Name:Patricia Mary "Trish" Johnson
Born:Jan 17, 1966 in Bristol, England.
Original/Home Club:Royal North Devon GC
Senior MAJORS (3): Senior LPGA Championship (2017, 2021: the first senior major championship for women); US Senior Women's Open (2023). 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).
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, and then the US Senior Women's Open in 2023.
Played as the U.S. Senior Women's Open (5th) (Aug 24-27; for women seniors aged 50 and above). Second-placed Leta Lindley (USA) finished 1 shot behind Trish Johnson (Eng), who recorded her third senior major championship title. [Waverley CC, Portland, Oregon].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
Played as the Atlanta Women's Championship. Sherri Steinhauer (USA) finished 2 shots behind Johnson (Eng). [Eagle's Landing CC, Stockbridge, nr Atlanta, GA].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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Johnson (Eng) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the Women Professional Golfers' European Tour.
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.
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].
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.
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].
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].
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].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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