No. 1 Inbee Park – age 31
The most recent and youngest player ever inducted into the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame, Park tallied 18 of her 19 career wins and six of her seven major-championship titles between the first shots of 2010 and the last of 2019. Park spent 106 weeks atop the Rolex Rankings, won three major championships in a row in 2013, and captured the gold medal in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio following a nearly two-month layoff due to a left thumb injury.
No. 2 Yani Tseng – age 30
There is no question that the most dominant LPGA Tour player at the start of the decade was Tseng. She earned 13 of her 15 career LPGA Tour victories, along with four of her five major championships, between 2010 and 2012. Tseng also earned back-to-back Rolex Player of the Year honors in 2010 and 2011 while taking home the Vare Trophy in 2011 as well. She also spent 109 weeks at the top of the Rolex Rankings, the second-most of all time.
No. 4 Lydia Ko – age 22
Ko stormed on to the LPGA stage in 2012 when she became the first amateur to win on the LPGA Tour since 1967 and at 15, the youngest player to ever win an LPGA Tour title. Throughout the decade she would tally 15 wins and two majors and is the youngest ever to win three events; the youngest ever to win a major; the youngest ever to win two majors and the youngest player, man or woman, ever to reach No.1 in the world, a position she held for 104 weeks (fourth most all time). One day before her 17th birthday in 2014, Time magazine named Ko one of its “100 Most Influential People.” In 2016, she won the silver medal at the Olympic Games in Rio.
No. 14 Brooke Henderson – age 22
Canada’s most popular female athlete and the winningest golfer in the nation’s history, man or woman, Henderson captured nine wins in five short years on the LPGA Tour, including a major championship. She won her first title at age 17 at the Cambia Portland Classic, an event where she Monday qualified. In 2016, she captured the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Sahalee outside Seattle in a playoff with Lydia Ko. It was one of the most memorable Sundays of the decade and propelled Henderson to No. 3 in the Rolex Rankings. She had multiple wins every full season she has played on Tour year and also represented Canada in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.Over the next two weeks, visit LPGA.com to learn more about the accomplishments and careers of each of the four finalists. Voting resumes Jan. 1, 2020 at noon Eastern Time and fans will have 48 hours to make their selections. Polls close Jan. 3 at noon Eastern Time. Cast your vote on any of the LPGA’s social channels. Results will be announced on Jan. 3.