LPGA Tour Victories (4)
• 2001 Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open
• 2004 Wendy’s Championship for Children
• 2009 RICOH Women’s British Open
• 2011 Lorena Ochoa Invitational
The Solheim Cup (6)
1998, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013
2013 in a Nutshell:
• 21 events, 18 cuts made, $643,896 (21)
• 5 top-10 finishes, 2 top-5 finishes
• Recorded season-best runner up finish at the Wegmans LPGA Championship, where she lost to Inbee Park in a three-hole, sudden-death playoff
• Crossed the $8 million mark in career earnings at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G
• Competed on her sevent European Solheim Cup Team and posted a 0-2-2 record
• 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
• 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).
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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).
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Recorded seven top-10 finishes, including second place at the SAFECO Classic.
• 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.
• Posted a season-best finish with a tie for second at the First Bank Presents the Edina Realty LPGA Classic.
• 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).
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.