There's no way to accurately gauge Lacoste's place in women's golf history, because she essentially gave up the game after only a half-dozen or so top events. But she won three of those: the 1967 U.S. Women's Open (as an amateur), and the 1969 British and U.S. amateurs. Ranking Lacoste is like imagining where Bobby Jones would rank - or whether he would rank - had he retired after his first three major wins instead of after his grand slam year.
49. Sandra Post
The best-ever Canadian female golfer, Post won a major championship in 1968, then didn't win again for 10 years. Then she was among the top players on the LPGA Tour for several years in the late '70s and early '80s. Post held the record for youngest women's major championship winner until 2007.
48. Paula Creamer
Creamer was just shy of 24 years old when she cracked this list. But in her five years on the LPGA Tour to that point, Creamer had nine victories. And one of them was the 2010 U.S. Women's Open. She's been a very consistent player (when healthy), always a threat to win, and has multiple high finishes on the money list.
47. Jane Geddes
Geddes posted good career numbers in a highly competitive era, built around one great season: In 1987, she won five times, finished second four times, and claimed one of her two majors championships.
46. Beverly Hanson
Hanson won the 1950 U.S. Women's Amateur, then was a consistent winner in the first decade of the LPGA Tour's history. She finished with 17 career wins, three of which were majors.