The 6 Greatest Women Golfers of All Time

The 6 Greatest Women Golfers of All Time

Creating a ‘best of’ or ‘greatest of all time’ list is often challenging, but we do believe we have identified the 6 greatest women golfers of all time. With numerous Majors won and dozens of LPGA victories, these women have dominated their field to become the most successful women in golf ever.

Karrie Webb

  • Majors won: 7 (2000 and 2006 ANA Inspiration, 2001 Women’s PGA Championship, 2000 and 2001 U.S. Women’s Open, 1999 du Maurier Classic, and the 2002 Women’s British Open)
  • LPGA Victories: 41

With an astonishing 41 LPGA victories under her belt, Webb holds the most victories of any active player on Tour. Winning her first tournament in 1996 during only her second LPGA start, Webb became the 1st LGPA player to reach the $1 million mark in a single season.

Betsy Rawls

  • Majors won: 8 (1952 and 1959 Western Open, 1959 and 1969 Women’s PGA Championship, 1951, 1953, 1957, 1960 U.S. Women’s Open)
  • LPGA victories: 55

Betsy Rawls joined the LPGA in 1951 and won her first tournament that same year – the Sacramento Women’s Invitational Open. Rawls also led the tour in wins 3 times over her career and 6 of her 8 major wins all took place in the same decade.

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

  • Majors won: 10 (1940, 1944, 1945 and 1950 Western Open; 1947, 1950, and 1952 Titleholders Championship; 1948, 1950, and 1954 U.S. Women’s Open)
  • LPGA victories: 41

Not only is Zaharias one of the greatest golfers of all time – who surely would’ve been popular on betting sites today – she is also an accomplished athlete. Before her LPGA career began, Zaharias won 2 gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Olympics and she had her greatest year in 1950 when she completed the Grand Slam of the 3 women’s golf majors.

Louise Suggs

  • Majors won: 11 (1946, 1947, 1949 and 1953 Western Open; 1946, 1954, 1959, and 1959 Titleholders Championship; 1957 Women’s PGA Championship; 1949 and 1952 U.S. Women’s Open)
  • LPGA victories: 61

As one of the founding members of the LPGA, Suggs was one of the most successful players in the tour’s history and was inducted into the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame in 1967 and the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1979.

Mickey Wright

  • Majors won: 13 (1962, 1963 and 1966 Western Open; 1961 and 1962 Titleholders Championship; 1958, 1960, 1961, 1963 Women’s PGA Championship; 1958, 1959, 1961, 1964 U.S. Women’s Open)
  • LPGA victories: 82

With the 2nd-most LPGA victories in the tour’s history, Wright won all 13 of her major championship titles between 1958 and 1966.

Patty Berg

  • Major wins: 15 (1941, 1943, 1948, 1951, 1955, 1957, and 1958 Western Open; 1937-1939, 1948, 1953, 1955, 1957 Titleholders Championship; 1946 U.S. Women’s Open)
  • LPGA victories: 60

Another founding member of the LPGA, Patty Berg is also the world-record holder for the most major championship wins with 15. She won 29 times as an amateur, turning pro in 1940 and won the inaugural U.S. Women’s Open in 1946.