• In her first 12 starts, achieved victories at two major championships,
three second-place finishes and eight top-10 finishes.
• Defeated Se Ri Pak by eight strokes to successfully defend her
U.S. Women's Open title and was the only player to finish under par
for the tournament.
• With her two-stroke victory at the McDonald's LPGA Championship
Presented by AIG, became only the fifth woman (Juli Inkster, Pat Bradley,
Mickey Wright, Louise Suggs) to win the Career Grand Slam, as well as
the youngest ever. Also, is the fastest, male or female, to achieve
from first major title.
• Closed the season with a victory at the Tyco/ADT Championship
for her third title of the year, becoming the first player to win the
season-ending event twice.
• One of two players in LPGA history (along with Annika Sorenstam)
to earn $1 million in four separate seasons.
• With her win at the U.S. Women's Open, joined Sorenstam as the
only LPGA players to cross the $7 million mark in career earnings (Betsy
King joined the group four weeks later).
• Did not miss a cut for the second consecutive year, extending
her consecutive cuts-made streak to 46 events; the last event in which
Webb missed the cut was the 1999 Safeway LPGA Golf Championship (Sept.
• Teamed with David Duval against Sorenstam and Tiger Woods in the
Lincoln Financial Group Battle at Bighorn, losing to the team of Sorenstam/Woods,
1-up, on the 19th hole (this marked the LPGA's first-ever appearance
on "prime-time" television).
• Won the Wendy's Three-Tour Challenge with Annika Sorenstam and
2001 Stats (rank)
Rds under par: 55/79 (1) Rds in the 60s: 35/79 (3) Birdies: 310
Eagles: 5 (32) Greens in reg: 74.8% (2) Driving accuracy: 74.3%
Sand saves: 36.7% (118) Putting avg: 29.97 (48) Driving avg:
• In 2000, won her second consecutive Rolex Player of the Year title
and Vare Trophy; with her one-hole playoff win over Dottie Pepper at
the AFLAC Champions Presented by Southern Living, became the
first player since Beth Daniel in 1990 to win seven titles in a season;
at the Oldsmobile Classic, her sixth win of the season, fired a career-low
61 (-11) during the second round and set the LPGA 54-hole record with
a 193 (-23) total (the record was tied by Sorenstam in 2001); won her
third major championship at the U.S. Women's Open; that victory gave
her the requisite 27 points needed to qualify for the LPGA Tour Hall
of Fame; the final criterion to meet is the 10-year LPGA membership
requirement, and Webb will be inducted at the conclusion of the 2005
season; earned $250,000 in the Nabisco Grand Slam Challenge for winning
the Nabisco Championship in addition to another major in 2000; won the
second major of her career with a wire-to-wire win at the Nabisco Championship,
where she recorded a hole-in-one during the final round and finished
10 strokes ahead of second-place Dottie Pepper; defeated Sorenstam on
the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the inaugural LPGA Takefuji
Classic, her third win in her first three starts of the season; captured
the Australian Ladies Masters title for the third consecutive year,
joining an elite group of six players who have won the same event three
times in a row; went wire-to-wire at the season-opening The Office Depot
to successfully defend her title; crossed the $5 million mark in career
earnings following a tie for second at the Firstar LPGA Classic in conjunction
with the Children's Medical Center, setting the record for the fastest
to reach that milestone; crossed the $6 million mark in career earnings
following her fourth-place finish at the Samsung World Championship,
setting the record for the fastest to reach that milestone; lost to
Sorenstam in a one-hole sudden-death playoff at the Evian Masters, one
of three runner-up finishes in 2000; won the Australian Open on the
Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour, as well as the Nichirei Championship
on the Japanese LPGA Tour; won the inaugural Women's World Cup Golf
with Rachel Hetherington (Teske); winner of the Crowne Plaza Achievement
• In 1999, won six times and recorded 22 top-10 finishes; earned
her first Rolex Player of the Year award and her second Vare Trophy,
setting an LPGA scoring average record with a 69.43 average; won her
first major championship at the du Maurier Classic; set an LPGA record
for consecutive top-10 finishes with 16; became the fastest player in
LPGA history to cross the $3 million and $4 million marks in career
earnings; twice lost to Se Ri Pak in sudden-death playoffs, at the Jamie
Farr Kroger Classic and PageNet Championship; won the 1999 Mercury LPGA
Series Bonus Pool.
• In 1998, recorded 20 top-20 finishes, including two victories
- the Australian Ladies Masters and the City of Hope Myrtle Beach Classic,
where she won with all rounds in the 60s; crossed the $2 million mark
in career earnings after placing third at the Los Angeles Women's Championship
in mid-February, making her the fastest LPGA player to cross that mark
(two years, one month and 15 days); recorded her first LPGA career hole-in-one
during the third round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
• In 1997, won the Weetabix Women's British Open for the second
time in three years, successfully defended her title at the SAFECO Classic
and won the Susan G. Komen International; won the Vare Trophy for lowest
scoring average; lost to Michelle McGann in a sudden-death playoff at
the HEALTHSOUTH Inaugural.
• In 1996, in just her second tournament, became a Rolex First-Time
Winner at the HEALTHSOUTH Inaugural by defeating Martha Nause and Jane
Geddes on the fourth hole of a sudden-death playoff; recorded top-10
finishes in her first six tournament starts; won three other events,
including the season-ending ITT LPGA Tour Championship; earned $1,002,000
to become the first player in LPGA history to reach the $1 million mark
in single season-earnings; became the first rookie on either the LPGA
or PGA Tour to reach the $1 million mark in single-season earnings;
earned Rolex Rookie of the Year honors; with four victories, ties with
Se Ri Pak as the second-winningest rookie behind Nancy Lopez, who won
nine times in her first full season on Tour.
• In 1995, won the Weetabix Women's British Open before she became
a member of the LPGA Tour; earned rookie of the year honors on the Women
Professional Golfers' European Tour (WPGET); qualified for the LPGA
Tour on her first attempt after she finished second at the LPGA Final
Qualifying Tournament while playing with a broken bone in her wrist.
• In 1994, turned professional in October and competed on the WPGET
and Futures Tour, where she won one tournament.
LPGA Victories (26*): 1995 Weetabix Women's British
Open.* 1996 HEALTHSOUTH Inaugural, Sprint Titleholders Championship,
SAFECO Classic, ITT LPGA Tour Championship. 1997 Susan G. Komen
International, Weetabix Women's British Open, SAFECO Classic. 1998
Australian Ladies Masters, City of Hope Myrtle Beach Classic. 1999
The Office Depot, Australian Ladies Masters, Standard Register PING,
The Mercury Titleholders Championship, Wegmans Rochester International,
du Maurier Classic. 2000 The Office Depot, Australian
Ladies Masters, LPGA Takefuj Classic, the Nabisco Championship,
U.S. Women's Open, Oldsmobile Classic, AFLAC Champions Presented
by Southern Living. 2001 U.S. Women's Open, McDonald's
LPGA Championship Presented by AIG, Tyco/ADT Championship.
Unofficial Victories (2): 2000 Women's World Cup Golf [with
Rachel Hetherington (Teske)]. 2001 Wendy's Three-Tour Challenge
(with Dottie Pepper and Annika Sorenstam).
LPGA Awards (7): Rolex Rookie of the Year (1), Rolex Player
of the Year (2), Vare Trophy (3). 1996 Rolex Rookie of the Year.
1997 Vare Trophy. 1999 Rolex Player of the Year, Vare
Trophy. 2000 Rolex Player of the Year, Vare Trophy, Crowne Plaza
* Won the 1995 Weetabix Women's British Open prior to joining the
The U.S. Women's Open became an LPGA major in 1950; the McDonald's LPGA
Championship Presented by AIG became a major in 1955; the Kraft Nabisco
Championship became a major in 1983; and the Weetabix Women's British
Open became a major championship in 2001. From 1979-2000 the LPGA's fourth
major was the du Maurier Classic. The Weetabix Women's British Open replaced
the du Maurier Classic in 2001. (KNC, Kraft Nabisco Championship; LPGA,
McDonald's LPGA Championship Presented by AIG; OPEN, U.S. Women's Open;
WB, Weetabix Women's British Open; DM, du Maurier Classic)