Greatest Women's Major Golf Champions in History

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Golfers are immortalised and defined by their success in major championships, the events with the strongest fields and most historical significance. The men's game has been secure in their view of what a 'major' is since the days of Arnold Palmer, though it's fair to say that The Players Championship holds a sway in the minds of golfers on the PGA Tour. 

However, within the women's game, it's been a little unclear. Majors have been dropped, added and changed, making comparing eras a little more complicated. But when you tally up the successes of players of each generation, the true greats stand out. We look back at the most prolific major champions in the history of women's golf.

Patty Berg (United States)

15 Majors  -  Won Between 1937-1958 -1 U.S. Women's Open, 7 Western Opens, 7 Titleholders Championships. 

Mickey Wright (United States)

13 Majors - Won Between 1958-1966 - 4 Women's PGA Championships, 4 U.S. Women's Opens, 2 Titleholders Championships, 3 Western Opens.

Louise Suggs (United States)

11 Majors - Won Between 1946-1959 - 1 Women's PGA Championship, 2 U.S. Women's Opens, 4 Titleholders Championships, 4 Western Opens.

Annika Sorenstam (Sweden)

10 Majors - Won Between 1995-2006 - 3 ANA Inspirations, 3 Women's PGA Championships, 3 U.S. Women's Opens, 1 Women's British Open.

Babe Zaharias (United States)

10 Majors - Won Between 1940-1954 - 3 U.S. Women's Opens, 3 Titleholders Championships, 4 Western Opens.

Betsy Rawls (United States)

8 Majors - Won Between 1951-1969 - 2 Women's PGA Championships, 4 U.S. Women's Open, 2 Western Opens.

Juli Inkster (United States)

7 Majors - Won Between 1984-2002 - 2 ANA Inspirations, 2 Women's PGA Championships, 2 U.S. Women's Opens, 1 du Maurier Championship.

Karrie Webb (Australia)

7 Majors - Won Between 1999-2006 - 2 ANA Inspirations, 1 Women's PGA Championship, 2 U.S. Women's Opens, 1 Women's British Open, 1 du Maurier Championship.

Inbee Park (South Korea)

7 Majors - Won Between 2008-2015 - 1 ANA Inspiration, 3 Women's PGA Championships, 2 U.S. Women's Opens, 1 Women's British Open.

Pat Bradley (United States)

6 Majors - Won Between 1980-1986 - 1 ANA Inspiration, 1 Women's PGA Championship, 1 U.S. Women's Open, 3 du Maurier Championships.

Betsy King (United States)

6 Majors - Won Between 1987-1997 - 3 ANA Inspirations, 1 Women's PGA Championship, 2 U.S. Women's Opens.

Patty Sheehan (United States)

6 Majors - Won Between 1983-1996 - 1 ANA Inspiration, 3 Women's PGA Championships, 2 U.S. Women's Opens.

Kathy Whitworth (United States)

6 Majors - Won Between 1965-1975 - 3 Women's PGA Championships, 2 Titleholders Championships, 1 Western Open.

Amy Alcott (United States)

5 Majors - Won Between 1979-1991 - 3 ANA Inspirations, 1 U.S. Women's Open, 1 du Maurier Championship.

Se Ri Pak (South Korea)

5 Majors - Won Between 1998-2006 - 3 Women's PGA Championships, 1 U.S. Women's Open, 1 Women's British Open.

Yani Tseng (Taiwan)

5 Majors - Won Between 2008-2011 - 1 ANA Inspiration, 2 Women's PGA Championships, 2 Women's British Opens.

Susie Berning (United States)

4 Majors - Won Between 1965-1973 - 3 U.S. Women's Opens, 1 Western Open.

Donna Caponi (United States)

4 Majors - Won Between 1969-1981 - 2 Women's PGA Championships, 2 U.S Women's Opens

Dame Laura Davies (England)

4 Majors - Won Between 1987-1996 - 2 Women's PGA Championships, 1 U.S. Women's Open, 1 du Maurier Championship.

Sandra Haynie (United States)

4 Majors - Won Between 1965-1982 - 2 Women's PGA Championships, 1 U.S. Women's Open, 1 du Maurier Championship.

Meg Mallon (United States)

4 Majors - Won Between 1991-2004 - 1 Women's PGA Championship, 2 U.S. Women's Opens, 1 du Maurier Championship,

Hollis Stacy (United States)

4 Majors - Won Between 1977-1984 - 3 U.S. Women's Opens, 1 du Maurier Championship.


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