Meg Mallon

United States

5'6"

1987

$9,051,459.00

Ohio State University

Race to CME Globe

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Meg Mallon Bio

5’6”...Started playing golf at the age of 7…Credits Paul VanLoozen, Elmer Preskorn, Mike McGetrick and her parents as the individuals most influencing her career...Named Female Player of the Year in 1991 by the Golf Writers Association of America...Winner of Golf Digest’s Most Improved Player Award in 1991...Inducted into the Ohio State Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996...Recognized during the LPGA’s 50th Anniversary in 2000 as one of the LPGA’s top-50 players and teachers...Inducted into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2008…Hobbies include music, sports and travel...Non-voting member of the LPGA Tour Player Executive Committee in 1999, 2004, and 2008…Has been affiliated with Our Lady of Mercy Pro-Am and Fundraiser for 20 years. Inducted into the Palm Beach County Hall of Fame in 2011.

Career

  • In 2009, best finish was a tie for 23rd at the Sybase Classic Presented by ShopRite; assistant captain for the victorious U.S. Solheim Cup Team.
  • In 2008, best finish was a tie for 15th at the Kraft Nabisco Championship; named assistant captain for the 2009 U.S. Solheim Cup Team along with Kelly Robbins.
  • In 2007, recorded a season-best tie for 11th at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger, where she carded a season-low 65 in the second round.
  • In 2006, recorded a season-best tie for 20th at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger.
  • In 2005, recorded a season-best tie for seventh at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger; made her eighth appearance on the victorious U.S. Solheim Cup Team with a 2-0-1 record; sank the winning putt in her singles match against Karen Stupples, and is tied with Juli Inkster for the most all-time points scored by a U.S. Team member (16-½).
  • In 2004, carded a 65 (-6) on Sunday of the U.S. Women’s Open, the lowest closing round in the championship’s history, to capture her second U.S. Women’s Open title; set the record for the longest period of time between U.S. Women’s Open wins (13 years); crossed the $8 million mark in career earnings with her $560,000 first-place paycheck at the U.S. Women’s Open; won the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women’s Open the very next week, leading wire-to-wire; is one of four players in LPGA history (with Jane Geddes, Louise Suggs and Se Ri Pak) to follow a U.S. Women’s Open win with another victory the very next week; won the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger, her third win in five starts; tied for second at the Office Depot Championship Hosted by Amy Alcott.
  • In 2003, won the season-ending ADT Championship and crossed the $7 million mark in career earnings with the victory; in the second round of the Welch’s/Fry’s Championship, became the first player in LPGA history to shoot a 60, one stroke off the Tour’s all-time record of 59 set by Annika Sorenstam in 2001; with scores of 64-60 in the first two rounds, tied the LPGA record for lowest 36-hole raw score total, 124 (-16); was a member of the U.S. Solheim Cup Team, her seventh appearance in the event; notched her eighth LPGA career hole-in-one during the third round of the Safeway Classic Presented by Pepsi and is tied for second in the LPGA’s all-time records for most career aces.
  • In 2002, won the Bank of Montreal Canadian Women’s Open for her 14th career victory; was a member of the victorious U.S. Solheim Cup Team, posting a 3-1-0 record; crossed the $6 million mark in career earnings following the LPGA Corning Classic.
  • In 2001, finished fifth five times: Evian Masters, Jamie Farr Kroger Classic Presented by ALLTEL, Wendy’s Championship for Children at New Albany, AFLAC Champions Presented by Southern Living and Tyco/ADT Championship; recorded holes-in-one during the first round of the YourLife Vitamins LPGA Classic and the second round of the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic Presented by ALLTEL.
  • In 2000, won the Wegmans Rochester International and the du Maurier Classic, one of the LPGA’s four major championships; tied for second at the U.S. Women’s Open and posted three consecutive runner-up finishes at the Weetabix Women’s British Open (tied), Oldsmobile Classic and First Union Betsy King Classic (tied); was a member of the U.S. Solheim Cup Team; crossed the $5 million mark in career earnings after her win at the du Maurier Classic.
  • In 1999, won the Naples LPGA Memorial and the Sara Lee Classic; crossed the $4 million mark in career earnings with her win at the Sara Lee Classic; recorded her fourth and fifth LPGA career holes-in-one during the first rounds of the Firstar LPGA Classic and New Albany Golf Classic, respectively.
  • In 1998, recorded her ninth career LPGA victory at the Star Bank LPGA Classic, where she posted four rounds in the 60s and defeated Dottie Pepper in a sudden-death playoff; was a member of the victorious U.S. Solheim Cup Team, posting a 2-1-1 record; recorded her third career hole-in-one during the final round of the HEALTHSOUTH Inaugural.
  • In 1997, best finish was second at the Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open; crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings at the JAL Big Apple Classic.
  • In 1996, won two tournaments, the Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open and the Sara Lee Classic; was a member of the victorious U.S. Solheim Cup Team; recorded her second LPGA career hole-in-one at the Weetabix Women’s British Open.
  • In 1995, best finish was second place at the U.S. Women’s Open; crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings at the LPGA Corning Classic; recorded the first hole-in-one of her LPGA career during the fourth round of the PING Welch’s Championship.
  • In 1994, best finish was second place at the Sara Lee Classic; was a member of the victorious U.S. Solheim Cup Team.
  • In 1993, earned two victories, the PING/Welch’s Championship in Tucson and the Sara Lee Classic, where she defeated Tina Tombs on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff.
  • In 1992, finished second at the Inamori Classic, Los Coyotes LPGA Classic and the Phar-Mor in Youngstown, where she lost to Betsy King in a four-way, sudden-death playoff; crossed $1 million in career earnings; was a member of the U.S. Solheim Cup Team.
  • In 1991, became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the Oldsmobile LPGA Classic and went on to win the Mazda LPGA Championship, U.S. Women’s Open and the Daikyo World Championship; one of six women to win the LPGA Championship and U.S. Women’s Open in the same year.
  • In 1990, best finish was third place at the Crestar-Farm Fresh Classic; also tied for third at the Phar-Mor at Inverrary.
  • In 1989, best finish was a tie for fifth at the Rail Charity Golf Classic.
  • In 1988, best finish was 21st at the SAFECO Classic.
  • In 1987, returned to the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, where she tied for 39th to earn non-exempt status for the 1988 LPGA season.
  • In 1986, first qualified for the Tour by tying for 37th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn non-exempt status for the 1987 LPGA season.

    Amateur
    In 1983, Mallon captured the Michigan Amateur Championship title. She attended The Ohio State University, where she earned All-Conference honors from 1984-85 and was the runner-up at the 1985 Big Ten Championship.

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