Born:Nov 13, 1959 in Santa Ana, California.
Occupation:Professional golfer; TV commentator & analyst; golf travel operator.
Solheim Cup player (1990, '96, '98, 2000, '02, '03, '05). Solheim Cup captain (2011). Total professional wins (20), including LPGA Tour (13).
Jones attended Ohio State University where in 1981 she was an AIAW All-American. She turned professional in 1982, gaining qualification to play on the LPGA Tour in the same year. Her 13 LPGA Tour wins, spanning from 1987 to 2003, were accompanied by four second-place finishes in LPGA major championships.
Jones retired from the main tour in 2006, which was marked by leaving her golf shoes, visor and glove alongside the 18th green at the conclusion of the U.S. Women's Open.
Played as the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship (May 8-11). Wendy Ward (USA) finished 3 shots behind Jones (USA), who recorded the last of her 13 LPGA Tour wins. [Mount Vintage GC, North Augusta, South Carolina].
Played as the Sybase Big Apple Classic presented by Golf Magazine (July 19-22). Second-placed Laura Diaz (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jones (USA). [Wykagyl CC, New Rochelle, New York].
Played as the Kathy Ireland Championship honoring Harvey Penick (April 26-29). Jones (USA) beat Mi Hyun Kim (S Kor) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Onion Creek Club, Austin, Texas].
Played as the Firstar LPGA Classic in conjunction with The Children's Medical Centre (Aug 20-22). Jones (USA) beat Becky Iverson (USA) with a par at the fourth playoff hole, to claim her tenth LPGA Tour title. Jan Stephenson (Aus) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [CC of the North, Beavercreek, Dayton, Ohio].
Played as Wegmans Rochester International (May 28-31). Second-placed Juli Inkster (USA) finished 2 shots behind Jones (USA). [Locust Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].
Played as the LPGA Corning Classic (May 22-25). Defending champion Jones (USA) beat Tammie Green (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Corning CC, Corning, nr Elmira, New York].
Played as the LPGA Corning Classic (May 23-26). Second-placed Val Skinner (USA) finished 2 shots behind Jones (USA). [Corning CC, Corning, nr Elmira, New York].
Played as the inaugural (and only) Pinewild Women's Championship (April 14-16). Jones (USA) beat Dottie Mochrie (USA, née Pepper) with a birdie at the fifth playoff hole. [Magnolia course, Pinewild CC, Pinehurst, NC].
Played as the Rochester International. Second-placed Brandie Burton (USA) and Danielle Ammaccapane (USA) finished 2 shots behind Jones (USA). [Locust Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].
Played as the USX Golf Classic. Jones (USA) beat Kathy Postlewait (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record her second LPGA Tour win. [Pasadena GC, Gulfport, Florida; now called Pasadena Yatch & CC].
Played as the Nestle World Championship. Second-placed Liselotte Neumann (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Jones (USA). [PineIsle Resort, Lake Lanier, Georgia; now called Legacy Course on Lake Lanier].
Played as the Santa Barbara Open. Second-placed Missie McGeorge (USA) finished 3 shots behind Jones (USA). [Sandpiper GC, Goleta, nr Santa Barbara, California].
Played as the Rail Charity Golf Classic. Second-placed Nancy Lopez (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Jones (USA). [Rail GC, Springfield, Illinois].
Played as the inaugural Spanish Ladies Open (WPGA Tr event). Won by Jones (USA). [Valderrama GC, San Roque, Spain; at the time known as Las Aves GC].
Played as the United Friendly Worthing Open (May 12-14). Won by Jones (USA). [Hill Barn GC, Worthing, West Sussex, England].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
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