Women's Professional Golf
- 24–27 March: Kraft Nabisco Championship - Annika Sörenstam won by eight shots, claiming her eighth major title, and equalling Nancy Lopez's 27-year-old record of winning five consecutive LPGA starts.
- 9–12 June: LPGA Championship - Annika Sörenstam cruised to a three shot win to claim her second major of the year and ninth of her career. Fifteen-year-old Michelle Wie was runner-up.
- 23–26 June: U.S. Women's Open - South Korean Birdie Kim holes a 30-yard sand shot on the 72nd hole, punctuating her two-shot win over teenage amateurs Morgan Pressel and Brittany Lang. Kim, who scored her first LPGA tournament win, finished the event at 3-over-par 284. Sörenstam was never a factor, finishing nine shots back. Wie was in a three-way tie for the lead after three rounds, but ballooned to an 82 and finished tied with Sörenstam. Lorena Ochoa was at 3-over after 71 holes, but hit her tee shot into the water on the final hole and shot a quadruple-bogey 8.
- 28–31 July: Weetabix Women's British Open - Another South Korean who had no previous LPGA tournament wins, Jeong Jang, cruises to a four-stroke win over Sophie Gustafson. Wie finished in a tie for third in her last tournament of the year before returning to high school.
For a full list of LPGA Tour results click here.
Ladies European Tour major (in addition to the Women's British Open)
- 20–23 July: Evian Masters - Paula Creamer, an 18-year-old rookie pro on the LPGA tour, waltzed to an eight-stroke win over Wie and Ochoa.
Additional LPGA Tour event
- 30 June - 3 July: HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship - little known Colombian Marisa Baena beat Meena Lee of South Korea by one hole in the inaugural staging of this event.
Money list winners
- LPGA Tour - Annika Sörenstam topped the money list for the eighth time with earnings of $2,588,240. She won ten tournaments. final money list
- Ladies European Tour - Iben Tinning topped the money list with earnings of €204,672.62
- 11–13 February: Women's World Cup of Golf - Japan, represented by Ai Miyazato and Rui Kitada, won the inaugural staging of this event.
- 9–11 September: Solheim Cup - The USA overcame an early deficit to beat Europe 15.5-12.5 and reclaim the cup.
- 26 February: 15 year old Michelle Wie achieves her career best finish on the LPGA Tour, placing tied 2nd at the SBS Open at Turtle Bay.
- 22 May: 18 year old Paula Creamer became the youngest first time winner on the LPGA Tour since 1952 at the Sybase Classic presented by Lincoln Mercury.
- 5 October: Michelle Wie turned pro six days before her sixteenth birthday.
- 6 November: Annika Sörenstam becomes first professional golfer to win same tournament five-straight times at Mizuno Classic.
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