Youngest and Oldest Winners on Ladies European Tour

The Ladies European Tour (LET) is the top-level women's professional golf tour in Europe. Its squad, known as Team Europe, faces Team USA in the Solheim Cup every other year. Below are the Ladies European Tour record-holders for youngest winners and oldest winners.

And the names are impressive. The golfers listed here include budding stars who went on to more great achievements (youngest winners), as well as a Hall of Famer and Solheim Cup stalwart (oldest winners).

Youngest LET Winners

  • Atthaya Thitikul was 14 years, 4 months and 19 days old when she won the 2017 Ladies European Thailand Championship
  • Lydia Ko was 15 years, 9 months and 17 days old when she won the 2013 ISPS Handa New Zealand Women's Open
  • Amy Yang was 16 years, 191 days old when she won the 2006 ANZ Ladies Masters
All three on the list above were amateurs at the time of their respective wins.

At the time of her 2013 New Zealand Women's Open victory that made her, at that point, the youngest LET winner, Ko was already the LPGA Tour's youngest winner. She won the 2012 Canadian Women's Open five months earlier.

When the 14-year-old Thitikul replaced Ko as the record-holder, she began the final round of the 2017 Ladies European Thailand Championship one stroke off the lead. But she carded a steady 72 in the final round and wound up winning by two strokes.

As Ko did before her, Thitikul went on to prove there was nothing fluky about her early-age victory. She won the same tournament again in 2019, and in 2021 had two more wins on the LET. Thitikul was 19 years old when she got her first LPGA Tour win, the 2022 JTBC Classic.

Oldest Ladies European Tour Winners

  • Trish Johnson was 48 years, 7 months and 15 days old when she won the 2014 Ladies Scottish Open
  • Laura Davies was 47 years, 39 days old when she won the 2010 Hero Honda Women's Indian Open
Johnson won by two strokes over Gwladys Nocera at that Ladies Scottish Open to supplant Davies as the tour record-holder for oldest winner.

Johnson was in her 28th year as a Ladies European Tour member — she was the tour's Rookie of the Year in 1987. She had long ago earned lifetime-member status with the LET. It was Johnson's 19th career win on the LET. She also had three victories on the LPGA Tour, and played in the Solheim Cup eight times.

At the time of her 2014 Ladies Scottish Open victory, she ranked third all-time on the list of golfers with the most wins on the LET. (Davies is first, with 45, more than double anyone else.)

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