The tournament’s original sponsor was Navistar International, a truck manufacturer. When Navistar failed to renew its sponsorship, the tournament was taken off the schedule for 2013.
Yokohama Tire assumed title sponsorship in 2014.
When Lexi Thompson won in 2011 at age 16, she was at the time the youngest-ever winner of an LPGA event. Lydia Ko bested that a year later when she won the 2012 Canadian Women’s Open at age fifteen.
The tournament scoring record was set in 2010 by Katherine Hull at 269 (-19).
Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic
|Year||Champion||Country||Winning score||To par||Margin|
|2015||Kris Tamulis||United States||71-68-67-65=271||−17||1 stroke|
|2014||Mi Jung Hur||South Korea||64-70-67-66=267||−21||4 strokes|
|2012||Stacy Lewis||United States||66-70-65-69=270||−18||2 strokes|
|2011||Lexi Thompson||United States||66-68-67-70=271||−17||5 strokes|
|2010||Katherine Hull||Australia||68-67-67-67=269||−19||1 stroke|
|2009||Lorena Ochoa (2)||Mexico||66-68-66-70=270||−18||4 strokes|
|2008||Lorena Ochoa||Mexico||67-67-69-70=273||−15||Playoff 2|
|2007||Maria Hjorth||Sweden||70-67-70-67=274||−14||1 stroke|