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Which top-ranked LPGA players seek first major championship title?

Which top-ranked LPGA players seek first major championship title?

It took Amy Yang 75 major championship starts to finally nab one at the 2024 KPMG Women’s PGA. The celebration on the 18th green at Sahalee Country Club said as much about the person as it did the feat, but at long last, her name was permanently removed from any future best-player-without-a-major list.

Such lists can be arranged any number of ways, of course. Based on totality of career, for example, or number of regular season wins. It could be based purely on potential or, in the case below, on current world ranking. Of the top 25 players in the world who play full-time on the LPGA, 11 have yet to hoist a major championship trophy.

Since the Amundi Evian became a major championship 11 years ago, there’s been plenty of talk about whether or not the event deserved such a distinction, with most concerns centering around the mountainous course. But, make no mistake, Evian Resort Golf Club has done its part in identifying great champions.

Suzann Pettersen won the first major championship edition in 2013, followed by a promising youngster named Hyo Joo Kim and another teen in Lydia Ko. There’s not one fluke in the bunch.

With that in mind, here’s a list of top-ranked players hoping to join Yang as first-time major winners this season:

Rose Zhang of the United States looks on while playing the 14th hole during the second round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Sahalee Country Club on June 21, 2024 in Sammamish, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

Charley Hull of England tees off on the 15th hole during a practice round prior to the Amundi Evian Championship at Evian Resort Golf Club on July 09, 2024 in Evian-les-Bains, . (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Stephanie Kyriacou of Australia and Atthaya Thitikul of Thailand react on the eighth tee during the final round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer at Seaview Bay Course on June 09, 2024 in Galloway, New Jersey. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Xiyu Lin of China plays her shot from the 17th tee during the second round of the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give at Blythefield Country Club on June 14, 2024 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

China’s Lin has only one top-5 finish in 45 major championship starts. She has yet to win on the LPGA.

Ally Ewing of the United States hits a tee shot…


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