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Meet all 34 LPGA Hall of Fame members

Meet all 34 LPGA Hall of Fame members

With Lydia Ko now only one point away from the LPGA Hall of Fame, here’s a look at the 34 players who have already earned their place.

The LPGA Hall of Fame was established in 1967, but players already in the Hall of Fame of Women’s Golf (est. 1950) were automatically included. The inaugural class included Patty Berg, Betty Jameson, Louise Suggs and Babe Zaharias (all 1951), Betsy Rawls (1960) and Mickey Wright (1964).

While the LPGA Hall of Fame criteria has changed over the years, current players must have won or been awarded at least one of the following: LPGA major, Vare Trophy for lowest scoring average or Rolex Player of the Year.

They must also amass 27 points with:

  • one point for each LPGA official tournament win
  • two points for each LPGA major tournament win
  • one point for each Vare Trophy or Rolex Player of the Year honor earned
  • an Olympic gold medal is also worth one point as of last year

Inbee Park was the most recent player to earn 27 points. She was inducted in 2016.

Here’s the complete list of LPGA Hall of Fame members:

1951: One of America’s top ranking professional golfers Patty Berg practicing at Sunningdale. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

Part of the inaugural class in 1951, Berg won 60 LPGA titles over the course of her career, including 15 majors. She topped the money list three times and won the Vare Trophy three times.

1951: Betty Jameson was a pioneer of women’s golf. (Getty Images)

Jameson, one of the LPGA’s 13 founders, won 13 times on the LPGA, including three majors. She became the first female professional break the 300 scoring mark in a 72-hole tournament at the 1947 U.S. Women’s Open.

Louise Suggs was known for her smooth swing, now on display at the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Suggs won 61 times on the LPGA, ranking fourth all time on the LPGA list, behind Kathy Whitworth (88), Mickey Wright (82) and Annika Sorenstam (69). Eleven of those titles were majors. Suggs also won the 1957 Vare Trophy.

Babe Didrikson

1951: Babe Didrikson Zaharias was one of the greatest female athletes of the 20th century and a dominant force in golf. She won two gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Summer Olympics, and winning 10 LPGA major championships. (Getty Images)

While Zaharias’ LPGA career was cut tragically short, she still won 41 times, including 10 majors. The Babe won the 1954 Vare Trophy. Colon…


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