Laura Davies

5'10"

1988

$8,832,352.00

Race to CME Globe

75

Rolex Ranking™

141

Laura Davies Bio

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5’10”...Credits English professional David Regan as the individual most influencing her career...Awarded the 1994 Golf Writers’ Trophy by the Association of Golf Writers...Honored by ESPN in 1995 with the ESPY Award for Outstanding Women’s Golf Performer of the Year...Was named a Member of the British Empire (M.B.E.) by Queen Elizabeth II in 1988 and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.) in 2000, one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a British citizen...Named Golf Writers Association of America Female Player of the Year in 1994 and 1996...Recognized during the LPGA’s 50th Anniversary in 2000 as one of the LPGA’s top-50 players and teachers...Enjoys all sports.

LPGA Tour Victories
(20)
• 1987 U.S. Women’s Open
1988 Circle K LPGA Tucson Open, Jamie Farr Toledo Classic
• 1989 Lady Keystone Open
• 1991 Inamori Classic
• 1993 McDonald’s Championship
• 1994 Standard Register PING, Sara Lee Classic, McDonald’s LPGA Championship
• 1995
Standard Register PING, Chick-fil-A Charity Championship
• 1996
Standard Register PING, McDonald’s LPGA Championship, du Maurier Classic, Star Bank LPGA Classic
• 1997
Standard Register PING
• 1998
PageNet Tour Championship
• 2000
Los Angeles Women’s Championship, The Philips Invitational
• 2001
Wegmans Rochester Invitational

LPGA Awards
(2)
• 1994
Tour Money Winner
• 1996
Player of the Year

The Solheim Cup
(12): 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011

2013 in a Nutshell

  • 14 events, 5 cuts made, $23,803 (119)
  • Season-best finish was T42 at the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic

  • Career Highlights:

    2012:
    • 15 events, 7 cuts made, $42,161 (107)
    • 1 top-20 finish

    2011:
    • Best finish was a tie for 37th at the Avnet LPGA Classic.
    • Competed on her 12th European Solheim Cup Team with a 1-1-1 record.
    • Became the all-time points leader in Solheim Cup history with 25 total.

    2010:
    • Best finish on the LPGA was a tie for sixth at the season-opening Honda PTT LPGA Thailand.
    • Tied for eighth at the Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola. Earned international victories at the Unicredit Ladies German Open on the LET also won the New Zealand Women's Open - a Ladies European Tour (LET).
    • The UNIQA Ladies Golf Open presented by Raiffeisen; the Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG) Tour co-sanctioned event and the Open de Espana Femenino (Spanish Ladies Open).

    2009:
    • Qualified for her 11th European Solheim Cup Team via her rank on the Ladies European Tour (LET) points list.
    • Remains the only player in Solheim Cup history to participate in all 11 events.
    • Best finish was a tie for 17th at the U.S. Women's Open; earned her 52nd career international victory at the Women's Australian Open in February - a LET and Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG) Tour co-sanctioned event.

    2008:
    • Best finish was a tie for ninth at the Safeway International Presented by Coca-Cola.
    • Recorded her third LPGA career hole-in-one during the first round of the Stanford International Pro-Am.
    • Successfully defended her title at the UNIQUA Ladies Golf Open on the LET and went wire-to-wire to win the H.R.H. Princess Lalla Meryem Cup (not an LET-sanctioned event) for her 50th and 51st, respecively, international victories.

    2007:
    • Best finish was second at the Honda LPGA Thailand 2007.
    • Recorded five additional top-10 finishes.
    • Won the UNIQA Ladies Golf Open on the LET for her 49th international victory.
    • Made her 10th appearance on the European Solheim Cup Team.
    • Is the only player in Solheim Cup history to compete in all 10 events, with a 21-16-4 overall record, also holds records for most matches played (41), most foursome matches (15) and most four-ball matches (16).

    2006:
    • Best finish was a tie for second at the Evian Masters.
    • Won the SAS Masters and the Volvo Cross Country Challenge on the LET en route to winning her fifth LET Order of Merit title.

    2005:
    • Best finish was a tie for third at both the ShopRite LPGA Classic, where she tied her career-low 62 during the second round, and the McDonald’s LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola.
    • Tied for seventh at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez, where she crossed the $7 million mark in career earnings.
    • During the third round of the Weetabix Women’s British Open, became one of 13 players in LPGA history to record back-to-back eagles.
    • Competed on her ninth European Solheim Cup Team, and tallied three points, bringing her career total to 20-1/2.

    2004:
    • Best finish was a tie for third at the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship at Mount Vintage.
    • Set an LPGA single-season record with 19 eagles.
    • Earned her 46th international victory at the AAMI Women’s Australian Open on the LET and won the Order of Merit.
    • Became the first woman to compete in the ANZ Championship, a men’s event sanctioned by the Australasian PGA Tour and the European Tour.

    2003:
    • Best finish was second place at the State Farm Classic.
    • Earned her 45th international victory at the ANZ Ladies Masters on the LET.
    • Was a member of the victorious European Solheim Cup Team, where she posted a 1-2-1 record.
    • In September, became the first woman to compete in an Asian PGA Tour event at the Kolon Cup Korean Open in Seoul, South Korea.

    2002:
    • Best finish was second place at the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship at Mount Vintage.
    • Crossed the $6 million mark in career earnings following the Safeway Classic; led the Tour with 15 eagles.
    • Earned her 44th international victory at the P4 Norwegian Masters on the LET.
    • A member of the European Solheim Cup Team.
    • Recorded her first career double-eagle during the second round of the Mobile LPGA Tournament of Champions Presented by Ultimate Software.

    2001:
    • Recorded her 20th LPGA career victory at the Wegmans Rochester International.
    • Recorded her second LPGA career hole-in-one during the third round of the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez.
    • Won the WPGA International Match Play event on the LET.
    • Also won an event on the LPGA of Japan Tour.

    2000:
    • Ended a 15-month winless streak on the LPGA Tour with her victory at the Los Angeles Women’s Championship, just four days after undergoing Lasik eye surgery.
    • Recorded her 19th career LPGA victory and 60th professional career victory at the Philips Invitational Honoring Harvey Penick.
    • Was a member of the victorious European Solheim Cup Team.
    • Crossed the $5 million mark in career earnings following the Firstar LPGA Classic.

    1999:
    • Tied for second at the PageNet Championship, losing to Se Ri Pak on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff; finished second at the du Maurier Classic, one of the LPGA Tour’s four major championships.
    • Tied for second at the Mizuno Classic.
    • Won the JCPenney Classic, an unofficial event, with partner John Daly after the third hole of a sudden-death playoff against Pak/Paul Azinger; won the LET’s Order of Merit.

    1998:
    • Ended a 20-month winless drought with her 17th career Tour victory at the season-ending PageNet Tour Championship, where she crossed the $4 million mark in career earnings.
    • Was a member of the European Solheim Cup Team.

    1997:
    • Entered the history books after recording her fourth consecutive win at the Standard Register PING.
    • Defeated Kelly Robbins in a one-hole, sudden-death playoff and set an LPGA record for most consecutive wins at the same event (record was broken by Annika Sorenstam in 2005 at the Mizuno Classic).
    • Lost to Tammie Green in a sudden-death playoff at the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic.

    1996:
    • Recorded four victories, including major championship wins at the McDonald’s LPGA Championship and du Maurier Classic.
    • Crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings at the Core States Betsy King Classic.
    • Posted three runner-up finishes, including sudden-death playoff losses to Michelle McGann at the State Farm Rail Classic and Mayumi Hirase at the Toray Japan Queens Cup.
    • Earned Rolex Player of the Year honors.
    • Was a member of the European Solheim Cup Team; won the LET’s Order of Merit.

    1995:
    • Won the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship.
    • Successfully defended at the Standard Register PING.
    • Crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings at the Sara Lee Classic.
    • Defeated by Annika Sorenstam in a sudden-death playoff at the Samsung World Championship of Women’s Golf for one of three second-place finishes.

    1994:
    • Recorded three victories, including the McDonald’s LPGA Championship.
    • Finished first on the LPGA money list.
    • Crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings at the HealthSouth Palm Beach Classic.
    • Lost to Beth Daniel in a sudden death playoff at the JAL Big Apple Classic, one of three runner-up finishes.
    • Recorded the first hole-in-one of her LPGA career at the Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions.
    • Was a member of the European Solheim Cup Team.

    1993:
    • Won her fifth LPGA title at the McDonald’s Championship.

    1992:
    • Finished second after two sudden-death playoffs: ShopRite LPGA Classic (defeated by Anne-Marie Palli); and the Rail Charity Golf Classic (defeated by Nancy Lopez).
    • Was a member of the victorious European Solheim Cup Team; won the LET’s Order of Merit.

    1991:
    • Won the Inamori Classic for her fourth career victory.
    • Recorded a career-low 62 in the first round of the Rail Charity Golf Classic.

    1990:
    • Best finish was a tie for second in the Women’s Kemper Open.
    • Was a member of the first-ever European Solheim Cup Team.

    1989:
    • Won the Lady Keystone Open by posting birdies on the final three holes.

    1988:
    • As a rookie, won two events: the Circle K LPGA Tucson Open and the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic.

    1987:
    • Prior to becoming an LPGA member, won the U.S. Women’s Open after an 18-hole playoff with Ayako Okamoto and JoAnne Carner; that victory led the Tour to amend its constitution and grant Davies automatic LPGA membership.

    1985-86:
    • Led the Women Professional Golfers’ European Tour (WPGET) Order of Merit.

    Amateur:
    • As an international player for Great Britain, Davies accumulated a notable record during her amateur career.
    • She won the 1983 English Intermediate Championship, the 1984 Welsh Open Stroke Play Championship, the South Eastern Championship in both 1983-84 and was also a member of the Great Britain and Ireland Curtis Cup Team in 1984.

    Personal:
    • 5’10”
    • Credits English professional David Regan as the individual most influencing her career.
    • Awarded the 1994 Golf Writers’ Trophy by the Association of Golf Writers.
    • Honored by ESPN in 1995 with the ESPY Award for Outstanding Women’s Golf Performer of the Year.
    • Was named a Member of the British Empire (M.B.E.) by Queen Elizabeth II in 1988 and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.) in 2000, one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a British citizen.
    • Named Golf Writers Association of America Female Player of the Year in 1994 and 1996.
    • Recognized during the LPGA’s 50th Anniversary in 2000 as one of the LPGA’s top-50 players and teachers.
    • Enjoys all sports.

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