Born:July 6, 1960 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
MAJORS (1): US Women's Open (1993). Total LPGA Tour wins (3).
Former LPGA Tour player, who retired from the Tour in 1997. During her LPGA Tour career, Lauri Merten also played under her married name of Lauri Peterson (1983-87) and Lauri Merten-Peterson (1988).
The US Women's Open (48th) (July 22-25). Second-placed Donna Andrews (USA) and Helen Alfredsson (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Merten (USA), who recorded her first and only major championship win. [Crooked Stick GC, Carmel, Ind.].
The inaugural Jamie Farr Toledo Classic. Nancy Lopez (USA) finished 2 shots behind Lauri Peterson (USA, née Merten). [Glengarry CC, Holland, nr Toledo, Ohio; now called Stone Oak CC].
Played as the Rail Charity Golf Classic. First-time LPGA Tour winner Lauri Peterson (USA, née Merten) beat Judy Ellis (Can) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Rail GC, Springfield, Illinois].
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
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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