1954 LPGA Tour

The 1954 LPGA Tour was the fifth season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season ran from January 15 to October 31. The season consisted of 21 official money events. Louise Suggs and Babe Zaharias won the most tournaments, five each. Patty Berg led the money list with earnings of $16,011.

There was only one first-time winner in 1954, Marilynn Smith.

The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

Tournament resultsEdit

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1954 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.

Date Tournament Location Winner Score Purse ($) 1st prize ($)
Jan 17 Sea Island Open Georgia   Louise Suggs (25) 231 3,500 875
Jan 24 Tampa Women's Open Florida   Betsy Rawls (15) 311 5,000 1,200
Feb 14 St. Petersburg Open Florida   Beverly Hanson (4) 216 3,500 875
Feb 20 Serbin Open Florida   Babe Zaharias (35) 294 5,000 1,200
Mar 7 Sarasota Open Florida   Babe Zaharias (36) 223 3,500 875
Mar 14 Titleholders Championship Georgia   Louise Suggs (26) 293 3,000 1,000
Mar 28 Betsy Rawls Open South Carolina   Louise Suggs (27) 220 3,500 875
Apr 4 Carrollton Georgia Open Georgia   Louise Suggs (28) 218 3,500 875
Apr 11 New Orleans Open Louisiana   Marlene Bauer (3) 297 5,000 1,200
Apr 18 Babe Zaharias Open Texas   Louise Suggs (29) 224 3,500 700
May 16 Damon Runyon Cancer Fund Tournament Maryland   Babe Zaharias (37) 299 5,000 1,000
Jun 5 Triangle Round Robin Virginia   Patty Berg (32) +73 7,000 1,500
Jun 15 Women's Western Open Illinois   Betty Jameson (9) 6 & 5 3,000 1,375
Jul 3 U.S. Women's Open Massachusetts   Babe Zaharias (38) 291 7,500 2,000
Jul 25 Fort Wayne Open Indiana   Marilynn Smith (1) 216 3,500 700
Aug 6 All American Open Illinois   Babe Zaharias (39) 294 1,000
Aug 13 World Championship Illinois   Patty Berg (33) 298 12,000 5,000
Sep 12 St. Louis Open Missouri   Betsy Rawls (16) 211 3,500 700
Sep 19 Wichita Open Kansas   Beverly Hanson (5) 295 5,000 1,000
Sep 26 Ardmore Open Oklahoma   Patty Berg (34) 299 5,000 1,816
Oct 31 Texas Open Texas   Betsy Rawls (17) 1 up 700

AwardsEdit

Award Winner Country
Money winner Patty Berg   United States
Scoring leader (Vare Trophy) Babe Zaharias   United States

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