Who's who: Debbie Massey

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Who's who: Debbie Massey

  • Name:

    Debbie Massey
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    May 11, 1950 in Grosse Point, Michigan.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Ski instructor; professional golfer.
  • Turned Pro:

    1977

Roll of Honour

LPGA Tour wins (3). LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year (1977). British Women's Open winner (1980, '81), before it became a major championship in 2001.

Did you know?

Former LPGA Tour player, who retired from the Tour in 1995.

Top tournaments won by Debbie Massey

1990
Asia
Musashigaoka CC
133 (-11)
US$82,500
Mazda

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Massey, Debbie

Venue

Musashigaoka CC

Score

133 (-11)

Prize money

US$82,500

Title sponsor

Mazda

Played as the Mazda Japan Classic (LPGA & Jpn LPGA Trs event). Danielle Ammaccapane (USA) and Caroline Keggi (USA) finished in second place behind Massey (USA). Reduced to 36 holes due to bad weather. [Musashigaoka CC, Hanno, Saitama, Japan].

1981
Europe
Northumberland GC
295 (-1)
Pretty Polly

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Massey, Debbie

Venue

Northumberland GC

Score

295 (-1)

Prize money

Title sponsor

Pretty Polly

Played as the Pretty Polly Women's British Open (July 29-Aug 1). Second-placed Belle Robertson (Scot, amateur) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Debbie Massey (USA). [Northumberland GC, Gosforth Park, nr Newcastle upon Tyne].

1980
Europe
294 (+2)
£4,500
Pretty Polly

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Massey, Debbie

Score

294 (+2)

Prize money

£4,500

Title sponsor

Pretty Polly

Played as the Pretty Polly Women's British Open (July 23-26). Second-placed Belle Robertson (Scot) and Marta Figueras-Dotti (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Massey (USA). [East course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Massey, Debbie

Score

219 (+3)

Prize money

$15,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Wheeling Classic. Massey (USA) beat Betsy King (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole, to record her second LPGA Tour win. [Jones course, Speidel GC, Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV].

1977
Asia
Hanayashiki GC
220 (-2)
US$15,000
Mizuno

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Massey, Debbie

Venue

Hanayashiki GC

Score

220 (-2)

Prize money

US$15,000

Title sponsor

Mizuno

Played as the Mizuno Japan Classic (LPGA & Jpn LPGA Trs event). Hollis Stacy (USA) finished in second place behind Massey (USA). [Hanayashiki GC, Miki, Hyogo, Japan].

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Massey, Debbie

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Massey (USA) won the LPGA Tour 1977 Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player.

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