Mickey Wright won the Mickey Wright Invitational and then the LPGA Championship
  • 1964: *Mickey Wright won the Waldemar Open and then the U.S. Women's Open
  • 1965: Carol Mann won the Lady Carling Open and then the U.S. Women's Open
  • 1967: *Kathy Whitworth won the Lady Carling Open and then the Women's Western Open
  • 1971: Kathy Whitworth won the Lady Carling Open and the LPGA Championship
  • 1974: Sandra Haynie won the Lawson's LPGA Open and then the U.S. Women's Open
  • 1980: Amy Alcott won the Mayflower Classic and then U.S. Women's Open
  • 1982: Sandra Haynie won the Rochester International and then du Maurier Classic
  • 1990: Beth Daniel won The Phar-Mor and then the LPGA Championship
  • 1994: Laura Davies won the Sara Lee Classic and then the LPGA Championship
  • 2001: Annika Sorenstam won the Standard Register Ping and then the Nabisco Championship
  • 2003: Annika Sorenstam won the Kellogg-Keebler Classic and then the LPGA Championship
  • 2005: Annika Sorenstam won the Safeway International and then the Kraft Nabisco Championship
  • 2005: Annika Sorenstam won the ShopRite LPGA Classic and then the LPGA Championship
  • 2008: Lorena Ochoa won the Safeway International and then the Kraft Nabisco Championship
  • 2011: *Yani Tseng won the LPGA State Farm Classic and then the LPGA Championship
  • 2012: Jiyai Shin won the Kingsmill Championship and then the Women's British Open
  • 2013: Inbee Park won the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship and then the U.S. Women's Open
  • 2013: *Suzann Pettersen won the Safeway Classic and then the Evian Championship
  • 2016: Lydia Ko won the Kia Classic and then won the ANA Inspiration
Multiple LPGA golfers have accomplished this feat more than once. Patty Berg, Mickey Wright, Kathy Whitworth and Sandra Haynie all did it twice. But the record belongs to Annika Sorenstam, who, four different times (and twice in the year 2005), followed an LPGA Tour win by winning a major the next tournament. What else do those five golfers have in common? They are five of the biggest names in LPGA history.

Photo credit: "File:2009 LPGA Championship - Yani Tseng (3).jpg" by Keith Allison from Baltimore, USA is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

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