• 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
• 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)
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
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.
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