Wendy Ward

United States

5'9"

1996

$4,971,727.50

Arizona State University (1995, Business Management)

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Race to CME Globe

167

Rolex Ranking™

707

Wendy Ward Bio

Wendy and her husband own a cattle ranch in Washington. Find out more >>

5'9""...Started playing golf at the age of 7, Credits instructor Lori Brock, Doug Brooke, Betty Dodd, her parents John and Wanda, and sister Pam as the individuals most influencing her career....Married Nate Hair on Sept 26, 1998...Hobbies include helping Nate on their 300 acre cattle ranch,  fly fishing, camping, hiking with her dogs, working out, playing the piano, guitar, ping pong and pool.  Served as a member on the LPGA Player Executive Committee from 2003-2005 and as a non-voting Player Director in 2007.  Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt.

LPGA Tour Victories (4)
• 1997 Fieldcrest Cannon Classic
• 1998 Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open
• 2001 Wendy’s Championship for Children
• 2005 LPGA Takefuji Classic

The Solheim Cup (3)
2002, 2003, 2005

2013 in a Nutshell:
• 15 events, 4 cuts made, $13,233 (136)
• Recorded a season-best T52 finish at the North Texas LPGA Shootout

Career Highlights:

2012:
• 18 events, 9 cuts made, $50,459 (97)
• Recorded season-best T21 finish at the Navistar LPGA Classic.

2011:

• Finished seventh at the LPGA State Farm Classic.

2010:

• Best finish was a tie for fifth at the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge.

2009:

• Recorded a season-best fourth-place finish at the Corona Championship, where she recorded a season-low 7-underpar 66 in the third round.
• Also carded a 7-under-par 64 in the second round of the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill, where she finished fifth.

2008:

• Best finish was a tie for ninth at both the Longs Drugs Challenge and the LPGA State Farm Classic.
• Crossed the $4 million mark in career earnings at the Stanford International Pro-Am.

2007:

• Best finish was a tie for third at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger.

2006:

• Best finish was a tie for fifth at the Corona Morelia Championship.

2005:

• Won her fourth career title at the LPGA Takefuji Classic.
• Finished third at the HSBC Women’s World Match Play Championship; was a member of the victorious U.S. Solheim Cup Team.
• Crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

2004:

• Posted a season-best, second-place finish at the Franklin American Mortgage Championship benefiting the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.
• Recorded four additional top-10 finishes.

2003:

• Finished second on two occasions: at the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship at Mount Vintage; and the Wendy’s Championship for Children at Tartan Fields, where she carded a season-low 63 in the final round and lost in a three-hole, sudden-death playoff to Hee-Won Han.
• Qualified for her second U.S. Solheim Cup Team.
• Crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings at the Kellogg-Keebler Classic.

2002:

• Best finish was a tie for fourth at the Mobile LPGA Tournament of Champions Presented by Ultimate Software.
• Posted a 2-1-1 record as one of five “rookies” on the victorious U.S. Solheim Cup Team, including a crucial halve with Annika Sorenstam in the final-day singles matches.

2001:

• After more than three years without a win, established an LPGA record for lowest 54-hole winning score with her victory at the Wendy’s Championship for Children at New Albany (has since been broken by Annika Sorenstam); Ward’s 195 (-21) total included a career-low 62 in the second round.
• Finished second at the LPGA Champions Classic after a five-hole, sudden-death playoff with Wendy Doolan.
• Crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings at the LPGA Takefuji Classic.
2000:
• Tied for third at both the McDonald’s LPGA Championship and Giant Eagle LPGA Classic.

1999:

• Best finish came at the Standard Register PING, where she finished fifth.

1998:

• Defeated Dana Dormann on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to record her second career victory at the Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open.
• Carded four additional top-10 finishes.

1997:

• Won the Fieldcrest Cannon Classic, where she set LPGA 54- and 72-hole scoring records (both records have since been broken).

1996:

• Her rookie season, best finish was a tie for ninth at both the Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open and SAFECO Classic.

1995:

• Turned professional on July 17 and competed in four LPGA events.
• Top finish was a tie for 15th at the GHP Heartland Classic.
• Finished third at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 1996 LPGA season.

Amateur:
• Ward had a very successful amateur career. She was the 1992 Texas State Women’s champion and the 1994 World Team Amateur champion and medalist.
• She was the 1994 U.S. Women’s Amateur champion and a member of the 1994 U.S. Curtis Cup Team.
• Ward played collegiate golf at Arizona State University, where her team was three-time national champions (1993-95).
• In 1993, she finished in third place at the NCAA Championship and was runner-up in 1994-95.
• Ward also earned First-Team All- America honors from 1993-95.
• As an amateur, Ward competed at the 1995 Standard Register PING, where she played with Laura Davies and Beth Daniel in the final pairing on Sunday and tied for third place.

Personal:
• 5'9"
• Started playing golf at the age of 7, Credits instructor Lori Brock, Doug Brooke, Betty Dodd, her parents John and Wanda, and sister Pam as the individuals most influencing her career.
• Married Nate Hair on Sept 26, 1998.
• Hobbies include helping Nate on their 300 acre cattle ranch, fly fishing, camping, hiking with her dogs, working out, playing the piano, guitar, ping pong and pool.
• Served as a member on the LPGA Player Executive Committee from 2003-2005 and as a non-voting Player Director in 2007.
• Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt.

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