Emily Kristine Pedersen
Name:Emily Kristine Pedersen
Born:March 7, 1996 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
European Ladies Amateur Champion (2013); British Ladies Amateur Champion (2014). Solheim Cup player (2021). Multiple Ladies European Tour wins. Ladies European Tour Rookie of the Year (2015). Ladies European Order of Merit winner (2020).
During a stellar amateur career, Pedersen won many prestigious titles, including the European Ladies Amateur in 2013 and British Ladies Amateur in 2014. Turning professional in 2015, she recorded some impressive runner-up finishes, before landing the Women's Indian Open title in 2015, and becoming the Ladies European Tour's Rookie of the Year.
Pedersen had to wait until 2020 for further wins on the Ladies European Tour. Four victories came in relatively quick succession in the second half of the year, allowing Pedersen to romp away with the Tour's 2020 Order of Merit.
Played as the Andalucia Costa del Sol Open de España (Nov 26-29; LET season-ending event). Second-placed Nurrio Iturrioz (Esp) finished 4 shots behind 24-year-old Emily Kristine Pedersen (Den). This was Pedersen's fifth win from her last 12 starts, and also her third straight win on the Ladies European Tour (a feat achieved only once before, by Marie-Laure de Lorenzi in 1989). [South course, Real (Royal) GC Guadalmina, Andalucia, Spain].
Played as the Tipsport Czech Ladies Open (Aug 28-30). Second-placed Christine Wolf (Aut) finished 4 shots behind Emily Kristine Pedersen (Den), who recorded her second Ladies European Tour win. [Beroun GC, Beroun, nr Prague, Czech Republic; now called Royal Beroun].
Emily Kristine Pedersen (Den) recorded the 2020 season's lowest stroke average (70.40) on the Ladies European Tour. Anne Van Dam (Nld) was second with 70.68; Georgia Hall (Eng) was third with 71.17.
Played as the inaugural Saudi Ladies Team International (Individual Prize) (Nov 17-19; lowest individual score during the associated team event). Second-placed Stephanie Kyriacou (Aus), Anne Van Dam (Nld) and Luna Sobron Galmes (Esp) finished 2 shots behind Emily Kristine Pedersen (Den). "Team Pedersen" also won the team event. [Royal Greens G&CC, King Abdullah EC, Saudi Arabia].
Aramco / PIF
Played as the inaugural Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by Public Investment Fund (Nov 12-15; postponed from March 19-22 due to world coronavirus pandemic). Emily Kristine Pedersen (Den) beat Georgia Hall (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Royal Greens G&CC, King Abdullah EC, Saudi Arabia].
24-year-old Emily Kristine Pedersen (Den) won the LET season-long points chase, to capture the Tour's 2020 Order of Merit (Race to Costa del Sol) and €20,000 bonus. Pedersen accumulated 1,249.35 points (earning €436,684 in the process). Second was Julia Engstrom (Swe) 415.70 pts (earnings €90,279); third was Stephanie Kyriacou (Aus) 323.78 pts (earnings €84,272).
Played as the Hero Women's Indian Open (Oct 23-25; Eurpn and Asian ladies tours event). Second-placed Becky Morgan (Wales), Malene Jorgensen (Den) and Cheyenne Woods (USA) finished 1 shot behind Ladies European Tour rookie and wire-to-wire winner Emily Kristine Pedersen (Den), who won her first LET event. [DLF G&CC, New Delhi, India].
Emily Kristine Pedersen (Den) won the LET 2015 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. She finished sixth on the Tour's Order of Merit, with earnings of €171,688.
The Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship (111th). 18 year-old Emily Kristine Pedersen (Den) beat Leslie Cloots (Belg) 3 and 1 in the 18-hole final. [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
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