Rosie Jones

United States

5'7"

1982

$8,353,661.00

Ohio State University (1981 Education)

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Race to CME Globe

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Rosie Jones Bio

5’6”...Started playing golf at the age of 11…Credits Rick Jensen, Tom Nielsen, Elmer Prieskorn, Mike Adams and Jeff Peltz as the individuals most influencing her career...Served as the honorary chair of the 2004 Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) Member-Get-A-Member campaign...Enjoys fishing, dancing, woodworking, working outside in the yard, planting flowers and any arts and crafts projects...Was a member of the LPGA Player Executive Committee from 2000-03, serving as co-vice president in 2003…In 2006, launched RosieJones Golf Getaways via her Web site, www.rosiejones.com.

Career

  • In 2007, won two events on The Legends Tour: the Wendy’s Charity Challenge and the Legends Tour Open Championship.
  • In 2006, carded a season-low 67 in the second round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic, where she finished tied for 25th.
  • In 2005, recorded eight top-10 finishes, including a second-place finish at the Kraft Nabisco Championship; made her seventh appearance on the victorious U.S. Solheim Cup Team, posting a 1-0-2 record; became the seventh player in Tour history to cross the $8 million mark in career earnings with a tie for ninth at the LPGA Corning Classic.
  • In 2004, tied for second on two occasions: at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez and at the Wegmans Rochester LPGA Presented by Lincoln Mercury; tied for eighth at the Kraft Nabisco Championship; suffered from a herniated disc in her back throughout the season.
  • In 2003, won her 13th career LPGA title at the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship at Mount Vintage; crossed the $7 million mark in career earnings at the Evian Masters; carded a career-low 62 during the first round of the Kellogg-Keebler Classic; was a member of the U.S. Solheim Cup Team for the sixth time in her career.
  • In 2002, recorded four top-three finishes: second place at the LPGA Corning Classic and ties for third at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, Asahi Ryokuken International Championship at Mount Vintage and Safeway Classic; crossed the $6 million mark in career earnings after tying for 11th at the Evian Masters; qualified for her fifth Solheim Cup, posting a 2-1-0 record for the victorious U.S. Team; in the final singles match of the event, Jones sank the putt that clinched The Solheim Cup for the U.S. Team.
  • In 2001, won two titles: the Kathy Ireland Championship Honoring Harvey Penick after a playoff with Mi Hyun Kim and the Sybase Big Apple Classic Presented by GOLF MAGAZINE; crossed the $5 million mark in career earnings after her first win of the season; recorded the fifth hole-in-one of her LPGA career during the second round of the McDonald’s LPGA Championship Presented by AIG.
  • In 2000, posted runner-up finishes at the Japan Airlines Big Apple Classic and du Maurier Classic; was a member of the U.S. Solheim Cup Team.
  • In 1999, captured the 10th win of her career at the Firstar LPGA Classic, where she defeated Jan Stephenson and Becky Iverson on the fourth hole of a sudden-death playoff; crossed the $4 million mark in career earnings following her tie for ninth at the du Maurier Classic.
  • In 1998, recorded her ninth LPGA win at the Wegmans Rochester International; finished second at the Standard Register PING, where she lost to Liselotte Neumann on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff; recorded her fourth LPGA career hole-in-one during the third round of the du Maurier Classic; was a captain’s pick for the victorious U.S. Solheim Cup Team.
  • In 1997, successfully defended her title at the LPGA Corning Classic, where she defeated Tammie Green in a sudden-death playoff; crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings.
  • In 1996, recorded her seventh career victory at the LPGA Corning Classic; was a member of the U.S. Solheim Cup Team.
  • In 1995, captured the Pinewild Women’s Championship title by defeating Dottie (Pepper) Mochrie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff; recorded the third ace of her LPGA career during the first round of the Oldsmobile Classic.
  • In 1994, best finish was a tie for second in the SAFECO Classic (her fourth consecutive runner-up finish at that tournament); recorded her second LPGA career hole-in-one during the Sara Lee Classic.
  • In 1993, carded three second-place finishes: Sprint Classic; JAL Big Apple Classic; and SAFECO Classic.
  • In 1992, best finish was a tie for second at the SAFECO Classic.
  • In 1991, recorded her fifth career victory at the Rochester International; narrowly missed out on another win that season when she lost to Pat Bradley in a sudden-death playoff at the SAFECO Classic.
  • In 1990, became the 20th player to eclipse the $1 million mark in career earnings; best finish was second place at the Mazda LPGA Championship; was a member of the U.S. Solheim Cup Team.
  • In 1989, best finish was a tie for fourth at the Standard Register PING.
  • In 1988, captured the USX Golf Classic title, where she defeated LPGA Tour and World Golf Halls of Famer Kathy Whitworth in a sudden-death playoff; also won the Nestle World Championship and Santa Barbara Open; lost to Juli Inkster in a sudden-death playoff at the Crestar Classic.
  • In 1987, captured her first LPGA Tour victory at the Rail Charity Golf Classic; notched the first hole-in-one of her LPGA career during the GNA/Glendale Federal Classic.
  • In 1986, top finish was seventh place at the du Maurier Classic.
  • In 1985, best finish was a tie for fifth at the Chrysler-Plymouth Classic.
  • In 1984, finished second twice: fell one shot shy of forcing a sudden-death playoff with Hollis Stacy for the U.S. Women’s Open title; and lost to Kathy Whitworth on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff at the Rochester International.
  • In 1983, finished fourth at the Peter Jackson Classic.
  • In 1982, qualified for the Tour by tying for seventh at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament in July; during her first season on Tour, best finish was a tie for 28th at the Mary Kay Classic; won the Spanish Open and United Friendly Worthing Open in Europe.

    Amateur
    Jones was a 1981 AIAW All-American in her fourth year of varsity golf at The Ohio State University. Also in 1981, she was the third-lowest amateur at the U.S. Women’s Open and a semifinalist at both the U.S. Women’s Amateur and the Trans-National. Earlier in her amateur career, Jones won the New Mexico Junior Championship three consecutive years, 1974-76, and claimed the 1979 New Mexico State Championship title.

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