Born:Feb 8, 1971 in Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain.
Solheim Cup player (2000, '02). Ladies European Tour wins (4). Ladies European Tour Order of Merit winner (2001).
In 2000, Carriedo became the first Spanish golfer to play for Europe in the Solheim Cup.
Played as the inaugural Tenerife Ladies Open (May 2-5). Second-placed Johanna Head (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Carriedo (Esp). [Golf del Sur, nr Los Abrigos, Tenerife].
Played as the Waterford Crystal Ladies Irish Open (Aug 24-26). Second-placed and defending champion Sophie Gustafson (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Carriedo (Esp). [Faithlegg GC, nr Waterford, Co. Waterford, Ireland].
Played as the Compaq Open (Aug 10-12). Second-placed Karine Icher (Fra) finished 1 shot behind Carriedo (Esp). Icher led the tournament for 70 holes, but on the back-nine of her final round sustained a penalty shot for slow play as well as two double-bogeys. [Osterakers GC, Akersberga, nr Stockholm, Sweden].
Carreido (Esp) won the LET 2001 Evian Order of Merit, based on a season-long points total of 10,661 pts. Suzann Pettersen (Nor) was second with 8,014 pts; Karine Icher (Fra) was third with 6,927 pts. Carriedo also won the money list, with 2001 earnings of £160,441 on the Tour. Pettersen (Nor) was second with £129,546; Marine Monnet (Fra) was third with £121,193; Icher was fourth with £101,016.
Carriedo (Esp) won the LET Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.
Played as the Taiwan Ladies Open (March 15-17; co-sanctioned with LET). Second-placed Anna Berg (Swe) and Elisabeth Esterl (Ger) finished 1 shot behind 29-year-old Raquel Carriedo (Esp), who recorded her first win as a professional. [Ta Shee G&CC, Daxi, nr Taoyuan City, Taiwan].
PGA Championship: the year’s second men’s major championship is hosted by Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma, amidst doubt as to whether reigning champion Phil Mickelson will defend his title (May 19-22).
Soudal Open: Belgium’s return to European Tour golf sees 36-hole Rinkven International GC host the Soudal Open, the country’s national open championship (May 12-15).
Scottie Scheffler: bags the 2022 Masters Tournament title, and with it a fourth win in six starts on the PGA Tour and his first major championship victory.
Stephen Dodd: took the European Senior Tour’s 2021 Order of Merit honours following the abandonment due to rain of the season’s final event, the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius (April 1-3, 2022).
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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