She added her seventh career major last year at the Kraft Nabisco, when she holed a full wedge for eagle on the 18th hole and won in a playoff to complete a record seven-shot comeback. And she has been runner-up at the LPGA Championship twice in the last two years.
Best of all, she is doing it on her terms.
"Golf is what she does," Inkster said. "It's not really who she is. She loves the game, but I don't think it consumes her."
Webb was consumed with being the best when she arrived in the United States, earning her card through LPGA Q-school despite playing with a broken wrist. As a rookie, she was the first woman to earn $1 million in a season. At age 25, she already had earned enough points for the LPGA Hall of Fame.
Webb took time away from golf, whether that was on her boat or jumping out of a plane, but golf never left her.
"I'm enjoying it more now," she said. "I know I'm good enough to be No. 1. Back then, I knew it, too. But it was something I thought about when I woke up, and what I thought about when I went out to practice. Now, it's not something I think about every morning. I just know that if I put all my ability together, it's good enough to be the best, or close to it."