Who's who: Rosie Jones

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Who's who: Rosie Jones

  • Name:

    Rosie Jones
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Nov 13, 1959 in Santa Ana, California.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; TV commentator & analyst; golf travel operator.
  • Turned Pro:

    1982

Roll of Honour

Solheim Cup player (1990, '96, '98, 2000, '02, '03, '05). Solheim Cup captain (2011). Total professional wins (20), including LPGA Tour (13).

Did you know?

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.

Top tournaments won by Rosie Jones

2003
America
Mount Vintage GC
273 (-15)
$195,000
Asahi Ryokuken

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jones, Rosie

Venue

Mount Vintage GC

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

Asahi Ryokuken

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].

2001
America
272 (-12)
$142,500
Sybase

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jones, Rosie

Venue

Wykagyl

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

$142,500

Title sponsor

Sybase

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].

2001
America
Onion Creek
268 (-12)
$135,000
Kathy Ireland

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jones, Rosie

Venue

Onion Creek

Score

268 (-12)

Prize money

$135,000

Title sponsor

Kathy Ireland

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].

1999
America
CC of the North
207 (-9)
$97,500
Firstar

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jones, Rosie

Venue

CC of the North

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

$97,500

Title sponsor

Firstar

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].

1998
America
Locust Hill CC
279 (-9)
$105,000
Wegmans

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jones, Rosie

Venue

Locust Hill CC

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$105,000

Title sponsor

Wegmans

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].

1997
America
Corning CC
277 (-11)
$97,500
Corning

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jones, Rosie

Venue

Corning CC

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$97,500

Title sponsor

Corning

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].

1996
America
Corning CC
276 (-12)
$90,000
Corning

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jones, Rosie

Venue

Corning CC

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

Corning

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].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jones, Rosie

Score

211 (-5)

Prize money

$97,500

Title sponsor

x

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].

1991
America
Locust Hill CC
276 (-12)
$60,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jones, Rosie

Venue

Locust Hill CC

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$60,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

1988
America
Pasadena GC
275 (-13)
$33,750
USX

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jones, Rosie

Venue

Pasadena GC

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$33,750

Title sponsor

USX

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].

1988
America
PineIsle Resort
279 (-9)
$81,500
Nestle

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jones, Rosie

Venue

PineIsle Resort

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$81,500

Title sponsor

Nestle

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].

1988
America
212 (-4)
$45,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jones, Rosie

Score

212 (-4)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Santa Barbara Open. Second-placed Missie McGeorge (USA) finished 3 shots behind Jones (USA). [Sandpiper GC, Goleta, nr Santa Barbara, California].

1987
America
Rail GC
208 (-8)
$30,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jones, Rosie

Venue

Rail GC

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Jones, Rosie

Score

224

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

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].

1982
Europe
Hill Barn GC
Utd Friendly

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Jones, Rosie

Venue

Hill Barn GC

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

Utd Friendly

Played as the United Friendly Worthing Open (May 12-14). Won by Jones (USA). [Hill Barn GC, Worthing, West Sussex, England].

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