An aspiring Sommelier with her own wine label, Curvature, the profits of which are donated entirely to breast cancer research. Find out more >>
5’3-1/2”...Started playing golf at the age of 8...Credits her parents, sister, Charlie DeLucca and Jim McLean as the individuals most influencing her career...Married Erik Stevens on Dec. 9, 2006…Launched the “Birdies for Breast Cancer” program to raise funds to fight the disease her mother was diagnosed with in July 2003; visit www.BirdiesforBreastCancer.com for more information….Her win at the 2006 CN Canadian Women’s Open was inspired by a “Lucky Quarter” given to her by Al Eagleson, the husband of Barb Eagleson who later died from breast cancer; Kerr donated $5,000 in their name, which they gave to the London Regional Cancer Center…In 2009, in partnership with LibertyHealth, broke ground on the The Cristie Kerr Women's Health Center, which will provide detection, healing, support and recovery services to breast cancer patients...Hobbies include cooking, wine collecting, fishing, watching movies and working out…Is an aspiring Sommelier with her own wine, Curvature, the profits of which are entirely donated to breast cancer research...Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt.
2012 in a Nutshell
- 23 events, 21 cuts made, $837,314 (14)
- 7 top-10 finishes including three top-fives
- Captured her 15th career victory at the 2012 Lorena Ochoa Invitational
In 2011, became the top American money winner in LPGA history, passing Juli Inkster for fourth on the LPGA Career Money List with $13,531,143.; Recorded 12 top-10 finishes, including three runner-ups, three third place finishes and three fourth place finishes, but failed to win at least one event for the first time since 2004.; Top-10 finishes included: solo second at the Sybase Match Play Championship and the LPGA State Farm Classic and a tie for second at the ShopRite LPGA Classic in consecutive weeks; third at the US Women's Open, tied for third at the Wegmans LPGA Championship and the Kia Classic; fourth at the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup and the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship; tied for fourth at the CN Canadian Women's Open; tied for sixth at the CME Group Titleholders; eighth at the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship; ninth at the HSBC Women's Champions;
Led the Tour in putts per greens in regulation with 1.75.; Competed on her sixth U.S. Solheim Cup Team with a 2-2-1 record (withdrew from Sunday singles).
In 2010, became the first American to reach the Rolex Rankings No. 1 position on June 28; spent five weeks in the top spot throughout the season finishing the year as Rolex Rankings No. 2; recorded her second major championship and 13th LPGA victory with a record-breaking 12-stroke win at the LPGA Championship Presented by Wegmans; earned her 14th LPGA victory at the rain-delayed LPGA State Farm Classic; recorded 11 top-5 and 13 top-10 finishes in 21 starts; tied for third at the Navistar LPGA Classic Presented by Monaco RV and the LPGA Tour Championship; finished tied for fourth at the season-opening Honda PTT LPGA Thailand and the Lorena Ochoa Invitational by Banamex and Corona Light; earned runnerup honors at the HSBC Women's Champions and tied for 2nd at the Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola; also tied for fifth at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the RICOH Women's British Open and the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge, finished eighth at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia; tied for eighth at the CN Canadian Women's Open .
In 2009, qualified for her fifth U.S. Solheim Cup Team, posting a 2-1-1 record for her winning squad; won the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill, the 12th victory of her career; tied for second at the Kraft Nabisco Championship; tied for third at the U.S. Women's Open, where crossed the $1 million in season earnings for the sixth consecutive year, the Evian Masters Presented by Societe Generale, where she crossed the $10 million mark in career earnings, and at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational Presented by Banamex and Corona Light; finished fifth at both the MasterCard Classic Honoring Alejo Peralta Presented by Nextel and the Corona Championship; crossed the $9 million mark in career earnings at the NSBC Women's Champions, where she tied for 11th.
In 2008, won the Safeway Classic Presented by Pepsi, where she defeated Helen Alfredsson and Sophie Gustafson in a one-hole, sudden-death playoff; carded a season-low 64 in the second round of the Safeway International Presented by Coca-Cola; Crossed the $8 million mark in career earnings at the Sybase Classic Presented by ShopRite, where she tied for 18th; recorded 10 additional top-10 finishes, including a tie for second at the Navistar Classic Presented by MaxxForce, where she and Candie Kung lost to Lorena Ochoa in a two-hole, sudden-death playoff, and fifth at the Wegmans LPGA, where she crossed the $1 million mark in season earnings.
In 2007, won her first major championship at the U.S. Women’s Open; crossed the $7 million mark in career earnings at the Ginn Tribute Hosted by ANNIKA, where she finished third; made her fourth appearance at The Solheim Cup, where she scored 1-1/2 points for the victorious U.S. Team; teamed with Natalie Gulbis and Morgan Pressel to win the Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge.
In 2006, won the John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic presented by SemGroup and fired a career-low 61 (-10) during the second round, which was the lowest round on Tour in 2006; came from eight strokes back in the final round to win the CN Canadian Women’s Open; also won the Franklin American Mortgage Championship benefiting the Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt; had a career-high 19 top-10 finishes; received the LPGA Komen Award for donating more than $250,000 through her Birdies for Breast Cancer program toward breast cancer research; crossed the $6 million mark in career earnings with her tie for second at the Weetabix Women’s British Open.
In 2005, won both the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill and the Wendy’s Championship for Children; crossed the $4 million mark in career earnings at the Kraft Nabisco Championship; captured the State Farm LPGA Series Bonus Pool with a second-place finish at the State Farm Classic and crossed $5 million in career earnings; made her third appearance on the victorious U.S. Solheim Cup Team, posting a 2-2-0 record.
In 2004, won her second LPGA title at the LPGA Takefuji Classic, where she led wire-to-wire but needed seven holes to defeat rookie Seo-Yeon Jeon in a sudden-death playoff, the longest on Tour since 1972; won both the ShopRite LPGA Classic and the State Farm Classic with all rounds in the 60s; finished second to Annika Sorenstam at the ADT Championship after a one-hole, sudden-death playoff; crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings at the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill, where she tied for sixth; teamed with Juli Inkster and Grace Park to win the Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge, an unofficial event.
In 2003, best finish was a tie for second at both the LPGA Takefuji Classic, where she crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings, and the Michelob Light Open at Kingsmill; as a member of the U.S. Solheim Cup Team, posted a 3-1-0 record.
In 2002, became a Rolex First-Time Winner with her wire-to-wire victory at the Longs Drugs Challenge; was a member of the victorious U.S. Solheim Cup Team; recorded the first hole-in-one of her LPGA career during the first round of the Sports Today CJ Nine Bridges Classic and was awarded a 63-inch Samsung digital television worth $15,000.
In 2001, best finish was third place at the LPGA Takefuji Classic; also tied for third at the ShopRite LPGA Classic; crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings after the U.S. Women’s Open.
In 2000, tied for second at both the Firstar LPGA Classic in conjunction with the Children’s Medical Center and the U.S. Women’s Open.
In 1999, best finish was a tie for fifth at both the City of Hope Myrtle Beach Classic and the McDonald’s LPGA Championship.
In 1998, best finish was a tie for fourth at the State Farm Rail Classic.
In 1997, top finish was a tie for 15th at both the Star Bank LPGA Classic and the Fieldcrest Cannon Classic; returned to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, where she was co-medalist with Se Ri Pak and earned exempt status for the 1998 LPGA season.
In 1996, turned professional and competed in several events on both the Futures Tour and Players West Tour; tied for sixth at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to gain exempt status for the 1997 LPGA season.
Kerr is a three-time winner of the Florida State Junior Girls Championship (1993-95). In 1994, she captured the Junior Orange Bowl Classic, the Doral Publix Junior Classic and the Women’s Western Junior Championship. In 1995, she was named the American Junior Golf Association Junior Player of the Year after winning the Harder Hall Women’s Championship, the Women’s Western Amateur Championship and the Florida State Women’s Championship. In 1996, she was a member of the U.S. Curtis Cup Team and also won the South Atlantic Women’s Amateur title. Kerr was the low amateur at the 1996 U.S. Women’s Open.