Lydia Ko won the 2016 Rolex ANNIKA Major Award thanks to a win at the ANA Inspiration, a runner-up showing at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and a tie for third at the U.S. Women’s Open.
The Rolex ANNIKA Major Award recognizes the player who, during a current LPGA Tour season, has the most outstanding record in all five major championships. Points are awarded at all five major championships to competitors who finish among the top-10 and ties. To take home the award, a player must also win at least one of the five majors.
Ko, who joins Michelle Wie (2014) and Inbee Park (2015) as winners of the award, was recognized in a ceremony on the 18th green at the Evian Championship, wrapping up an exciting season of majors in 2016. Below are the final standings for the top-8 players.
RANK NAME POINTS MAJOR WINS
1 Lydia Ko 102 1
2 Ariya Jutanugarn 96 1
3 In Gee Chun 90 1
4 Brooke Henderson 66 1
5 Brittany Lang 60 1
6 Sung Hyun Park 52 0
7 So Yeon Ryu 46 0
8 Mirim Lee 38 0
Point Structure for Rolex ANNIKA Major Award
1st place – 60 pts.; 2nd place – 24 pts.; 3rd place – 18 pts.; 4th place – 14 pts.; 5th place – 12 pts.; 6th place – 10 pts.; 7th place – 8 pts.;
8th place – 6 pts.; 9th place – 4 pts.; 10th place – 2 pts.
Note: This is the same point allocation used at the Major Championships for the Player of the Year Award