Who's who: Cristie Kerr

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Who's who: Cristie Kerr

  • Name:

    Cristie Kerr
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Oct 12, 1977 in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; breast cancer research fundraiser.
  • Turned Pro:

    1996
  • Website:

    https://www.cristiekerrgolf.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2): US Women's Open (2007); US LPGA Ch'ship (2010). Curtis Cup player (1996). Solheim Cup player (2002, '03, '05, '07, '09, '11, '13, '15, '17). Multiple wins on the LPGA Tour. Held the position of No.1 golfer in the Women's Official World Golf Rankings.

Did you know?

Miami-born Cristie Kerr started playing golf at the age of eight, and enjoyed a very successful amateur career. She turned professional aged 18 and within a year was on the LPGA Tour. Putting has been one of the key strengths of Kerr's game, and allowed her to notch up multiple professional wins including major championships. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Top tournaments won by Cristie Kerr

2017
Europe
263 (-17)
€37,500
Lacoste

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Kerr, Cristie

Score

263 (-17)

Prize money

€37,500

Title sponsor

Lacoste

Played as the Lacoste Ladies Open de France (Oct 5-8). Second-placed Xiyu Lin (China) finished 4 shots behind first-time Ladies European Tour winner Kerr (USA). [Chantaco GC, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, nr Biarritz].

2017
Asia
269 (-15)
US$270,000
Sime Darby

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Kerr, Cristie

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

US$270,000

Title sponsor

Sime Darby

Played as the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia (Oct 26-29; LPGA Tour event). Second-placed Danielle Kang (USA), Jacqui Concolino (USA) and defending champion Shanshan Feng (China) finished 1 shot behind Cristie Kerr (USA), who recorded her 20th LPGA Tour win. [East course, TPC Kuala Lumpur, KL, Malaysia; at the time known as Kuala Lumpur G&CC].

2017
America
268 (-20)
$300,000
Lotte

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kerr, Cristie

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Lotte

Played as the Lotte Championship presented by Hershey (Apr 12-15). Second-placed Lydia Ko (NZ), In-gee Chun (S Kor) and Su-yeon Jang (S Kor) finished 3 shots behind Cristie Kerr (USA). [Ko Olina GC, Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii].

2015
America
268 (-20)
$255,000
Kia

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kerr, Cristie

Venue

Aviara

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

Kia

Played as the Kia Classic (March 26-29). Second-placed Mirim Lee (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Cristie Kerr (USA), who claimed her 17th LPGA Tour win. [Aviara GC, Carlsbad, CA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kerr, Cristie

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$500,000

Title sponsor

CME

Played as the CME Group Titleholders (Nov 19-22; LPGA Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Gerina Piller (USA) and Ha Na Jang (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Cristie Kerr (USA). [Gold course, Tiburón GC, Naples, FL].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kerr, Cristie

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Kingsmill Championship (May 2-5). Cristie Kerr (USA) beat Suzann Pettersen (Nor) with a par at the second playoff hole, to record her third win in this event. [River course, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA].

2012
America
272 (-16)
$200,000
Banamex/Jalisco

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kerr, Cristie

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$200,000

Title sponsor

Banamex/Jalisco

Played as the Lorena Ochoa Invitational presented by Banamex & Jalisco (Nov 8-11). Second-placed Angela Stanford (USA) and Inbee Park (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Kerr (USA). [Guadalajara CC, Jalisco, Mexico].

2010
America
Panther Creek CC
266 (-22)
$255,000
State Farm

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kerr, Cristie

Venue

Panther Creek CC

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

State Farm

Played as the LPGA State Farm Classic (June 10-14). Second-placed Anna Nordqvist (Swe) and Na Yeon Choi (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Kerr (USA). [Panther Creek CC, Springfield, Illinois].

2010
Majors
Locust Hill CC
269 (-19)
$337,500
Wegmans

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Kerr, Cristie

Venue

Locust Hill CC

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$337,500

Title sponsor

Wegmans

The LPGA Championship presented by Wegmans (56th) (June 24-27). Second-placed Song-Hee Kim (S Kor) finished 12 shots behind Kerr (USA). This was Kerr's second major championship title, secured with an LPGA Championship record winning margin. [Locust Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].

2009
America
268 (-16)
$330,000
Michelob

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kerr, Cristie

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$330,000

Title sponsor

Michelob

Played as the Michelob Ultra Open at Kingsmill (May 7-10). Second-placed In-Kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Cristie Kerr (USA), who became the first two-time winner of this event. [River course, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA].

2008
America
203 (-13)
$255,000
Safeway

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kerr, Cristie

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

Safeway

Played as the Safeway Classic presented by Pepsi (Aug 22-24). Cristie Kerr (USA) beat Sophie Gustafson (Swe) and Helen Alfredsson (Swe) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Columbia Edgewater CC, Portland, Oregon].

2007
Majors
279 (-5)
$560,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Kerr, Cristie

Score

279 (-5)

Prize money

$560,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (62nd) (Jun 28-Jul 1). Second-placed Lorena Ochoa (Mex) and Angela Park (Brazil/USA) finished 2 shots behind Kerr (USA), who claimed her first major championship title. [Pine Needles Lodge & GC, Southern Pines, NC].

2006
America
Cedar Ridge
199 (-14)
$150,000
John Q Hammons

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kerr, Cristie

Venue

Cedar Ridge

Score

199 (-14)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

John Q Hammons

Played as the John Q Hammons Hotel Classic (Sept 8-10). Second-placed and defending champion Annika Sörenstam (Swe) finished 2 shots behind Kerr (USA). [Cedar Ridge CC, Broken Arrow, nr Tulsa, OK].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kerr, Cristie

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

CN

Played as the CN Canadian Women's Open (Aug 10-13). Second-placed Angela Stanford (USA) finished 1 shot behind Cristie Kerr (USA). [London H&CC, London, Ontario].

2006
America
Vanderbilt Legends
269 (-19)
$165,000
Franklin American Mortgage

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kerr, Cristie

Venue

Vanderbilt Legends

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$165,000

Title sponsor

Franklin American Mortgage

Played as the Franklin American Mortgage Championship (May 4-7). Second-placed Lorena Ochoa (Mex), Angela Stanford (USA) and Pat Hurst (USA) finished 2 shots behind Kerr (USA). [Iron Horse course, Vanderbilt Legends Club, Franklin, TN].

2005
America
276 (-8)
$330,000
Michelob

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kerr, Cristie

Score

276 (-8)

Prize money

$330,000

Title sponsor

Michelob

Played as the Michelob Ultra Open at Kingsmill (May 5-8). Second-placed Jill McGill (USA) finished 5 shots behind Cristie Kerr (USA), who recorded her fifth LPGA Tour win. [River course, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA].

2005
America
Tartan Fields GC
270 (-18)
$165,000
Wendy's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kerr, Cristie

Venue

Tartan Fields GC

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$165,000

Title sponsor

Wendy's

Played as Wendy's Championship for Children (Aug 25-28). Second-placed Annika Sörenstam (Swe) and Paula Creamer (USA) finished 1 shot behind Kerr (USA). [Tartan Fields GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, Ohio].

2004
America
202 (-11)
$195,000
ShopRite

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kerr, Cristie

Score

202 (-11)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

ShopRite

Played as the ShopRite LPGA Classic (June 18-20). Second-placed Paula Creamer (USA, amateur) and Giulia Sergas (Ita) finished 1 shot behind Cristie Kerr (USA). [Bay course, Seaview Resort, Galloway, nr Atlantic City, NJ].

2004
America
209 (-7)
$165,000
Takefuji

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kerr, Cristie

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

$165,000

Title sponsor

Takefuji

Played as the LPGA Takefuji Classic (April 15-17). Kerr (USA) beat Seol-An Jeon (S Kor) with a par at the seventh playoff hole, to claim her second LPGA Tour win. [Las Vegas CC, Las Vegas, Nevada].

2004
America
Rail GC
264 (-24)
$180,000
State Farm

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kerr, Cristie

Venue

Rail GC

Score

264 (-24)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

State Farm

Played as the State Farm Classic (Sept 2-5). Second-placed Christina Kim (USA) finished 1 shot behind Kerr (USA). [Rail GC, Springfield, Illinois].

2002
America
Twelve Bridges
280 (-8)
$135,000
Longs Drugs

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Kerr, Cristie

Venue

Twelve Bridges

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$135,000

Title sponsor

Longs Drugs

Played as the Longs Drugs Challenge (April 18-21). Second-placed Hee-Won Han (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Kerr (USA). [Twelve Bridges GC, Lincoln, nr Sacremento, CA; now known as Catta Verdera CC].

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