Who's who: Morgan Pressel

  • Photo of Morgan Pressel
  • usa.png
  • Photo of Morgan Pressel
  • usa.png

Who's who: Morgan Pressel

  • Name:

    Morgan Pressel
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    May 23, 1988 in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.
  • Original/Home Club:

    St Andrews CC, Boca Raton, FL.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2006
  • Website:

    https://www.morganpressel.org

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): Kraft Nabisco Ch'ship (2007; became the ANA Inspiration). US Women's Amateur champion (2005). Solheim Cup player (2007, '09, '11, '13, '15, '19). Multiple wins on the LPGA and Japan Tours.

Did you know?

Pressel started playing golf at the age of eight, and four years later in 2001 became the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open (a record that was broken by Lexi Thompson). In 2003 her mother died of breast cancer, at which time Pressel moved in with her grandparents Herb & Evelyn Krickstein (the parents of former top-10 professional tennis player, Aaron Krickstein).

In 2005, having already won the US Women's Amateur championship, Morgan Pressel almost became the youngest winner of the U.S. Women's Open. Aged 17 and still an amateur, she came second and narrowly missed out by two shots to Birdie Kim of Korea.

Top tournaments won by Morgan Pressel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pressel, Morgan

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural (and only) Kapalua LPGA Classic (Oct 16-19). Second-placed Suzann Pettersen (Nor) finished 1 shot behind Pressel (USA). [Bay course, Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii].

2007
Majors
285 (-3)
$300,000
Kraft Nabisco

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Pressel, Morgan

Score

285 (-3)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Kraft Nabisco

Played as the Kraft Nabisco Championship (36th) (Mar 29-Apr 1). Second-placed Catriona Matthew (Scot), Brittany Lincicome (USA) and Suzann Pettersen (Nor) finished 1 shot behind Pressel (USA). 18-year old Pressel became the youngest ever winner of a major championship in LPGA history. [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].

2005
Amateur
Ansley GC
9 & 8
n/a
USGA

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Pressel, Morgan

Venue

Ansley GC

Score

9 & 8

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Amateur Championship (105th). 17-year old Pressel (USA) beat Maru Martinez (Ven) 9 and 8 in the 36-hole final. [Settindown course, Ansley GC, Roswell, Atlanta, GA].

Find a course

Or

Where2Golf Spotlight

Tournaments:
Women’s major championships: the month of June sees two women’s majors: the US Women’s Open (June 3-6), with A Lim Kim defending, and the Women’s PGA Championship (June 24-27), with Sei Young Kim defending.
Senior PGA Championship: the revered Southern Hills in Oklahoma hosts the 81st staging of this event (May 27-30); Ken Tanigawa holds the title from its last playing in 2019.

Who's Who:
Phil Mickelson: in winning the 2021 PGA Championship, the world’s most famous “leftie” became the oldest winner of a golf major championship.

Hideki Matsuyama: became the first Japanese professional to win a men’s major championship, when he triumphed in this year’s Masters Tournament.

Latest Golf Course Updates

New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.

American Dunes opens for play following Nicklaus transformation
Nicklaus Design has transformed the former Grand Haven Golf Club in Michigan into the American Dunes Golf Club, a new public course that is now open for play

New course opens for play at Barnbougle
Bill Coore designs 14-hole layout with “sporty” holes on dune ridge above Lost Farm (golf carts allowed).

Gamble Sands opens short course:
David McLay Kidd’s 14-hole QuickSands short course has opened for play at Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington.

Travel

Discover the world's finest heathland courses located in Surrey / Berkshire

Popular videos

You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.

Top Golf Courses in the Americas

Top Golf Courses in Australia

Top Golf Courses in Ireland