Who's who: Laura Davies

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Who's who: Laura Davies

  • Name:

    Laura Jane Davies
  • Country:

    England
  • Born:

    Oct 5, 1963 in Coventry, Warwickshire.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Coventry, Warwicks / West Byfleet GC, Surrey
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; golf commentator.
  • Turned Pro:

    1988

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (4): US Women's Open (1987); Women's PGA Ch'ship (1994, '96); du Maurier Classic (1996). Senior MAJORS (2): US Senior Women's Open (2018); Senior LPGA Championship (2018). Curtis Cup player (1984). Solheim Cup player (1990, '92, '94, '96, '98, 2000, '02, '03, '05, '07, '09, '11). Multiple wins on the European, LPGA, Asian, Japan and Australasian tours. Ladies European Tour Rookie of the Year (1985) and Order of Merit winner (1985, '86, '92, '96, '99, 2004, '06). LPGA Tour leading money winner (1994). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 2015).

Appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire, MBE (1988); Commander of the Order of the British Empire, CBE (2000), and a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, DBE (2014), which carries the title 'Dame.'

Did you know?

Laura Davies is Britain's most accomplished female golfer of the modern era. She became the first non-American to finish at the top of the LPGA money list, as well as winning four major championships and the Ladies European Order of Merit title a record seven times.

Top tournaments won by Laura Davies

2018
Women
276 (-16)
$180,000
USGA

Category

Women

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

276 (-16)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

USGA

Played as the inaugural U.S. Senior Women's Open (July 12-15; second senior women's major championship to be established, following the inaugural Senior LPGA Championship in 2017). Second-placed Juli Inkster (USA) finished 10 shots behind Davies (Eng), who claimed her first senior women's major championship title. [Chicago GC, Wheaton, nr Chicago, IL].

2018
Women
208 (-8)
$90,000
Old Natl Bank

Category

Women

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

Old Natl Bank

Played as the Senior LPGA Championship presented by Old National Bank (Oct 15-17; major championship for senior women). Second-placed Helen Alfredsson (Swe) and Silvia Cavalleri (Italy) finished 4 shots behind Davies (Eng), whose win gave her both senior women's major titles in 2018. [Pete Dye course, French Lick Resort, Indiana].

2010
Aus/NZ
279 (-9)
€33,333
Pegasus

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

€33,333

Title sponsor

Pegasus

Played as the Pegasus New Zealand Women's Open hosted by Christchurch (Feb 25-28; ALPG/LET Trs event; LET season-opener). Second-placed Pernilla Lindberg (Swe), Marianne Skarpnord (Nor) and Sarah Kemp (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Davies (Eng), who recorded the last of her eight ALPG Tour wins. [Pegasus G&SC, Christchurch, NZ].

2010
Europe
205 (-11)
€30,000
UNIQA

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

€30,000

Title sponsor

UNIQA

Played as the UNIQA Ladies Golf Open presented by Raiffeisen (Sept 3-5). Second-placed Virginie Lagoutte-Clement (Fra) finished 1 shot behind Davies (Eng), who recorded her 75th career title and third win in this event. [Golfclub Föhrenwald, Wiener Neustadt, Austria].

2010
Asia
213 (-3)
US$45,000
Honda

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

213 (-3)

Prize money

US$45,000

Title sponsor

Honda

Played as the Hero Honda Women's Indian Open (Nov 11-13; Ladies Eurpn and Asian Trs event). Davies (Eng) beat Louise Friberg (Swe), Nontaya Srisawang (Thai) and Tandi Cunningham (RSA) at the first playoff hole. [DLF G&CC, New Delhi, India].

2010
Europe
277 (-11)
€49,500
Unicredit

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

€49,500

Title sponsor

Unicredit

Played as the Unicredit Ladies German Open presented by Audi (May 13-16). Second-placed Melissa Reid (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Davies (Eng), who recorded her 40th win on the Ladies European Tour. [Golfpark Gut Häusern, nr Munich, Germany].

2010
Europe
Flamingos GC
202 (-11)
€52,500
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Flamingos GC

Score

202 (-11)

Prize money

€52,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Open de España Femenino (Sept 16-19). Second-placed Christina Kim (USA), Rebecca Hudson (Eng) and Frances Bondad (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Davies (Eng). [Flamingos GC, Villa Padierna, nr Estepona, Costa del Sol].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

285 (-7)

Prize money

A$75,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Women's Australian Open (Feb 12-15; ALPG/LET Trs event). Second-placed Tania Elosegui (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Davies (Eng), who recorded her second win in this event. [Metropolitan GC, South Oakleigh, Melbourne, Aus].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

206 (-13)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Princess Lalla Meryem Cup (Nov 6-8; unofficial limited-field event). Second-placed Tania Elosegui (Esp) finished 3 shots behind 44-year-old Davies (Eng), who recorded a wire-to-wire win in this event. [Red course, Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, Rabat, Morocco].

2008
Aus/NZ
Oatlands GC
207 (-9)
A$18,750
Bing Lee/LG

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Oatlands GC

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

A$18,750

Title sponsor

Bing Lee/LG

Played as the LG Bing Lee Women's NSW Open (Jan 25-27; ALPG Tr event). Second-placed Sarah Oh (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Davies (Eng). [Oatlands GC, Oatlands, nr Sydney, NSW].

2008
Europe
273 (-15)
€37,500
UNIQA

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

€37,500

Title sponsor

UNIQA

Played as the UNIQA Ladies Golf Open in Austria (Sept 11-14). Second-placed Lisa Hall (Eng) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Davies (Eng). [Golfclub Föhrenwald, Wiener Neustadt, Austria].

2007
Europe
200 (-16)
€37,500
UNIQA

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

€37,500

Title sponsor

UNIQA

Played as the UNIQA Austrian Ladies Golf Open presented by Raiffeisen (Sept 27-30). Second-placed and defending champion Sophie Gustafson (Swe) finished 4 shots behind Davies (Eng). [Golfclub Föhrenwald, Wiener Neustadt, Austria].

2006
Awards
€471,727
see Score
New Star

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Score

€471,727

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

New Star

Davies (Eng) won her seventh LET Order of Merit (New Star Money List), with 2006 season earnings of €471,727 on the Tour. Gwladys Nocera (Fra) was second with €415,020; Annika Sörenstam (Swe) was third with €225,822.

2006
Europe
205 (-11)
€30,000
SAS

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Oslo GC

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

€30,000

Title sponsor

SAS

Played as the SAS Masters (Aug 25-27; formerly P4 Norwegian Masters; last played in 2002). Ellen Smets (Belg) finished 6 shots behind defending champion Davies (Eng), who recorded her 35th LET win. [Oslo GC, Lake Bogstad, Oslo, Norway].

2005
Awards
70.35
n/a
LET

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Score

70.35

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LET

Davies (Eng) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the Ladies European Tour.

2004
Awards
777 pts
€254,774
Robe di Kappa

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Score

777 pts

Prize money

€254,774

Title sponsor

Robe di Kappa

Davies (Eng) won her sixth LET Robe di Kappa Order of Merit, based on a season-long points total of 777.26 pts. Trish Johnson (Eng) was second with 672.65 pts; Stephanie Arricau (Fra) was third with 657.77 pts. On the LET money list Davies finished with earnings of €254,774, Johnson with €160,179 and Arricau with €171,143.

2004
Awards
70.31
n/a
LET

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Score

70.31

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LET

Davies (Eng) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the Ladies European Tour.

2004
Aus/NZ
283 (-5)
A$82,500
AAMI

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

A$82,500

Title sponsor

AAMI

Played as the AAMI Women's Australian Open (March 4-7; ALPG/LET Trs event). Second-placed Rachel Teske (Aus; née Hetherington) finished 6 shots behind Davies (Eng). [Concord GC, Sydney, Aus].

2003
Aus/NZ
203 (-13)
A$120,000
ANZ Bank

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

A$120,000

Title sponsor

ANZ Bank

Played as the ANZ Ladies Masters (Feb 20-23; ALPG/LET Trs event; LET season-opener). Second-placed Rebecca Stevenson (Aus) and Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Davies (Eng), who recorded her third win in this event. [RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia].

2002
Europe
283 (-5)
€52,800
P4

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Oslo GC

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

€52,800

Title sponsor

P4

Played as the inaugural P4 Norwegian Masters (Aug 1-4; not played again until 2006). Davies (Eng) beat Ana Larraneta (Esp) at the second playoff hole. [Oslo GC, Lake Bogstad, Oslo, Norway].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

5 & 4

Prize money

£110,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural WPGA International Match Play (Sept 6-9). Davies (Eng) beat Janice Moodie (Scot) 5 and 4 in the final. [PGA Centenary course, Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire].

2001
America
Locust Hill CC
279 (-9)
$150,000
Wegmans

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Locust Hill CC

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Wegmans

Played as Wegmans Rochester International (June 7-10). Second-placed Maria Hjorth (Swe) and Wendy Ward (USA) finished 3 shots behind Davies (Eng). [Locust Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].

2000
America
Onion Creek
275 (-5)
$127,500
Philips

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Onion Creek

Score

275 (-5)

Prize money

$127,500

Title sponsor

Philips

Played as the Philips Invitational honoring Harvey Penick (May 4-7). Second-placed Dottie Pepper (USA) finished 2 shots behind Davies (Eng). [Onion Creek Club, Austin, Texas].

2000
America
Wood Ranch CC
211 (-5)
$112,500
Yamaha

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Wood Ranch CC

Score

211 (-5)

Prize money

$112,500

Title sponsor

Yamaha

Played as the Los Angeles Women's Championship presented by Yamaha (Feb 11-13). Second-placed Carin Koch (Swe), Michele Redman (USA) and Janice Moodie (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Davies (Eng). [Wood Ranch CC, Simi Valley, California].

1999
Awards
£204,521
see Score
Eurpn LPGA

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Score

£204,521

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Eurpn LPGA

Davies (Eng) won her fifth European LPGA Tour Order of Merit, with 1999 season earnings of £204,521 on the Tour. Catrin Nilsmark (Swe) was second with £131,565; Alison Nicholas (Eng) was third with £128,223.

1999
Europe
277 (-15)
£45,000
Compaq

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

277 (-15)

Prize money

£45,000

Title sponsor

Compaq

Played as the Compaq Open (Aug 19-22). Second-placed Helen Alfredsson (Swe) finished 4 shots behind Davies (Eng), who recorded her 30th European Ladies' PGA Tour win. [West course, Osterakers GC, Akersberga, nr Stockholm, Sweden].

1999
Awards
x
n/a
Eurpn LPGA

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn LPGA

Davies (Eng) won her second European LPGA Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.

1999
Europe
280 (-8)
£45,000
McDonald's

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

£45,000

Title sponsor

McDonald's

Played as the McDonald's WPGA Championship of Europe (Aug 5-8). Davies (Eng) beat Maria Hjorth (Swe) with a par at the second playoff hole. [King's course, Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire].

1999
America
260 (-24)
$220,000
JCPenney

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

260 (-24)

Prize money

$220,000

Title sponsor

JCPenney

Played as the JCPenney Classic (Dec 2-5; two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr; the last JC Penney Classic after a 23-year run). Winning team of John Daly (USA) & Laura Davies (Eng) beat Paul Azinger (USA) & Se Ri Pak (S Kor) with a 30-foot birdie putt at the third playoff hole. [Copperhead course, Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor, nr Tampa, FL].

1999
Europe
273 (-15)
£22,500
Chrysler

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

£22,500

Title sponsor

Chrysler

Played as the Chrysler Open (July 1-4). Second-placed Alison Nicholas (Eng) finished 8 shots behind defending champion Davies (Eng). [North course, Halmstad GK, Tylosand, nr Halmstad, Sweden].

1999
Awards
70.50
n/a
Eurpn LPGA

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Score

70.50

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn LPGA

Davies (Eng) won the Vivien Saunders Trophy, recording the season's lowest stroke average on the European LPGA Tour.

1998
America
Stonebriar CC
10 skins
$270,000
JCPenney

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Stonebriar CC

Score

10 skins

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

JCPenney

Played as the JCPenney LPGA Skins Game (May 23/24; for the last time until 2003) (unofficial LPGA Tr event). Davies (Eng) won with a total of 10 skins worth $270,000. Second: Karrie Webb (Aus) 4 skins worth $140,000. Third: defending champion Annika Sorenstam (Swe) 3 skins worth $100,000. Fourth: Nancy Lopez (USA) 1 skin worth $30,000. [Stonebriar CC, Frisco, nr Dallas, Texas].

1998
Awards
71.96
n/a
Eurpn LPGA

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Score

71.96

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn LPGA

Davies (Eng) won the Vivien Saunders Trophy, recording the season's lowest stroke average on the European LPGA Tour.

1998
Europe
Sjogarde GC
284 (-8)
£18,750
Chrysler

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Sjogarde GC

Score

284 (-8)

Prize money

£18,750

Title sponsor

Chrysler

Played as the inaugural Chrysler Open (July 23-26). Second-placed Trish Johnson (Eng) and Raquel Carriedo (Esp) finished 6 shots behind Davies (Eng). [Sjögärde GC, Frillesås, nr Kungsbacka, Sweden].

1998
America
277 (-11)
$215,000
PageNet

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$215,000

Title sponsor

PageNet

Played as the PageNet Championship (Nov 19-22; LPGA Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Brandie Burton (USA), Pat Hurst (USA) and Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Davies (Eng). [Wynn Las Vegas, Nevada; at the time known as Desert Inn CC].

1997
Europe
288 (E)
£45,000
Hennessy

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

288 (E)

Prize money

£45,000

Title sponsor

Hennessy

Played as the Hennessy Cup (Sept 18-21). Second-placed Anne-Marie Knight (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Davies (Eng). [Golf & Land Club Köln, Refrath, nr Cologne].

1997
America
Moon Valley CC
277 (-15)
$127,500
Std Register/PING

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Moon Valley CC

Score

277 (-15)

Prize money

$127,500

Title sponsor

Std Register/PING

Played as the Standard Register PING Championship (March 20-23). Davies (Eng) beat Kelly Robbins (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole, to record her fourth straight win in this event. [Moon Valley CC, Phoenix, Arizona].

1997
Europe
207 (-9)
£13,500
Ford-Stimorol

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Vejle

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

£13,500

Title sponsor

Ford-Stimorol

Played as the Ford-Stimorol Danish Open (June 6-8). Second-placed Maria Hjorth (Swe) finished 3 shots behind Davies (Eng). [Vejle GC, Vejle, South Jutland].

1996
America
CC of the North
204 (-12)
$82,500
Star Bank

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

CC of the North

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

$82,500

Title sponsor

Star Bank

Played as the Star Bank LPGA Classic in conjunction with The Children's Medical Centre (Aug 23-25). Second-placed Pat Hurst (USA) and Maggie Will (USA) finished 3 shots behind Davies (Eng). [CC of the North, Beavercreek, Dayton, Ohio].

1996
Majors
DuPont CC
213 (E)
$180,000
McDonald's

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

DuPont CC

Score

213 (E)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

McDonald's

The McDonald's LPGA Championship (42nd) (May 10-12). Second-placed Julie Piers (USA) finished 1 shot behind Davies (Eng), who recorded her second win in this event in three years. Reduced to 54 holes due to rain. [DuPont CC, Wilmington, Delaware].

1996
Majors
Edmonton CC
277 (-11)
$150,000
du Maurier

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Edmonton CC

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

du Maurier

Played as the du Maurier Classic (Aug 1-4). Second-placed Nancy Lopez (USA) and Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Davies (Eng), who recorded her second major championship win of 1996. [Edmonton CC, Edmonton, Alberta].

1996
Awards
250.50 pts
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Score

250.50 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Davies (Eng) won the LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

1996
Europe
282 (-10)
£15,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

282 (-10)

Prize money

£15,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Italian Ladies Open di Sicilia (Oct 17-20). Second-placed Tina Fischer (Ger) and Fiona Pike (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Davies (Eng), who recorded her 25th win on the Women's Professional Golf European Tour. [Il Picciola GC, Castiglione di Sicilia, Sicily].

1996
Awards
x
n/a
WPG Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

WPG Eurpn Tr

Davies (Eng) won the Women Professional Golfers' European Tr Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.

1996
America
Moon Valley CC
284 (-8)
$105,000
Std Register/PING

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Moon Valley CC

Score

284 (-8)

Prize money

$105,000

Title sponsor

Std Register/PING

Played as the Standard Register PING Championship (March 21-24). Second-placed Kristal Parker-Gregory (USA) finished 1 shot behind Davies (Eng), who recorded her third straight win in this event. [Moon Valley CC, Phoenix, Arizona].

1996
Awards
£110,880
see Score
Ford

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Score

£110,880

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Ford

Davies (Eng) won her fourth WPG European Tour Ford Order of Merit, with 1996 season earnings of £110,880 on the Tour. Helen Alfredsson (Swe) was second with £97,804; Trish Johnson (Eng) was third with £80,333.

1996
Europe
274 (-14)
£56,250
Evian

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

£56,250

Title sponsor

Evian

Played as the Evian Masters (June 19-22; LET major ch'ship). Second-placed Carin Koch (Swe) finished 4 shots behind Davies (Eng). [Evian Masters GC, Evian-les-Bains, France].

1996
Europe
273 (-15)
£15,000
Wilkinson Sword

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

£15,000

Title sponsor

Wilkinson Sword

Played as the Wilkinson Sword Ladies English Open (Sept 12-15; not played again until 2004). Second-placed Helen Alfredsson (Swe) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Davies (Eng). [The Oxfordshire, Milton Common, nr Oxford].

1996
America
Stonebriar CC
12 skins
$340,000
JCPenney

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Stonebriar CC

Score

12 skins

Prize money

$340,000

Title sponsor

JCPenney

Played as the JCPenney LPGA Skins Game (May 25/26; unofficial LPGA Tr event). Davies (Eng) won with a total of 12 skins worth a record $340,000; her birdie at the 14th contributed $300,000 of that total. Second: Annika Sörenstam (Swe) and defending champion Dottie Pepper (USA) each collected 3 skins worth $100,000. Fourth: Beth Daniel (USA) was shut out with no skins. [Stonebriar CC, Frisco, nr Dallas, Texas].

1995
Europe
271 (-17)
£40,630
Evian

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

£40,630

Title sponsor

Evian

Played as the Evian Masters (June 7-10; LET major ch'ship). Second-placed Annika Sörenstam (Swe) finished 5 shots behind Davies (Eng). [Evian Masters GC, Evian-les-Bains, France].

1995
Europe
279 (-9)
£13,800
Wilkinson Sword

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

£13,800

Title sponsor

Wilkinson Sword

Played as the Wilkinson Sword Ladies English Open (Aug 31-Sep 3). Second-placed Karina Orum (Den) finished 1 shot behind Davies (Eng). [The Oxfordshire, Milton Common, nr Oxford].

1995
Europe
267 (-25)
£15,000
Guardian

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

267 (-25)

Prize money

£15,000

Title sponsor

Guardian

Played as the Guardian Irish Holidays Open (July 27-30). Second-placed Asa Gottmo (Swe) finished 16 shots behind defending champion Davies (Eng), who recorded her 20th win on the Women's Professional Golf European Tour. [St Margaret's G&CC, St Margaret's, Co. Dublin].

1995
America
Eagle's Landing CC
201 (-15)
$75,000
Chick-fil-A

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Eagle's Landing CC

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

$75,000

Title sponsor

Chick-fil-A

Played as the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship (April 21-23). Kelly Robbins (USA) finished 4 shots behind Davies (Eng). [Eagle's Landing CC, Stockbridge, nr Atlanta, GA].

1995
Europe
278 (-10)
£9,000
Woodpecker

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

£9,000

Title sponsor

Woodpecker

Played as the Woodpecker Welsh Open (Aug 10-13; Women's Pro Golf Eurpn Tr and LPGA Tr event). Second-placed Wendy Doolan (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Davies (Eng). [Old course, St Pierre Hotel & CC, Chepstow, South Wales].

1995
America
Moon Valley CC
280 (-12)
$105,000
Std Register/PING

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Moon Valley CC

Score

280 (-12)

Prize money

$105,000

Title sponsor

Std Register/PING

Played as the Standard Register PING Championship (March 16-19). Second-placed Beth Daniel (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Davies (Eng), who recorded her tenth LPGA Tour win. [Moon Valley CC, Phoenix, Arizona].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$78,750

Title sponsor

Sara Lee

Played as the Sara Lee Classic. Second-placed and defending champion Meg Mallon (USA) finished 1 shot behind Davies (Eng). [General's Retreat course, Hermitage GC, Old Hickory, Nashville, TN].

1994
Awards
$687,201
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Score

$687,201

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Davies (Eng) won the LPGA Tour 1994 Money List, with earnings of $687,201 on the Tour. Beth Daniel (USA) was second with $659,426; Liselotte Neumann (Swe) was third with $505,701.

1994
Europe
282 (-6)
£10,500
Holiday Ireland

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

£10,500

Title sponsor

Holiday Ireland

Played as the Holiday Ireland Women's Open (July 28-31; last played in 1986). Second-placed Helen Wadsworth (Wales) and Carin Hjalmarsson (later Carin Koch) finished 8 shots behind Davies (Eng). [St Margaret's G&CC, St Margaret's, Co. Dublin].

1994
Europe
278 (-10)
£11,250
Skoda

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

£11,250

Title sponsor

Skoda

Played as the Skoda Women's Scottish Open (Aug 4-7; last played in 1988). Second-placed Karina Orum (Den) finished 1 shot behind Davies (Eng). [East course, Dalmahoy Hotel & CC, Midlothian].

1994
Majors
DuPont CC
279 (-5)
$165,000
McDonald's

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

DuPont CC

Score

279 (-5)

Prize money

$165,000

Title sponsor

McDonald's

The McDonald's LPGA Championship (40th) (May 12-15). Second-placed Alice Ritzman (USA) finished 3 shots behind Davies (Eng), who recorded her second major championship win. [DuPont CC, Wilmington, Delaware].

1994
Aus/NZ
272 (-20)
A$37,500
Alpine

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

272 (-20)

Prize money

A$37,500

Title sponsor

Alpine

Played as the Alpine Australian Ladies Masters (Dec 15-18; ALPG Tr event; first time played over 72 holes). Second-placed Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Davies (Eng). [RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia].

1994
America
Moon Valley CC
277 (-15)
$105,000
Std Register/PING

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Moon Valley CC

Score

277 (-15)

Prize money

$105,000

Title sponsor

Std Register/PING

Played as the Standard Register PING Championship. Second-placed Beth Daniel (USA) and Elaine Crosby (USA) finished 4 shots behind Davies (Eng). [Moon Valley CC, Phoenix, Arizona].

1993
Aus/NZ
211 (-8)
A$37,500
Alpine

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

211 (-8)

Prize money

A$37,500

Title sponsor

Alpine

Played as the Alpine Australian Ladies Masters (Dec 10-12; ALPG Tr event). Second-placed Jane Geddes (USA), Leigh Ann Mills (USA) and Muffin Spencer-Devlin (USA) finished 1 shot behind Davies (Eng). [RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia].

1993
Awards
71.63
n/a
WPG Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Score

71.63

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

WPG Eurpn Tr

Davies (Eng) won the Vivien Saunders Trophy, recording the season's lowest stroke average on the WPG European Tour.

1993
America
DuPont CC
277 (-7)
$135,000
McDonald's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

DuPont CC

Score

277 (-7)

Prize money

$135,000

Title sponsor

McDonald's

Played as the McDonald's Championship. Second-placed Sherri Steinhauer (USA) finished 1 shot behind Davies (Eng). [DuPont CC, Wilmington, Delaware].

1993
Europe
277 (-11)
£9,000
Waterford Dairies

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

£9,000

Title sponsor

Waterford Dairies

Played as the Waterford Dairies Ladies English Open (Sept 2-5). Second-placed Marie-Laure de Lorenzi (Fra) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Davies (Eng). [The Tytherington Club, Macclesfield, Cheshire].

1992
Awards
70.35
n/a
WPG Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Score

70.35

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

WPG Eurpn Tr

Davies (Eng) won the Vivien Saunders Trophy, recording the season's lowest stroke average on the WPG European Tour.

1992
Europe
Frassenelle GC
274 (-14)
£16,500
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Frassenelle GC

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

£16,500

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW Italian Ladies Open (Sept 17-20). Second-placed Sandrine Mendiburu (Fra) finished 5 shots behind Davies (Eng), who claimed her third win in this event. [Frassenelle GC, nr Padua, Italy].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

281 (-11)

Prize money

£7,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Ladies English Open (July 30-Aug 2). Second-placed Tania Abitbol (Esp), Marie-Laure de Lorenzi (Fra), Corinne Dibnah (Aus) and Alison Nicholas Eng) finished 7 shots behind Davies (Eng). [The Tytherington Club, Macclesfield, Cheshire].

1992
Europe
285 (-11)
£15,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

285 (-11)

Prize money

£15,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the European Open (June 25-28). Second-placed Catrine Nilsmark (Swe) finished 2 shots behind Davies (Eng). [GC Beuerberg, nr Munich, Germany].

1992
Awards
£66,333
see Score
WPG Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Score

£66,333

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

WPG Eurpn Tr

Davies (Eng) won her third WPG European Tour Order of Merit, with earnings of £66,333 on the Tour. Helen Alfredsson (Swe) was second with £55,900; Corinne Dibnah (Aus) was third with £53,211.

1991
Europe
281 (-7)
£12,000
Valextra

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Olgiata

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

£12,000

Title sponsor

Valextra

Played as the Valextra Classic (April 18-21; Women's Pro Golf Eurpn Tr season-opener). Second-placed Tania Abitbol (Esp) finished 4 shots behind Davies (Eng). [Olgiata GC, nr Rome, Italy].

1991
America
StoneRidge, CA
277 (-11)
$60,000
Inamori

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

StoneRidge, CA

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$60,000

Title sponsor

Inamori

Played as the Inamori Classic. Second-placed Lynn Connelly (USA) and Judy Dickinson (USA) finished 4 shots behind Davies (Eng). [StoneRidge CC, Poway, nr San Diego, CA].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

136 (-8)

Prize money

£12,000

Title sponsor

AGF

Played as the AGF Biarritz Ladies Open. Second-placed Alison Nicholas (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Davies (Eng). [Golf de Biarritz-Le Phare, Biarritz, France].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Lady Keystone Open. Second-placed Pat Bradley (USA) finished 1 shot behind Davies (Eng). [West course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].

1989
Europe
276 (-16)
£9,000
Laing

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

276 (-16)

Prize money

£9,000

Title sponsor

Laing

Played as the Laing Ladies Charity Classic. Second-placed Dale Reid (Scot), Jane Connachan (Scot), Corinne Dibnah (Aus) and Susan Moon (USA) finished 3 shots behind Davies (Eng). [Stoke Park CC, Stoke Poges, Bucks; at the time known as Stoke Poges GC].

1988
America
278 (-10)
$45,000
Circle K

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

Circle K

Played as the Circle K LPGA Tucson Open. Second-placed Robin Walton (USA) finished 1 shot behind Davies (Eng), who recorded her second LPGA Tour win. [North course, Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

267 (-9)

Prize money

£7,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Biarritz Ladies Open. Second-placed Marie-Laure de Lorenzi Taya (Fra) finished 1 shot behind Davies (Eng). [Golf de Biarritz-Le Phare, Biarritz, France].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

292 (-4)

Prize money

£6,000

Title sponsor

Ford

Played as the Ford Ladies Classic. Second-placed Corinne Dibnah (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Davies (Eng). [Duchess course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].

1988
Europe
Ca' della Nave
269 (-19)
£10,500
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Ca' della Nave

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

£10,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Ladies Italian Open. Second-placed Marie-Laure de Lorenzi Taya (Fra) finished 9 shots behind defending champion Davies (Eng). [Ca' della Nave GC, Martellago, nr Venice, Italy].

1988
America
Glengarry CC
277 (-11)
$41,250
Jamie Farr

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Glengarry CC

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$41,250

Title sponsor

Jamie Farr

Played as the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic. Nancy Lopez (USA) finished 3 shots behind Davies (Eng). [Glengarry CC, Holland, nr Toledo, Ohio; now called Stone Oak CC].

1987
Majors
285 (-3)
$55,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

285 (-3)

Prize money

$55,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (42nd) (July 23-28). Davies (Eng) beat JoAnne Carner (USA) and Ayako Okamoto (Jpn) in an 18-hole playoff: Davies 71 (-1), Okamoto 73 (+1), Carner 74 (+2). Davies recorded the first of her four major championship wins. [Plainfield CC, Edison, NJ].

1987
Europe
Croara CC
285 (-3)
£9,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Croara CC

Score

285 (-3)

Prize money

£9,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Ladies Italian Open. Second-placed Liselotte Nuemann (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Davies (Eng). [Croara CC, Gazzola, nr Piancenza, Italy].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

283 (-9)

Prize money

£9,000

Title sponsor

LGU

Played as the Women's British Open. Second-placed Peggy Conley (USA) and Marta Figueras-Dotti (Esp) finished 4 shots behind Davies (Eng), who was in her second year as a professional. In 1987 Davies won the US Ladies Open, becoming the first player to hold the British and US titles at the same time. [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].

1986
Awards
£37,500
£5,000
Ring & Brymer

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Score

£37,500

Prize money

£5,000

Title sponsor

Ring & Brymer

Davies (Eng) won her second straight WPGA Tour Ring & Brymer Order of Merit, with 1986 season earnings of £37,500 on the Tour. Liselotte Neumann (Swe) was second with £37,006; Corinne Dibnah (Aus) was third with £26,969. Davies received a £5,000 bonus as the Order of Merit winner.

1986
Europe
Haigh Hall GC
268 (-20)
£3,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Haigh Hall GC

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

£3,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Manchester Open. Second-placed Penny Whittaker (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Davies (Eng). [Haigh Hall GC, Aspull, Wigan, Lancs, England].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

286 (-10)

Prize money

£3,750

Title sponsor

x

Played as the La Manga Spanish Open (Oct 21-24). Second-placed Corinne Dibnah (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Davies (Eng). [La Manga Club, nr Cartagena, Murcia, Spain].

1986
Europe
285 (-11)
£3,000
McEwans

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Caldy

Score

285 (-11)

Prize money

£3,000

Title sponsor

McEwans

Played as the McEwans Wirral Classic. Dale Reid (Scot), Beverley New (Eng) and Penny Grice-Whittaker (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Davies (Eng). [Caldy GC, Caldy, Wirral, England].

1986
Awards
72.09
n/a
WPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Score

72.09

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

WPGA Tr

Davies (Eng) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the Women's PGA Tour.

1985
Awards
£21,736
£500
WPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Score

£21,736

Prize money

£500

Title sponsor

WPGA Tr

Davies (Eng) won the Women's PGA Tour 1985 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. She also finished top of the Tour's (money-based) Order of Merit, with earnings of £21,736. Davies received a £500 bonus as the top rookie.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Score

286 (-6)

Prize money

£5,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Belgian Ladies Open (June 27-30). Second-placed Maxine Burton (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Davies (Eng). [Marache course, Royal Waterloo GC, Waterloo, Belgium].

1985
Awards
£21,736
£2,500
Ring & Brymer

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Davies, Laura

Venue

Score

£21,736

Prize money

£2,500

Title sponsor

Ring & Brymer

Davies (Eng) won the WPGA Tour 1985 Ring & Brymer Order of Merit, with earnings of £21,736 on the Tour. Jane Connachan (Scot) was second with £21,234; Beverly Huke (Eng) was third with £18,702. Davies received a £2,500 bonus as the Order of Merit winner.

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