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].
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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