Top 10 LPGA Money Winners in History

Published 09/29/2021, 7:44 AM EDT


Golf is one of those games where prize money is on the higher side, especially at the highest level. Even, women’s golf tends to have a good tournament purse for prominent events. However, there is still a noticeable gap between men’s golf prize money and women’s golf prize money purse. 

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Meanwhile, the LPGA has three members of the $20 million club and four who have won at least $17 million in on-course earnings. Hence, even though the prize money isn’t equal to that of men’s golf, it is still a good amount of money. So let us see who are the top 10 players with the highest career money earnings on the LPGA Tour. 

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Top 10 players with the highest career money earnings on the LPGA Tour

10. Paula Creamer – Paula Creamer is an American golfer who has won 10 LPGA Tour events in her career. The 35-year-old was the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open champion and has $12,134,840 as her career earnings, with around 339 events played. 

9. Se Ri Pak – Se Ri Pak is a South Korean golfer who played on the LPGA Tour from 1988 to 2016. She has won 25 events in the LPGA Tour, including five major championships. Meanwhile, she has $12,583,713 as her career earnings, with 365 career events. 

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8. Stacy Lewis – Stacy Lewis is an American golfer with two major championship wins. The 36-year-old has also won around 13 LPGA Tours and is still competing at the highest level. Furthermore, Stacy has won $13,817,648 as her career earnings. 

7. Juli Inkster – Juli Inkster is an American golfer with a professional career spanning over 29 years to date. She has 31 LPGA Tour wins with seven major championships. Moreover, the 61-year-old $14,038,081 as her career earnings in 715 career events. 

6. Suzann Pettersen – Suzann Pettersen is a Norwegian professional golfer. The 40-year-old retired from professional golf in 2019 with a total of $14,837,579 as career earnings in 315 events. 

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5. Lorena Ochoa – Lorena Ochoa is a Mexican professional golfer who played on the LPGA Tour from 2003 to 2010. The 39-year-old has 27 wins with two major championships. Meanwhile, she has won $14,863,331 in 175 events. 

4. Inbee Park – Inbee Park is one of the most prominent golfers on the LPGA Tour from South Korea. She has won 21 events with seven major championships. Furthermore, she has $17,690,775 as her career earnings in 287 events. 

3. Cristie Kerr – Cristie Kerr is an American professional golfer on the LPGA Tour. The 43-year-old has won 20 events with two major championships. Moreover, Cristie has won $20,107,437 as her career earnings and is ranked third on the all-time list. 

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2. Karrie Webb – Karrie Webb is an Australian professional golfer who played on the LPGA Tour. She has won 41 events with seven major championships. Meanwhile, Webb has also won $20,270,249 in her career in 490 events. 

1. Annika Sorenstam – Annika Sorenstam is one of the legends of the game. The Swedish golfer has won 72 wins with ten major championships. Moreover, she is also the highest in career earnings, with a total of $22,577,025 in 304 events. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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