Born:Nov 10 1993 in Clamart, Paris, France.
MAJORS (1): Evian Championship (2023). Solheim Cup player (2019, '21). Multiple wins on the Ladies European Tour, LPGA Tour and Australasian Tour.
Boutier enjoyed tremendous success as an amateur player, winning numerous titles including the European Ladies Amateur (2012), British Ladies Amateur (2015), and NCAA Golf Championship (2014) as a member of the Duke University team. She was ranked the world's No.1 amateur woman golfer in late 2014 and early 2015.
Turning professional in 2016, she became a two-time winner on the developmental Symetra Tour, before graduating to the full LPGA Tour at the end of 2017. Also to close-out 2017, she recorded her first Ladies European Tour win, bagging the Sanya Ladies Open in China.
Several European and LPGA Tour wins later (which included a French Open title and successful Solheim Cup appearances), Boutier won the Evian Championship in 2023, her first major championship title.
Played as the LPGA Drive On Championship (Mar 23-26). Céline Boutier (Fra) beat Georgia Hall (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th), to claim her third LPGA Tour win. [Prospector course, Superstition Mtn G&CC, nr Phoenix, AZ].
Played as the Freed Group Women's Scottish Open presented by Trust Golf (Aug 3-6; LET/LPGA Tours event). Second-placed Hyo-joo Kim (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Céline Boutier (Fra), who recorded back-to-back LET/LPGA Tour wins, having won the Evian Championship (her first major) the week before. [Dundonald Links, Gailes, Ayrshire].
The Amundi Evian Championship (30th) (July 27-30). Second-placed and defending champion Brooke Henderson (Can) finished 6 shots behind 29-year-old home country winner Céline Boutier (Fra). Boutier recorded her first major championship win, and became the first Frenchwoman to win the Evian Championship title. [Evian Resort GC, Evian-les-Bains, France].
Played as the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer (Oct 1-3). Second-placed Brooke Henderson (Can), Jin Young Ko (S Kor) and Inbee Park (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Céline Boutier (Fra), who recorded her second LPGA Tour win. [Bay course, Seaview Resort, Galloway, nr Atlantic City, NJ].
Played as the Lacoste Ladies Open de France (Sept 16-19). Second-placed Kylie Henry (Scot) finished 1 shot behind home-country winner Céline Boutier (Fra), who recorded her third Ladies European Tour win. [Châteaux course, Golf du Médoc, nr Bordeaux].
Played as the ISPS Handa Vic Open (Feb 7-10; ALPG/LPGA Trs event; first year an LPGA Tr event; played concurrently with the men's Vic Open, a Eurpn/Aus Trs event). Second-placed Sarah Kemp (Aus), Charlotte Thomas (Eng) and Su Oh (Aus) finished 2 shots behind 24-year-old Céline Boutier (Fra), who recorded her first LPGA Tour win. [Beach course, Barwon Heads, 13th Beach Links, Victoria].
Played as the inaugural Australian Ladies Classic Bonville (Feb 22-25; ALPG/LET Trs event). Second-placed Katie Burnett (USA) finished 2 shots behind Céline Boutier (Fra), who recorded her second Ladies European Tour win. [Bonville Resort, Bonville, NSW, Australia].
Played as the Sanya Ladies Open (Nov 17-19; Ladies Eurpn, Asian & China Tours event). Second-placed Solar Lee (S Kor) finished 4 shots behind 24-year-old LET rookie Céline Boutier (Fra), who claimed her first win on the Ladies European Tour. [Yalong Bay GC, Sanya, Hainan Island, China].
The Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship (112th). 21-year-old Céline Boutier (Fra) beat 18-year-old Linnea Strom (Swe) 4 and 3 in the 18-hole final to become the eighth French-born winner of this title. [Portstewart GC, Portstewart, nr Coleraine, N.Ireland].
Played as the International European Ladies' Amateur Championship (July 25-28). Second-placed Shannon Aubert (Fra) and Marina Stütz (Aut) finished 6 shots behind Céline Boutier (Fra). [Cubo Golf, Smlednik, Medvode, Slovenia; at the time called Diners G&CC Ljubljana].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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