Name:Catriona Isobel Matthew (née Lambert)
Born:Aug 25, 1969 in Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland.
Original/Home Club:North Berwick GC
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].
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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