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Women's Western Open

The Women's Western Open was an American professional golf tournament which was first played in 1930. The LPGA was established in 1950, and it recognized the Western Open as one of its major championships until 1967. All of the events back to 1930 have been designated as majors by the LPGA. The tournament was organized by the Women's Western Golf Association. From 1930 to 1954, the tournament was played at match play. From 1955 to 1967, it was played as a 72-hole stroke play event.

All of the winners were American.

Winners

Stroke play era

Year Winner Score Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
Course Location Ref
1967 Kathy Whitworth 289 (–11) 23x15px Sandra Haynie 1,500 Pekin CC Pekin, Illinois [1]
1966 Mickey Wright 302 (+2) 23x15px Margie Masters, 23x15px Jo Ann Prentice 1,500 Rainbow Springs CC Mukwonago, Wisconsin [1]
1965 Susie Maxwell 290 (–2) 23x15px Marlene Hagge 1,500 Beverly CC Chicago, Illinois [1]
1964 Carol Mann 308 (+8) 23x15px Ruth Jessen, 23x15px Judy Kimball-Simon 1,200 Scenic Hills CC Pensacola, Florida [1]
1963 Mickey Wright 292 (E) 23x15px Kathy Whitworth 1,200 Maple Bluff CC Madison, Wisconsin [1]
1962 Mickey Wright 295 (+7)PO 23x15px Mary Lena Faulk 1,200 Montgomery CC Montgomery, Alabama [1]
1961 Mary Lena Faulk 290 (–10) 23x15px Betsy Rawls 1,313 Belle Meade CC Nashville, Tennessee [1]
1960 Joyce Ziske 301 (+9)PO 23x15px Barbara Romack 1,313 Beverly CC Chicago, Illinois [1][2]
1959 Betsy Rawls 293 (+5) 23x15px JoAnne Gunderson (a), 23x15px Patty Berg 1,313 Ranier G&CC Seattle, Washington [3][4]
1958 Patty Berg 293 (+1) 23x15px Beverly Hanson 950 Kahkwa CC Erie, Pennsylvania [3]
1957 Patty Berg 291 (–1) 23x15px Wiffi Smith 1,000 Montgomery CC Montgomery, Alabama [3]
1956 Beverly Hanson 304 (E) 23x15px Louise Suggs 1,000 Wakonda CC Des Moines, Iowa [3]
1955 Patty Berg 292 (E) 23x15px Fay Crocker, 23x15px Louise Suggs 1,000 Maple Bluff CC Madison, Wisconsin [3]

Match play era

Year Winner Score Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
Course Location Ref
1954 Betty Jameson 6 & 5 23x15px Louise Suggs 1,000 Glen Flora CC Waukegan, Illinois [3][5][6]
1953 Louise Suggs 6 & 5 23x15px Patty Berg 1,000 Capital City Club Atlanta, Georgia [3][7]
1952 Betsy Rawls 1 up 23x15px Betty Jameson 1,000 Skokie CC Chicago, Illinois [3][8]
1951 Patty Berg 2 up 23x15px Pat O'Sullivan (a) 500 Whitemarsh Valley CC Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [3][9][10]
1950 Babe Zaharias 5 & 3 23x15px Peggy Kirk 500 Cherry Hills CC Denver, Colorado [3][11]
1949 Louise Suggs 5 & 4 23x15px Betty Jameson 500 Oklahoma City CC Oklahoma City, Oklahoma [12]
1948 Patty Berg 37 holes 23x15px Babe Zaharias 500 Skycrest CC Chicago, Illinois [13]
1947 Louise Suggs (a) 4 & 2 23x15px Dorothy Kirby (a) Capital City Club Atlanta, Georgia [14][15]
1946 Louise Suggs (a) 2 up 23x15px Patty Berg Wakonda Club Des Moines, Iowa [16]
1945 Babe Zaharias (a) 4 & 2 23x15px Dorothy Germain (a) Highland G&CC Indianapolis, Indiana [17]
1944 Babe Zaharias (a) 7 & 5 23x15px Dorothy Germain (a) Park Ridge Chicago, Illinois [18][19]
1943 Patty Berg 1 up 23x15px Dorothy Kirby (a) Glen Oak CC Glen Ellyn, Illinois [20][21]
1942 Betty Jameson (a) 9 & 7 23x15px Phyllis Otto Elmhurst CC Chicago, Illinois [22]
1941 Patty Berg 7 & 6 23x15px Mrs. Burt Weil 100 Cincinnati CC Cincinnati, Ohio [23]
1940 Babe Zaharias (a) 5 & 4 23x15px Mrs. Russell Mann Blue Mound G&CC Wauwatosa, Wisconsin [24]
1939 Helen Dettweiler 4 & 3 23x15px Bea Barrett (a) Westwood CC St. Louis, Missouri [25]
1938 Bea Barrett (a) 6 & 4 23x15px Helen Hofmann Broadmoor GC Colorado Springs, Colorado [26][27]
1937 Helen Hicks 6 & 5 23x15px Bea Barrett (a) Beverly CC Chicago, Illinois [28]
1936 Opal Hill (a) 3 & 2 23x15px Mrs. Charles Dennehy (a) Topeka CC Topeka, Kansas [29][30]
1935 Opal Hill (a) 9 & 7 23x15px Mrs. S.L. Reinhart (a) Sunset Ridge CC Chicago, Illinois [31]
1934 Marian McDougall (a) 9 & 7 23x15px Mrs. Guy Riegel (a) Portland G&CC Portland, Oregon [32][33]
1933 June Beebe (a) 3 & 2 23x15px Jane Weiller (a) Olympia Fields CC Olympia Fields, Illinois [34]
1932 Jane Weiller (a) 5 & 4 23x15px June Beebe (a) Ozaukee CC Mequon, Wisconsin [35]
1931 June Beebe (a) 3 & 2 23x15px Mrs. Melvin Jones (a) Midlothian CC Midlothian, Illinois [36]
1930 Mrs. Lee Mida (a) 6 & 5 23x15px June Beebe (a) Acacia CC Indian Head Park, Illinois [37]

(a) - denotes amateur
PO - won in playoff

Multiple winners

This table lists the golfers who have won more than one Women’s Western Open as a major championship.

Deceased golfer †
Grand Slam winners ‡
Deceased Grand Slam winners ∞
Country Golfer Total Years
23x15px United States Patty Berg 7 1941, 1943, 1948, 1951, 1955, 1957, 1958
23x15px United States Babe Zaharias 4 1940, 1944, 1945, 1950
23x15px United States Louise Suggs 4 1946, 1947, 1949, 1953
23x15px United States Mickey Wright 3 1962, 1963, 1966
23x15px United States June Beebe 2 1931, 1933
23x15px United States Opal Hill 2 1935, 1936
23x15px United States Betty Jameson 2 1942, 1954
23x15px United States Betsy Rawls 2 1952, 1959

Winners by nationality

This table lists the total number of titles won by golfers of each nationality as a major.

Nationality Number
of wins
23x15px United States 38

See also

References

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