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5’4”...Started playing golf at the age of 5...Credits her family as the individuals most influencing her career...Married Graeme Matthew on Feb. 26, 1994...Gave birth to daughter Katie in 2006 and daughter Sophie Lauren in 2009 and won her first LPGA major championship 11 weeks later…Enjoys traveling and all sports...Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt.
2012 in a Nutshell
- 20 events, 18 cuts made, $714,272 (18)
- 7 top-10 finishes
- Recorded season-best runner-up finish at the LPGA KEB*HanaBank Championship, where she lost to Suzann Pettersen in a three-hole, sudden death playoff
In 2011, earned her fourth-career LPGA victory at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.Other top-10 finishes included: fourth at the ShopRite LPGA Classic, tie for fourth at the Mizuno Classic; tied for fifth at the RICOH Women's British Open; eighth at the HSBC Women's Champions; tie for eighth at the Honda LPGA Thailand.Made her sixth appearance on the European Solheim Cup Team with a 2-0-2 record.Also won the Aberdeen Ladies Scottish Open on the Ladies European Tour (LET).
In 2010, recorded a season-best tie for fifth finish at the Sybase Match Play Championship; tied for 6th at the Kia Classic Presented by J Golf.
In 2009, played a limited schedule due to the birth of daughter Sophie Lauren; won the RICOH Women's British Open - the first Scot to win the major championship; carded back-to-back eagles during the second round on the par-5, 11th hole and par-3, 12th hole, her third LPGA career hole-in-one; qualified for her fifth European Solheim Cup Team; won the HSBC LPGA Brasil Cup 2009, an unofficial event; tied for eighth at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational Presented by Banamex and Corona Light; tied for ninth at the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge; finished second on the Ladies European Tour (LET) season ending Order of Merit.
In 2008, best finish was a tie for second at the Sybase Classic Presented by ShopRite; also tied for sixth at the Safeway Classic Presented by Pepsi and tied for 10th at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger.
In 2007, recorded six top-10 finishes, including a season-best tie for second at the Kraft Nabisco Championship; posted top-20 finishes in all four LPGA majors; crossed the $5 million mark in career earnings with a tie for sixth at the Hana Bank • KOLON Championship 2007; made her fourth appearance on the European Solheim Cup Team with a 3-1-0 record; led the Tour in putts per greens in regulation with a 1.76 average; won her third event on the Ladies European Tour (LET) at the Scandinavian TPC Hosted by Annika.
In 2006, best finish was a tie for fourth at the Safeway International Presented by Coca-Cola; teamed with Janice Moodie to represent Scotland and finish runner-up at the Women’s World Cup of Golf, an unofficial LPGA event; gave birth to daughter, Katie.
In 2005, recorded 12 top-10 finishes, including six third-place finishes; tied her career-low 64 during the final round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic; crossed the $4 million mark in career earnings at the U.S. Women’s Open, where she tied for 31st; made her third appearance on the European Solheim Cup Team with a 2-2-1 record.
In 2004, defeated Hee-Won Han on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the Wendy’s Championship for Children, her second LPGA career victory; recorded a total of six top-10 finishes, including a tie for fifth at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, where she crossed $3 million in career earnings; tied her career-low 64 during the first round of the Samsung World Championship; carded the second hole-in-one of her LPGA career during the third round of the Weetabix Women’s British Open (her first hole-in-one was also at Sunningdale Golf and Country Club, in 2001, but on a different hole).
In 2003, best finish was third place at the LPGA Corning Classic, where she tied her career-low 64 during the second round; with a 3-1-1 record, helped lead the European Team to victory in The Solheim Cup and sank the putt (in her singles match against Rosie Jones) that clinched the Cup for the European Team.
In 2002, tied for second at both the Bank of Montreal Canadian Women’s Open and Mobile LPGA Tournament of Champions Presented by Ultimate Software; posted a career-low 64 during the first round of the LPGA Takefuji Classic; crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings after an eighth-place finish at the McDonald’s LPGA Championship Presented by AIG.
In 2001, became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open; recorded her first LPGA career hole-in-one during the second round of the Weetabix Women’s British Open.
In 2000, posted seven top-10 finishes, including fifth at the season-opening The Office Depot and the Australian Ladies Masters; crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings after a tie for 10th at the Japan Airlines Big Apple Classic.
In 1999, recorded seven top-10 finishes, including second place at the SAFECO Classic.
In 1998, recorded eight top-20 finishes, including a tie for 13th at the Nabisco Dinah Shore and a tie for 14th at the du Maurier Classic; won the 1998 ELPGA McDonald’s Championship on the European Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour; qualified for her first European Solheim Cup Team.
In 1997, posted a season-best finish with a tie for second at the First Bank Presents the Edina Realty LPGA Classic.
In 1996, best finish was a tie for fifth at the State Farm Rail Classic; won the Australian Ladies Open on the Women Professional Golfers’ European Tour (WPGET).
In 1995, had emergency surgery in March to remove an ovarian cyst and returned to the LPGA Tour to compete in the Sprint Championship one month later; best finish was a tie for 12th at the Weetabix Women’s British Open.
In 1994, qualified for the Tour by tying for fifth at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 1995 LPGA season.
Matthew enjoyed a successful amateur career while growing up in Scotland. She was the 1986 Scottish Girls champion and the 1988-89 Scottish Under-21 Stroke Play champion. She captured the Scottish Amateur title in 1991 and from 1993-94. In addition, she won the 1993 British Amateur title and was a member of the 1990, 1992 and 1994 Great Britain and Ireland Curtis Cup teams.