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].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
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.
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