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The LPGA is the top-tier of women’s professional golf that runs a marathon season from January to November. The circuit features the best female golfers in the world as it has done since its founding in 1950. Golf fans can wager on all of this year’s PGA and LPGA tournaments with 1xBet and predict the player they believe will win the circuits’ events.

Women’s golf has seen a number of greats grace the game. Some are still playing the sport and feature on the LPGA Tour. Take a look some of the women who have made history on golf courses around the world.

5. JoAnne Carner

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Joanne Carner won five United States Women’s Amateur titles during her 20s. It wasn’t until the age of 30 that Carner turned professional in 1970. Had Carner been playing on the LPGA Tour earlier, we could have seen her win more titles.

During a 35-year LPGA career, she still managed to win 43 tournaments, unfortunately, only three of those wins came in major events. Carner was still going strong in her mid-60s. She became the oldest golfer to make the cut of a LPGA event at the ripe old age of 65. 

4. Nancy Lopez

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LPGA great Nancy Lopez won 48 tour events, nine of those victories came during her 1978 rookie season on the tour. Lopez not only took home the LPGA Rookie of the Year award in her first season, but she was voted the LPGA Player of the Year. It is considered the greatest rookie season ever in women’s golf.

Why is Lopez not higher on this list? She managed to win just three major events. Lopez also took several breaks during her career. Lopez retired in 2003 having won the LPGA Tour Player of the Year trophy.

3. Kathy Whitworth

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Kathy Whitworth registered the most LPGA wins of any golfer on the circuit with 88. Although Whitworth only won six LPGA majors, she was hugely successful in non-major events during a career that spanned 47 years.

The Texan won her first tournament in 1962 and her last tournament 33 years later. Whitworth also won the tour’s Player of the Year award on seven different occasions as she continued to amass tournament wins.

2. Mickey Wright

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Mickey Wright played on the LPGA Tour during the 1950s and 1960s. She was the top female golfer of her time, and unfortunately, due to retiring 50 years ago, is unknown to some modern-day golf fans.

Wright is second on the all-time wins list with 82 tournament victories, she tallied 13 major wins during a career that spanned just 15 years. PGA great Ben Hogan once said Wright had the best golf swing, he had ever seen.

1. Annika Sorenstam

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Whether you are a fan of men’s or women’s golf, you should be familiar with the name Annika Sorenstam, the Swedish golfer is considered one of the greatest of all-time regardless of gender.

Sorenstam turned professional in 1992 and racked up 10 LPGA major championships during her 16-year career. The golf great finished as the LPGA money leader eight times while winning the Player of the Year Award eight time. Sorenstam retired in 2008 prior to reaching the age of 40, allowing her to leave the game on top.