- RACE TO CME GLOBE
Charleston, South Carolina
1979 Rookie of the Year, 3x Rolex Player of the Year (1980, 1990, 1994), 3x Vare Trophy recipient (1989, 1990, 1994)
Beth Daniel has an impressive portfolio of amateur accolades, highlighted by winning the U.S. Women’s Open in 1975 and 1977, the 1978 Women’s Western Amateur and Daniel was a two-time member of the U.S. Curtis Cup team (1976, 1978). She attended Furman University and was a part of the 1976 National Championship winning team. In 1977, she won the then Broderick Award as the nation’s best female collegiate golfer.
After turning professional in 1978, Daniel joined the Tour as a rookie in 1979. She won her first of 33 victories at the 1979 Patty Berg Classic, going on to earn Rookie of the Year honors. Over the next five years she would win 13 events, including four in 1980 when she won her first of three Player of the Year awards. In 1990, she won seven times, including her lone major championship title at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. She had a winless streak from 1996-2002, but when she won her final title in 2003 at the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women’s Open, she became the oldest winner in Tour history at 46 years, 8 months and 29 days. She played on eight U.S. Solheim Cup teams (1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005), and captained the 2009 team.
Daniel was inducted into the LPGA Hall of Fame in 1999 and into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2000. She was a two-time GWAA Female Player of the Year (1980, 1990) and earned the 2003 LPGA Heather Farr Player Award. In 2000, she was recognized as one of the LPGA’s top-50 players and teachers as part of the LPGA’s 50th Anniversary celebration and was an honorary chair for the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open in Charleston.