1950 LPGA Tour

The 1950 LPGA Tour was the first official season of the LPGA Tour. The season ran from January 19 to October 21. It consisted of 15 official money events. Babe Zaharias won the most tournaments, eight. She also led the money list with earnings of $14,800.

1950 LPGA Tour season
DurationJanuary 19, 1950 (1950-01-19) – October 21, 1950 (1950-10-21)
Number of official events15
Most wins8 – Babe Zaharias
Money leaderBabe Zaharias ($14,800)
1951

The tournament results are listed below.

Tournament resultsEdit

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1950 season.[1] "Date" is the ending date of the tournament. The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names are the number of wins they had on the tour up to and including that event. Majors are shown in bold. Note that the LPGA recognizes several pre-1950 tournaments as official wins.

Date Tournament Location Winner Score Purse ($) 1st prize ($)
Jan 22 Tampa Open Florida   Polly Riley (a) (2*) 295 3,500
Mar 19 Titleholders Championship Georgia   Babe Zaharias (11) 298 1,500 700
Apr 30 Pebble Beach Weathervane California   Babe Zaharias (12) 158 3,000 750
May 7 Chicago Weathervane Illinois   Louise Suggs (7) 160 3,000 750
May 14 Cleveland Weathervane Ohio   Babe Zaharias (13) 145 3,000 750
May 21 New York Weathervane New York   Louise Suggs (8) 155 3,000 750
May 21 144 Hole Weathervane various   Babe Zaharias (14) 629 5,000 5,000
May 28 Eastern Open Massachusetts   Patty Berg (14) 217 3,000 750
Jun 24 Women's Western Open Colorado   Babe Zaharias (15) 5 & 3 500
Aug 8 All American Open Illinois   Babe Zaharias (16) 296 2,733 900
Aug 13 World Championship Illinois   Babe Zaharias (17) 293 4,025 2,000
Sep 23 Sunset Hills Open Georgia   Patty Berg (15) 217 (+1) 3,000 750
Oct 1 U.S. Women's Open Kansas   Babe Zaharias (18) 291 (−9) 5,000 1,250
Oct 13 Texas Women's Open Texas   Beverly Hanson (a) (1*) 1 up
Oct 21 Hardscrabble Women's Invitational Arkansas   Patty Berg (16) 2 up

(a) - amateur
* - non-member at time of win

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