Have you ever wondered how much money women on the LPGA tour make? The following is a list of the women with the most career earnings playing on the LPGA Tour.
The money listed here is current through the end of October of 2013. All of these women have earned more money than what is listed here, because almost all have won tournaments outside of the LPGA, and they all have earned money from endorsements.
Women Who Have Won the Most Money on the LPGA Tour
1. Annika Sorenstam – $22.6 million
Annika Sorenstam is the career leader for money won on the LPGA Tour with earnings of $22.6 million. Annika Sorenstam won 72 LPGA Tour events in her career, including 10 majors.
Born in Sweden, Annika Sorenstam also won 21 other golf tournaments around the world in her career, so her lifetime earnings are much higher than $22.6 million. Annika Sorenstam has an estimated personal net worth of $40 million.
2. Karrie Webb – $18.1 million
Australian born Karrie Webb has won some $18.1 million so far in her career on the LPGA Tour. Karrie has 39 LPGA Tour wins, including seven majors. Karrie Webb has also won 16 other golf tournaments around the world.
3. Cristie Kerr – $15 million
American Cristie Kerr has earned some $15 million so far in her career playing the LPGA Tour. Cristie Kerr has 16 LPGA Tour wins, including two majors. Despite all her earnings, her net worth is estimated to be just $7 million.
4. Lorena Ochoa – $14.9 million
Mexican born Lorena Ochoa stormed through the LPGA Tour from 2003 to 2010, winning 27 tournaments, including two majors, and $14.9 million in prize money. Lorena Ochoa, who is just 31 years old, retired from professional golf in 2010. She has kept her LPGA card, though, and will probably play again at some point.
Lorena Ochoa has a net worth estimated to be $15 million.
5. Juli Inkster – $13.6 million
Even though she is 53 years old, Juli Inkster continues to play on the LPGA Tour. So far in her career, Juli has won 31 times on the LPGA Tour, including seven majors, and her career LPGA earnings are $13.6 million.
6. Se Ri Pak – $12.3 million
South Korean born Se Ri Pak has career earnings of $12.3 million on the LPGA Tour. Se Ri Pak has won 25 LPGA Tour events, including five majors so far in her career.
7. Suzann Pettersen – $11.6 million
Norwegian born Suzann Pettersen has won $11.6 million so far playing on the LPGA Tour. Suzann Pettersen has won 14 times on the LPGA Tour, including two majors. Suzann has also won seven times on the Ladies European Tour, so her total career earnings are even higher.
8. Paula Creamer – $10.4 million
Californian Paula Creamer has earned $10.4 million so far in her career playing on the LPGA Tour. Paula Creamer has won nine times on the LPGA Tour, including one major. Paula Creamer’s net worth is estimated to be $8 million, and heading higher (she is just 27 year old).