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Tournament results: World Championship (LPGA)

Results for the World Championship (LPGA) are shown in the table below, which includes details of the respective winners, their scores and prize money, relevant venues and title sponsors.
1957
America
Tam O'Shanter CC
302 (-2)
$6,000
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Berg, Patty

Venue

Tam O'Shanter CC

Score

302 (-2)

Prize money

$6,000

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the World Championship of Women's Golf. Berg (USA) beat Fay Crocker (Uruguay) in an 18-hole playoff (Berg 77, Crocker 79). [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL. Now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

1956
America
Tam O'Shanter CC
298 (-6)
$6,000
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hagge, Marlene

Venue

Tam O'Shanter CC

Score

298 (-6)

Prize money

$6,000

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the World Championship of Women's Golf. Betty Jameson (USA) finished 1 shot behind 22-year-old Marlene Hagge (USA; née Bauer). [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL. Now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

1955
America
Tam O'Shanter CC
293 (-11)
$5,000
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Berg, Patty

Venue

Tam O'Shanter CC

Score

293 (-11)

Prize money

$5,000

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the World Championship of Women's Golf. Second-placed Lena Faulk (USA) finished 1 shot behind Berg (USA), who recorded her third straight win in this event. [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL. Now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

1954
America
Tam O'Shanter CC
298 (-6)
$5,000
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Berg, Patty

Venue

Tam O'Shanter CC

Score

298 (-6)

Prize money

$5,000

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the World Championship of Women's Golf. Second-placed Louise Suggs (USA) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Berg (USA). [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL. Now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

1953
America
Tam O'Shanter CC
300 (-4)
$5,000
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Berg, Patty

Venue

Tam O'Shanter CC

Score

300 (-4)

Prize money

$5,000

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the World Championship of Women's Golf. Second-placed Louise Suggs (USA) finished 3 shots behind Berg (USA), who had been runner-up in this event in all five years of its existence from 1948. [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL. Now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

1952
America
Tam O'Shanter CC
303 (-1)
$5,000
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jameson, Betty

Venue

Tam O'Shanter CC

Score

303 (-1)

Prize money

$5,000

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the World Championship of Women's Golf. Second-placed Patty Berg (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jameson (USA). [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL. Now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

1951
America
Tam O'Shanter CC
298 (-6)
$2,100
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Zaharias, Babe

Venue

Tam O'Shanter CC

Score

298 (-6)

Prize money

$2,100

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the World Championship of Women's Golf (Aug 9-12). Second-placed Patty Berg (USA) finished 6 shots behind Zaharias (USA), who won this event for the fourth straight year. [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL. Now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

1950
America
Tam O'Shanter CC
293 (-11)
$2,000
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Zaharias, Babe

Venue

Tam O'Shanter CC

Score

293 (-11)

Prize money

$2,000

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the World Championship of Women's Golf. Second-placed Patty Berg (USA) finished 7 shots behind Zaharias (USA), who won this event for the third straight year. [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL. Now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

1949
America
Tam O'Shanter CC
301 (-3)
$1,100
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Zaharias, Babe

Venue

Tam O'Shanter CC

Score

301 (-3)

Prize money

$1,100

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the World Championship of Women's Golf (Aug 11-14). Second-placed Patty Berg (USA) finished 8 shots behind defending champion Zaharias (USA). [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL. Now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

1948
America
Tam O'Shanter CC
149 (-3)
$1,000
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Zaharias, Babe

Venue

Tam O'Shanter CC

Score

149 (-3)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the inaugural World Championship of Women's Golf (Aug 7/8). Second-placed Patty Berg (USA) finished 1 shot behind Zaharias (USA). [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL; now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

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