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].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
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.