TOTO Japan Classic - Round Two

This week, Hinako Shibuno will look to add another chapter to her Cinderella story after capturing the 2019 AIG Women’s Open in her first start on the LPGA Tour. Nicknamed ‘Smiling Cinderella,’ Shibuno stole the show and fans hearts with her effervescent personality and no holds bar style of play that in turn earned her a first major title last summer at Woburn Golf Club.

AIG Women's British Open - Day Four

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In October, the season’s second major championship, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship will be staged at Aronimink Golf Club. Over the last five years, three players have won the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship for their first major title: Hannah Green (2019), Danielle Kang (2017) and Brooke Henderson (2016).

Here are the other players who won the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship for their first major title:

  • Shanshan Feng – 2012, Locust Hill Country Club
  • Anna Nordqvist – 2009, Bulle Rock Golf Course
  • Yani Tseng – 2008, Bulle Rock Golf Course
  • Suzann Pettersen – 2007, Bulle Rock Golf Course
  • Se Ri Pak – 1998, DuPont Country Club
  • Kelly Robbins – 1995, DuPont Country Club
  • Meg Mallon – 1991, Bethesda Country Club
  • Sherri Turner – 1988, Jack Nicklaus Sports Center
  • Patty Sheehan – 1983, Jack Nicklaus Sports Center
  • Sally Little – 1980, Jack Nicklaus Sports Center
  • Nancy Lopez – 1978, Jack Nicklaus Sports Center
  • Hisako “Chako” Higuchi – 1977, Bay Tree Golf Plantation
  • Betty Burfeindt – 1976, Pine Ridge Golf Course
  • Kathy Ahern – 1972, Pleasant Valley Country Club
  • Shirley Englehorn – 1970, Pleasant Valley Country Club
  • Sandra Post – 1968, Pleasant Valley Country Club
  • Gloria Ehret – 1966, Stardust Country Club
  • Sandra Haynie – 1965, Stardust Country Club
  • Judy Kimball – 1962, Stardust Country Club
  • Mickey Wright – 1958, Churchill Valley Country Club
  • Marlene Hagge – 1956, Forest Lake Country Club
  • Beverly Hanson – 1955, Orchard Ridge Country Club

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