Who's who: Sophie Gustafson

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Who's who: Sophie Gustafson

  • Name:

    Sophie Gustafson
  • Country:

    Sweden
  • Born:

    Dec 27, 1973 in Varberg, Halland County, Sweden.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1992
  • Website:

    https://www.sophiegustafson.com

Roll of Honour

Solheim Cup player (1998, 2000, '02, '03, '05, '07, 09, '11). Multiple wins on the Ladies European Tr, LPGA Tour and other international professional tours. Ladies European Tour Order of Merit winner (2000, '03, '07, '09).

Did you know?

Although not yet a major championship winner, Gustafson has been a successful player on both the Ladies European Tour and LPGA Tour, recording multiple wins on both tours. She has also be a regular player on Europe's Solheim Cup team. Gustafson has suffered from a speech stammer most of her life, and champions the cause of fellow sufferers.

Top tournaments won by Sophie Gustafson

2011
Europe
267 (-21)
€42,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

€42,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the European Nations Cup (April 14-17; two rounds of better-ball and two of a greensome Chapman variation). Second-placed Germany (Anja Monke & Caroline Masson) and England (Laura Davies & Melissa Reid) finished 3 shots behind defending champions Sweden (Anna Nordqvist & Sophie Gustafson). [La Sella Resort, Jesus Pobre, Denia, Spain].

2010
Europe
204 (-12)
€75,000
AIB

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

€75,000

Title sponsor

AIB

Played as the AIB Ladies Irish Open (Aug 6-8). Second-placed Marianne Skarpnord (Nor) and In-kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Gustafson (Swe). [Killeen Castle GC, Dunsany, Co. Meath].

2010
Europe
267 (-21)
€42,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

€42,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Communitat Valenciana European Nations Cup (April 22-25; two rounds of better-ball and two of a greensome Chapman variation). Sweden (Anna Nordqvist & Sophie Gustafson) beat Australia (Karrie Webb & Karen Lunn) at the third playoff hole. [La Sella Resort, Jesus Pobre, Denia, Spain].

2009
America
Blackhawk CC
268 (-20)
$165,000
CVS/pharmacy

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Venue

Blackhawk CC

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$165,000

Title sponsor

CVS/pharmacy

Played as the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge (Sept 24-27; formerly Longs Drugs Challenge). Second-placed Lorena Ochoa (Mex) finished 4 shots behind Gustafson (Swe), who recorded the last of her five LPGA Tour wins. [Lakeside course, Blackhawk CC, Danville, CA].

2009
Awards
€281,315
see Score
Henderson

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Venue

Score

€281,315

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Henderson

Gustafson (Swe) won her fourth LET Order of Merit (Henderson Money List), with 2009 season earnings of €281,315 on the Tour. Catriona Matthew (Scot) was second with €259,871; Becky Brewerton (Wales) was third with €221,496.

2007
Europe
210 (-3)
€30,000
De Vere

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Score

210 (-3)

Prize money

€30,000

Title sponsor

De Vere

Played as the De Vere Ladies Scottish Open (Sept 20-22; last played in 1995). Second-placed Danielle Masters (Eng), Kirsty Taylor (Eng) and Sofia Renell (Swe) finished 5 shots behind Gustafson (Swe). [The Carrick on Loch Lomond, nr Alexandria, Dunbartonshire].

2007
Awards
€222,081
see Score
New Star

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Venue

Score

€222,081

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

New Star

Gustafson (Swe) won her third LET Order of Merit (New Star Money List), with 2007 season earnings of €222,081 on the Tour. Bettina Hauert (Ger) was second with €219,863; Gwladys Nocera (Fra) was third with €207,824.

2007
Awards
70.96
n/a
LET

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Venue

Score

70.96

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LET

Gustafson (Swe) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the Ladies European Tour. Annika Sorenstam (Swe) was second with 71.75; Catriona Matthew (Scot) was third with 71.77.

2006
Europe
271 (-17)
€37,500
Siemens

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

€37,500

Title sponsor

Siemens

Played as the Siemens Ladies Open (Sept 14-17). Second-placed Laura Davies (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Gustafson (Swe), who won for the first time in nearly three years on the Ladies European Tour. [Golfclub Föhrenwald, Wiener Neustadt, Austria].

2003
Awards
917 pts
€244,685
Evian

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Venue

Score

917 pts

Prize money

€244,685

Title sponsor

Evian

Gustafson (Swe) won her second LET Evian Order of Merit, based on a season-long points total of 917.95 pts in 2003. Elisabeth Esterl (Ger) was second with 702.46 pts; Laura Davies (Eng) was third with 681.25 pts. On the LET money list Gustafson finished with earnings of €244,685, Esterl with €159,298 and Davies with €171,701.

2003
America
274 (-14)
$200,000
Samsung

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$200,000

Title sponsor

Samsung

Played as the Samsung World Championship (Oct 9-12). Second-placed Beth Daniel (USA) and Rachel Teske (Aus, née Hetherington) finished 2 shots behind Gustafson (Swe). [Tournament course, Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX; known at the time as TPC at The Woodlands].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Score

202 (-17)

Prize money

€24,750

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Ladies Irish Open (June 13-15; next played in 2008). Second-placed Laura Davies (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Gustafson (Swe). [Mahony's Point course, Killarney G&FC, Co. Kerry].

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LET

Gustafson (Swe) won her third LET Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

€70,346

Title sponsor

HP

Played as the HP Open (Aug 7-10; formerly the Compaq Open). Gustafson (Swe) beat Suzann Pettersen (Nor) with a par at the third playoff hole, to record her tenth Ladies European Tour win. [Royal Drottningholm GC, nr Stockholm; at the time known as Drottningholm GC].

2003
Europe
Warrenpoint GC
275 (-13)
€32,332
BT

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Venue

Warrenpoint GC

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

€32,332

Title sponsor

BT

Played as the inaugural (and only) BT Ladies Open (Aug 14-17). Second-placed Alison Nicholas (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Gustafson (Swe). [Warrenpoint GC, nr Newry, N. Ireland].

2003
Awards
69.83
n/a
LET

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Venue

Score

69.83

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LET

Gustafson (Swe) won her third (and second straight) Vivien Saunders Trophy, recording the season's lowest stroke average on the Ladies European Tour.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Score

200 (-10)

Prize money

€24,750

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Biarritz Ladies Classic (Oct 3-5; LET season-ending event). Sophie Gustafson (Swe) beat Mhairi McKay (Scot) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Golf de Biarritz-Le Phare, Biarritz, France].

2002
Awards
70.59
n/a
LET

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Venue

Score

70.59

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LET

Gustafson (Swe) won her second Vivien Saunders Trophy, recording the season's lowest stroke average on the Ladies European Tour.

2001
America
Club at the Strand
272 (-16)
$150,000
Subaru

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Venue

Club at the Strand

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Subaru

Played as the Subaru Memorial of Naples (Jan 18-21). Second-placed Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Gustafson (Swe). [The Club at the Strand, Naples, FL].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

A$60,000

Title sponsor

AAMI

Played as the AAMI Women's Australian Open (March 8-11; ALPG/LET Trs event). Second-placed and defending champion Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Gustafson (Swe). [Yarra Yarra GC, Bentleigh East, nr Melbourne, Aus].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Score

425

Prize money

IR£50,000

Title sponsor

TSN

Played as the inaugural TSN Ladies World Cup of Golf (Sept 15-17; 54-hole aggregate strokeplay; Ladies Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed England (Laura Davies & Trish Johnson) finished 5 shots behind Sweden (Sophie Gustafson & Carin Koch), who won the team first prize of IR£100,000. Laura Davies recorded the best individual score. [Adare Manor Resort, Adare, Co. Limerick].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Score

284 (-8)

Prize money

€24,203

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Ladies Italian Open (March 18-21). Second-placed Valerie Van Ryckeghem (Belg) and Silvia Cavalleri (Italy) finished 3 shots behind Gustafson (Swe). [Poggio dei Medici GC, Scarperia, nr Florence].

2000
Europe
282 (-6)
€24,203
Waterford Crystal

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

€24,203

Title sponsor

Waterford Crystal

Played as the Waterford Crystal Ladies Irish Open (June 8-11). Second-placed Marine Monnet (Fra) finished 1 shot behind Gustafson (Swe), who recorded her fifth Ladies European Tour win. [Faithlegg GC, nr Waterford, Co. Waterford, Ireland].

2000
Europe
282 (-6)
£120,000
Weetabix

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

£120,000

Title sponsor

Weetabix

Played as the Weetabix Women's British Open (Aug 17-20; LET/LPGA Tr event). Second-placed Kirsty Taylor (Eng), Becky Iverson (USA), Liselotte Neumann (Swe) and Meg Mallon (USA) finished 2 shots behind Gustafson (Swe). [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].

2000
Awards
71.21
n/a
LET

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Venue

Score

71.21

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LET

Gustafson (Swe) won the Vivien Saunders Trophy, recording the season's lowest stroke average on the Ladies European Tour.

2000
Awards
8,777 pts
£207,288
LET

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Venue

Score

8,777 pts

Prize money

£207,288

Title sponsor

LET

Gustafson (Swe) won the LET 2000 Order of Merit, based on a season-long points total of 8,777 pts (the first year a points system was used). Trish Johnson (Eng) was second with 5312.45 pts; Marine Monnet (Fra) was third with 5130.62 pts. Annika Sorenstam (Swe) was the leading money winner, with earnings of £208,283 on the Tour. Gustafson was second with £207,288; Kirsty Taylor (Eng) was third with £82,909. Johnson was fifth (£69,638) and Monnet was eighth (£59,162).

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LET

Gustafson (Swe) won her second LET Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.

2000
America
Eagle's Landing CC
206 (-10)
$135,000
Chick-fil-A

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Venue

Eagle's Landing CC

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$135,000

Title sponsor

Chick-fil-A

Played as the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez (April 28-30). Second-placed Kelly Robbins (USA) and Amy Fruhwirth (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Gustafson (Swe). [Eagle's Landing CC, Stockbridge, nr Atlanta, GA].

1998
Europe
214 (-2)
IR£12,900
Donegal

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Score

214 (-2)

Prize money

IR£12,900

Title sponsor

Donegal

Played as the Donegal Irish Ladies Open (Sept 4-6). Gustafson (Swe) beat Iben Tinning (Den) at the first playoff hole, to record her second European Ladies' PGA Tour win. Play was abandoned early on the final day due to high winds; a playoff was deemed possible between Gustafson and Tinning, who were tied after 54 holes. [Glashedy Links, Ballyliffin GC, Co. Donegal, Ireland].

1998
Europe
Palmeraie Golf
201 (-15)
£12,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Venue

Palmeraie Golf

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

£12,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Marrakech Palmeraie Open (Oct 23-25; Eurpn Ladies' PGA Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Marie-Laure de Lorenzi (Fra) finished 8 shots behind Gustafson (Swe). [Palmeraie Golf Palace, nr Marrakesh, Morocco].

1998
Awards
x
n/a
Eurpn LPGA

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn LPGA

Gustafson (Swe) won the European LPGA Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Lalla Meryem Cup (unofficial limited-field event). Won by Gustafson (Swe). [Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, Rabat, Morocco].

1996
Europe
280 (-8)
£12,000
Déesse

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gustafson, Sophie

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

£12,000

Title sponsor

Déesse

Played as the Déesse Ladies Swiss Open (July 13-16). Second-placed Lisa Hackney (Eng; Lisa Hall from 1999) finished 1 shot behind Gustafson (Swe), who recorded her first win on the Women's Professional Golf European Tour. [G&CC Maison Blanche, Échenevex, nr Geneva, France].

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