Sophie Gustafson

Sweden

5'10"

1998

$6,173,678.75

Aranasskolan & Komvux University (1995, Marketing, Economics, Law)

Race to CME Globe

167

Rolex Ranking™

413

Sophie Gustafson Bio

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5’8”...Attended Swedish school for 15 years, where she studied law, accounting and marketing...Credits Seve Ballesteros and Laura Davies as the individuals most influencing her career...Has two older brothers...Earned Life Membership on the LET in 2006…Qualified for the LPGA Tour on her first attempt.

LPGA Tour Victories (5)
2000 Chick-fil-A Charity Championship, Weetabix Women’s British Open
2001 Subaru Memorial of Naples
• 2003 Samsung World Championship
• 2009 CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge

The Solheim Cup (8)
• 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011

2013 in a Nutshell:

• 15 events, 2 cuts made, $13,751 (135)

Career Highlights:


2012:
• 22 events, 16 cuts made, $158,089 (65)
• Best finish was a tie for 12th at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
• Did not record a top-10 finish for the first time since 2002.

2011:
• Competed on her eighth European Solheim Cup Team with a 4-0-0 record.
• Best finish was a tie for third at the RICOH Women's British Open.
• Recorded a tie for fifth at the Sybase Match Play Championship.
• Won the European Nations Cup on the LET with Anna Nordqvist.

2010:
• Recorded a season-best tie for tenth at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
• Won the AIB Ladies Irish Open on the Ladies European Tour (LET).

2009:
• Qualified for her seventh European Solheim Cup Team based on her top-5 ranking on the Ladies European Tour (LET) points list and recorded a 1-3-0 record for the team.
• Won the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge - her fifth LPGA Tour victory - and carded a season-low 65 in the opening round.
• Also carded a 65 in the second round of the Navistar LPGA Classic Presented by Monaco R.V., where she tied for eighth.
• Finished runner-up at the Evian Masters Presented by Societe Generale, where she lost to Ai Miyazato in a one-hole, sudden-death playoff.
• Crossed the $5 million in career earnings at the CN Canadian Women's Open, where she tied for 10th.
• Finished as the top player on the LET season-ending Order of Merit.

2008:
• Recorded a season-best tie for second at both the Sybase Classic Presented by ShopRite and the Safeway Classic Presented by Pepsi, where she lost to Cristie Kerr in a one-hole, sudden-death playoff.
• Recorded two additional top-10 finishes, including a tie for seventh at the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill and tie for fourth at the Ginn Tribute Hosted by ANNIKA.

2007:
• Recorded a season-best tie for second at the Safeway Classic Presented by Pepsi.
• Won the Ladies European Tour (LET) Order of Merit.
• Won the De Vere Ladies Scottish Open on the LET for her 18th career international victory.

2006:
• Best finish was second at the Weetabix Women’s British Open.
• Posted a career-low 63 in the second round of the Franklin American Mortgage Championship benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and in the final round of the Wendy’s Championship for Children.
• Crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings at the U.S. Women’s Open, where she tied for 10th.
• Won the Siemens Austrian Ladies Open presented by Uniqa on the LET.

2005:
• Recorded a total of seven top-10 finishes, including a runner-up finish at the Weetabix Women’s British Open.
• As a captain’s pick, made her fifth Solheim Cup appearance and earned two points for the European Team.

2004:
• Recorded a season-best tie for third at The Mitchell Company Tournament of Champions.
• Led the Tour in driving distance with an average of 270.2 yards.

2003:
• Claimed her fourth career title at the Samsung World Championship.
• Also crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings with the win.
• Led the Order of Merit on the LET, where she won the Ladies Irish Open, HP Open and the BT Ladies Open.
• Also won the World Matchplay Championship.
• Won the LET’s Vivien Saunders Stroke Average trophy and was voted as the Player’s Player of the Year on the LET.
• Was a member of the victorious European Solheim Cup Team, posting a 3-2-0 record.
• In November, became the first woman to compete in a men’s Japan Golf Tour event at the Casio World Open in Kaimon, Japan.

2002:
• Best finish was a tie for 11th at the Weetabix Women’s British Open.
• Was a member of the European Solheim Cup Team.
• Recorded her third LPGA career hole-in-one during the second round of the First Union Betsy King Classic.
• Won the Biarritz Ladies Classic on the LET.

2001:
• Won her third LPGA title at the Subaru Memorial of Naples.
• Finished second and crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez, where she lost a two-hole, sudden-death playoff with fellow Swede Annika Sorenstam.
• Recorded the first and second holes-in-one of her LPGA career during the second round of the Evian Masters and final round of the season-ending Tyco/ADT Championship, respectively.
• Won the AAMI Women’s Australian Open on the LET.

2000:
• Became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez.
• Won the Weetabix Women’s British Open.
• Lost the Mizuno Classic in a sudden-death playoff with Lorie Kane.
• Scored 2-1/2 points as a member of the victorious European Solheim Cup Team.
• Won three titles on the LET and was voted the Player’s Player of the Year; also.
• Teamed with Carin Koch to win the TSN Ladies World Cup Golf.

1999:
• Tied for sixth at the Weetabix Women’s British Open, where she recorded a double-eagle during the second round.

1998:
• Best finish was a tie for second at the Weetabix Women’s British Open.
• Won four international tournaments.
• Was a member of the European Solheim Cup Team; voted as the Player’s Player of the Year on the LET.

1997:
• Tied for 40th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn non-exempt status for the 1998 season.
• Finished fifth at the Alpine Australian Ladies Masters and won the Thailand Open.

1996:
• Finished 12th on the Women Professional Golfers’ European Tour (WPGET) Order of Merit; won two international titles.

1994:
• Joined the WPGET and went on to win the 1995 Swiss Open and 1997 Thailand Open.

1992:
• Turned professional.

Amateur:
• Gustafson started playing golf at the age of 10 and had limited amateur experience.

Personal:
• 5’8”
• Attended Swedish school for 15 years, where she studied law, accounting and marketing.
• Credits Seve Ballesteros and Laura Davies as the individuals most influencing her career.
• Has two older brothers.
• Earned Life Membership on the LET in 2006.
• Qualified for the LPGA Tour on her first attempt.

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