The fourth-most expensive sport in the world is generally regarded as being golf. The tours have enormous stakes, and the money award, rewards, and fame are also enormous. While male golfers like Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer have dominated the sport, female competitors like Annika Sorenstam and Karrie Webb should not be written off.
10. Paula Creamer
Net Worth: $8 million
Paula Creamer is an American female professional golfer who has won 12 matches, 10 of which have been on LGPA tours. She was the US Women’s Champion in 2010 and has climbed as high as no. 2 in the world rankings for women. Creamer began participating in the LGPA tour in 2005, and the Sybase Classic victory made her the second-youngest LGPA champion in history.
9. Se-Ri Pak
Net Worth: $12 million
Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2007, Se-Ri Pak is a former South Korean golfer who competed on the LGPA tour from 1998 to 2016. Pak has won 21 events on the tour since 1998, including 3 major championships. She became the fourth player in LGPA history to accomplish this feat in 2005 after winning the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic five times in total.
8. Stacy Lewis
Net Worth: $13 million
American golfer Stacy Lewis competes professionally on the LGPA Tour. In her professional career, she has triumphed in two major championships: the British Open in 2013 and the Kraft Nabisco Championship in 2011. In 2013 for four weeks and again in 2014 for 21 weeks, he attained the number one spot in the world. After nearly 3 years, Lewis won her first championship at the Scottish Open in 2020.
7. Juli Inkster
Net Worth: $14 million
For 29 years, Julie Inkster has participated in the women’s LGPA tour. She has established herself as the second most decorated active player in the field with 31 victories over the years. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame and has more victories in the Solheim Cup than any other American. With three victories in the 1980s, two in the 1990s, and two in the 2000s, Inkster is the only female golfer to claim two major titles in three consecutive decades.
6. Suzann Pettersen
Net Worth: $14.8 million
Suzann Pettersen, a former professional golfer from Norway, spent more than 19 years competing on the LGPA tour. She participated in the Ladies European Tour as well, where she achieved a career-best ranking of No. 2, which she repeatedly held. After sinking the go-ahead putt for the women’s European team at the Solheim Cup in 2019, she announced her retirement.
5. Lorena Ochoa
Net Worth: $14.8 million
A retired Mexican woman golfer named Lorena Ochoa spent roughly 7 years competing on the women’s LGPA tour. By holding the top spot for 158 consecutive weeks, she holds the record for the longest time as the world’s no. 1. She was the first golfer from Mexico and is widely regarded as the greatest golfer from Latin America. 2017 saw Ochoa’s induction into the hall of fame.
4. Inbee Park
Net Worth: $16 million
Inbee Park, a professional golfer from South Korea, competes on both the women’s LGPA tour and the LGPA tour of Japan. She held the top spot four times between 2014 and 2018, during that time. Park is the fourth golfer from the LGPA to have won three major championships in a row. Park has won seven major championships overall. She is the second-youngest player to have won the Women’s PGA Championship three years in a row and the youngest player to have won the Women’s US Open. Only seven players have ever completed a career Grand Slam by winning four different major championships. Park is one of them. Park was a medalist at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
3. Christie Kerr
Net Worth: $19 million
Christie Kerr competes on the LGPA tour as a professional golfer. She has achieved 20 victories on the LGPA tour, including two major championships. Three times in 2010 she was the top-ranked female golfer. A season-best finish of tied-second at the Kia Classic was one of Kerr’s two top-10 finishes in 2018.
2. Karrie Webb
Net Worth: $20 million
Australian golfer Karrie Webb is currently competing on the LGPA tour. She currently holds the record for the most victories by an active player on the LGPA tour with 41 victories. Additionally, she belongs to the World Golf Hall of Fame. In addition, she shares 10th place among all winners on the LGPA tour.
1. Annika Sorenstam
Net Worth: $22 million
One of the greatest female golfers of all time is retired Swedish player Annika Sorenstam. She was the most accomplished female golfer of all time prior to her retirement in 2008, having won 90 international competitions. She has won 72 official LGPA competitions, including 10 majors and 18 other international competitions. She has a record-breaking eight Player of the Year awards.
Sörenstam participated in the Bank of America Colonial tournament in 2003, making history as the first female to compete in a PGA Tour competition since 1945. She was chosen to lead the International Golf Federation beginning on January 1, 2021, on December 2, 2020.