2005 LPGA Tour

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The 2005 LPGA Tour was a series of weekly golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world which took place from February through December 2005. The tournaments were sanctioned by the United States-based Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). Total prize money for all tournaments was $45,100,000.

Annika Sörenstam dominated the Tour in 2005, winning ten tournaments, including two of the four major tournaments, winning more than $2 million in prize money for the fifth consecutive season in a row. Five other players earned over $1 million. Players from South Korea continued to be a growing force on the Tour, with seven different Korean players winning tournaments, including the two majors not won by Sörenstam: Birdie Kim at the U.S. Women's Open and Jeong Jang at the Women's British Open

For details of what happened in the main tournaments of the year see 2005 in golf.

Tournament schedule and results

The number in parentheses after winners' names show the player's total number of official money, individual event wins on the LPGA Tour including that event.

Dates Tournament Location Winner Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Feb 11–13 Women's World Cup of Golf South Africa South Africa  Japan (Rui Kitada & Ai Miyazato)
Feb 24–26 SBS Open at Turtle Bay United States Hawaii Philippines Jennifer Rosales (2) 1,000,000 150,000
Mar 4–6 MasterCard Classic Mexico Mexico Sweden Annika Sörenstam (57) 1,200,000 180,000
Mar 17–20 Safeway International United States Arizona Sweden Annika Sörenstam (58) 1,400,000 210,000
Mar 24–27 Kraft Nabisco Championship United States California Sweden Annika Sörenstam (59) 1,800,000 270,000
Apr 14–16 LPGA Takefuji Classic United States Nevada United States Wendy Ward (4) 1,100,000 165,000
Apr 21–24 Corona Morelia Championship Mexico Mexico Sweden Carin Koch (2) 1,000,000 150,000
Apr 28 – May 1 Franklin American Mortgage Championship United States Tennessee United States Stacy Prammanasudh (1) 1,000,000 150,000
May 5–8 Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill United States Virginia United States Cristie Kerr (5) 2,200,000 330,000
May 12–15 Chick-fil-A Charity Championship United States Georgia Sweden Annika Sörenstam (60) 1,600,000 240,000
May 19–22 Sybase Classic United States New York United States Paula Creamer (1) 1,250,000 187,500
May 26–29 LPGA Corning Classic United States New York South Korea Jimin Kang (1) 1,100,000 165,000
Jun 3–5 ShopRite LPGA Classic United States New Jersey Sweden Annika Sörenstam (61) 1,400,000 210,000
Jun 9–12 McDonald's LPGA Championship United States Maryland Sweden Annika Sörenstam (62) 1,800,000 270,000
Jun 16–19 Wegmans LPGA United States New York Mexico Lorena Ochoa (3) 1,500,000 225,000
Jun 23–26 U.S. Women's Open United States Colorado South Korea Birdie Kim (1) 3,100,000 560,000
Jun 30 – Jul 3 HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship United States New Jersey Colombia Marisa Baena (1) 2,000,000 500,000
Jul 7–10 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic United States Ohio United States Heather Bowie (1) 1,200,000 180,000
Jul 14–17 BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open Canada Nova Scotia, Canada South Korea Meena Lee (1) 1,300,000 195,000
Jul 20–23 Evian Masters France France United States Paula Creamer (2) 2,500,000 375,000
Jul 28–31 Weetabix Women's British Open England England South Korea Jeong Jang (1) 1,800,000 280,208
Aug 19–21 Safeway Classic United States Oregon South Korea Soo-Yun Kang (1) 1,400,000 210,000
Aug 25–28 Wendy's Championship for Children United States Ohio United States Cristie Kerr (6) 1,100,000 165,000
Sep 1–4 State Farm Classic United States Illinois United States Pat Hurst (4) 1,300,000 195,000
Sep 9–11 The Solheim Cup United States Indiana United States Team USA n/a
Sep 16–18 John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic United States Oklahoma Sweden Annika Sörenstam (63) 1,000,000 150,000
Sep 30 – Oct 2 Office Depot Championship United States California South Korea Hee-Won Han (4) 1,300,000 195,000
Oct 6–9 Longs Drugs Challenge United States California Chile Nicole Perrot (1) 1,000,000 150,000
Oct 13–16 Samsung World Championship United States California Sweden Annika Sörenstam (64) 850,000 212,500
Oct 28–30 CJ Nine Bridges Classic South Korea South Korea South Korea Jee Young Lee (1) 1,350,000 202,500
Nov 4–6 Mizuno Classic Japan Japan Sweden Annika Sörenstam (65) 1,000,000 150,000
Nov 10–13 The Mitchell Company Tournament of Champions United States Alabama United States Christina Kim (2) 850,000 138,000
Nov 16–19 ADT Championship United States Florida Sweden Annika Sörenstam (66) 1,000,000 215,000
Dec 9–11 Lexus Cup Singapore Singapore International Team n/a
Dec 17–18 Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge United States Nevada Champions Tour n/a

Tournaments in bold are majors.


Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events
1 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 2,588,240 20
2 Paula Creamer  United States 1,531,780 25
3 Cristie Kerr  United States 1,360,941 22
4 Lorena Ochoa  Mexico 1,201,786 23
5 Jang Jeong  South Korea 1,131,986 28
6 Natalie Gulbis  United States 1,010,154 27
7 Meena Lee  South Korea 870,182 28
8 Hee-Won Han  South Korea 856,364 27
9 Gloria Park  South Korea 842,349 26
10 Catriona Matthew  Scotland 776,924 26

Full 2005 Official Money List

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 69.33
2 Cristie Kerr  United States 70.86
3 Paula Creamer  United States 70.98
4 Jang Jeong  South Korea 71.17
5 Natalie Gulbis  United States 71.24

Full 2005 Scoring Average List - navigate to "2005", then "Scoring Average"

Award winners

The three competitive awards given out by the LPGA each year are:

  • The Rolex Player of the Year is awarded based on a formula in which points are awarded for top-10 finishes and are doubled at the LPGA's four major championships. The points system is: 30 points for first; 12 points for second; nine points for third; seven points for fourth; six points for fifth; five points for sixth; four points for seventh; three points for eighth; two points for ninth and one point for 10th.
  • The Vare Trophy, named for Glenna Collett-Vare, is given to the player with the lowest scoring average for the season.
  • The Louis Suggs Rolex Rooke of the Year Award is awarded to the first-year player on the LPGA Tour who scores the highest in a points competition in which points are awarded at all full-field domestic events and doubled at the LPGA's four major championships. The points system is: 150 points for first; 80 points for second; 75 points for third; 70 points for fourth; and 65 points for fifth. After fifth place, points are awarded in increments of three, beginning at sixth place with 62 points. Rookies who make the cut in an event and finish below 41st each receive five points. The award is named after Louise Suggs, one of the founders of the LPGA.

See also

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