Professional

2001 Highlights

• Recorded four top-20 finishes, including a tie for fifth at The Office Depot Hosted by Amy Alcott, where she posted her season-low score of 67 in the second round.

• Tied for 12th at the McDonald’s LPGA Championship Presented by AIG.

2001 Stats (rank)

Rds under par: 22/62 (66) Rds in the 60s: 5/62 (129) Birdies: 190 (77)

Eagles: 3 (63) Greens in reg: 65.9% (60) Driving accuracy: 65.7% (136)

Sand saves: 39.7% (89) Putting avg: 29.83 (38) Driving avg: 238.80 (124)

Career Highlights

• In 2000, posted her season-best finish at the Weetabix Women’s British Open, where she tied for second and crossed the $4 million mark in career earnings; as a captain’s pick, was a member of the victorious European Solheim Cup Team.

• In 1999, placed second at the McDonald’s LPGA Championship, one of the LPGA Tour’s major championships.

• In 1998, captured two tournament titles within a five-week span—defeated Rosie Jones in a sudden-death playoff at the Standard Register PING and won the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship; crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings with her win at the Standard Register PING; posted a career-low score of 63 during the third round of the City of Hope Myrtle Beach Classic.

• In 1997, won the Welch’s Championship and birdied the 18th hole to win the Toray Japan Queens Cup; recorded her fifth career hole-in-one during the second round of the Los Angeles Women’s Championship; won an event on the Japan LPGA Tour.

• In 1996, won three tournaments, including a four-way sudden-death playoff at the Edina Realty LPGA Classic; crossed $2 million in career earnings; posted holes-in-one at the Nabisco Dinah Shore and the PING Welch’s Championship in Boston; lost to Michelle McGann in a sudden-death playoff at the Oldsmobile Classic.

• In 1995, recorded her second career hole-in-one during the third round of the Star Bank LPGA Classic; best finish was second at the du Maurier Ltd. Classic; won an event on the Women Professional Golfers’ European Tour (WPGET) and the Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour.

• In 1994, recorded her first multiple-win season, capturing the Minnesota LPGA Classic, Weetabix Women’s British Open and GHP Heartland Classic titles; also won two events in Europe.

• In 1993, posted five top-20 finishes, including a season-best tie for seventh at the Sprint Classic.

• In 1992, posted back-to-back runner-up finishes at the Centel Classic and the Mazda LPGA Championship.

• In 1991, won the Mazda Japan Classic, her second LPGA win; also captured the IBM Ladies Open title on the WPGET.

• In 1990, best finish was fourth place at the du Maurier Ltd. Classic.

• In 1989, best finish was a tie for second at the Crestar Classic.

• In 1988, captured the U.S. Women’s Open title to become only the 12th LPGA player to win the Open as her first win (13 players have now accomplished that feat); posted her first career hole-in-one during the Mazda Japan Classic, where she lost to Patty Sheehan in a sudden-death playoff; named LPGA Rookie of the Year.

• In 1987, tied for fourth at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 1988 season.

• Prior to joining the LPGA Tour in 1988, competed on the WPGET and won the 1985 European Open, the German Open from 1986-88 and the 1987 French Open; also won the 1987 Singapore Open on the Asian Tour.

Amateur

Neumann established a notable amateur career in Europe. She was the Swedish Amateur champion in 1982-83 and the Swedish Match Play champion in 1983. She represented Sweden in the European Team Championship in 1984 and the World Team Championship in 1982 and 1984.

Personal

5’7", blond hair, blue eyes...Credits Pierre Karstrom, Mark Scott and her family as the individuals most influencing her career...Named 1988 Golf Digest Rookie of the Year...1994 Swedish Golfer of the Year... 1994 Golf World’s Most Improved Golfer...Recognized during the LPGA’s 50th Anniversary in 2000 as one of the LPGA’s top 50 players and teachers…Hobbies include tennis, skiing, soccer, horseback riding, hiking, watching the Miami Dolphins and Florida Panthers, her dog PeeWee, traveling, food and wine… Represents Callaway, Inter-Continental Hotels and Crowne Plaza Hotels.

LPGA Victories, Awards, Etc.

LPGA Victories (12): 1988 U.S. Women’s Open. 1991 Mazda Japan Classic. 1994 Minnesota LPGA Classic, Weetabix Women’s British Open, GHP Heartland Classic. 1996 Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions, PING Welch’s Championship, First Bank Presents the Edina Realty LPGA Classic. 1997 Welch’s Championship, Toray Japan Queens Cup. 1998 Standard Register PING, Chick-fil-A Charity Championship.

LPGA Awards (1): 1988 Rookie of the Year.

The Solheim Cup (6): 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000.

Major Championship History

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)

 

 

 

 

   

Liselotte Neumann

(Noi-man)

Born: 5/20/66 Finspang, Sweden

Residence: Boca Raton, Fla.

Rookie year: 1988

Status: Exempt

Career victories (last): 12 (1998)

Majors won: 1

Career-low round: 63

Career earnings (rank): $4,208,348 (14)

LPGA career holes-in-one: 5

Playoff record: 2-2

International victories: 15






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