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].
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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