Kraft Nabisco Championship


Kraft Nabisco Championship
Kraft Nabisco Championship
Tournament information
Location Rancho Mirage, California
Established 1972
Course(s) Mission Hills Country Club
Par 72
Length 6,627 yards
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund $2,000,000
Month played March-April
Tournament record score
Aggregate 269 Dottie Pepper (1999)
To par −19 Dottie Pepper (1999)
Current champion
United States Stacy Lewis

The Kraft Nabisco Championship is one of the four major championships on the LPGA Tour. It was founded in 1972 by Dinah Shore and has been classified as a major since 1983. The annual tournament has been held at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California since its inception and holds the distinction of being the second oldest tournament continuously held at the same location after the the Masters.[citation needed]

Tournament names through the years:

  • 1972-1980: Colgate-Dinah Shore Winner's Circle
  • 1981: Colgate-Dinah Shore
  • 1982: Nabisco Dinah Shore Invitational
  • 1983-1999: Nabisco Dinah Shore
  • 2000-2001: Nabisco Championship
  • 2002-present: Kraft Nabisco Championship

The tournament is still sometimes called the Dinah Shore, even though Shore's name was removed from the tournament title in 2000.

Beginning in 1988, the tournament winner has celebrated her victory by jumping in the pond surrounding the 18th green. The pond is known as Champions Lake or “Poppie's Pond” as it was dubbed in 2006 honor of Terry Wilcox, the tournament director from 1994 through 2008; Wilcox is known as “Poppie” to his grandchildren.[1] Amy Alcott started the practice but it was not fully embraced until 1994 when Donna Andrews took the leap and it has since become a yearly tradition. One of the most memorable jumps was in 1991 after Alcott won for the third time and made the jump with then tournament host Dinah Shore. In 1998, winner Pat Hurst jumped in only up to her knees, as she could not swim.[2] Today, the pond jump has become the Green Jacket of the LPGA.[3]

The tournament has become a popular tourist destination for some lesbians and bisexual women, drawing thousands of lesbian spectators each year to the golf events and associated parties.[4] It has been referred to as "spring break for lesbians."[5][6]

Contents

Winners

Year Dates Champion Score To par Margin
of victory
Purse
($)
Winner's
share ($)
2011 Mar 31-Apr 3 United States Stacy Lewis 66-69-71-69 275 -13 3 strokes 2,000,000 300,000
2010 Mar 29-Apr 4 Republic of China Yani Tseng 69-71-67-68 275 -13 1 stroke 2,000,000 300,000
2009 Apr 2-5 United States Brittany Lincicome 66-74-70-69 279 -9 1 stroke 2,000,000 300,000
2008 Apr 3-6 Mexico Lorena Ochoa 68-71-71-67 277 -11 5 strokes 2,000,000 300,000
2007 Mar 29-Apr 1 United States Morgan Pressel 74-72-70-69 285 -3 1 stroke 2,000,000 300,000
2006 Mar 30-Apr 2 Australia Karrie Webb (2) 70-68-76-65 279 -9 Playoff 1,800,000 270,000
2005 Mar 24-27 Sweden Annika Sörenstam (3) 70-69-66-68 273 -15 8 strokes 1,800,000 270,000
2004 Mar 25-28 South Korea Grace Park 72-69-67-69 277 -11 1 stroke 1,600,000 240,000
2003 Mar 27-30 France Patricia Meunier-Lebouc 70-68-70-73 281 -7 1 stroke 1,600,000 240,000
2002 Mar 28-31 Sweden Annika Sörenstam (2) 70-71-71-68 280 -8 1 stroke 1,500,000 225,000
2001 Mar 22-25 Sweden Annika Sörenstam 72-70-70-69 281 -7 3 strokes 1,500,000 225,000
2000 Mar 23-26 Australia Karrie Webb 67-70-67-70 274 -14 10 strokes 1,250,000 187,500
1999 Mar 25-28 United States Dottie Pepper (2) 70-66-67-66 269 -19 6 strokes 1,000,000 150,000
1998 Mar 26-29 United States Pat Hurst 68-72-70-71 281 -7 1 stroke 1,000,000 150,000
1997 Mar 27-30 United States Betsy King (3) 71-67-67-71 276 -12 2 strokes 900,000 135,000
1996 Mar 28-31 United States Patty Sheehan 71-72-67-71 281 -7 1 stroke 900,000 135,000
1995 Mar 23-26 United States Nanci Bowen 69-75-71-70 285 -3 1 stroke 850,000 127,500
1994 Mar 24-27 United States Donna Andrews 70-69-67-70 276 -12 1 stroke 700,000 105,000
1993 Mar 25-28 Sweden Helen Alfredsson 69-71-72-72 284 -4 2 strokes 700,000 105,000
1992 Mar 26-29 United States Dottie Mochrie 69-71-70-69 279 -9 Playoff 700,000 105,000
1991 Mar 28-31 United States Amy Alcott (3) 67-70-68-68 273 -15 8 strokes 600,000 90,000
1990 Mar 29-Apr 1 United States Betsy King (2) 69-70-69-75 283 -5 2 strokes 500,000 90,000
1989 Mar 30-Apr 2 United States Juli Inkster (2) 66-69-73-71 279 -9 5 strokes 500,000 80,000
1988 Mar 31-Apr 3 United States Amy Alcott (2) 71-66-66-71 274 -14 2 strokes 500,000 80,000
1987 Apr 2-5 United States Betsy King 68-75-72-68 283 -5 Playoff 500,000 80,000
1986 Apr 3-6 United States Pat Bradley 68-72-69-71 280 -8 2 strokes 430,000 75,000
1985 Apr 4-7 United States Alice Miller 70-68-70-67 275 -13 3 strokes 400,000 55,000
1984 Apr 2-5 United States Juli Inkster 70-73-69-68 280 -8 Playoff 400,000 55,000
1983 Mar 31-Apr 3 United States Amy Alcott 70-70-70-72 282 -6 2 strokes 400,000 55,000

Winners before the event became a major in 1983

Year Champion Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Purse
($)
Winner's
share ($)
1982 Sally Little  South Africa 76-67-71-64 278 -10 3 strokes 300,000 45,000
1981 Nancy Lopez  United States 71-73-69-64 277 -11 2 strokes 250,000 37,500
1980 Donna Caponi  United States 71-67-66-71 275 -13 2 strokes 250,000 37,500
1979 Sandra Post (2)  Canada 68-70-68-70 276 -12 1 stroke 250,000 37,500
1978 Sandra Post  Canada 65-75-72-72 283 -5 Playoff 240,000 36,000
1977 Kathy Whitworth  United States 76-70-72-71 289 +1 1 stroke 240,000 36,000
1976 Judy Rankin  United States 74-72-71-68 285 -3 3 strokes 185,000 32,000
1975 Sandra Palmer  United States 70-70-70-73 283 -5 1 stroke 180,000 32,000
1974 Jo Ann Prentice  United States 71-71-74-73 289 +1 Playoff 179,000 32,000
1973 Mickey Wright  United States 71-74-71-68 284 -4 2 strokes 135,000 25,000
1972 Jane Blalock  United States 71-70-72 213 -3 3 strokes 110,000 20,050

Multiple champions

This table lists the golfers who have won more than one Kraft Nabisco Championship as a major.

Deceased golfer †
Grand Slam winners ‡
Deceased Grand Slam winners ∞
Country Golfer Total Years
 USA Amy Alcott 3 1983, 1988, 1991
 USA Betsy King 3 1987, 1990, 1997
 SWE Annika Sörenstam 3 2001, 2002, 2005
 USA Juli Inkster 2 1984, 1989
 USA Dottie Pepper 2 1992, 1999
 AUS Karrie Webb 2 2000, 2006

Champions by nationality

This table lists the total number of titles won by golfers of each nationality as a major.

Nationality Number
of wins
 United States 19
 Sweden 4
 Australia 2
 France 1
 Mexico 1
 South Korea 1
 Taiwan 1

References

  1. ^ "Clear Water Awaits 2006 Kraft Nabisco Champion". LPGA.com. April 2, 2006. http://www.lpga.com/content_1.aspx?mid=2&pid=6051x. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  2. ^ Zullo, Allan, “Astonishing but True Golf Facts”, Andrew McMeels Publishing, Forest Fairview, North Carolina, 2001.
  3. ^ "The Ladies of the Lake: the Champion's Leap at the Kraft Nabisco Championship". Kraft Nabisco Championship. 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-04-01. http://web.archive.org/web/20070401131225/http://www.kncgolf.com/ladies.htm. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  4. ^ "Tee party; LPGA: The lesbian connection". The Observer. May 6, 2001. http://observer.guardian.co.uk/osm/story/0,,482447,00.html. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  5. ^ "Don't Quote Me: Dinah Shore Weekend". AfterEllen.com. 2006. http://www.afterellen.com/archive/ellen/column/2006/2/quote-dinah.html. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 
  6. ^ Downs, Maggie Dinah Shore events part of celebration that began with a round of golf March 28, 2010 The Desert Sun

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