Helen Alfredsson

Sweden

5'10"

1992

$5,658,678.00

U. S. International University (1988, International Business)

Race to CME Globe

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Helen Alfredsson Bio

5’10”...Started playing golf at the age of 11...Credits Alan Anderton and teacher Charlotte Montgomery as the individuals most influencing her career...Hobbies include all sports and staying fit...Is the first-ever International LPGA Player Director for the 2009-11 seasons...Qualified for the LPGA Tour on her second attempt.

Career

  • In 2010, best finish was a tie for 16th at the Evian Masters Presented by Société Générale.
  • In 2009, became the first player in Solheim Cup history to captain a team, then qualify two years later as a player; best finish was a tie for fifth at the Evian Masters, also tied for seventh at the Honda LPGA Thailand and tied for 10th at the P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship Presented by John Q. Hammons; recorded a career-low 62 in the opening round of the Sybase Classic Presented by Pepsi, where she tied for 11th.
  • In 2008, won her first two tournaments since 2003: the Evian Masters, where she defeated Angela Park and Na Yeon Choi in a three-hole, sudden-death playoff; and the Grand China Air LPGA, where she crossed the $5 million mark in career earnings; crossed the $4 million mark in career earnings with her runner-up finish at the U.S. Women's Open; also tied for second at the Safeway Classic Presented by Pepsi with Sophie Gustafson after losing a one-hole, sudden-death playoff to Cristie Kerr and also crossed the $1 million mark in season earnings.
  • In 2007, best finish was a tie for 17th at the Sybase Classic Presented by ShopRite; captained the European Solheim Cup Team; only competed in 11 events due to a back injury.l In 2006, recorded a season-best runner-up finish at the MasterCard Classic Honoring Alejo Peralta.
  • In 2005, best finish was a tie for fifth at the Evian Masters; named captain of the European Solheim Cup Team for 2007.
  • In 2004, best finish was a tie for eighth at the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill.
  • In 2003, won her first tournament since 1998 at the Longs Drugs Challenge, where she crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings; captained the victorious European Team at the PING Junior Solheim Cup in Sweden.
  • In 2002, posted two top-10 finishes, including a tie for fifth at the Wegmans Rochester LPGA and a tie for seventh at the ShopRite LPGA Classic; was a captain’s pick for the European Solheim Cup Team.
  • In 2001, posted two top-10 finishes, including a tie for ninth at The Office Depot Hosted by Amy Alcott and a ninth-place finish at the McDonald’s LPGA Championship Presented by AIG; earned her 14th international victory at the WPGA Championship of Europe on the Ladies European Tour.
  • In 2000, best finish was a tie for seventh at the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic; as a captain’s pick, her 2-1-0 record helped lead the European Team to victory in The Solheim Cup.
  • In 1999, best finish was a tie for second at both the Naples LPGA Memorial and City of Hope Myrtle Beach Classic; recorded two holes-in-one; during the first round of the Nabisco Dinah Shore and the third round of the Mercury Titleholders Championship.
  • In 1998, after three seasons without an LPGA victory, captured two tournament titles in a span of two months, The Office Depot and the Welch’s/Circle K Championship; crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings at PageNet Tour Championship; recorded her second LPGA career hole-in-one during the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open; captured the Evian Masters title on the European Ladies’ Professional Golf Association (ELPGA) Tour; was a member of the European Solheim Cup Team.
  • In 1997, returned to the LPGA Tour in February after undergoing hip surgery; won two international events, the McDonald’s WPGA Championship Europe and the Itoen Tournament in Japan; tied for second at the Samsung World Championship of Women’s Golf after losing in a sudden-death playoff to Juli Inkster.
  • In 1996, best finish was second place at the Samsung World Championship of Women’s Golf; recorded her first LPGA career hole-in-one during the third round of the Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions; won the Hennessy Cup in Europe for the third time; was a member of the European Solheim Cup Team.
  • In 1995, tied for second at the Friendly’s Classic and crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings at the Pinewild Women’s Championship.
  • In 1994, captured her second LPGA title at the PING Welch’s Championship in Boston; carded a 63 (-8) during the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open, the lowest round in U.S. Women’s Open history; won the Evian Masters in Europe; was a member of the European Solheim Cup Team.
  • In 1993, became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the Nabisco Dinah Shore, one of the Tour’s four major championships.
  • In 1992, best finish during her rookie season was second place at the Mazda Japan Classic, where she lost a four-hole, sudden-death playoff to Betsy King; named Rookie of the Year; won three international events, the Hennessy Cup, the IBM Open and the Itoki Classic in Japan; was a member of the victorious European Solheim Cup Team.
  • In 1991, tied for 17th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament and earned exempt status for the 1992 LPGA Tour season; won four international events: Ellair Open; Queensland Open; Hennessy Cup; and Trophee Coconut Skol.
  • Prior to joining the LPGA Tour, was Women Professional Golfers’ European Tour (WPGET) Rookie of the Year in 1989; won the 1990 Weetabix Women’s British Open and was a member of the 1990 European Solheim Cup Team.

    Amateur
    Alfredsson was the Swedish national champion from 1981-84, in 1986 and 1988. She won the 1984 Belgium Junior International Championship and finished third at the 1988 European Individual Championship.

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