Longest Winning Streaks in LPGA Tour History

The LPGA Tour record for longest winning streak — the golfer who won the most tournament starts in a row — is five. Three players — Nancy Lopez, Annika Sorenstam and Nelly Korda — share this record.

Lopez established the record with five consecutive wins in 1978. Sorenstam matched the record by winning five in a row over the end of the 2004 season and beginning of the 2005 season. And Korda tied the record by winning the first five tournaments she played in the 2024 LPGA season.

All three record-holders skipped some Tour events during their win streaks. In other words, they won five consecutive tournaments in which they played, while choosing not to play other tournaments on the schedule that took place during the course of their streaks. Each golfer's streak included one major, the LPGA Championship for Lopez, the Kraft Nabisco Championship for Sorenstam, and the Chevron Championship for Korda.

Here are the tournaments won by each golfer in her record streak:

Lopez's 5 Wins in a Row in 1978

  • May 12-14, Greater Baltimore Classic, won by three strokes over Donna Caponi
  • May 19-21, Coca-Cola Classic, defeated JoAnne Carner in playoff
  • May 26-29, Golden Lights Championship, won by three over second-place Carner
  • June 8-11, LPGA Championship, won by six over Amy Alcott
  • June 16-18, Bankers Trust Classic, won by two over Debbie Massey and Jane Blalock
Lopez's streak ended at the 1978 Lady Keystone Open, the week after the Bankers Trust Classic, when she finished well back in the pack behind winner Pat Bradley.

Lopez had already won two tournaments before her streak began, and won two more after it ended. She had nine LPGA wins total in 1978, and led the tour in money in scoring. Oh, and it was her rookie year! Lopez won both the Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year awards.

Sorenstam's 5 Wins in a Row in 2004-05

  • Nov. 5-7, 2004, Mizuno Classic, won by nine strokes over runners-up Michie Ohba, Ai Miyazato and Grace Park
  • Nov. 18-21, 2004, ADT Championship, defeated Cristie Kerr in playoff
  • March 4-6, 2005, MasterCard Classic, won by three over Karrie Webb
  • March 17-20, 2005, Safeway International, defeated Lorena Ochoa in playoff
  • March 24-27, 2005, Kraft Nabisco Championship, won by eight over Rosie Jones
Sorenstam's streak ended at the Michelob Ultra Open at Kingsmill, May 5-8, where she tied for 12th place behind the champion, Cristie Kerr.

Lopez had one win in a playoff, Sorenstam's streak included two playoff wins. Sorenstam was the LPGA's leading money winner in both 2004 and 2005, and the Player of the Year both seasons, too. She had eight wins total in 2004, and 10 wins in 2005.

Korda's 5 Wins in a Row in 2024

  • Jan. 25-28, LPGA Drive On Championship, defeated Lydia Ko in playoff
  • March 21-24, Seri Pak Championship, defeated Ryann O'Toole in playoff
  • March 28-31, Ford Championship, won by two strokes over Hira Naveed
  • April 3-7, T-Mobile Match Play, won championship match over Leona Maguire, 4 and 3
  • April 18-21, The Chevron Championship, won by one over Maja Stark
Korda mixed it up a little: Her win streak included two victories by playoff plus a match-play title. In the playoff against Ko in her first victory, Korda won with a par on the second extra hole. In the playoff against Naveed in win No. 3, Korda birdied the first playoff hole to win. Korda's streak ended at the Founders Cup, where she tied for seventh place.

Most Wins in Consecutive LPGA Tourneys

As noted, the 5-tournament win streaks that share this record all included some skipped events, tournaments on the schedule that Lopez, Sorenstam and Korda chose not to play. So what about win streaks without any skips? In other words, the longest win streaks in consecutively scheduled tournaments on the LPGA calendar?

That record is four wins in a row. It's been accomplished six times by five different golfers: Korda, Lorena Ochoa, Sorenstam, Kathy Whitworth and Mickey Wright (twice). Here are those golfers:

Mickey Wright, 1962

  • Aug. 9-12, Heart of America Invitational
  • Aug. 17-19, Albuquerque Swing Parade
  • Aug. 23-26, Salt Lake City Open
  • Aug. 31-Sept. 3, Spokane Open
The first 4-tournament win streak in LPGA history, over four consecutive tournaments on the schedule. And, in this case, four consecutive weeks on the calendar.

Mickey Wright, 1963

  • May 10-12, Alpine Civitan Open
  • May 16-19, Muskogee Civitan Open
  • May 23-26, Dallas Civitan Open
  • May 31-June 2, Babe Zaharias Open
As with her first streak, Wright's wins this time were also over four consecutive weeks.

Kathy Whitworth, 1969

  • March 13-17, Orange Blossom Open
  • March 20-23, Port Charlotte Invitational
  • March 27-30, Port Malabar Invitational
  • April 17-20, Lady Carling Open

Annika Sorenstam, 2001

  • March 8-11, Welch's/Circle K Championship
  • March 15-18, Standard Register Ping
  • March 22-25, Nabisco Championship
  • April 12-14, The Office Depot
There's Annika again. The Standard Register Ping in this streak is the tournament in which Sorenstam became the first LPGA golfer to shoot 59.

Lorena Ochoa, 2008

  • March 27-30, Safeway International
  • April 3-6, Kraft Nabisco Championship
  • April 10-13, Coronoa Championship
  • April 17-20, Ginn Open
Ochoa's streak included a major, the Kraft Nabisco. Her wins also happened over four consecutive weeks.

Nelly Korda, 2024

  • March 21-24, Seri Pak Championship
  • March 28-31, Ford Championship
  • April 3-7, T-Mobile Match Play
  • April 18-21, The Chevron Championship
The last four victories in Korda's 5-tournament win streak occurred in consecutively scheduled LPGA Tour events.

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