Who's who: Morgan Pressel

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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

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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].

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