Born:Dec 27, 1962 in Madison, Wisconsin.
MAJORS (2). Solheim Cup player (1994, '98, 2000, '07). Total professional wins (9, to date), including LPGA Tour (8).
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.
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
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.
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