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1950 (71 years old)

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Upcoming Events
BMW Ladies Championship (24 Oct 2021)
Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA (28 Oct 2021)
TOTO Japan Classic (04 Nov 2021)
Pelican Women’s Championship (11 Nov 2021)
CME Group Tour Championship (18 Nov 2021)

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Buick LPGA Shanghai
Founders Cup
ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer
Walmart NW Arkansas Championship
Cambia Portland Classic

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The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is an American organization for female professional golfers. The organization is headquartered at the LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Florida, and is best known for running the LPGA Tour, a series of weekly golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world.

Organization and history
Other "LPGAs" exist in other countries, each with a geographical designation in its name, but the U.S. organization is the first, largest, and best known. The LPGA is also an organization for female club and teaching professionals. This is different from the PGA Tour, which runs the main professional tours in the U.S. and, since 1968, has been independent of the club and teaching professionals' organization, the PGA of America.

The LPGA also administers an annual qualifying school similar to that conducted by the PGA Tour. Depending on a golfer's finish in the final qualifying tournament, she may receive full or partial playing privileges on the LPGA Tour. In addition to the main LPGA Tour, the LPGA also owns and operates the Symetra Tour, formerly the Futures Tour, the official developmental tour of the LPGA. Top finishers at the end of each season on that tour receive playing privileges on the main LPGA Tour for the following year.

In its 70th season in 2019, the LPGA is the oldest continuing women's professional sports organization in the United States. It was founded in 1950 by a group of 13 golfers: Alice Bauer, Patty Berg, Bettye Danoff, Helen Dettweiler, Marlene Bauer Hagge, Helen Hicks, Opal Hill, Betty Jameson, Sally Sessions, Marilynn Smith, Shirley Spork, Louise Suggs, and Babe Zaharias. The LPGA succeeded the WPGA (Women's Professional Golf Association), which was founded in 1944 but stopped its limited tour after the 1948 season and officially ceased operations in December 1949.

In 2001, Jane Blalock's JBC Marketing established the Women's Senior Golf Tour, now called the Legends Tour, for women professionals aged 45 and older. This is affiliated with the LPGA, but is not owned by the LPGA.

Michael Whan became the eighth commissioner of the LPGA in October 2009, succeeding the ousted Carolyn Bivens. Whan is a former marketing executive in the sporting goods industry.

After a lawsuit filed by golfer Lana Lawless, the rules were changed in 2010 to allow transgender competitors. In 2013, trans woman Bobbi Lancaster faced local scorn for attempting playing in Arizona's Cactus Tour and attempting to qualify in the LPGA Qualifying Tournament.

Prize money and tournaments
In 2010, total official prize money on the LPGA Tour was $41.4 million, a decrease of over $6 million from 2009. In 2010 there were 24 official tournaments, down from 28 in 2009 and 34 in 2008. Despite the loss in total tournaments, the number of tournaments hosted outside of the United States in 2010 stayed the same, as all four lost tournaments had been hosted in the United States. By 2016, the number of tournaments had risen to 33 with a record-high total prize money in excess of $63 million.

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Marina
Alex




Brittany
Altomare




Pajaree
Anannarukarn




Aditi
Ashok




Ana
Belac




Celine
Boutier




Ashleigh
Buhai




Matilda
Castren




Tiffany
Chan




Jennifer
Chang




Ayean
Cho




Chella
Choi




Carlota
Ciganda




Cydney
Clanton




Jenny
Coleman




Anne
van



Perrine
Delacour




Gemma
Dryburgh




Austin
Ernst




Ji
Eun-hee




Ally
Ewing




María
Fassi




Shanshan
Feng




Ayaka
Furue




Jaye
Marie



Hannah
Green




Georgia
Hall




Mina
Harigae




Leonie
Harm




Nasa
Hataoka




Brooke
M



Esther
Henseleit




Celine
Herbin




Wei-Ling
Hsu




Charley
Hull




Mi
Jung



Kim
Hyo-joo




Chun
In-gee




Lee
Jeong-eun




Ko
Jin-young




Ariya
Jutanugarn




Moriya
Jutanugarn




Danielle
Kang




Sarah
Kemp




Cristie
Kerr




Megan
Khang




Christina
Kim




Cheyenne
Knight




Lydia
Ko




Nelly
Korda




Jessica
Korda



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