LPGA Record: Oldest Golfer to Make a Cut

Who is the oldest golfer to make the cut in an LPGA Tour tournament? The golfer who did it was 64 years old at the time. Welcome to Big Mama's house.

Just as with the record for oldest golfer to make a PGA Tour cut, the oldest LPGA golfer to make a cut is one of the tour's all-time greats. That golfer is JoAnne Carner, nicknamed "Big Mama."

In 2004, the year in which she turned 64, Carner played in 10 tournaments on the LPGA Tour. Among other things she did that year, she recorded her third career tournament hole-in-one. And she made the cut in a major, the Kraft Nabisco Championship, late in her age-63 year (also making her the oldest to make the cut in an LPGA major).

About a month later, several weeks after turning 64, Carner made the cut one last time, in the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship. Carner was 64 years, 26 days old, to be precise. After making the cut she finished 90th — last among those who played the weekend. But the key thing is, Carner played the weekend, establishing the LPGA Tour record for oldest golfer to make a cut.

Carner didn't make her final LPGA Tour appearance until the following year, when she set another record: oldest to play in an LPGA tournament, at age 65.

Carner won the U.S. Women's Amateur five times in the 1950s and '60s, and didn't turn pro until she was 30 years old. Despite that late start on the LPGA Tour, Carner went on to win 43 LPGA tournaments, including the U.S. Women's Open twice.

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