Born:Feb 4, 1974 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Solheim Cup player (2002, '03, '05, '07). Ladies European Tour wins (6). Ladies European Tour Order of Merit winner (2005).
Former Ladies European Tour and LPGA Tour player.
Played as the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters (Dec 8-11; LET season-ending event). Second-placed Anna Nordqvist (Swe) finished 2 shots behind 36-year-old Iben Tinning (Den), who recorded the last of her six LET wins. Tinning retired from full-time professional tour golf immediately after this event. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].
Played as the BMW Ladies Italian Open (June 2-5). Second-placed Veronica Zorzi (Italy) finished 1 shot behind Tinning (Den). [Parco de' Medici GC, Rome].
Played as the Open de España Femenino (May 12-15). Second-placed Linda Wessberg (Swe) finished 3 shots behind Tinning (Den). [Panorámica G&CC, Sant Jordi, Castellón, Spain].
The inaugural Nykredit Masters (Sept 1-4). Second-placed Lora Fairclough (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Tinning (Den), who recorded her fifth LET win. [Kokkedal GK, nr Copenhagen, Denmark].
Robe di Kappa
Tinning (Den) won the LET 2005 Robe di Kappa Order of Merit, with earnings of €204,672 on the Tour. Annika Sörenstam (Swe) was second with €180,639; Sophie Gustafson (Swe) was third with €168,825. For the first time since 1999, the Order of Merit was based on the money list, versus a points system.
Tinning (Den) won the LET Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.
Played as the Ladies Irish Open (May 10-12). Tinning (Den) beat Suzann Pettersen (Nor) with a par at the first playoff hole, to become the first Danish winner in women's professional golf. [Lackabane course, Killarney G&FC, Co. Kerry].
Played as La Perla Ladies Italian Open (May 16-19). Second-placed Silvia Cavalleri (Italy) finished 1 shot behind Tinning (Den), who made it back-to-back wins, having won the Ladies Irish Open a week earlier. [Poggio dei Medici GC, Scarperia, nr Florence].
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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