Born:Jan 26, 1979 in Châteauroux, Centre-Val de Loire, France.
Solheim Cup player (2002, 2013, '15, '17). Multiple wins on the Ladies European Tour.
After a successful amateur career, Icher won twice in her Ladies European Tour rookie season in 2001. She finished the year third on the LET Order of Merit and second behind SuzannPettersen for the LET Rookie of the Year title.
Played as the Catalonia Ladies Masters (Sept 22-24; LET season-ending event). Second-placed Gwladys Nocera (Fra), Paula Marti (Esp) and Sophie Sandolo (Italy) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Icher (Fra). [Platja de Pals GC, Pals, nr Girona, Spain].
Played as the inaugural Catalonia Ladies Masters (Oct 1-3; LET season-ending event). Second-placed Stephanie Arricau (Fra) and Paula Marti (Esp) finished 9 shots behind Icher (Fra). [Sant Cugat CG, Sant Cugat del Vallès, nr Barcelona].
Played as the Caja Duero Open de España Femenino (May 30-Jun 2; last played in 1996). Second-placed Raquel Carriedo (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Icher (Fra). [Salamanca GC, Zarapicos, Castile & León, Spain].
Played as the Mexx Sport Open (Aug 31-Sep 2; next played in 2004). Icher (Fra) beat Suzann Pettersen (Nor) with a birdie at the third playoff hole (par-4 18th), to record her second LET win, coming just two weeks after her first. [Kennemer G&CC, Zandvoort, Netherlands].
Played as the Palmerston Ladies German Open (Aug 17-19; next played in 2008). Second-placed Suzann Pettersen (Nor) finished 1 shot behind 22-year-old tour rookie Icher (Fra). Icher narrowly missed recording her first LET win just a week earlier; she led the Compaq Open for 70 holes but stumbled on the back-nine in the final round. [Faldo course, Sporting Club Berlin, Bad Saarow, nr Berlin].
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
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.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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