Best Womens Major of the Decade


Juli Inkster

Best Women's Major of the Decade - Voting Results
  • 2002 U.S. Women's Open: 42-year-old Juli Inkster rallies past Annika Sorenstam - 49%
  • 2003 U.S. Women's Open: Hilary Lunke wins three-woman playoff in major shocker- 8%
  • 2006 Kraft Nabisco: Karrie Webb holes approach shot on 72nd hole en route to victory - 34%
  • 2006 McDonald's LPGA: Se Ri Pak nearly holes approach shot in playoff to beat Karrie Webb- 9%

Juli Inkster started the final round of the 2002 U.S. Women's Open trailing Annika Sorenstam by two strokes. That doesn't seem like much at an Open, but when you're trying to catch the greatest player on the tour, two strokes may feel like 20.

Sorenstam entered the '02 Open at Prairie Dunes having already won six times on the season, including the Kraft Nabisco and the week prior, in which she overcame a three-stroke final-round deficit to beat Inkster.

The odds were severly stacked against the 42-year-old. However, it was nothing that a Sunday 66 couldn't fix.

Inkster fired a marvellous five-birdie, one-bogey, 4-under 66 to turn a two-stroke disadvantage into a two-shot victory.

The win was her seventh triumph in a major championship and her second at the U.S. Women's Open. It also came at the same site where 22 years prior she won the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship.

'As far as the pressure and the conditions and what was at stake, I would say it’s probably No. 1,' Inkster said of where this victory ranked on her list of accomplishments. 'It is right now.'

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Best Clutch Shot [Men]
Best Clutch Shot [Women]
Best Record-Setting Performance
Best Putt
Best Quote
Best Equipment Advancement
Best Player/Caddie Duo
Best Men's Major