Who's who: Trish Johnson

  • Trish Johnson winner of the Senior LPGA Championship 2021
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  • Trish Johnson winner of the Senior LPGA Championship 2021
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  • Photo of Trish Johnson

Who's who: Trish Johnson

  • Name:

    Patricia Mary "Trish" Johnson
  • Country:

    England
  • Born:

    Jan 17, 1966 in Bristol, England.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Royal North Devon GC
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1987

Roll of Honour

Senior MAJORS (2): Senior LPGA Championship (2017, 2021: the first senior major championship for women). Curtis Cup player (1986). Solheim Cup player (1990, '92, '94, '96, '98, 2000, '05, '07). Multiple wins on the Ladies European Tour and US LPGA Tr. Ladies European Tour Rookie of the Year (1987) and Order of Merit winner (1990).

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Johnson's distinguished amateur career included a maximum-points (4-0-0) appearance in the 1986 Curtis Cup. After turning professional in 1987, her success continued with regular wins on the Ladies European Tour, and occasionally the US-based LPGA Tour. Between 1990 and 2005 she appeared on eight European Solheim Cup teams.

In 2017 Johnson won the Senior LPGA Championship on the Pete Dye course at the French Lick Resort in Indiana. This was the first ever senior major championship for women. She won it again in 2021.

Top tournaments won by Trish Johnson

2021
Women
209 (-7)
$105,000
Old Natl Bank

Category

Women

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

$105,000

Title sponsor

Old Natl Bank

Played as the Senior LPGA Championship presented by Old National Bank (4th) (Aug 26-29). Second-placed Becky Morgan (Wales) finished 1 shot behind Trish Johnson (Eng), who won this event for the second time in its four year history. [Pete Dye course, French Lick Resort, Indiana].

2017
Women
212 (-4)
$90,000
Old Natl Bank

Category

Women

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Score

212 (-4)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

Old Natl Bank

Played as the inaugural Senior LPGA Championship presented by Old National Bank (July 10-12; first major championship for senior women; replaced the Legend Tour Championship). Second-placed Michele Redman (USA) finished 3 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Johnson (Eng). [Pete Dye course, French Lick Resort, Indiana].

2016
Women
139 (-5)
$37,700
Old Natl Bank

Category

Women

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Score

139 (-5)

Prize money

$37,700

Title sponsor

Old Natl Bank

Played as the Legends Championship presented by Old National Bank (Aug 19-21; Legends Tr event; replaced in 2017 by the Senior LPGA Championship). Trish Johnson (Eng) beat defending champion Juli Inkster (USA) with a par at the sixth playoff hole. [Pete Dye course, French Lick Resort, Indiana].

2014
Europe
209 (-7)
€38,654
Aberdeen Asset Mgt

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

€38,654

Title sponsor

Aberdeen Asset Mgt

Played as the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open presented by EventScotland (Aug 29-31). Second-placed Gwladys Nocera (Fra) finished 2 shots behind 48-year-old Johnson (Eng), who became the oldest winner on the Ladies European Tour. [Fidra course, Archerfield Links, East Lothian].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

€37,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Open de France Feminin (Sept 9-12). Johnson (Eng) beat Diana Luna (Italy) at the first playoff hole to claim her third French Open victory and 20th career title. [Paris International GC, Baillet-en-France, nr Paris].

2010
Europe
274 (-14)
€41,250
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

€41,250

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tenerife Ladies Open (July 1-4). Second-placed Virginie Lagoutte-Clement (Fra) finished 1 shot behind Johnson (Eng). [Buenavista Golf, Buenavista del Norte, Tenerife].

2008
Europe
267 (-21)
€35,000
VCI

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

€35,000

Title sponsor

VCI

Played as the inaugural VCI European Ladies Cup (April 3-6; two rounds of better-ball and two of a greensome Chapman variation). Second-placed Germany (Martina Eberl & Anja Monke) and Belgium (Lara Tadiotti & Ellen Smets) finished 5 shots behind England (Trish Johnson & Rebecca Hudson). [La Sella Resort, Jesus Pobre, Denia, Spain].

2007
Europe
273 (-15)
€60,000
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

€60,000

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW Ladies Italian Open (May 23-26). Second-placed Bettina Hauert (Ger) finished 1 shot behind Johnson (Eng). [Parco de' Medici GC, Rome].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Score

277 (-15)

Prize money

€75,206

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Wales "Golf as it Should Be" Ladies Open (Aug 12-15). Second-placed Laura Davies (Eng) and Iben Tinning (Den) finished 2 shots behind Johnson (Eng). [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, South Wales].

2000
Europe
207 (-9)
€24,203
Daily Telegraph

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

€24,203

Title sponsor

Daily Telegraph

Played as the inaugural Daily Telegraph Ladies British Masters presented by Kellogg's (Aug 4-6). Second-placed Vibeke Stensrud (Nor) finished 2 shots behind Johnson (Eng). [Mottram Hall, Mottram St Andrew, Cheshire].

1999
Europe
Palmeraie Golf
204 (-12)
£15,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Venue

Palmeraie Golf

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

£15,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Marrakech Palmeraie Open (Oct 22-24; European Ladies' PGA Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Valerie Van Ryckeghen (Belg) finished 5 shots behind Johnson (Eng). [Palmeraie Golf Palace, nr Marrakesh, Morocco].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

£15,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Open de France Dames (July 8-11). Second-placed Alison Nicholas (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Johnson (Eng). [Paris Intl GC, Baillet-en-France, nr Paris].

1996
Europe
200 (-19)
£9,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Venue

Arras

Score

200 (-19)

Prize money

£9,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Open de France Dames (Oct 10-13). Second-placed Raquel Carriedo-Tomás (Esp) finished 10 shots behind Johnson (Eng), who recorded her tenth win on the Women's Professional Golf European Tour. [Arras Golf Resort, Anzin-Saint-Aubin, nr Arras, Pas-de-Calais].

1996
America
Peninsula Club
270 (-18)
$75,000
Fieldcrest Cannon

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Venue

Peninsula Club

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$75,000

Title sponsor

Fieldcrest Cannon

Played as the Fieldcrest Cannon Classic (Sept 26-29). Second-placed Kim Saiki (USA) finished 3 shots behind Johnson (Eng), who recorded the last of her three LPGA Tour wins. [Peninsula Club, Cornelius, North Carolina].

1996
Europe
274 (-14)
£15,000
M&S

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

£15,000

Title sponsor

M&S

Played as the Marks & Spencer European Open (Sept 5-8). Second-placed Pernilla Sterner (Swe) and Anne-Marie Knight (Aus) finished 5 shots behind Johnson (Eng). [Hanbury Manor CC, Ware, Herts].

1993
America
Canyon Gate CC
209 (-7)
$67,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Venue

Canyon Gate CC

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

$67,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Las Vegas LPGA. Second-placed Missie McGeorge (USA) finished 4 shots behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Johnson (Eng). [Canyon Gate CC, Las Vegas, Nevada].

1993
America
Eagle's Landing CC
282 (-6)
$90,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Venue

Eagle's Landing CC

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Atlanta Women's Championship. Sherri Steinhauer (USA) finished 2 shots behind Johnson (Eng). [Eagle's Landing CC, Stockbridge, nr Atlanta, GA].

1992
Europe
274 (-10)
£9,000
Skol

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

£9,000

Title sponsor

Skol

Played as the Skol Classic at La Manga (May 28-31). Second-placed Florence Descampe (Belg) and Catrine Nilsmark (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Johnson (Eng). [North course, La Manga Club, nr Cartagena, Murcia, Spain].

1990
Europe
276 (-12)
£11,250
Expedier

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

£11,250

Title sponsor

Expedier

Played as the Expedier Ladies European Open (Sept 13-16). Second-placed Michelle Estill (USA) and Pearl Sinn (S.Kor/USA) finished 2 shots behind Johnson (Eng). [Kingswood GC, Tadworth, nr London].

1990
Europe
286 (-2)
£15,000
Longines

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Venue

Esterel

Score

286 (-2)

Prize money

£15,000

Title sponsor

Longines

Played as the Longines Classic (May 4-7). Second-placed Gillian Stewart (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Johnson (Eng). [Golf l'Esterel, Saint Raphaël, French Riviera].

1990
Europe
285 (-3)
£13,500
Hennessy

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Score

285 (-3)

Prize money

£13,500

Title sponsor

Hennessy

Played as the Hennessy Ladies Cup (May 10-13). Second-placed Marie-Laure de Lorenzi (Fra) and Tammie Green (USA) finished 3 shots Johnson (Eng). [Saint Germain GC, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, nr Paris].

1990
Awards
70.64
n/a
WPG Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Venue

Score

70.64

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

WPG Eurpn Tr

Johnson (Eng) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the Women Professional Golfers' European Tour.

1990
Awards
£83,043
see Score
Woolmark

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Venue

Score

£83,043

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Woolmark

Johnson (Eng) won the WPG European Tour 1990 Woolmark Order of Merit, with earnings of £83,043 on the Tour. Alison Nicholas (Eng) was second with £63,199; Helen Alfredsson (Swe) was third with £63,079.

1990
Europe
Fleming Park GC
249 (-15)
£9,765
Bloor Homes

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Venue

Fleming Park GC

Score

249 (-15)

Prize money

£9,765

Title sponsor

Bloor Homes

Played as the Bloor Homes Eastleigh Classic (July 12-15). Second-placed Corinne Dibnah (Aus) finished 5 shots behind Johnson (Eng). [Fleming Park GC, Eastleigh, Hants, England; course permanently closed in 2008].

1987
Awards
£35,718
see Score
WPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Venue

Score

£35,718

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

WPGA Tr

Johnson (Eng) won the Women's PGA Tour 1987 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. She finished fifth on the Tour's (money-based) Order of Merit, with earnings of £35,718.

1987
Europe
292 (-4)
£3,750
McEwans

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Venue

Caldy

Score

292 (-4)

Prize money

£3,750

Title sponsor

McEwans

Played as the McEwans Wirral Classic (June 3-6). Johnson (Eng) beat Karen Lunn (Aus) at the second playoff hole, to claim the win in only her fourth event since turning professional. [Caldy GC, Caldy, Wirral, England].

1987
Europe
Fleming Park GC
242 (-22)
£4,500
Bloor Homes

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Venue

Fleming Park GC

Score

242 (-22)

Prize money

£4,500

Title sponsor

Bloor Homes

Played as the Bloor Homes Eastleigh Classic (July 22-25). Second-placed Corinne Dibnah (Aus) finished 11 shots behind Johnson (Eng), who recorded rounds of 65-60-60-58 on the par-66 municipal course. [Fleming Park GC, Eastleigh, Hants, England; course permanently closed in 2008].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Johnson, Trish

Score

Prize money

£6,000

Title sponsor

Woolmark

Played as the British Ladies Match Play Championship. Tour rookie Johnson (Eng) beat Marie-Laure Taya (Fra; née M-L de Lorenzi) in the final. [Combination of High & West courses, Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].

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