Golf is a sport that requires skill, precision, and mental toughness. It is also a sport that showcases some of the most talented and successful female athletes in the world. In this article, we will rank the top 10 best female golfers right now, based on their current wins, scores, and statistics. We will also highlight their achievements, strengths, and challenges, as well as their future prospects.
10. Inbee Park (South Korea)
Park is known for her exceptional putting skills, which have earned her the nickname “Queen of the Greens”.
She is a South Korean professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour and the LPGA of Japan Tour. She has won 21 times on the LPGA, including seven majors.
In 2014, she married her swing coach, Gi Hyeob Nam, and they welcomed a baby girl in April 2023. Park has also represented Korea at the 2016 Summer Olympics, winning the gold medal by five strokes at -16 after a thumb injury sidelined her for two months heading into the event.
9. Céline Boutier (France)
Céline Boutier is a rising star in the golf world, who has made a remarkable impact in her short career.
She turned professional in 2016, after a successful amateur career that included winning the 2015 NCAA individual title and the 2015 British Ladies Amateur Championship.
She joined the LPGA Tour in 2018, and won her first title in 2019, at the ISPS Handa Vic Open.
Boutier is a versatile and consistent player, who excels in all aspects of the game.
She has ranked in the top 20 in GIR, driving accuracy, and scoring average in the past two seasons.
She has also shown great resilience and adaptability, having played in different tours and conditions around the world.
8. Lilia Vu (USA)
Lilia Vu is a young and talented golfer, who has been making waves in the golf scene since her amateur days.
She turned professional in 2019, after a stellar college career that included winning nine tournaments and being named the 2018 Pac-12 Player of the Year.
Vu joined the LPGA Tour in 2020 and achieved her first title at the 2021 LPGA Mediheal Championship.
As a powerful and aggressive player, she likes to take risks and go for the pins.
In the past two seasons, she has ranked in the top 10 in driving distance and birdies.
However, Vu’s main challenge is her lack of consistency and accuracy, which sometimes leads to costly mistakes and missed opportunities.
She has ranked in the bottom 20 in driving accuracy and putts per GIR in the past two seasons.
Additionally, she has not yet performed well in major championships, with her best finish being a tie for 26th at the 2021 ANA Inspiration.
7. Atthaya Thitikul (Thailand)
Atthaya Thitikul is a phenomenal golfer who has made remarkable strides in her career.
She won the prestigious LPGA Vare Trophy in 2023 for having the best season scoring average.
She also earned the LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year title in 2022.
In 2021, she was crowned the Ladies European Tour Player of the Year.
She dominated the Ladies European Tour rankings, becoming the No. 1 player in the world. She secured her LPGA Tour card by finishing third at the LPGA Q-Series. She topped the LPGA Tour in birdies with 375, 11 more than her closest rival, Nasa Hataoka.
She ranked third in the LPGA Tour in scoring with a 69.43 average. As of now, her net worth is estimated at $5 million.
She was the 9th best female golfer in the world as of September 24, 2022.
6. Lexi Thompson (USA)
Lexi Thompson is a stellar golfer who has earned many accolades in her career.
She has won 11 LPGA Tour titles, including a major championship.
She was the first American to clinch the Race to the CME Globe. She led the LPGA Tour in several statistical categories, such as sand saves, scoring average, rounds under par, and greens in regulations.
She has represented the U.S. in multiple Solheim Cup matches and the Tokyo Olympics.
She received the 2023 Founders Award for her significant contributions to the LPGA.
She also made history by playing in the PGA Tour’s Shriners Children’s Open, where she said cutting would be one of her greatest achievements.
She was ranked 30th in the world golf rankings as of October 13, 2023.
5. Brooke Henderson (Canada)
Brooke Henderson is a Canadian professional golfer who has made history on the LPGA Tour. She has 13 LPGA titles under her belt, including two majors.
She is the most successful Canadian golfer ever, both on the LPGA and PGA Tours. She broke the record for the youngest major winner in LPGA history at 17.
She won the 2016 Women’s PGA Championship and the 2020 Chevron Championship. She was the 2018 LPGA Tour Player of the Year and the recipient of the ESPY Award for “Best Female Golfer” and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame People’s Choice Award that same year. Henderson is one of the world’s best golfers and a Canadian sports icon.
4. Lydia Ko (New Zealand)
Lydia Ko is a New Zealand professional golfer who is currently ranked No. 1 in the world.
She has won 19 LPGA Tour events, including two major championships.
She is also the youngest player to win a major and the most successful Canadian golfer ever.
Ko recently got married in South Korea and received the 2023 Founders Award from the LPGA.
The New Zealander is a golf legend who has received many honors, including recognition from Time magazine and EspnW.
She has won two Olympic medals for New Zealand, a silver in 2016 and a bronze in 2020. She is very close to entering the LPGA Hall of Fame, needing only two more points out of the 27 required.
3. Minjee Lee (Australia)
Minjee Lee is an Australian professional golfer born on May 27, 1996, in Perth.
She turned professional in September 2014 after becoming the number one-ranked amateur golfer in February 2014
She has won 13 LPGA Tour events, including two major championships: the Amundi Evian Championship in 2021 and the U.S. Women’s Open in 2022.
She is also the first woman to win the Greg Norman Medal, an award given to the best Australian golfer on the world stage and ranking 10th in the LPGA Tour’s official money list for five consecutive years (2018 to 2022).
Lee has demonstrated exceptional talent and consistency in her career, earning a total of 10 LPGA Tour victories and 2 Ladies European Tour victories.
2. Nelly Korda (USA)
Nelly Korda is an American professional golfer who has made significant achievements in her career.
She has won 8 times on the LPGA Tour, including 1 major championship.
Korda has also earned 3 victories on the Ladies European Tour and 1 on the Epson Tour. She has reached the number 1 ranking in the world and has a height of 5 feet 10 inches.
Additionally, Korda has earned a total of $8,937,273 in her career and has secured 55 top-10 finishes.
Her recent results include a T8 finish at the CME Group Tour Championship in 2023 and a T25 finish at The ANNIKA driven by Bainbridge at Pelican in the same year.
Korda’s achievements also include representing the United States in the Tokyo Olympics and earning a gold medal.
1. Jin Young Ko (South Korea)
Jin Young Ko is a South Korean professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour.
She is currently ranked No. 1 in the world and has won 15 LPGA Tour events, including two major championships: the ANA Inspiration and the Evian Championship.
She has also won the LPGA Player of the Year award twice, in 2019 and 2021.
Not just that, she is one of the most dominant golfers on the LPGA Tour, having won 15 tournaments, including two majors. She claimed her first major title at the 2019 ANA Inspiration, where she became the fifth player in LPGA history to win a major as the world number one.
She followed that up with another major victory at the 2019 Evian Championship, where she set a new 72-hole scoring record of 21-under par.
Jin Young Ko is not only a talented golfer, but also a generous and humble person.
These are the top 10 best female golfers right now, according to their current wins, scores, and statistics. They are all amazing and inspiring athletes, who have achieved remarkable feats and milestones in their careers. They are also all different and unique, with their own strengths, weaknesses, and personalities. They are all worthy of admiration and respect, and they all deserve to be celebrated and supported. They are the stars of the golf world, and they are the ones to watch and follow in the future.