The Rolex ANNIKA Major Award (RAMA) was won by Lilia Vu. The award recognizes the player with the most outstanding record in all five major championships throughout the LPGA Tour season. Vu clinched the award after winning her second major championship of the season at the AIG Women’s Open.
Jim Fitterling received the Commissioners Award. This award honors a person or organization that has contributed uniquely to the LPGA and its members, furthered the cause of women’s golf, and possesses high character and standards. Fitterling, the Dow Chair and CEO, has been instrumental in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational and continues to support the values shared by Dow and the LPGA.
Sheri Hayes received the Ellen Griffin Rolex Award. This award recognizes an individual who has made a major contribution to the teaching of golf and emulates the spirit, love, and dedication to the game exhibited by Ellen Griffin. Hayes has been a major contributor in improving the education for teaching professionals and has received numerous accolades for her teaching skills.
There were several first-time winners on the LPGA Tour in 2023, including Lilia Vu, Ruoning Yin, Grace Kim, Rose Zhang, Allisen Corpuz, Linn Grant, Elizabeth Szokol, Alexa Pano, Megan Khang, Chanettee Wannasaen, Hae Ran Ryu, and Angel Yin. When an LPGA Member wins their first tournament, they are recognized as a Rolex First-Time Winner. The 2023 season saw a record total of 12 first-time winners.
The Rolex Player of the Year and Vare Trophy will be awarded after the completion of the 2023 CME Group Tour Championship.ere not announced at the conclusion of the CME Group Tour Championship. The winners of these awards will be determined based on final season statistics and will be announced at a later date.