Name:Catriona Isobel Matthew (née Lambert)
Born:Aug 25, 1969 in Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland.
Original/Home Club:North Berwick GC
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).
Matthew splits her time between the Ladies European Tour and US-based LPGA Tour. Husband Graeme is her caddie.
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].
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].
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].
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].
Matthew (Scot) won the LET Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.
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].
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.
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].
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].
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].
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].
Matthew (Scot) won the Vivien Saunders Trophy, recording the season's lowest stroke average on the Ladies European Tour.
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].
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].
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].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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