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Helen Alfredsson
Rookie Year
1992
Height
5'10"
Career Earnings
$5,658,678

5’10”...Started playing golf at the age of 11...Credits Alan Anderton and teacher Charlotte Montgomery as the individuals most influencing her career...Hobbies include all sports and staying fit...Is the first-ever International LPGA Player Director for the 2009-11 seasons...Qualified for the LPGA Tour on her second attempt.

Career Highlights

  • In 2010, best finish was a tie for 16th at the Evian Masters Presented by Société Générale.
  • In 2009, became the first player in Solheim Cup history to captain a team, then qualify two years later as a player; best finish was a tie for fifth at the Evian Masters, also tied for seventh at the Honda LPGA Thailand and tied for 10th at the P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship Presented by John Q. Hammons; recorded a career-low 62 in the opening round of the Sybase Classic Presented by Pepsi, where she tied for 11th.
  • In 2008, won her first two tournaments since 2003: the Evian Masters, where she defeated Angela Park and Na Yeon Choi in a three-hole, sudden-death playoff; and the Grand China Air LPGA, where she crossed the $5 million mark in career earnings; crossed the $4 million mark in career earnings with her runner-up finish at the U.S. Women's Open; also tied for second at the Safeway Classic Presented by Pepsi with Sophie Gustafson after losing a one-hole, sudden-death playoff to Cristie Kerr and also crossed the $1 million mark in season earnings.
  • In 2007, best finish was a tie for 17th at the Sybase Classic Presented by ShopRite; captained the European Solheim Cup Team; only competed in 11 events due to a back injury.l In 2006, recorded a season-best runner-up finish at the MasterCard Classic Honoring Alejo Peralta.
  • In 2005, best finish was a tie for fifth at the Evian Masters; named captain of the European Solheim Cup Team for 2007.
  • In 2004, best finish was a tie for eighth at the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill.
  • In 2003, won her first tournament since 1998 at the Longs Drugs Challenge, where she crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings; captained the victorious European Team at the PING Junior Solheim Cup in Sweden.
  • In 2002, posted two top-10 finishes, including a tie for fifth at the Wegmans Rochester LPGA and a tie for seventh at the ShopRite LPGA Classic; was a captain’s pick for the European Solheim Cup Team.
  • In 2001, posted two top-10 finishes, including a tie for ninth at The Office Depot Hosted by Amy Alcott and a ninth-place finish at the McDonald’s LPGA Championship Presented by AIG; earned her 14th international victory at the WPGA Championship of Europe on the Ladies European Tour.
  • In 2000, best finish was a tie for seventh at the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic; as a captain’s pick, her 2-1-0 record helped lead the European Team to victory in The Solheim Cup.
  • In 1999, best finish was a tie for second at both the Naples LPGA Memorial and City of Hope Myrtle Beach Classic; recorded two holes-in-one; during the first round of the Nabisco Dinah Shore and the third round of the Mercury Titleholders Championship.
  • In 1998, after three seasons without an LPGA victory, captured two tournament titles in a span of two months, The Office Depot and the Welch’s/Circle K Championship; crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings at PageNet Tour Championship; recorded her second LPGA career hole-in-one during the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open; captured the Evian Masters title on the European Ladies’ Professional Golf Association (ELPGA) Tour; was a member of the European Solheim Cup Team.
  • In 1997, returned to the LPGA Tour in February after undergoing hip surgery; won two international events, the McDonald’s WPGA Championship Europe and the Itoen Tournament in Japan; tied for second at the Samsung World Championship of Women’s Golf after losing in a sudden-death playoff to Juli Inkster.
  • In 1996, best finish was second place at the Samsung World Championship of Women’s Golf; recorded her first LPGA career hole-in-one during the third round of the Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions; won the Hennessy Cup in Europe for the third time; was a member of the European Solheim Cup Team.
  • In 1995, tied for second at the Friendly’s Classic and crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings at the Pinewild Women’s Championship.
  • In 1994, captured her second LPGA title at the PING Welch’s Championship in Boston; carded a 63 (-8) during the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open, the lowest round in U.S. Women’s Open history; won the Evian Masters in Europe; was a member of the European Solheim Cup Team.
  • In 1993, became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the Nabisco Dinah Shore, one of the Tour’s four major championships.
  • In 1992, best finish during her rookie season was second place at the Mazda Japan Classic, where she lost a four-hole, sudden-death playoff to Betsy King; named Rookie of the Year; won three international events, the Hennessy Cup, the IBM Open and the Itoki Classic in Japan; was a member of the victorious European Solheim Cup Team.
  • In 1991, tied for 17th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament and earned exempt status for the 1992 LPGA Tour season; won four international events: Ellair Open; Queensland Open; Hennessy Cup; and Trophee Coconut Skol.
  • Prior to joining the LPGA Tour, was Women Professional Golfers’ European Tour (WPGET) Rookie of the Year in 1989; won the 1990 Weetabix Women’s British Open and was a member of the 1990 European Solheim Cup Team.


Amateur

Alfredsson was the Swedish national champion from 1981-84, in 1986 and 1988. She won the 1984 Belgium Junior International Championship and finished third at the 1988 European Individual Championship.

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