What Woman LPGA Golfer Has Won Twice on the PGA Tour?

by Joe Dorish 8 days ago in culture

She Won in Both 2017 and 2018

What Woman LPGA Golfer Has Won Twice on the PGA Tour?

Did you know that a woman LPGA golfer has won twice on the PGA Tour? Not only is that true but the woman golfer has the two wins in 2017 and 2018. Any idea who the woman golfer is?

The woman LPGA golfer has the two wins in unofficial money PGA Tour events but they are still PGA Tour events. Unfortunately, the event the woman golfer has the two wins in is not being played in 2020 so the woman golfer may remain the only woman to win on the PGA Tour for quite some time.

For the record, a man has won an event on the LPGA Tour and the man was not just any golfer. In 1961 and 1962, the Royal Poinciana Invitational tournament on the LPGA Tour had men competing against women.

In 1961, a total of 24 golfers (12 men and 12 women) played in the event. Louise Suggs won the event by one stroke over male golfer and club pro Dub Pagan and three strokes over golf immortal Sam Snead. In 1962, the field consisted of Sam Snead taking on 14 women LPGA golfers and Slammin' Sammy won the event. He remains the only male to have won a LPGA event.

Who is the only woman to have won not just once but twice on the PGA Tour?

What Woman LPGA Golfer Has Won Twice on the PGA Tour?

  • Brooke Henderson

In both 2017 and 2018, Brooke Henderson won the unofficial money event the CVS Health Charity Classic. The event in both years consisted of three player teams with one golfer each from the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions.

Brooke Henderson played with both Keegan Bradley and Billy Andrade in 2017 and 2018 and the team won the PGA event in both years. Prior to 2017, the event had two man teams with a player each from the PGA Tour and the PGA Tour Champions.

The prize money for the CVS Health Charity Classic was $1.5 million with the winning team earning $150,000. So Brooke Henderson earned $50,000 in each year for her two PGA Tour wins.

The CVS Health Charity Classic was not played in the 2019 or 2020 PGA Tour seasons. It would be a shame if the event is not played anymore as over $21 million was raised for charity during the event in 2018.

If the event has been discontinued than Brooke Henderson could remain the only woman to win a PGA Tour event for quite some time. Lexi Thompson has played in the QBE Shootout the last few years but she has not come close to winning the event.

With the CVS Health Charity Classic being unlikely to ever be played again, or at least not played anytime soon on the PGA Tour, the only chance for a woman to win another PGA Tour event is in the QBE Shootout. However, only a few women LPGA golfers have ever played in the QBE Shootout.

The format for the QBE Shootout does not require any woman LPGA golfer to play but the event likes to get Lexi Thompson to play for ratings and to spice things up. Lexi Thompson has played in the event every year since 2016, but she has never come close to winning while partnering with players like Tony Finau, Bryson DeChambeau and Sean O'Hair in the two person team event.

There has been talk of the LPGA and PGA trying to coordinate some sort of combined event in the future but the PGA really has little incentive to do anything on that front at this time. Unless another event is added on the PGA Tour that includes women LPGA golfers, than Brooke Henderson will remain the only woman LPGA golfer to ever win a PGA Tour event (and she's won twice).

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