Who's who: Beth Daniel

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Who's who: Beth Daniel

  • Name:

    Beth Daniel
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Oct 14, 1956 in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; TV commentator & analyst.
  • Turned Pro:

    1978

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Women's PGA Ch'ship (1990). US Women's Amateur champion (1975, '77). Curtis Cup player (1976, '78). Solheim Cup player (1990, '92, '94, '96, 2000, '02, '03, '05). Solheim Cup captain (2009). Total professional wins (41), including LPGA Tour (33). LPGA Tour leading money winner (1980, '81, '90). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 1999).

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During her time at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, Daniel enjoyed a highly successful amateur career, which culminated in two U.S. Women's Amateur titles and two Curtis Cup appearances. After turning professonal in 1978, she became the LPGA Tour's Rookie of the Year in 1979, and then leading money winner in 1980 and 1981 (and again in 1990).

Her 33 LPGA Tour victories spanned from 1979 to 2003, and eight Solheim Cup appearances from the inuagural match in 1990 through to 2005. She captained the USA Solheim Cup team in 2009.

Top tournaments won by Beth Daniel

2003
America
275 (-13)
$195,000
BMO Financial Gp

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

BMO Financial Gp

Played as the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open (July 10-13). Second-placed Juli Inkster (USA) finished 1 shot behind Daniel (USA). [Point Grey G&CC, Vancouver, BC].

1995
America
Blue Hill CC, MA
271 (-17)
$67,500
PING/Welch's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Blue Hill CC, MA

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$67,500

Title sponsor

PING/Welch's

Played as the PING/Welch's Championship (Aug 10-13). Second-placed Colleen Walker (USA) and Meg Mallon (USA) finished 3 shots behind Daniel (USA). [Blue Hill CC, Canton, nr Boston, MA].

1995
America
257 (-27)
$162,500
JCPenney

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Score

257 (-27)

Prize money

$162,500

Title sponsor

JCPenney

Played as the JCPenney Classic (Nov 30-Dec 3; two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Davis Love III (USA) & Beth Daniel (USA) won their second JCPenney Classic with a tournament record 27-under 257. Second-place: Robert Gamez (USA) & Helen Alfredsson (Swe). [Copperhead course, Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor, nr Tampa, FL].

1994
America
Corning CC
278 (-10)
$75,000
Corning

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Corning CC

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$75,000

Title sponsor

Corning

Played as the LPGA Corning Classic. Second-placed Stephanie Farwig (USA) and Nancy Ramsbottom (USA) finished 1 shot behind Daniel (USA). [Corning CC, Corning, nr Elmira, New York].

1994
Awards
48 pts
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Score

48 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Daniel (USA) won her third LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

1994
America
276 (-8)
$97,500
JAL

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Wykagyl

Score

276 (-8)

Prize money

$97,500

Title sponsor

JAL

Played as the JAL Big Apple Classic presented by Golf Magazine. Daniel (USA) beat Laura Davies (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to claim her 30th LPGA Tour win. [Wykagyl CC, New Rochelle, New York].

1994
America
Naples Natl.
274 (-14)
$105,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Naples Natl.

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$105,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the World Championship of Women's Golf. Second-placed Elaine Crosby (USA) finished 3 shots behind Daniel. [Naples National GC, Naples, Florida].

1994
America
Walnut Hills, MI
268 (-20)
$90,000
Oldsmobile

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Walnut Hills, MI

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

Oldsmobile

Played as the Oldsmobile Classic. Lisa Kiggens (USA) finished 4 shots behind Daniel (USA). [Walnut Hills CC, East Lansing, Michigan].

1994
Awards
70.90
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Score

70.90

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Daniel (USA) won her third Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour. Laura Davies (Eng) was second with 70.91; Dottie Pepper (USA) was third with 70.98.

1991
America
209 (-7)
$75,000
Phar-Mor

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

$75,000

Title sponsor

Phar-Mor

Played as the Phar-Mor at Inverrary. Second-placed Nancy Lopez (USA) finished 2 shots behind Daniel (USA). [East course, Inverrary CC, Ft Lauderdale, FL].

1991
America
DuPont CC
273 (-11)
$112,500
McDonald's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

DuPont CC

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

$112,500

Title sponsor

McDonald's

Played as the McDonald's Championship. Second-placed Pat Bradley (USA) and Sally Little (RSA) finished 4 shots behind Daniel (USA). [DuPont CC, Wilmington, Delaware].

1990
America
266 (-18)
$100,000
JCPenney

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Score

266 (-18)

Prize money

$100,000

Title sponsor

JCPenney

Played as the JCPenney Classic (Nov 29-Dec 2; two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Second placed Jay Haas (USA) & Nancy Lopez (USA) finished 5 shots behind the winning team of Davis Love III (USA) & Beth Daniel (USA). [Copperhead course, Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor, nr Tampa, FL].

1990
Awards
82 pts
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Score

82 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Daniel (USA) won her second LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

1990
Awards
$863,578
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Score

$863,578

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Daniel (USA) won the LPGA Tour 1990 Money List, with earnings of $863,578 on the Tour. Patty Sheehan (USA) was second with $732,618; Betsy King (USA) was third with $543,844.

1990
Awards
70.54
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Score

70.54

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Daniel (USA) won her second straight Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour.

1990
America
Squaw Creek, OH
207 (-9)
$60,000
Phar-Mor

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Squaw Creek, OH

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

$60,000

Title sponsor

Phar-Mor

Played as the inaugural Phar-Mor in Youngstown. Daniel (USA) beat Patty Sheehan (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Squaw Creek CC, Vienna, Ohio].

1990
America
210 (-6)
$52,500
Orix

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Score

210 (-6)

Prize money

$52,500

Title sponsor

Orix

Played as the Orix Hawaiian Ladies Open. Second-placed Patty Sheehan (USA) and Amy Benz (USA) finished 3 shots behind Daniel (USA). [Ko Olina GC, Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii].

1990
Majors
Bethesda CC
280 (-4)
$150,000
Mazda

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Bethesda CC

Score

280 (-4)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Mazda

The Mazda LPGA Championship (36th) (July 26-29). Second-placed Rosie Jones (USA) finished 1 shot behind Daniel (USA), who recorded her first and only major championship win. [Bethesda CC, Bethesda, Maryland].

1990
America
283 (-1)
$75,000
Kemper

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Score

283 (-1)

Prize money

$75,000

Title sponsor

Kemper

Played as the Women's Kemper Open. Rosie Jones (USA) and Laura Davies (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Daniel, who recorded back-to-back LPGA Tour titles. [Blue course, Wailea GC, Maui, Hawaii].

1990
America
Killearn CC
271 (-17)
$150,000
Centel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Killearn CC

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Centel

Played as the inaugural Centel Classic. Second-placed Nancy Lopez (USA) finished 1 shot behind Daniel (USA), who recorded her 25th LPGA Tour win. [Killearn CC, Tallahassee, Florida].

1990
America
203 (-13)
$56,250
Northgate

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$56,250

Title sponsor

Northgate

Played as the inaugural Northgate Classic. Second-placed Christa "Chris" Johnson (USA) and Penny Hammel (USA) finished 6 shots behind Daniel (USA). [Edinburgh USA GC, Brooklyn Pk, nr Minneapolis, Minnesota].

1990
America
Rail GC
203 (-13)
$45,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Rail GC

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Rail Charity Golf Classic. Second-placed Susan Sanders (USA) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Daniel (USA). [Rail GC, Springfield, Illinois].

1989
America
Bethesda CC
205 (-8)
$45,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Bethesda CC

Score

205 (-8)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Washington Open. Second-placed Sherri Turner (USA) finished 4 shots behind Daniel (USA). [Bethesda CC, Bethesda, Maryland].

1989
America
Rail GC
203 (-13)
$41,250
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Rail GC

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$41,250

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Rail Charity Golf Classic. Second-placed Alice Ritzman (USA) and defending champion Betsy King (USA) finished 3 shots behind Daniel (USA). [Rail GC, Springfield, Illinois].

1989
America
Meridian Valley CC
273 (-15)
$45,000
Safeco

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Meridian Valley CC

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

Safeco

Played as the Safeco Classic. Second-placed Cindy Rarick (USA) finished 6 shots behind Daniel (USA). [Meridian Valley CC, Kent, nr Seattle, WA].

1989
Awards
70.38
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Score

70.38

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Daniel (USA) won the Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour.

1989
America
Almaden G&CC
205 (-11)
$48,750
Konica

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Almaden G&CC

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

$48,750

Title sponsor

Konica

Played as the Konica San Jose Classic. Second-placed Pat Bradley (USA) finished 1 shot behind Daniel (USA). [Almaden G&CC, San Jose, California].

1988
Asia
CC The Lakes
139
$20,000
Nichirei Foods

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

CC The Lakes

Score

139

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

Nichirei Foods

Played as the Nichirei Ladies Cup (Oct 28-30; individual low score prize within the US-Japan team match). Rosie Jones (USA) finished in second place behind Daniel (USA). [CC The Lakes, Kasama, Ibaraki, Japan].

1985
America
Fairbanks Ranch CC
286 (-2)
$26,250
Kyocera

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Fairbanks Ranch CC

Score

286 (-2)

Prize money

$26,250

Title sponsor

Kyocera

Played as the Kyocera Inamori Classic. Second-placed Pat Meyers (USA) finished 2 shots behind Daniel (USA). [Fairbanks Ranch CC, Ranch Sante Fe, nr San Diego, CA].

1983
America
White Manor CC
286 (-2)
$52,500
McDonald's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

White Manor CC

Score

286 (-2)

Prize money

$52,500

Title sponsor

McDonald's

Played as the McDonald's Kids Classic. Daniel (USA) beat defending champion JoAnne Carner (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [White Manor CC, Malvern, nr Philadelphia, PA].

1982
America
Columbine CC
276 (-12)
$30,000
Columbia Savings

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Columbine CC

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

Columbia Savings

Played as the Columbia Savings Classic. Second-placed Patty Sheehan (USA) finished 2 shots behind Daniel (USA). [Columbine CC, Littleton, nr Denver, CO].

1982
America
Meadow Brook, NY
276 (-12)
$18,750
Western Union Intl

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Meadow Brook, NY

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$18,750

Title sponsor

Western Union Intl

Played as the WUI Classic. Martha Nause (USA) and Ayako Okamoto (Jpn) finished 8 shots behind Daniel (USA). [Meadow Brook Club, Jericho, Long Island, NY].

1982
America
Green Valley CC
203 (-13)
$15,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Green Valley CC

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$15,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Birmingham Classic. Second-placed Patty Sheehan (USA) finished 4 shots behind Daniel (USA), who recorded her 10th LPGA Tour win. [Green Valley CC, Birmingham, Alabama].

1982
America
Bent Tree CC, FL
276 (-12)
$22,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Bent Tree CC, FL

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$22,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Bent Tree Ladies Classic. Second-placed and defending champion Amy Alcott (USA) finished 4 shots behind Daniel (USA). [Bent Tree CC, nr Sarasota, Florida].

1982
America
Hillcrest GC, AZ
278 (-10)
$15,000
Amex

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Hillcrest GC, AZ

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$15,000

Title sponsor

Amex

Played as the American Express Sun City Classic. Daniel (USA) beat Carole Jo Callison (USA, formerly Skala, née Kabler) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Hillcrest GC, Sun City West, Phoenix, AZ].

1981
America
270 (-18)
$50,000
JCPenney

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

JCPenney

Played as the JCPenney Mixed Team Classic (Dec 3-6; two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Second placed Vance Heafner (USA) & Cathy Morse (USA) finished 2 shots behind winning team of Tom Kite (USA) & Beth Daniel (USA). [Bardmoor CC, Largo, FL].

1981
Awards
$206,978
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Score

$206,978

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Daniel (USA) won her second straight LPGA Tour Money List, with 1981 season earnings of $206,978 on the Tour. JoAnne Carner (USA) was second on the money list, just $329 behind Daniel.

1981
America
Rio Pinar CC
281 (-7)
$15,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Rio Pinar CC

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$15,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Florida Lady Citrus. Daniel (USA) beat Donna Caponi (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. Patty Sheehan (USA), Cindy Hill (USA) and Patti Rizzo (USA) were eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Rio Pinar CC, Orlando, Florida].

1981
America
Shaker Heights
284 (-4)
$50,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Shaker Heights

Score

284 (-4)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the World Championship of Women's Golf. Second-placed Jan Stephenson (Aus) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Daniel (USA). [Shaker Heights CC, nr Cleveland, Ohio].

1980
America
287
$18,750
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Score

287

Prize money

$18,750

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Golden Lights Championship. Nancy Lopez and JoAnn Washam finished in second place behind Daniel.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

$46,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural World Series of Women's Golf. Second-placed Nancy Lopez (USA) finished 1 shot behind Daniel (USA). [The Country Club, Pepper Pike, nr Cleveland, OH].

1980
America
210
$15,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Score

210

Prize money

$15,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Patty Berg Golf Classic. Hollis Stacy finished in second place behind Daniel.

1980
America
Columbine CC
276 (-12)
$22,500
Columbia Savings

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Columbine CC

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$22,500

Title sponsor

Columbia Savings

Played as the Columbia Savings LPGA Classic. Second-placed Jane Blalock (USA) and Sandra Post (USA) finished 6 shots behind Daniel (USA). [Columbine CC, Littleton, nr Denver, CO].

1980
Awards
$231,001
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Score

$231,001

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Daniel (USA) won the LPGA Tour 1980 Money List, with earnings of $231,001 on the Tour. Donna Caponi (USA) was second on the money list.

1980
Awards
78 pts
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Score

78 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Daniel (USA) won the LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

1979
America
208
$15,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Score

208

Prize money

$15,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Patty Berg Golf Classic. Hollis Stacy finished in second place behind Daniel.

1979
Awards
x
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Daniel (USA) won the LPGA Tour 1979 Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player.

1977
Amateur
Cincinnati CC
3 & 1
n/a
USGA

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Cincinnati CC

Score

3 & 1

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Amateur Championship (77th). Daniel (USA) beat Cathy Sherk (Can) 3 and 1 in the final. [Cincinnati CC, Cincinnati, OH].

1975
Amateur
Brae Burn CC, MA
3 & 2
n/a
USGA

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Daniel, Beth

Venue

Brae Burn CC, MA

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Amateur Championship (75th). Daniel (USA) beat Donna Horton (USA) 3 and 2 in the final. [Brae Burn CC, West Newton, Mass.].

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