Born:April 25, 1958 in Arcata, California.
MAJORS (1): US LPGA Championship (1997). Solheim Cup player (1998). Total professional wins 15, including LPGA Tour (9), Japan Tour (1).
Former LPGA Tour player, who retired from the Tour in 2008. Also played under the name Chris Johnson from 1980 thru' 1985.
The McDonald's LPGA Championship (43rd) (May 15-18). Johnson (USA) beat Leta Lindley (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole (par-4 10th). This was Johnson's eighth LPGA Tour win and first (and only) major championship win. [DuPont CC, Wilmington, Delaware].
Played as the Safeway LPGA Golf Championship (Sept 5-7). Second-placed Lisa Hackney (Eng) and Kim Saiki (USA) finished 1 shot behind Christa Johnson (USA), who recorded the last of her nine LPGA Tour wins. [Columbia Edgewater CC, Portland, Oregon].
Played as the Star Bank LPGA Classic in conjunction with The Children's Medical Centre (May 19-21). Second-placed Juli Inkster (USA) finished 1 shot behind Johnson (USA). [CC of the North, Beavercreek, Dayton, Ohio].
Played as the PING/Welch's Championship. Second-placed Kris Tschetter (USA) finished 4 shots behind Johnson (USA). [North course, Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ].
Played as the Atlantic City Classic (June 14-17). Second-placed Pamela Wright (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Christa Johnson (USA), who recorded her fifth LPGA Tour win. [Greate Bay CC, Somers Point, NJ; at the time known as Sands CC].
Played as the Columbia Savings LPGA National Pro-Am. Second-placed Shirley Furlong (USA) finished 5 shots behind Christa "Chris" Johnson (USA). [Lone Tree GC nr Denver, Colorado; earlier rounds also at Meridian GC].
Played as the GNA/Glendale Federal Classic. Second-placed Jane Geddes (USA) finished 2 shots behind Johnson (USA). [Oakmont CC, Glendale, nr Los Angeles, California].
Played as the Samaritan Turquoise Classic. Second-placed Patty Hayes (USA) finished 5 shots behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Johnson (USA). [Arizona Biltmore GC, Phoenix, Arizona].
Played as the Tucson Conquistadores Open. Second-placed Lauri Peterson (USA) finished 6 shots behind Johnson (USA), who claimed her second LPGA Tour win. [North course, Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ].
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.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
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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