Born:June 4, 1948 in Oakville, Ontario.
Original/Home Club:Oakville GC
Turned Pro:1968 (aged 19)
MAJORS (3): US LPGA Championship (1968); Dinah Shore (1978, '79). LPGA Tour wins (8). Appointed a Member of the Order of Canada, CM (2004).
First Canadian to play on the LPGA Tour. In her rookie year on the Tour, aged just 20, she won a women's major – the LPGA Championship. At the time she was the youngest player to win a women's major championship.
Played as the McDonald's Classic. Second-placed Amy Alcott (USA) finished 2 shots behind Post (Can), who recorded the last of her eight LPGA Tour wins. [White Manor CC, Malvern, nr Philadelphia, PA].
Played as the West Virginia LPGA Classic. Post (Can) beat Donna Caponi (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Jones course, Speidel GC, Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV].
Played as the Lady Michelob. Second-placed Pat Bradley (USA) finished 2 shots behind Post (Can). [Brookfield CC, Roswell, Georgia; at the time Brookfield West G&CC].
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Played as the ERA Real Estate Classic. Donna Caponi finished in second place behind Post.
Played as the Colgate Dinah Shore Winners Circle (8th) (April 5-8). Second-placed Nancy Lopez (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Sandra Post (Can). [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].
Played as the Lady Stroh's Open. Post (Can) beat Pat Meyers (USA) and Kathy Whitworth (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Dearborn CC, Dearborn, Detroit, Michigan].
Played as the Colgate Dinah Shore Winners Circle (7th) (Mar 30-Apr 2). Sandra Post (Can) beat Penny Pulz (Aus) with a par at the second playoff hole, to record her second LPGA Tour win. [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].
Played as the Colgate Far East Open (Dec 6-8; unofficial LPGA Tour event). Second-placed Margie Masters (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Sandra Post (Can). [Victoria GC, Melbourne, Aus].
Post (USA) won the LPGA Tour 1968 Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player.
The LPGA Championship (14th) (June 20-24). LPGA Tour rookie Post (Can) beat defending champion Kathy Whitworth (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Post 68 (-5), Whitworth 75 (+2). 19-year-old Post was the youngest winner of a women's major championship at the time. [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, MA].
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.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...
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