Active on the LPGA Tour, Karrie Webb is the only winner of the Super Grand Slam, having won all five events considered to be majors during her playing days. Only Karrie Webb had accomplished a full one, having won the ANA Inspiration, the U.S. Open, the British Open women’s championship, the Women’s PGA Championship, and the Du Maurier Classic (now the Canadian Women’s Open) back when that was a major. Before winning her fifth major, only one woman had completed a golf grand slam, winning the LPGA Championship. The Hall of Famer is also the only female LPGA player to complete The Super Grand Slam, winning all five available majors during her spectacular career (DuMaurier, Kraft Nabisco, McDonald’s LPGA Championship, the U.S. Women’s Open, and the Women’s British Open).
Playing during what has been called the Ladies’ British Open Championship era, Annika Sorenstam won 10 majors throughout her career, the most recent coming in the U.S. Women’s Open. World No.1 Annika Sorenstam claimed her fifth Major, the LPGA Championship, but her season was dominated by her partnering men in Mays Colonial at the PGA Tour. Park So-ri won her fifth Major in 2006, the McDonalds LPGA Championship, while Park In-bee picked up her fifth Major win at the Wegmans LPGA Championship. Another of Park’s goals is winning the Rolex Annika Major Award, which was created in honour of Swedish legend Annika Sorenstam, who retired in 2008. To win the award, the top 10 players in each of these seasons, five Majors receive points, with the prize going to the person who earned the most points.
With the Ricoh Women’s British Open victory, Inbee Park’s second major and fourth overall of the season, Park has now won six out of her past 14 Grand Slam events. She is also only the second-youngest woman to reach a grand slam in her career and is tied with Karrie Webb and Inkster for seventh place in significant career wins. With her victory, worth PS 155,000, Webb has now won the LPGA‘s Super Grand Slam and every available major title in women’s golf throughout her career. It will become only the second-youngest player to win six major titles, aged 27, seven months, 21 days, behind legendary Micky Wright.
Now an LPGA legend, Karrie Webb is the youngest-ever inductee into the World Golf Hall of Fame, has been named Rolex Player of the Year twice, was awarded ESPY Best Female Golfer of 1997, is the youngest-ever LPGA Career Grand Slam winner, and the Super Grand Slam champion, having won every women’s major championship of her career. Karrie Anne Webb holds the crown as the most successful Australian woman golfer, having won 39 times on the LPGA Tour, more than any other active player, was the youngest to be the youngest-ever British Open champion as a rookie in her 21st year, and was named the European Rookie of the Year that same year.