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The 2012 LPGA Tour was a series of weekly golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world that began in Australia on February 9 and ended November 18 in Florida. The tournaments are sanctioned by the United States-based Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).
There were 27 official tournaments on the 2012 LPGA Tour, four more than in 2011. Fifteen tournaments were held in the United States. Eleven other countries hosted the remaining twelve tournaments.
Stacy Lewis won the most tournaments, four, and won the Player of the Year award. Inbee Park won two tournaments and both the money title with earnings of $2,266,638 and the Vare Trophy for lowest scoring average. So Yeon Ryu won Rookie of the Year honors, winning one tournament, finishing sixth on the money list and second in scoring average.
Changes for 2012
Five additional events
- ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open in February at Royal Melbourne - existing event now co-sanctioned by LPGA
- LPGA Lotte Championship in Hawaii in April; LPGA returned to Oahu after a two-year hiatus
- Manulife Financial LPGA Classic in Canada in June
- Jamie Farr Toledo Classic in Ohio in August; returned after a year off
- Kingsmill Championship in Virginia in September; LPGA returned to Williamsburg after a two-year absence. Scheduled to move to May in 2013.
source: LPGA 2012 Schedule
Final major delayed
Schedule and results
The number in parentheses after winners' names is the player's total number wins in official money individual events on the LPGA Tour, including that event.
1 Unofficial events
* Lydia Ko was an amateur when she won the CN Canadian Women's Open; the winner's share went to the runner-up, Inbee Park.
Money list leaders
|1||Inbee Park||South Korea||2,287,080||24|
|2||Na Yeon Choi||South Korea||1,981,834||22|
|3||Stacy Lewis||United States||1,872,409||26|
|6||So Yeon Ryu||South Korea||1,282,673||24|
|7||Jiyai Shin||South Korea||1,234,597||18|
Scoring average leaders
|1||Inbee Park||South Korea||70.21|
|2||So Yeon Ryu||South Korea||70.30|
|3||Jiyai Shin||South Korea||70.31|
|4||Stacy Lewis||United States||70.33|
|5||Na Yeon Choi||South Korea||70.49|