Every once in a while, LPGA Tour players get pregnant. Some of them, like Suzann Pettersen, choose to take their pregnancy off from the Tour and return after giving birth. Some, like Stacy Lewis, play as their pregnancy develops and their bodies change, at least until the point their doctors advise they no longer live through the tour grind.
With Lewis close to winning the 2018 LPGA Volvik Championship in Michigan, there’s the natural question: Has any LPGA Tour player won an LPGA Tour event while pregnant?
The answer is yes. The last pregnant LPGA player to win on the LPGA Tour was back in 2009, when Catriona Matthew was 5 months pregnant when she won the LPGA Brazil Cup. At the time, Matthew was 39 and pregnant with her second child. The Scot won the 36-hole tournament by five shots over Kristy McPherson.
However, the event was considered unofficial because there were only 15 players in the field and played over two rounds.
Nancy Lopez won the 1991 Sara Lee Classic while pregnant with her third child, Torri. She also won the 1983 the J&B Scotch Pro-Am while pregnant with her first child, Ashley.
Back at 2005 Solheim Cup, Laura Diza and Iben Tinning squared off in the Sunday singles matches while both were in advanced stages of their respective pregnancies. On that Sunday, Diaz beat Tinning by a 6-and-5 margin.