Who's who: Suzann Pettersen

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Who's who: Suzann Pettersen

  • Name:

    SuzannPettersen
  • Also known as:

    Tutta
  • Country:

    Norway
  • Born:

    April 7, 1981 in Oslo, Norway.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2000
  • Website:

    https://www.suzanngolf.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2): Women's PGA Championship (2007); Evian Championship (2013). Solheim Cup player (2002, '03, '05, '07, '09, '11, '13, '15, '19). Multiple wins on the LPGA Tour (15) and Ladies European Tour (7). Ladies European Tour Rookie of the Year (2001).

Did you know?

Pettersen enjoyed a long and successful career as one of the world's top-ranked women professional golfers. Between 2001 and 2019 she notched up 22 wins on the Ladies European Tour and US-based LPGA Tour, including two major championships. She made nine Solheim Cup appearances, including a winning role in 2019, at which time she also announced her retirement from women's professional golf.

Top tournaments won by Suzann Pettersen

2015
America
Whistle Bear, Ont.
266 (-22)
$225,000
Manulife

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Venue

Whistle Bear, Ont.

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Manulife

Played as the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic (June 4-7). Second-placed Brittany Lang (USA) finished 1 shot behind Suzann Pettersen (Nor), who claimed her 15th LPGA Tour title. [Whistle Bear GC, Cambridge, nr Kitchener, Ont.].

2014
Awards
70.25
n/a
LET

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Venue

Score

70.25

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LET

Pettersen (Nor) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the Ladies European Tour. Azahara Munoz (Esp) was second with 70.65; Carlota Ciganda (Esp) was third with 70.76.

2013
Asia
Sunrise G&CC
279 (-9)
US$300,000
x

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Venue

Sunrise G&CC

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

US$300,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship (Oct 24-27; LPGA Tour event). Second-placed Azahara Muñoz (Esp) finished 5 shots behind defending champion Suzann Pettersen (Nor), who recorded her 14th LPGA Tour win. [Sunrise G&CC, Taoyuan, Taiwan].

2013
America
269 (-19)
$255,000
Lotte

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

Lotte

Played as the LPGA Lotte Championship presented by J Golf (April 17-20). Suzann Pettersen (Nor) beat Lizette Salas (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Ko Olina GC, Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii].

2013
Majors
203 (-10)
$487,500
Evian

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Score

203 (-10)

Prize money

$487,500

Title sponsor

Evian

The Evian Championship (20th) (Sept 12-15; previously called the Evian Masters; first year as an LET/LPGA major championship). Second-placed Lydia Ko (NZ, amateur) finished 2 shots behind Pettersen (Nor), who won her second major championship title. Reduced to 54 holes due to rain. [Evian Resort GC, Evian-les-Bains, France].

2013
Awards
€518,448
see Score
ISPS Handa

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Venue

Score

€518,448

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

ISPS Handa

Pettersen (Nor) won the LET 2013 ISPS Handa Order of Merit, with earnings of €518,448 on the Tour. Lee-Ann Pace (RSA) was second with €250,927; Lexi Thompson (USA) was third with €228,794.

2013
America
268 (-20)
$195,000
Safeway

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

Safeway

Played as the Safeway Classic presented by Coca-Cola (Aug 29-Sep 1). Second-placed Stacy Lewis (USA) finished 2 shots behind Suzann Pettersen (Nor), who won this event for the second win in three years, and recorded her 12th LPGA Tour win overall. [Columbia Edgewater CC, Portland, Oregon].

2013
Awards
68.20
n/a
LET

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Venue

Score

68.20

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LET

Pettersen (Nor) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the Ladies European Tour. Ariya Jutanugarn (Thai) was second with 69.43; Azahara Munoz (Esp) was third with 70.36.

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

€57,560

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Mission Hills World Ladies Championship (March 7-10; CLPGA/LET Tours event). Second-placed Inbee Park (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Suzanne Pettersen (Nor). The team strokeplay competition was won by South Korea (Inbee Park & Ha-Neul Kim); second was Norway (Suzann Pettersen & Marianne Skarpnord). The leading amateur was Simin Feng (China). [Sandbelt Trails course, Mission Hills Haikou, Hainan Island, China].

2012
Asia
Sunrise G&CC
269 (-19)
US$300,000
Audi

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Venue

Sunrise G&CC

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

US$300,000

Title sponsor

Audi

Played as the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship presented by Audi (Oct 25-28; LPGA Tour event). Second-placed Inbee Park (S Kor) finished 3 shots behind Suzanne Pettersen (Nor), who recorded back-to-back LPGA Tour wins. [Sunrise G&CC, Taoyuan, Taiwan].

2012
Asia
Sky 72 GC
205 (-11)
US$270,000
Hana Bank

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Venue

Sky 72 GC

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

US$270,000

Title sponsor

Hana Bank

Played as the LPGA KEB-Hana Bank Championship (Oct 19-21; KLPGA/LPGA Tours event). Suzann Pettersen (Nor) beat Catriona Matthew (Scot) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Ocean course, Sky 72 GC, Incheon, S Korea].

2011
America
Hamilton Farm
1 up
$375,000
Sybase

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Venue

Hamilton Farm

Score

1 up

Prize money

$375,000

Title sponsor

Sybase

Played as the Sybase Match Play Championship (May 19-22). Pettersen (Nor) beat Cristie Kerr (USA) by 1 hole in the 18-hole final. [Hamilton Farm GC, Gladstone, NJ].

2011
Europe
198 (-18)
€60,000
Failte Ireland

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Score

198 (-18)

Prize money

€60,000

Title sponsor

Failte Ireland

Played as the Ladies Irish Open supported by Failte Ireland (Aug 5-7). Second-placed Azahara Muñoz (Esp) finished 6 shots behind Pettersen (Swe), who carded a final round 8-under-par 64. [Killeen Castle GC, Dunsany, Co. Meath].

2011
Awards
69.36
n/a
LET

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Venue

Score

69.36

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LET

Pettersen (Nor) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the Ladies European Tour. Catriona Matthew (Scot) was second with 69.57; Amy Yang (S Kor) was third with 69.75.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Score

207 (-6)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Safeway

Played as the Safeway Classic presented by Coca-Cola (Aug 19-21). Suzann Pettersen (Nor) beat Na Yeon Choi (S Kor) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Ghost Creek course, Pumpkin Ridge GC, nr Portland, Oregon].

2010
Awards
69.75
n/a
LET

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Venue

Score

69.75

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LET

Pettersen (Nor) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the Ladies European Tour. In Kyung Kim (S Kor) was second with 70.47; Anna Nordqvist (Swe) and Ai Miyazato (Jpn) were tied third with 71.13.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$412,500

Title sponsor

CN

Played as the CN Canadian Women's Open (Sept 3-6). Second-placed Momoko Ueda (Jpn), Morgan Pressel (USA), Ai Miyazato (Jpn), Angela Stanford (USA) and Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 5 shots behind Suzann Pettersen (Nor). [Priddis Greens G&CC, Priddis, nr Calgary, Alberta].

2008
Europe
194 (-22)
€78,750
Deutsche Bank

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Score

194 (-22)

Prize money

€78,750

Title sponsor

Deutsche Bank

Played as the Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open (May 22-25). Second-placed Amy Yang (S Kor) finished 6 shots behind Pettersen (Nor). Reduced to 54 holes after final round was washed-out. [Golf Gerre Losone, Ticino, Switzerland].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

€67,500

Title sponsor

AIB

Played as the AIB Ladies Irish Open (July 11-13; last played in 2003). Second-placed Marianne Skarpnord (Nor) finished 5 shots behind Pettersen (Nor). [Portmarnock Hotel & Links, nr Dublin, Ireland].

2008
Awards
68.60
n/a
LET

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Venue

Score

68.60

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LET

Pettersen (Nor) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the Ladies European Tour. Annika Sorenstam (Swe) was second with 69.50; Gwladys Nocera (Fra) was third with 70.52.

2007
Asia
267 (-21)
US$195,000
Honda

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

US$195,000

Title sponsor

Honda

Played as the Honda LPGA Thailand (Oct 25-28; LPGA Tour event; next played in 2009). Second-placed Laura Davies (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Suzann Pettersen (Nor), who posted her fifth LPGA Tour win. [Old course, Siam CC, Pattaya].

2007
Majors
274 (-14)
$300,000
McDonald's

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

McDonald's

The McDonald's LPGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola (53rd) (June 7-10). Second-placed Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 1 shot behind first-time major championship winner Pettersen (Nor). [Bulle Rock GC, Havre De Grace, Maryland].

2007
America
274 (-10)
$330,000
Michelob

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

$330,000

Title sponsor

Michelob

Played as the Michelob Ultra Open at Kingsmill (May 10-13). 26-year-old Suzanne Pettersen (Nor) beat Jee Young Lee (S Kor) at the third playoff hole, to become the first Norwegian to win on the LPGA Tour. [River course, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA].

2007
America
Blackhawk CC
277 (-11)
$165,000
Longs Drugs

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Venue

Blackhawk CC

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$165,000

Title sponsor

Longs Drugs

Played as the Longs Drugs Challenge (Oct 4-7). Pettersen (Nor) beat Lorena Ochoa (Mex) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Lakeside course, Blackhawk CC, Danville, CA].

2007
Europe
204 (-12)
€30,000
SAS

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Venue

Losby

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

€30,000

Title sponsor

SAS

Played as the SAS Masters (Aug 24-26). Second-placed Nikki Garrett (Aus) finished 9 shots behind Pettersen (Nor). [Losby GC, nr Oslo, Norway].

2007
Asia
Mauna Ocean
141 (-3)
US$191,250
Hana Bank / Kolon

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Venue

Mauna Ocean

Score

141 (-3)

Prize money

US$191,250

Title sponsor

Hana Bank / Kolon

Played as the Hana Bank KOLON Championship (Oct 19-21; KLPGA/LPGA Tours event). Second-placed Eun-Hee ji (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Suzann Pettersen (Nor). Event reduced to 36 holes due to bad weather. [Mauna Ocean Resort, Yeongnam, S Korea].

2001
Awards
8,014 pts
£129,546
LET

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Venue

Score

8,014 pts

Prize money

£129,546

Title sponsor

LET

Pettersen (Nor) won the LET 2001 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. She finished second on the Tour's (points-based) Order of Merit, and second on the final money list with £129,546.

2001
Europe
280 (-8)
€39,912
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Venue

Arras

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

€39,912

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Open de France Dames (June 7-10). First-time LET winner Pettersen (Nor) beat Becky Morgan (Wales) in a sudden-death playoff. [Arras Golf Resort, Anzin-Saint-Aubin, nr Arras, Pas-de-Calais].

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Pettersen, Suzann

Score

3 & 1

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

LGU

Played as the Girls' British Open Amateur Championship. Pettersen (Nor) beat Miriam Nagl (Braz) 3 and 1 in the final match. [High Post GC, nr Salisbury, Wilts, England].

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