Who's who: Catriona Matthew

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Who's who: Catriona Matthew

  • Name:

    Catriona Isobel Matthew (née Lambert)
  • Country:

    Scotland
  • Born:

    Aug 25, 1969 in Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland.
  • Original/Home Club:

    North Berwick GC
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1995

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): Women's British Open (2009). British Ladies Amateur Champion (1993). Solheim Cup player (1998, 2003, '05, '07, '09, '11, '13, '15, '17). Solheim Cup captain (2019; '21). Multiple winner on the European, LPGA and Australian tours.
Appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire, MBE (2010) and an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, OBE (2020).

Did you know?

Matthew splits her time between the Ladies European Tour and US-based LPGA Tour. Husband Graeme is her caddie.

Top tournaments won by Catriona Matthew

2013
Europe
208 (-8)
€31,536
Aberdeen Asset Mgt

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Matthew, Catriona

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

€31,536

Title sponsor

Aberdeen Asset Mgt

Played as the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open presented by EventScotland (Aug 30-Sep 1). Second-placed Hannah Burke (Eng) finished 2 shots behind home-country winner Matthew (Scot). [Fidra course, Archerfield Links, East Lothian].

2012
Europe
209 (-7)
€52,500
Failte Ireland

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Matthew, Catriona

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

€52,500

Title sponsor

Failte Ireland

Played as the Ladies Irish Open supported by Failte Ireland (Aug 3-5). Second-placed Suzann Pettersen (Nor) finished 1 shot behind Matthew (Scot). [Killeen Castle GC, Dunsany, Co. Meath].

2011
Europe
201 (-15)
€33,000
Aberdeen Asset Mgt

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Matthew, Catriona

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

€33,000

Title sponsor

Aberdeen Asset Mgt

Played as the Aberdeen Ladies Scottish Open presented by EventScotland (Aug 18-20). Second-placed Hannah Jun (USA) finished 10 shots behind home-country winner Matthew (Scot). [Fidra course, Archerfield Links, East Lothian].

2011
America
276 (-12)
$200,000
Banamex/Jalisco

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Matthew, Catriona

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$200,000

Title sponsor

Banamex/Jalisco

Played as the Lorena Ochoa Invitational presented by Banamex & Jalisco (Nov 10-13). Second-placed Anna Nordqvist (Swe) and defending champion In-Kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor) finished 4 shots behind Matthew (Scot). [Guadalajara CC, Jalisco, Mexico].

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Matthew, Catriona

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LET

Matthew (Scot) won the LET Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.

2009
America
138 (-6)
$100,000
HSBC

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Matthew, Catriona

Score

138 (-6)

Prize money

$100,000

Title sponsor

HSBC

Played as the inaugural HSBC LPGA Brasil Cup (Jan 24/25; 36-hole, 15-player LPGA unofficial money list event). Second-placed Kristy McPherson (USA) finished 5 shots behind Matthew (Scot). [Itanhanga GC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil].

2009
Awards
70.83
n/a
LET

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Matthew, Catriona

Venue

Score

70.83

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LET

Matthew (Scot) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the Ladies European Tour. Anna Nordqvist (Swe) was second with 70.87; Tania Elosegui (Esp) was third with 70.89.

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Matthew, Catriona

Score

285 (-3)

Prize money

$335,000

Title sponsor

Ricoh

The Ricoh Women's British Open (33rd) (Jul 30-Aug 2). Second-placed Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Matthew (Scot), who became the first Scot and only the fourth Briton to win a women's major championship. [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].

2007
Europe
279 (-9)
€78,750
Annika

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Matthew, Catriona

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

€78,750

Title sponsor

Annika

Played as the Scandinavian TPC hosted by Annika (Aug 9-12). Second-placed Sophie Gustafson (Swe) and Laura Diaz (USA) finished 3 shots behind Matthew (Scot). [Barsebäck G&CC, nr Malmö, Sweden].

2004
America
Tartan Fields GC
278 (-10)
$165,000
Wendy's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Matthew, Catriona

Venue

Tartan Fields GC

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$165,000

Title sponsor

Wendy's

Played as Wendy's Championship for Children (Aug 19-22). Matthew (Scot) beat Hee-Won Han (S Kor) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Tartan Fields GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, Ohio].

2001
America
210 (-6)
$112,500
Cup Noodles

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Matthew, Catriona

Score

210 (-6)

Prize money

$112,500

Title sponsor

Cup Noodles

Played as the Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open (Feb 15-17). Second-placed Annika Sörenstam (Swe) finished 3 shots behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Matthew (Scot). [Kapolei GC, Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii].

2001
Awards
70.08
n/a
LET

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Matthew, Catriona

Venue

Score

70.08

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LET

Matthew (Scot) won the Vivien Saunders Trophy, recording the season's lowest stroke average on the Ladies European Tour.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Matthew, Catriona

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

£45,000

Title sponsor

McDonald's

Played as the McDonald's WPGA Championship of Europe (Aug 6-9). Second-placed Laura Davies (Eng) and defending champion Helen Alfredsson (Swe) finished 5 shots behind Matthew (Scot), who recorded her first European Ladies' PGA Tour win. [King's course, Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire].

1996
Aus/NZ
283 (-9)
A$45,000
Holden

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Matthew, Catriona

Score

283 (-9)

Prize money

A$45,000

Title sponsor

Holden

Played as the Holden Women's Australian Open (Nov 7-10; ALPG Tr event). Second-placed Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Matthew (Scot), who recorded her first win as a professional. [Yarra Yarra GC, Bentleigh East, nr Melbourne, Aus].

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Matthew, Catriona

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LGU

The Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship (90th). Catriona Matthew (Scot, nee Lambert) beat Kirsty Speak (Eng) 3 and 2 in the final. [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].

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