In the Winner's Circle with Suzann Pettersen

Suzann Pettersen
Photo Credit: Victor Fraile/Getty Images

Suzann Pettersen of Norway celebrates after winning the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship at the Sunrise Golf Course on October 28, 2012 in Taoyuan, Taiwan.

Suzann Pettersen – 2012 Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship
Hometown/Birthplace
– Orlando, Florida/Oslo, Norway
Birthdate
– April 07, 1981 – currently 31 years, 6 months, and 21 days
Qualified for LPGA Tour
– tied for 10th at 2002 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament
Turned Professional
– 2000

  • 10th career LPGA victory; 15th career victory worldwide
  • With the $300,000 first-place check, she passes the $1 million mark in season earnings ($1,150,181) and increased her LPGA career earnings to $9,335,662. She passes Meg Mallon for 8th place on the LPGA Career Money List
  • Captures back-to-back wins for the second time in her career. The first came back in October of 2007 when she won the HanaBank KOLON Championship and the Honda LPGA Thailand
  • Becomes the third player this season to win back-to-back events. Yani Tseng won the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup and the Kia Classic in consecutive weeks in March and Jiyai Shin won the Kingsmill Championship and the RICOH Women’s British Open in back-to-back weeks in September
  • Also becomes the sixth player to win two-or-more events on the LPGA Tour this season
  • Earns 30 points toward the Rolex Player of the Year race, increasing total to 93 points and moving from 12th to 10th

Topics: In the winners circle, Pettersen, Suzann, Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship

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