In the Winner's Circle with Mo Martin

Mo Martin
Photo Credit: David Cannon/Getty Images

Mo Martin of the United States celebrates her 2nd shot on the 18th hole with her caddie during the final round of the Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale on July 13, 2014 in Southport, England.

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2014 RICOH Women’s British Open
Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport, England
July 13, 2014

Hometown/Resides: Pasadena, Calif./Altadena, Calif.
Birthdate: October 8, 1982 – currently 31 years, 9 months, and 5 days
Qualified for LPGA Tour: Finished third on the Symetra Tour’s J Golf Race for the Card money list to earn Priority List Category nine for the 2012 LPGA season
Turned Professional: 2006

VICTORIES
- LPGA: First career victory
- Previous Best Finish: 3 - 2013 Kia Classic
- Best Major Finish: T29 - 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship

RACE TO CME GLOBE
- Earns 625 points toward the Race to the CME Globe standings and moves from 49th to 19th in the Race to CME Globe with 959 points

ROLEX RANKINGS
- Mo is projected to jump from No. 99 to No. 26 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings

MONEY
- CAREER: With the $474, 575 first-place check, Mo moves from 266th to 190th on the LPGA Career Money List with $1,074,351
- SEASON: Has earned $583,762 this season and moves from 53rd to 15th on the 2014 LPGA Official Money List

TOURNAMENT SPECIFIC
- Missed the cut at the 2013 RICOH Women’s British Open (75-73=148, +4)
- Joins Jeong Jang (2005) and Jiyai Shin (2008) as the only three players to capture their first career LPGA victory at the Women’s British Open

2013 IN A NUTSHELL
- 25 events, 21 cuts made, $319,244 earned, one top-10 finish, 71.70 scoring average

OF NOTE
- This is the first time since 1999 that Americans have won each of the first three majors in a season (Nabisco Dinah Shore-Dottie Pepper, U.S. Women’s Open-Juli Inkster and McDonalds LPGA Championship-Juli Inkster)
- Becomes the first player to have their first career LPGA win in a major since Shanshan Feng at the 2012 Wegmans LPGA Championship
- Becomes the first American to win her first LPGA event at a major since Stacy Lewis, 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship
- Becomes the 11th different player to record a win this season on the LPGA Tour
- 2014 prior to this tournament: 16 events, 11 cuts made, $109,187 earned, 71.70 scoring average

 

 

Topics: In the winners circle, Ricoh Women's British Open, Martin, Mo

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