Who's who in golf - Catriona Matthew

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Name: - Catriona Isobel Matthew
Country: - Scotland
Born : - Catriona Isobel Matthew (née Lambert) born August 25th, 1969 in Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland.
Original Home/Club: - North Berwick GC
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1995

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): Women's British Open (2009). British Ladies Amateur Champion (1993). Solheim Cup player (1998, 2003, '05, '07, '09, '11, '13, '15, '17). Solheim Cup capt (2019). Multiple winner on the European, LPGA and Australian tours. Appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire, MBE (2010) and an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, OBE (2020).

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Matthew splits her time between the Ladies European Tour and US-based LPGA Tour. Husband Graeme is her caddy.

Top tournaments won by Catriona Matthew

2013Wmn EuropeLadies Scottish OpenArcherfield Links208 (-8)€31,536
Played as the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open presented by EventScotland (Aug 30-Sep 1). Second-placed Hannah Burke (Eng) finished 2 shots behind home-country winner Matthew (Scot). [Fidra course, Archerfield Links, East Lothian].
2012Wmn EuropeLadies Irish OpenKilleen Castle209 (-7)€52,500
Played as the Ladies Irish Open supported by Failte Ireland (Aug 3-5). Second-placed Suzann Pettersen (Nor) finished 1 shot behind Matthew (Scot). [Killeen Castle GC, Dunsany, Co. Meath].
2011Wmn EuropeLadies Scottish OpenArcherfield Links201 (-15)€33,000
Played as the Aberdeen Ladies Scottish Open presented by EventScotland (Aug 18-20). Second-placed Hannah Jun (USA) finished 10 shots behind home-country winner Matthew (Scot). [Fidra course, Archerfield Links, East Lothian].
2011Wmn AmericaLorena Ochoa Invtl.Guadalajara CC276 (-12)$200,000
Played as the Lorena Ochoa Invitational presented by Banamex & Jalisco (Nov 10-13). Second-placed Anna Nordqvist (Swe) and defending champion In-Kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor) finished 4 shots behind Matthew (Scot). [Guadalajara CC, Jalisco, Mexico].
2009Wmn MajorsBritish Women's OpenRoyal Lytham285 (-3)$335,000
The Ricoh Women's British Open (33rd) (Jul 30-Aug 2). Second-placed Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Matthew (Scot), who became the first Scot and only the fourth Briton to win a women's major championship. [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].
2009Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LET70.83n/a
Matthew (Scot) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the Ladies European Tour. Anna Nordqvist (Swe) was second with 70.87; Tania Elosegui (Esp) was third with 70.89.
2009Wmn AmericaLPGA Brasil CupItanhanga GC138 (-6)$100,000
Played as the inaugural HSBC LPGA Brasil Cup (Jan 24/25; 36-hole, 15-player LPGA unofficial money list event). Second-placed Kristy McPherson (USA) finished 5 shots behind Matthew (Scot). [Itanhanga GC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil].
2009Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LETxn/a
Matthew (Scot) won the LET Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.
2007Wmn EuropeScandinavian TPCBarseback G&CC279 (-9)€78,750
Played as the Scandinavian TPC hosted by Annika (Aug 9-12). Second-placed Sophie Gustafson (Swe) and Laura Diaz (USA) finished 3 shots behind Matthew (Scot). [Barsebäck G&CC, nr Malmö, Sweden].
2004Wmn AmericaWendy's ChampionshipTartan Fields GC278 (-10)$165,000
Played as Wendy's Championship for Children (Aug 19-22). Matthew (Scot) beat Hee-Won Han (S Kor) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Tartan Fields GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, Ohio].
2001Wmn AmericaHawaiian Ladies OpenKapolei GC210 (-6)$112,500
Played as the Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open (Feb 15-17). Second-placed Annika Sörenstam (Swe) finished 3 shots behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Matthew (Scot). [Kapolei GC, Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii].
2001Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LET70.08n/a
Matthew (Scot) won the Vivien Saunders Trophy, recording the season's lowest stroke average on the Ladies European Tour.
1998Wmn EuropeLadies Ch'ship of EuropeGleneagles276 (-12)£45,000
Played as the McDonald's WPGA Championship of Europe (Aug 6-9). Second-placed Laura Davies (Eng) and defending champion Helen Alfredsson (Swe) finished 5 shots behind Matthew (Scot), who recorded her first European Ladies' PGA Tour win. [King's course, Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire].
1996Wmn Aus/NZAustralian Women's OpenYarra Yarra283 (-9)A$45,000
Played as the Holden Women's Australian Open (Nov 7-10; ALPG Tr event). Second-placed Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Matthew (Scot), who recorded her first win as a professional. [Yarra Yarra GC, Bentleigh East, nr Melbourne, Aus].
1993Wmn AmateurBritish Amateur (Ladies)Royal Lytham3 & 2n/a
The Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship (90th). Catriona Matthew (Scot, nee Lambert) beat Kirsty Speak (Eng) 3 and 2 in the final. [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].


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