Meet the Newest (and Soon-to-Be) #LPGAMoms

“Having it all” on the LPGA Tour has never been a question – it’s always been a given. The idea that a woman can be a doting mother and a successful professional golfer has always seemed like fact, one that has been proven over and over again throughout the years.

We had players like Susie Maxwell Berning and Judy Rankin – who were among the first to take their kids on the road with them as they traveled for tournaments – winning major championships and Player of the Year titles. That trend continued with Nancy Lopez and Juli Inkster raising families and hoisting trophies, then Gerina Mendoza and Brittany Lincicome and Stacy Lewis took up the mantle in the mid-to-late 2010s.

And now, there’s a new generation of mothers on the LPGA Tour, a legion of major champions, tournament winners and Solheim Cuppers that are having children and starting families, all while still competing week in and week out on Tour, reminding the world that a woman no longer has to pick between a family and a career.

Since the beginning of 2022, the LPGA has welcomed nine new children to the tour’s extended family, including three in the first four and a half months of this year. Meet some of the newest (and soon-to-be) additions to the #LPGAMom crew as well as their bundles of joy!

Amy Olson (soon-to-be)

Amy Olson and her husband, Grant, revealed on March 25 that they are expecting their first child this September. The 30-year-old has competed on the LPGA Tour since 2014, earning 13 career top-10 finishes. She teed it up while pregnant earlier this year at the LOTTE Championship presented by Hoakalei, making the cut with a T61 result.

Sophia Popov (soon-to-be) 

Sophia Popov took to Instagram on January 2 to announce that she and husband Max Mehles were expecting their first baby, a girl, in June of 2023. Popov won the 2020 AIG Women’s Open at Royal Troon Golf Club and played on her first European Solheim Cup team in 2021.

Mel Reid (soon-to-be)

Mel Reid and her wife, Carly, are also expecting their first child, announcing the exciting news via Instagram only two weeks ago. Reid won the 2020 ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer and has represented Europe in four Solheim Cups. She has also represented England at the Tokyo Olympics and the 2016 Hanwha LIFEPLUS International Crown.

Caroline Masson

Caroline Masson is the most recent player to become a #LPGAMom, welcoming her son Benton David with husband and caddie for Nelly Korda, Jason McDede, on April 29. Masson won the 2016 Manulife LPGA Classic and has played on four European Solheim Cup teams.

Inbee Park

The Republic of Korea’s Inbee Park announced the birth of her first daughter In-seo on April 21. Park has won 21 times on the LPGA Tour, including seven major championships, and has spent 106 career weeks as the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings No. 1.

Hee Young Park

Hee Young Park took to Instagram in late January to share that she had become a mother after the birth of her son Mino Joe. Park has won three times on the LPGA Tour, most recently at the 2020 ISPS Handa Vic Open.

Cheyenne Woods

Cheyenne Woods welcomed her son, Cameron Jaxson Hicks, on April 26, 2022 with husband and MLB player Aaron Hicks. Woods is a Ladies European Tour winner, capturing the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters title in 2014.

Mi Jung Hur

Mi Jung Hur announced that she had given birth to her son Ji-An Wang in early April of last year. Hur is a four-time LPGA Tour winner with her most recent victory coming at the 2019 Indy Women in Tech Championship.

Azahara Munoz

Spaniard Azahara Munoz gave birth to her first child, a son named Lucas, on February 28, 2022. The 35-year-old is a two-time Olympian and a four-time European Solheim Cup team member. Her lone LPGA Tour victory came at the 2012 Sybase Match Play Championship and she’s recorded 47 additional career top-10 finishes.

Paula Creamer

Paula Creamer kicked off the 2022 LPGA baby boom, welcoming Hilton Kennedy on January 7, 2022 with husband, Shane. Also known as “The Pink Panther”, Creamer has 10 LPGA Tour victories, including the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open. She has amassed 94 additional career top-10 finishes and been a member of seven United States Solheim Cup teams.