Also known as:Tutta
Born:April 7, 1981 in Oslo, Norway.
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).
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.
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.].
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.
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].
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].
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].
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.
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].
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.
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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.
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].
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.
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].
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].
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].
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.
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].
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].
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].
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].
Played as the SAS Masters (Aug 24-26). Second-placed Nikki Garrett (Aus) finished 9 shots behind Pettersen (Nor). [Losby GC, nr Oslo, Norway].
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].
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.
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].
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].
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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