Who's who: Kelly Robbins

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Who's who: Kelly Robbins

  • Name:

    Kelly Robbins
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Sept 29, 1969 in Mt Pleasant, Michigan.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1992

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): LPGA Championship (1995). Solheim Cup player (1994, '96, '98, 2000, '02, '03). Total professional wins (12), including LPGA Tour (9).

Did you know?

Robbins started playing golf aged 8, and enjoyed a successful amateur career. While attending the University of Tulsa, she was twice named a First-Team All-American. Her LPGA career started in 1992, and saw her win nine tour titles, including a major championship in 1995. Robbins played on six Solheim Cup teams.

Top tournaments won by Kelly Robbins

1999
America
205 (-11)
$82,500
HealthSouth

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Robbins, Kelly

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

$82,500

Title sponsor

HealthSouth

Played as the HealthSouth Inaugural (Jan 15-17; LPGA Tr season opener). Second-placed Karrie Webb (Aus) and Tina Barrett (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Robbins (USA), who recorded the last of her nine LPGA Tour wins. [Grand Cypress GC, Orlando, Florida].

1998
America
209 (-7)
$90,000
HealthSouth

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Robbins, Kelly

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

HealthSouth

Played as the HealthSouth Inaugural (Jan 16-18; LPGA Tour season opener). Second-placed Meg Mallon (USA) finished 2 shots behind Robbins (USA). [Grand Cypress GC, Orlando, Florida].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Robbins, Kelly

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$122,000

Title sponsor

Aflac

Played as Lifetime's AFLAC Tournament of Champions (Oct 8-11). Second-placed Juli Inkster (USA) finished 4 shots behind Robbins (USA). [RTJ Golf Trail at Grand National, Auburn/Opelika, AL].

1997
America
Ibis G&CC
271 (-17)
$75,000
Dr Pepper

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Robbins, Kelly

Venue

Ibis G&CC

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$75,000

Title sponsor

Dr Pepper

Played as the inaugural Diet Dr Pepper National Pro-Am (Feb 6-9). Robbins (USA) beat Emilee Klein (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole, to record her fifth LPGA Tour win. [Legend course, Ibis G&CC, West Palm Beach, FL].

1997
America
59 (-11)
$150,000
Gillette

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Robbins, Kelly

Score

59 (-11)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Gillette

Played as the inaugural Gillette Tour Challenge (Oct 7; unofficial money best-ball event involving teams that comprised a PGA Tr, LPGA Tr and Snr PGA Tr player). The second-placed teams of Lee Janzen (USA), Barb Mucha (USA) & Bob Murphy (USA) and Payne Stewart (USA), Karrie Webb (Aus) & Walter Morgan (USA) finished 2 shots behind winning team of Nick Price (Zim), Kelly Robbins (USA) and Jim Colbert (USA). [Mid Ocean Club, Tucker's Town, Bermuda].

1997
America
Highland Meadows
265 (-19)
$105,000
Kroger

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Robbins, Kelly

Venue

Highland Meadows

Score

265 (-19)

Prize money

$105,000

Title sponsor

Kroger

Played as the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic (July 3-6). Second-placed Tammi Green (USA) finished 8 shots behind Kelly Robbins (USA). [Highland Meadows GC, Sylvania, nr Toledo, Ohio].

1996
America
Twelve Bridges
273 (-11)
$75,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Robbins, Kelly

Venue

Twelve Bridges

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

$75,000

Title sponsor

x

The inaugural Twelve Bridges LPGA Classic (April 4-7). Robbins (USA) beat Val Skinner with a birdie at the fifth playoff hole. [Twelve Bridges GC, Lincoln, nr Sacremento, CA; now known as Catta Verdera CC].

1995
Majors
DuPont CC
274 (-10)
$180,000
McDonald's

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Robbins, Kelly

Venue

DuPont CC

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

McDonald's

The McDonald's LPGA Championship (41st) (May 11-14). Second-placed and defending champion Laura Davies (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Robbins (USA), who recorded her first and only major championship win. [DuPont CC, Wilmington, Delaware].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Robbins, Kelly

Score

1 up

Prize money

$125,000

Title sponsor

Diners Club

Played as the Diners Club Matches (Dec 8-10; unofficial post-season event involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours; teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Defending champions Kelly Robbins (USA) & Tammie Green (USA) beat Laura Davies (Eng) & Mardi Lunn (Aus) by 1 hole in the final of the LPGA matches. [Nicklaus Tournament (resort) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA].

1994
America
Highland Meadows
204 (-9)
$75,000
Jamie Farr

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Robbins, Kelly

Venue

Highland Meadows

Score

204 (-9)

Prize money

$75,000

Title sponsor

Jamie Farr

Played as the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic (July 8-10). Kelly Robbins (USA) beat Tammie Green (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record her second LPGA Tour win. [Highland Meadows GC, Sylvania, nr Toledo, Ohio].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Robbins, Kelly

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

$125,000

Title sponsor

Diners Club

Played as the inaugural Diners Club Matches (Dec 9-11; unofficial post-season event involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours; teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Kelly Robbins (USA) & Tammie Green (USA) beat Juli Inkster (USA) & Patty Sheehan (USA) 2 and 1 in the final of the LPGA matches. [Nicklaus Tournament (resort) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA].

1993
America
Corning CC
277 (-11)
$75,000
Corning

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Robbins, Kelly

Venue

Corning CC

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$75,000

Title sponsor

Corning

Played as the LPGA Corning Classic. First-time LPGA Tour winner Robbins (USA) beat Alison Nicholas (Eng) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Corning CC, Corning, nr Elmira, New York].

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