Born:April 14, 1963 in Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
The US Women's Open (59th) (July 1-4). Second-placed Annika Sörenstam (Swe) finished 2 shots behind Mallon (USA), who claimed her second US Women's Open title. [Orchards GC, South Hadley, Mass.].
BMO Financial Gp
Played as the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open (July 8-11). Second-placed Beth Daniel (USA) finished 4 shots behind Meg Mallon (USA), who recorded back-to-back LPGA Tour wins, having lifted the U.S. Women's Open trophy a week earlier. [Battlefield course, Legends on the Niagara, Niagara Falls, Ontario].
Played as the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic presented by Kroger (Aug 5-8). Second-placed Karen Stupples (Eng) and Se Ri Pak (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Meg Mallon (USA). [Highland Meadows GC, Sylvania, nr Toledo, Ohio].
Played as the ADT Championship (Nov 20-23; LPGA Tour season-ending event). Second-placed and defending champion Annika Sörenstam (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Meg Mallon (USA). [Trump Intl GC, West Palm Beach, FL].
Bank of Montreal
Played as the Bank of Montreal Canadian Women's Open (Aug 15-18). Second-placed Michelle Ellis (Aus), Catriona Matthew (Scot) and Michele Redman (USA) finished 3 shots behind Meg Mallon (USA), who won this title for the second time in three years. [Summerlea G&CC, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Québec].
Played as the du Maurier Classic (Aug 10-13; in 2001 renamed as the Canadian Women's Open and replaced by the Women's British Open as an LPGA Tour major championship). Second-placed Rosie Jones (USA) finished 1 shot behind Meg Mallon (USA). [Royal Ottawa GC, Gatineau, Québec].
Played as Wegmans Rochester International (June 8-11). Second-placed Wendy Doolan (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Mallon (USA). [Locust Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].
Played as the inaugural Naples LPGA Memorial (Jan 21-14). Second-placed Kelly Robbins (USA) and Helen Alfredsson (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Mallon (USA), who recorded her tenth LPGA Tour win. [The Club at the Strand, Naples, FL; at the time known as the Club at Pelican Strand].
Played as the Sara Lee Classic (May 14-16). Second-placed Annika Sörenstam (Swe) and Kris Tschetter (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mallon (USA). [General's Retreat course, Hermitage GC, Old Hickory, Nashville, TN].
Played as the Star Bank LPGA Classic in conjunction with The Children's Medical Centre (Aug 7-9). Mallon (USA) beat Dottie Pepper (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [CC of the North, Beavercreek, Dayton, Ohio].
Played as the JCPenney Classic (Dec 3-6; two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr; mix of better-ball and alternate shot formats). Second-placed team of Rocco Mediate (USA) & Rachel Hetherington (Aus) finished 4 shots behind winners Steve Pate (USA) & Meg Mallon (USA), who shot a tournament-record 29-under 255. [Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor, nr Tampa, FL].
Played as the Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open (Feb 22-24). Second-placed Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Mallon (USA). [Kapolei GC, Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii].
Played as the Sara Lee Classic (April 26-28). Second-placed Pam Wright (Scot) and Stephanie Farwig (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mallon (USA). [General's Retreat course, Hermitage GC, Old Hickory, Nashville, TN].
Played as the PING/Welch's Championship. Second-placed Betsy King (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mallon (USA). [North course, Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ].
Played as the Sara Lee Classic. Mallon (USA) beat Tina Tombs (Can) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [General's Retreat course, Hermitage GC, Old Hickory, Nashville, TN].
The Mazda LPGA Championship (37th) (June 27-30). Second-placed Pat Bradley (USA) and Ayako Okamoto (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind first-time major championship winner Mallon (USA). [Bethesda CC, Bethesda, Maryland].
Played as the Oldsmobile LPGA Classic. Second-placed Dana Lofland (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Mallon (USA). [Wycliffe G&CC, Wellington, nr West Palm Beach, FL].
Played as the Daikyo World Championship. Second-placed Dottie Mochrie (USA, née Pepper) finished 5 shots behind Mallon (USA). [Paradise Palms GC, Kewarra Beach, nr Cairns, Qld, Australia].
The US Women's Open (46th) (July 11-14). Second-placed Pat Bradley (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mallon (USA), who won the second of her four major championship titles; she won the first (LPGA Championship) two weeks earlier. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
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.
Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...
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