The 2011 LPGA Tour was a series of weekly golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world that began in Thailand on February 17, 2011 and had its last official event end on November 20, 2011 in Florida. The tournaments were sanctioned by the United States-based Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).
There were 23 official tournaments on the 2011 LPGA, the lowest number in nearly 40 years. More events were held outside of the United States, with eleven different countries hosting tournaments, the highest number in the history of the LPGA Tour. Thirteen tournaments were held in the United States, the lowest number in several decades.
Yani Tseng from Taiwan, was the dominant player on the 2011 Tour. She won seven of the 22 tournaments in which she played and had fourteen top-10 finishes. Her wins in the Women's British Open and the LPGA Championship made her the youngest player ever, male or female, to win five career major tournaments. She won the LPGA money list title with $2,921,713 in official earnings; American Cristie Kerr finished second with $1,470,979.
Tseng also won the Player of the Year award and the Vare Trophy given to the player with the lowest scoring average for the season. Korean Hee Kyung Seo won the Rookie of the Year award.
|Feb 17-20||Honda LPGA Thailand||Thailand||Yani Tseng (6)||225,000|| Yani Tseng |
|Feb 24-27||HSBC Women's Champions||Singapore||Karrie Webb (37)||210,000|| Sun Young Yoo |
Na Yeon Choi
|Mar 18-20||RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup||Arizona||Karrie Webb (38)||200,000
| Brittany Lincicome |
|Mar 24-27||Kia Classic||California||Sandra Gal (1)||255,000|| Sandra Gal |
|Mar 31 - Apr 3||Kraft Nabisco Championship||California||Stacy Lewis (1)||300,000|| Stacy Lewis |
|Apr 21-24||Tres Marias Championship||Mexico||Tournament canceled |
|Apr 28 - May 1||Avnet LPGA Classic||Alabama||Maria Hjorth (5)||195,000|| Maria Hjorth |
|May 19-22||Sybase Match Play Championship||New Jersey||Suzann Pettersen (7)||375,000|| Sophie Gustafson |
|May 28-29||HSBC Brazil Cup[n 1]||Brazil||Mariajo Uribe (n/a)||108,000||n/a|
|Jun 3-5||ShopRite LPGA Classic||New Jersey||Brittany Lincicome (4)||225,000|| Catriona Matthew |
|Jun 9-12||LPGA State Farm Classic||Illinois||Yani Tseng (7)||255,000|| Se Ri Pak|
|Jun 23-26||Wegmans LPGA Championship||New York||Yani Tseng (8)||375,000|| Meena Lee|
|Jul 7-11||U.S. Women's Open||Colorado||So Yeon Ryu (1)1||585,000|| So Yeon Ryu|
Hee Kyung Seo
|Jul 21-24||Evian Masters||France||Ai Miyazato (7)||487,500|| Caroline Hedwall|
|Jul 28-31||Ricoh Women's British Open||Scotland||Yani Tseng (9)||392,133|| Candie Kung|
Dewi Claire Schreefel
|Aug 19-21||Safeway Classic||Oregon||Suzann Pettersen (8)||225,000|| Hee Young Park|
|Aug 25-28||CN Canadian Women's Open||Quebec, Canada||Brittany Lincicome (5)||337,500|| Hee-Won Han|
|Sep 9-11||Walmart NW Arkansas Championship||Arkansas||Yani Tseng (10)||300,000|| Amy Hung|
|Sep 15-18||Navistar LPGA Classic||Alabama||Lexi Thompson (1)||195,000|| Lexi Thompson|
|Sep 23-25||Solheim Cup||Ireland||Europe||n/a|
|Oct 6-9||LPGA Hana Bank Championship||South Korea||Yani Tseng (11)||270,000|| Jimin Kang|
|Oct 14-16||Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia||Malaysia||Na Yeon Choi (5)||285,000|| Christel Boeljon |
|Oct 20-23||Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship||Taiwan||Yani Tseng (12)||300,000|| Pat Hurst |
|Nov 4-6||Mizuno Classic||Japan||Momoko Ueda (2)||180,000|| Momoko Ueda |
|Nov 8||Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge||Nevada||Champions Tour||n/a|
|Nov 10-13||Lorena Ochoa Invitational||Mexico||Catriona Matthew (4)||200,000|| Juli Inkster |
|Nov 17-20||CME Group Titleholders||Florida||Hee Young Park (1)||500,000||n/a|
Tournaments in bold are majors.
1Ryu was not an LPGA member at the time of her win and her win was not counted as an official LPGA win.
Money list leaders
|2||Cristie Kerr||United States||1,470,979||22|
|3||Na Yeon Choi||South Korea||1,357,382||21|
|4||Stacy Lewis||United States||1,356,211||23|
|6||Brittany Lincicome||United States||1,154,234||21|
|7||Angela Stanford||United States||1,017,196||21|
|9||Paula Creamer||United States||926,338||21|
|10||Amy Yang||South Korea||912,160||22|
Full 2011 Official Money List - navigate to "Official Money List"
Scoring average leaders
|2||Na Yeon Choi||South Korea||70.53|
|3||Cristie Kerr||United States||70.71|
|4||Jiyai Shin||South Korea||70.81|
|5||Paula Creamer||United States||70.84|
Full 2011 Scoring Average List - navigate to "Scoring Average"