Born:March 20, 1996 in Kettering, Northamptonshire.
Original/Home Club:Kettering GC, England.
Curtis Cup player (2012). Solheim Cup player (2013, '15, '17, '19, '21). Winner on the Ladies European Tour. LET Rookie of the Year (2013). LET Order of Merit winner (2014).
Hull was first introduced to golf aged two, and grew-up honing her skills at Kettering Golf Club with her father. After an impressive amateur career she made her Ladies European Tour professional debut in 2013, and reeled off five second place finishes, including a playoff loss in the Ladies German Open. Five more top ten finishes allowed her to finish sixth on the tour's Order of Merit, and claim the 2013 LET Rookie of the Year award.
Such was Hull's success in her rookie season, she was selected to play in the 2013 Solheim Cup, where she recorded a notable 5 and 4 singles win against five-time Solheim Cup star Paula Creamer. Hull chalked up her first LET win in March 2014, just four days before her 18th birthday.
Played as the inaugural Aramco Team Series - New York (Oct 14-16; Ladies European Tour event; each of the 36 teams includes three professionals and one amateur player). [Glen Oaks Club, Old Westbury, Long Island, NY].
Individual competition: Second-placed Nelly Korda (USA) finished 1 shot behind Charley Hull (Eng), who recorded her third LET win.
Team competition: Winners: Team J. Korda (391, -41; with a par at second playoff hole): Jessica Korda (USA), Karolin Lampert (Ger), Lina Boqvist (Swe) & Alexandra O'Laughlin (USA; amateur); professionals in winning team received $50,000 each. Runners-up: Team Popov (391, -41): Sophia Popov (Ger), Hayley Davis (Eng), Magdelena Simmermacher (Arg) & Cody Crowell (USA, amateur).
Third of four Aramco Team Series pro-am events in 2021.
Played as the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open (Jan 10-12; LET season opener). Second-placed Marianne Skarpnord (Nor) finished 1 shot behind Charley Hull (Eng), who recorded her second Ladies European Tour win. [Saadiyat Beach GC, Abu Dhabi, UAE].
Played as the CME Group Tour Championship (Nov 17-20; LPGA Tr season-ending event). Second-placed So Yeon Ryu (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind 20-year-old Charley Hull (Eng), who recorded her first LPGA Tour win. [Gold course, Tiburón GC, Naples, FL].
Played as the Lalla Meryem Cup (March 13-16). Hull (Eng) beat Gwladys Nocera (Fra) at the first playoff hole (par-3 18th), to record her first professional win, a week before her 18th birthday. [Golf de l'Océan, Agadir, Morocco].
Hull (Eng) won the LET 2014 ISPS Handa Order of Merit, with earnings of €263,096 on the Tour. Gwladys Nocera (Fra) was second with €233,288; Lee-Ann Pace (RSA) was third with €167,005.
Hull (Eng) won the LET 2013 Rolex Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. She finished sixth on the Tour's (money-based) Order of Merit, with earnings of €135,994.
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
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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