The winner's jump into Poppie's pond is as synonymous with the first Major championship as the green jacket is with the Masters.

Formerly the ANA Inspiration, this is the last time the Chevron Championship will be held on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club. And that means it's the last time the Major champion will jump into Poppie's pond.

That winning leap has become as synonymous with the first Major championship as the green jacket is with the Masters.

But why is it so special?

According to Annika Sorenstam, jumping into that pond is just one reason that makes the first Major of the year so memorable ...

The history of Poppie's Pond

Poppie's Pond was named after former Tournament Director, Terry Wilcox. He was lovingly known by his many grandchildren as "Poppie".

Amy Alcott took the first winning leap into Poppie's Pond after her victory in 1988, and so the legend was born.

But the tradition didn't really catch on straight away.

Alcott claimed a second win at Mission Hills in 1991, and the next player to follow her lead was Donna Andrews in 1994.

Then, there really was no stopping the winners.

The most memorable jumps

After Alcott and her caddy took that first jump in 1984, there have been some pretty memorable jumps into Poppie's Pond. And over the years, players have dived in with their husband's, caddies, friends and children.

Hall of Famer Patty Sheehan cartwheeled her way into the pond after her win in 1996. And in 1998 Pat Hurst waded in slowly as she can't swim.

In 2001, Annika Sorenstam dove in after shooting the LPGA's first score of 59. She celebrated a back to back victory with another jump in 2002.

And in 2003, Patricia Meunier-Lebouc was carried in by her husband.

Fast forward to 2021 winner, Patty Tavatanakit, she took a confident leap after winning her first-ever Major.

The Chevron Championship Patty Tavatanakit
Last year's champion, Patty Tavatanakit, jumps into Poppie's Pond.