In the Winner's Circle with Suzann Pettersen

Photo Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

2013 Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola

September 1, 2013

 

Born: Oslo, Norway
Lives: Orlando, Fla.
Birthdate: April 7, 1981 – currently 32 years, 4 months, and 25 days
Qualified for LPGA Tour: tied for 10th at 2002 LPGA Final Qualifying TournamentTurned Professional: 2000

 

  • VICTORIES
    • LPGA: 12th career victory; second this season Previous wins: 2013 LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented by J Golf, 2012 LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship, 2012 Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship, 2011 Sybase Match Play, 2011Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola, 2009, CN Canadian Women’s Open, 2007 McDonald’s LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola, 2007 Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill, 2007 Longs Drugs Challenge, 2007 HanaBank KOLON Championship, 2007 Honda LPGA Thailand

 

  • MONEY
    • CAREER: With the $195,000 first-place check, Suzann stays at seventh on the LPGA Career Money List with $10,602,182
    • SEASON: Suzann has earned $1,233,842 this season and remains third on the 2013 LPGA Official Money List

 

  • ROLEX RANKINGS
    • Projected to remain No. 3 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings
  • OF NOTE
    • Becomes fourth player on Tour to record multiple wins in 2013 (Inbee Park- 6, Stacy Lewis- 3, Beatriz Recari- 2)
    • Made 10 starts in between her win at the LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented by J Golf in April and this week’s victory
    • Sixth top-10 finish in her last seven starts
    • Won the Mission Hills World Ladies Championship in China on the Ladies European Tour in March

 

  • SAFEWAY CLASSIC - TOURNAMENT SPECIFIC
    • Second victory at the Safeway Classic. Pettersen won the event in 2011 when it was held at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club
    • Becomes the second player in the event’s 42-year history to win at two different host course; Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez won the event three times (twice at Columbia Edgewater CC and once at Riverside CC)
    • This is her fourth top-4 finish at the event; Previous finishes at Safeway Classic: 2012 – T26, 2001 – win, 2010 T4, 2009 – T2, 2008 – T17, 2004 – MC, 2003 – T24

 

  • 2013 IN A NUTSHELL
    • 17 events, 14 cuts made, $1,233,842 earned, two wins, eight additional top-10s

 

  • 2012 RECAP
    • 24 events, 23 cuts made, $1,182,860 earned (9), 2 wins, 3 additional top-10 finishes
    • Recorded back-to-back victories in the fall in Asia at the LPGA KEB*HanaBank Championship and the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship Presented by Audi
    • Crossed the $1 million mark in season earnings for the sixth consecutive year

 

 

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