Born:May 13, 1989 in Täby, nr Stockholm, Sweden.
Original/Home Club:Täby, Sweden
Solheim Cup player (2011, '13, '15, '19). Multiple wins on the Ladies European Tour and Australasian Tour. LET Rookie of the Year (2011).
Hedwall's highly successful amateur career included wins in the European Team Championships (2008, 2010), European Ladies Amateur (2007, '09) and World Amateur (2008). While at Oklahoma State University, she also won the NCAA Individual Championship (2010) and became a 2010 First-Team All-American.
Turning professional in October 2010, Hedwall won the Ladies European Tour Q-School by nine shots to earn her playing rights for 2011. Her rookie season was stunning: four individual victories and the tour's Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year awards.
From 2012 Hedwall's attention turned to the United States. Despite playing in almost 60 tournaments in 2012 thru' 2014, she failed to record a win on the LPGA Tour. However, in 2013 at Colorado Golf Club near Denver, Hedwall became the first ever player to win five matches in a single Solheim Cup event. Her 5-0-0 (W-L-H) contribution was instrumental in the European women's first win on American soil.
Played as the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España (Nov 24-27; LET season-ending event). Caroline Hedwall (Swe) beat Morgane Métraux (Sui) with a birdie at the fourth playoff hole (par-5 17th), to win her seventh Ladies European Tour event. [Alferini course, Villa Padierna GC, nr Benahavís, Costa del Sol, Spain].
Played as the Lacoste Ladies Open de France (Sept 6-9). Second-placed Stacy Lee Bregman (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Hedwall (Swe), who recorded her first Ladies European Tour win in six years. [Châteaux course, Golf du Médoc, nr Bordeaux].
Played as the Bing Lee Samsung Women's NSW Open (Jan 25-27; ALPG Tr event). Second-placed Lydia Ko (NZ) finished 2 shots behind Hedwall (Swe), who won this event for the second time in three years. [Oatlands GC, Oatlands, nr Sydney, NSW].
Played as the UNIQA Ladies Golf Open presented by Raiffeisen (Sept 7-9). Second-placed Mikaela Parmlid (Swe) and Laura Davies (Eng) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Hedwall (Swe). [Golfclub Föhrenwald, Wiener Neustadt, Austria].
Played as the Bing Lee Samsung NSW Women's Open (Jan 21-23; ALPG Tr event). Second-placed Lydia Ko (NZ) finished 1 shot behind Hedwall (Swe), who won her first ALPG Tour event. [Oatlands GC, Oatlands, nr Sydney, NSW].
Hedwall (Swe) won the LET Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.
Hedwall (Swe) won the LET 2011 Rolex Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. She finished third on the Tour's (money-based) Order of Merit, with earnings of €278,529.
Played as the Hero Women's Indian Open (Dec 9-11; Eurpn and Asian ladies tours event). Second-placed Pornanong Phatlum (Thai) finished 2 shots behind tour rookie Caroline Hedwall, who recorded her fourth Ladies European Tour title of 2011. [DLF G&CC, New Delhi, India].
Played as the UNIQA Ladies Golf Open presented by Raiffeisen (Sept 2-4). Second-placed Caroline Alfonso (Fra) finished 4 shots behind tour rookie Hedwall (Swe), who recorded her third LET win of 2011. [Golfclub Föhrenwald, Wiener Neustadt, Austria].
Played as the Allianz Ladies Slovak Open (May 26-29). Second-placed Christel Boeljon (Neth) finished 2 shots behind rookie and first-time Ladies European Tour winner Hedwall (Swe). [Gray Bear GC, Tale Resort, Brezno, Slovakia].
Played as the Finnair Masters (July 1-3). Second-placed Christel Boeljon (Neth) finished 2 shots behind 22-year old Hedwall (Swe), who recorded her second win in her rookie season on the Ladies Eurpn Tr. [Helsinki GC, Tali, Helsinki, Finland].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
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