Name:Angela Gwen Stanford
Born:Nov 28, 1977 in Fort Worth, Texas.
MAJORS (1): Evian Championship (2018). SENIOR MAJORS (1): Senior LPGA Championship (2023). Curtis Cup player (2000). Solheim Cup player (2003, '07, '09, '11, '13, '15). Multiple wins on the LPGA Tour.
Attending Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Stanford was a four-time All-American, and was selected to play in the 2000 Curtis Cup. She turned professional in that same year, recording a win on the Futures Tour, before joining the LPGA Tour in 2001.
In the ensuing years Stanford notched up five LPGA Tour wins and six Solheim Cup appearances before landing her first major championship title in the 2018 Evian Championship at the age of 40. In 2023, aged 45, she scooped a senior major title in the Senior LPGA Championship.
Played as the Senior LPGA Championship (6th) (June 29-July 1; for women seniors aged 45 and above). Second-placed Trish Johnson (Eng) finished 1 shot behind 45-year-old Angela Stanford (USA), who recorded her first senior major championship title. [Sultan's Run Golf Club, Jasper, Indiana].
Played as the Volunteers of America Classic (Dec 3-6; postponed from Oct 1-4 due to global coronavirus pandemic). Second-placed Yealimi Noh (USA), So Yeon Ryu (S Kor) and Inbee Park (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind home state winner Angela Stanford (USA). [Old American GC, The Colony, nr Dallas, TX].
The Evian Championship (25th) (Sept 13-16). Second-placed Austin Ernst (USA), Mo Martin (USA), Amy Olson (USA) and Sei-young Kim (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind 40-year-old Stanford (USA), who recorded her first win in a major championship. [Evian Resort GC, Evian-les-Bains, France].
Played as the HSBC Women's Champions (Feb 23-26; LPGA Tour event). Angela Stanford (USA) beat Jenny Shin (S Kor) at the third playoff hole, to record her fifth LPGA Tour win. Shanshan Feng (China) was eliminated at the first playoff hole and Na Yeon Choi (S Kor) at the second. [Garden course, Tanah Merah CC, Singapore].
Played as the SBS Open at Turtle Bay (Feb 12-14; LPGA Tour season opener). Second-placed Michelle Wie (USA) finished 3 shots behind Stanford (USA). [Palmer course, Turtle Bay Resort, Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii].
Played as the inaugural Bell Micro LPGA Classic (Sept 11-14). Second-placed Shanshan Feng (China) finished 1 shot behind Stanford (USA), who recorded her second LPGA Tour win. [Crossings course, RTJ Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove, Mobile, AL].
Played as the inaugural Lorena Ochoa Invitational presented by Banamex and Corona (Nov 13-16). Second-placed Annika Sörenstam (Swe) and Brittany Lang (USA) finished 1 shot behind Stanford (USA). [Guadalajara CC, Jalisco, Mexico].
Played as the ShopRite LPGA Classic (June 27-29). Second-placed Becky Morgan (Wales) finished 3 shots behind 25-year-old Angela Stanford (USA), who recorded her first LPGA Tour win. [Bay course, Seaview Resort, Galloway, nr Atlantic City, NJ].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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