Born:May 23, 1969 in San Leandro, California.
MAJORS (1): Nabisco Dinah Shore (1998). US Women's Amateur champion (1990). Solheim Cup captain (2021). Solheim Cup player (1998, 2000, '03, '05, '07). LPGA Tour wins (6). US LPGA Rookie of the Year (1995).
Former LPGA Tour player, who played her last full season on the Tour in 2015.
Played as the MasterCard Classic honoring Alejo Peralta presented by Nextel (March 20-22). Second-placed Lorena Ochoa (Mex) and Yani Tseng (Taiw) finished 1 shot behind Hurst (USA), who recorded the last of her six LPGA Tour wins. [Bosque Real CC, Naucalpan, Mexico City].
Played as the Safeway Classic presented by Pepsi (Aug 18-20). Second-placed Kim Saiki (USA) and Jeong Jang (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Pat Hurst (USA), who recorded her fifth LPGA Tour win. [Columbia Edgewater CC, Portland, Oregon].
Played as the State Farm Classic (Sept 1-4). Second-placed and defending champion Cristie Kerr (USA) finished 3 shots behind Hurst (USA). [Rail GC, Springfield, Illinois].
Played as the Electrolux USA Championship hosted by Vince Gill & Amy Grant (May 11-14; formerly Sara Lee Classic). Second-placed Juli Inkster (USA) finished 4 shots behind Hurst (USA). [Vanderbilt Legends Club, Franklin, TN].
Played as the Nabisco Dinah Shore (27th) (March 26-29). Second-placed Helen Dobson (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Hurst (USA), who recorded her second LPGA Tour win and only major championship title. [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].
Played as the Oldsmobile Classic (June 5-8). Second-placed Juli Inkster (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Hurst (USA). [Walnut Hills CC, East Lansing, Michigan].
Hurst (USA) won the LPGA Tour 1995 Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Award based on a points accumulation for finishes in Tour events. Hurst finished 49th on the LPGA money list, with earnings of $124,989.
The US Women's Amateur Championship (90th). Hurst (USA) beat Stephanie Davis (USA) at the 37th hole in the final. [Canoe Brook CC, Summit, NJ].
Played as the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. Hurst (USA) beat Adele Moore (USA) at the 20th hole in the final. [Peach Tree G&CC, Marysville, nr Yuba City, Calif].
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
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.
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