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1 Alabama has hosted several professional golf tournaments, such as the 1984 and 1990 PGA Championship at Shoal Creek, the Barbasol Championship (PGA Tour), the Mobile LPGA Tournament of Champions, Airbus LPGA Classic, and Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic (LPGA Tour), and The Tradition (Champions Tour).
2 Previously, the LPGA State Farm Classic was an LPGA Tour event from 1976 to 2011.
3 Yani Tseng is the most famous Taiwanese professional golfer currently playing on the US-based LPGA Tour.
4 Virginia has many professional caliber golf courses including the Greg Norman course at Lansdowne Resort and Kingsmill Resort, home of the Kingsmill Championship, an LPGA Tour tournament.
5 He is the only man to ever win an official LPGA Tour event.
6 The Alamo Ladies Classic was an LPGA Tour event held from 1960 to 1973.
7 Also, the Kingsmill Resort hosts the Kingsmill Championship, an annual LPGA Tour tournament.
8 She has won 72 official LPGA tournaments including ten majors and 18 other tournaments internationally, and she tops the LPGA's career money list with earnings of over $22 million—over $2 million ahead of her nearest rival while playing 149 fewer events.
9 Her younger sister Charlotta who also became a professional golfer and LPGA Tour winner, and, after her playing career, coached at her sister's academy.
10 Annika and Charlotta Sörenstam became the first two sisters to both win $1 million on the LPGA Tour.
11 Sörenstam turned professional in 1992, but missed her LPGA Tour card at the final qualifying tournament by one shot, and began her professional career on the Ladies European Tour (LET), formerly known as the WPGET.
12 She was invited to play in three LPGA Tour events in 1993, where she finished T38th, 4th, and T9th, earning more than $47,000.
13 Her breakout year was 1995, when she won her first LPGA Tour title at the U.S. Women's Open.
14 A win at the 1995 Australian Ladies Masters and two other wins on the Ladies European Tour put her top of the LET Order of Merit and made her the first player to top both the European and LPGA Tour money lists in the same season.
15 1996 saw Sörenstam win her home LET tournament, the Trygg Hansa Ladies' Open in Sweden and three LPGA tournaments including the U.S. Women's Open.
16 Karrie Webb became the best LPGA Tour player but Sörenstam still managed to win more LPGA tournaments than any other LPGA Tour player during the 1990s.
17 She qualified for the World Golf Hall of Fame when she won the 2000 Welch's/Circle K Championship, but was not eligible for induction until finishing her tenth year on the LPGA tour in October 2003.
18 Sörenstam accomplished that feat, joining Mickey Wright as the only players to win 11 LPGA tournaments in one season, earning her fifth Player of the Year title and fifth Vare Trophy.
19 Declaring herself recovered from injury and ready to return to a complete season of competitive golf in 2008, Sörenstam opened the year at the SBS Open at Turtle Bay where she captured her 70th LPGA Tour victory and first since September 2006.
20 It was her 72nd and final ever win on the LPGA Tour.
21 Her last scheduled tournament on the LPGA Tour was the season-ending ADT Championship in November, where she failed to make the weekend play in the event's unique playoff structure.
22 The organization is headquartered at the LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Florida, and is best known for running the LPGA Tour, a series of weekly golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world.
23 Depending on a golfer's finish in the final qualifying tournament, she may receive full or partial playing privileges on the LPGA Tour.
24 In addition to the main LPGA Tour, the LPGA also owns and operates the Symetra Tour, formerly the Futures Tour, the official developmental tour of the LPGA.
25 Top finishers at the end of each season on that tour receive playing privileges on the main LPGA Tour for the following year.
26 In 2010, total official prize money on the LPGA Tour was $41.4 million, a decrease of over $6 million from 2009.
27 In its first four decades, the LPGA Tour was dominated by American players.
28 Sandra Post of Canada became the first player living outside the United States to gain an LPGA tour card in 1968.
29 Se Ri Pak's early success in the LPGA sparked the boom in Korean women golfers on the LPGA Tour.
30 (See 2006 LPGA Tour for more details on the 2006 season.) In 2007, Americans saw a relative resurgence, winning 12 events.