Who's who: Sherri Steinhauer

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Who's who: Sherri Steinhauer

  • Name:

    Sherri Steinhauer
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Dec 27, 1962 in Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1985

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2). Solheim Cup player (1994, '98, 2000, '07). Total professional wins (9, to date), including LPGA Tour (8).

Did you know?

Steinhauer attended college at the University of Texas, turning professional as a golfer at the age of 22. She is a three-time winner of the Women's British Open (1998, '99 and 2006), an event which only became a major championship from 2001. Steinhauer retired from the LPGA Tour in 2012, and now plays on the Legends Tour.

Top tournaments won by Sherri Steinhauer

2007
America
Panther Creek CC
271 (-17)
$195,000
State Farm

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Steinhauer, Sherri

Venue

Panther Creek CC

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

State Farm

Played as the LPGA State Farm Classic (Aug 30-Sept 2). Second-placed Christina Kim (USA) finished 1 shot behind Steinhauer (USA), who claimed the last of her eight LPGA Tour wins. [Panther Creek CC, Springfield, Illinois].

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Steinhauer, Sherri

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$305,440

Title sponsor

Weetabix

The Weetabix Women's British Open (30th) (Aug 3-6). Second-placed Sophie Gustafson (Swe) and Cristie Kerr (USA) finished 3 shots behind Steinhauer (USA). This was Steinhauer's third win in this event (the first two coming before its recognition as an LPGA major championship). [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].

2004
America
272 (-12)
$187,500
Sybase

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Steinhauer, Sherri

Venue

Wykagyl

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

$187,500

Title sponsor

Sybase

Played as the Sybase Classic presented by Lincoln Mercury (May 20-23). Second-placed Grace Park (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Steinhauer (USA). [Wykagyl CC, New Rochelle, New York].

1999
America
273 (-11)
$127,500
JAL

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Steinhauer, Sherri

Venue

Wykagyl

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

$127,500

Title sponsor

JAL

Played as the Japan Airlines Big Apple Classic presented by Golf Magazine (July 15-18). Steinhauer (USA) beat Lorie Kane (Can) with a birdie at the fifth playoff hole. [Wykagyl CC, New Rochelle, New York].

1999
Europe
283 (-5)
£100,000
Weetabix

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Steinhauer, Sherri

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

£100,000

Title sponsor

Weetabix

Played as the Weetabix Women's British Open (Aug 12-15; Eurpn Ladies' PGA/LPGA Trs event). Second-placed Annika Sörenstam (Swe) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Steinhauer (USA), who recorded her fifth LPGA Tour win. [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Steinhauer, Sherri

Score

292 (+4)

Prize money

£100,000

Title sponsor

Weetabix

Played as the Weetabix Women's British Open (Aug 13-16; Eurpn Ladies' PGA/LPGA Trs event). Second-placed Sophie Gustafson (Swe) and Brandie Burton (USA) finished 1 shot behind Steinhauer (USA). Strong winds battered the course throughout the event. [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].

1994
America
273 (-15)
$180,000
Sprint

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Steinhauer, Sherri

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Sprint

Played as the Sprint Championship. Second-placed Kelly Robbins (USA) finished 1 shot behind Steinhauer (USA), who recorded her second LPGA Tour win. [Indigo Lakes GC, Daytona Beach, Florida].

1992
Majors
277 (-11)
$105,000
du Maurier

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Steinhauer, Sherri

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$105,000

Title sponsor

du Maurier

Played as the du Maurier Classic (Aug 13-16). Second-placed Judy Dickinson (USA) finished 2 shots behind 29-year-old Sherri Steinhauer (USA), who recorded her first LPGA Tour win, and the first of her two major championship titles. [St Charles CC, Winnipeg, Manitoba].

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