Who is the oldest major winner in LPGA history?
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Who is the oldest major winner in LPGA history?


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Since the LPGA was founded in 1950, they've recognized eight different tournaments as women's major golf championships. Going back through the hundreds of majors played, only four players in the history of LPGA (or back into the 1930s for previously recognized majors) have won a major at the age of 42 or older.

The oldest major winner in LPGA history is Fay Crocker, who was 45 years, 7 months and 11 days old when she won the 1960 Titleholders Championship. The Titleholders Championship was a recognized major played in Augusta, Ga., each year at Augusta Country Club, with winners of various prestigious tournaments getting invited. Crocker, who also won the 1955 US Women's Open, was from Uruguay and dominated that week for a seven-shot win over Kathy Cornelius.

Sherri Steinhauer is the second-oldest LPGA major winner, taking the 2006 Women's British Open at 43 years, 7 months and 10 days. Steinhauer won the Women's British Open three times in her career, but only her final win in 2006 is recognized as a major. The Women's British Open became a major in 2001.

The next two oldest women to win major championships both did so in the US Women's Open, with Babe Didrikson Zaharias winning the 1954 US Women's Open at 43 years, 7 days, and Juli Inkster winning the 2002 US Women's Open at 42 years, 13 days.



Oldest first-time LPGA major winner

Fay Crocker is also the oldest first-time major winner in LPGA history at 40 years, 11 months for her '55 Women's Open title. Angela Stanford is the second-oldest first-time major winner in LPGA history, winning the 2018 Evian Championship at 40 years, 9 months and 19 days old for her first major title.


Crocker is also the oldest first-time winner in LPGA history, too, winning the 1950 Serbin Open at 40 years, 6 months and 18 days old.

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