Who's who: Meg Mallon

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Who's who: Meg Mallon

  • Name:

    Meg Mallon
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    April 14, 1963 in Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer.
  • Turned Pro:

    1987

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (4): Women's PGA Ch'ship (1991); US Women's Open (1991, 2004); du Maurier Classic (2000). Solheim Cup player (1992, '94, '96, '98, 2000, '02, '03, '05). Solheim Cup captain (2013). Total professional wins (19, to date), including LPGA Tour (18). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 2017).

Did you know?

Meg Mallon started playing golf aged seven, and continued her successful amateur career while at college at Ohio State University. She joined the LPGA Tour in 1987. Her breakthrough year came in 1991, when she recorded four victories, two of them coming in major championships.

After a successful professional career that included 19 wins and eight appearances in the Solheim Cup (and one as an assistant captain), Mallon retired from professional golf in 2010.

Top tournaments won by Meg Mallon

2004
America
Legends, Niagra (Battlefield)
270 (-18)
$195,000
BMO Financial Gp

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mallon, Meg

Venue

Legends, Niagra (Battlefield)

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

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 Mallon (USA), who recorded back-to-back LPGA Tour wins, having lifted the Women's US Open trophy a week earlier. [Battlefield course, Legends on the Niagara, Niagara Falls, Ontario].

2004
Majors
Orchards GC, MA
274 (-10)
$560,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Mallon, Meg

Venue

Orchards GC, MA

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

$560,000

Title sponsor

USGA

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.].

2004
America
Highland Meadows
277 (-7)
$165,000
Owens Corning

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mallon, Meg

Venue

Highland Meadows

Score

277 (-7)

Prize money

$165,000

Title sponsor

Owens Corning

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 Mallon (USA). [Highland Meadows GC, Sylvania, nr Toledo, Ohio].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mallon, Meg

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$215,000

Title sponsor

ADT

Played as the ADT Championship (Nov 20-23; LPGA Tr season-ending event). Second-placed and defending champion Annika Sörenstam (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Mallon (USA). [Trump Intl GC, West Palm Beach, FL].

2002
America
Summerlea G&CC
284 (-4)
$180,000
Bank of Montreal

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mallon, Meg

Venue

Summerlea G&CC

Score

284 (-4)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

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 Mallon (USA). [Summerlea G&CC, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Québec].

2000
Majors
282 (-6)
$180,000
du Maurier

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Mallon, Meg

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

du Maurier

Played as the du Maurier Classic (Aug 10-13; last time as a major championship; in 2001 renamed as the Canadian Women's Open and replaced by the Women's British Open as an LPGA Tour major). Second-placed Rosie Jones (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mallon (USA). [Royal Ottawa GC, Gatineau, Québec].

2000
America
Locust Hill CC
280 (-8)
$150,000
Wegmans

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mallon, Meg

Venue

Locust Hill CC

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Wegmans

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].

1999
America
199 (-17)
$112,500
Sara Lee

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mallon, Meg

Score

199 (-17)

Prize money

$112,500

Title sponsor

Sara Lee

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].

1999
America
Club at the Strand
272 (-16)
$112,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mallon, Meg

Venue

Club at the Strand

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$112,500

Title sponsor

x

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].

1998
America
255 (-29)
$218,750
JCPenney

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mallon, Meg

Score

255 (-29)

Prize money

$218,750

Title sponsor

JCPenney

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].

1998
America
CC of the North
199 (-17)
$90,000
Star Bank

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mallon, Meg

Venue

CC of the North

Score

199 (-17)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

Star Bank

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].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mallon, Meg

Score

210 (-6)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

Sara Lee

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].

1996
America
212 (-4)
$90,000
Cup Noodles

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mallon, Meg

Venue

Kapolei

Score

212 (-4)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

Cup Noodles

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].

1993
America
205 (-11)
$78,750
Sara Lee

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mallon, Meg

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

$78,750

Title sponsor

Sara Lee

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].

1993
America
272 (-16)
$60,000
PING/Welch's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mallon, Meg

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$60,000

Title sponsor

PING/Welch's

Played as the PING/Welch's Championship. Second-placed Betsy King (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mallon (USA). [North course, Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ].

1991
America
216 (-3)
$100,000
Daikyo

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mallon, Meg

Score

216 (-3)

Prize money

$100,000

Title sponsor

Daikyo

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].

1991
America
Wycliffe G&CC
276 (-12)
$60,000
Oldsmobile

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mallon, Meg

Venue

Wycliffe G&CC

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$60,000

Title sponsor

Oldsmobile

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].

1991
Majors
283 (-1)
$110,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Mallon, Meg

Score

283 (-1)

Prize money

$110,000

Title sponsor

USGA

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].

1991
Majors
Bethesda CC
274 (-10)
$150,000
Mazda

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Mallon, Meg

Venue

Bethesda CC

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Mazda

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].

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