Who's who in golf - Rosie Jones

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Name: - Rosie Jones
Country: - USA
Born : - Nov 13, 1959 in Santa Ana, California.
Original Home/Club: - Santa Ana, CA
Occupation: - Professional golfer; TV commentator & analyst.
Turned Pro: - 1982

Roll of Honour

Solheim Cup player (1990, '96, '98, 2000, '02, '03, '05). Solheim Cup captain (2011). Total professional wins (20), of which US LPGA Tour (13).

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Jones attended Ohio State University where in 1981 she was an AIAW All-American. She turned professional in 1982, gaining qualification to play on the LPGA Tour in the same year. Her 13 LPGA Tour wins, spanning from 1987 to 2003, were accompanied by four second-place finishes in LPGA major championships. Jones retired from the main tour in 2006, which was marked by leaving her golf shoes, visor and glove alongside the 18th green at the conclusion of the U.S. Women's Open.

Top tournaments won by Rosie Jones

2003Wmn AmericaAsahi Ryokuken Intl.Mount Vintage GC273 (-15)$195,000
Played as the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship (May 8-11). Wendy Ward (USA) finished 3 shots behind Jones (USA), who recorded the last of her 13 LPGA Tour wins. [Mount Vintage GC, North Augusta, South Carolina].
2001Wmn AmericaPhilips InvitationalOnion Creek268 (-12)$135,000
Played as the Kathy Ireland Championship honoring Harvey Penick (April 26-29). Jones (USA) beat Mi Hyun Kim (S Kor) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Onion Creek Club, Austin, Texas].
2001Wmn AmericaSybase ClassicWykagyl CC272 (-12)$142,500
Played as the Sybase Big Apple Classic presented by Golf Magazine (July 19-22). Second-placed Laura Diaz (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jones (USA). [Wykagyl CC, New Rochelle, New York].
1999Wmn AmericaStar Bank LPGA ClassicCC of the North207 (-9)$97,500
Played as the Firstar LPGA Classic in conjunction with The Children's Medical Centre (Aug 20-22). Jones (USA) beat Becky Iverson (USA) with a par at the fourth playoff hole, to claim her tenth LPGA Tour title. Jan Stephenson (Aus) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [CC of the North, Beavercreek, Dayton, Ohio].
1998Wmn AmericaWegmans LPGALocust Hill CC279 (-9)$105,000
Played as Wegmans Rochester International (May 28-31). Second-placed Juli Inkster (USA) finished 2 shots behind Jones (USA). [Locust Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].
1997Wmn AmericaLPGA Corning ClassicCorning CC277 (-11)$97,500
Played as the LPGA Corning Classic (May 22-25). Defending champion Jones (USA) beat Tammie Green (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Corning CC, Corning, nr Elmira, New York].
1996Wmn AmericaLPGA Corning ClassicCorning CC276 (-12)$90,000
Played as the LPGA Corning Classic (May 23-26). Second-placed Val Skinner (USA) finished 2 shots behind Jones (USA). [Corning CC, Corning, nr Elmira, New York].
1995Wmn AmericaPinewild Women's Ch'shipPinewild CC211 (-5)$97,500
Played as the inaugural (and only) Pinewild Women's Championship (April 14-16). Jones (USA) beat Dottie Mochrie (USA, née Pepper) with a birdie at the fifth playoff hole. [Magnolia course, Pinewild CC, Pinehurst, NC].
1991Wmn AmericaWegmans LPGALocust Hill CC276 (-12)$60,000
Played as the Rochester International. Second-placed Brandie Burton (USA) and Danielle Ammaccapane (USA) finished 2 shots behind Jones (USA). [Locust Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].
1988Wmn AmericaSamsung World Ch'shipPineIsle Resort279 (-9)$81,500
Played as the Nestle World Championship. Second-placed Liselotte Neumann (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Jones (USA). [PineIsle Resort, Lake Lanier, Georgia; now called Legacy Course on Lake Lanier].
1988Wmn AmericaSanta Barbara OpenSandpiper GC212 (-4)$45,000
Played as the Santa Barbara Open. Second-placed Missie McGeorge (USA) finished 3 shots behind Jones (USA). [Sandpiper GC, Goleta, nr Santa Barbara, California].
1988Wmn AmericaSt Petersburg Open (LPGA)Pasadena GC275 (-13)$33,750
Played as the USX Golf Classic. Jones (USA) beat Kathy Postlewait (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record her second LPGA Tour win. [Pasadena GC, Gulfport, Florida; now called Pasadena Yatch & CC].
1987Wmn AmericaState Farm ClassicRail GC208 (-8)$30,000
Played as the Rail Charity Golf Classic. Second-placed Nancy Lopez (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Jones (USA). [Rail GC, Springfield, Illinois].
1982Wmn EuropeLadies Spanish OpenValderrama224
Played as the inaugural Spanish Ladies Open (WPGA Tr event). Won by Jones (USA). [Valderrama GC, San Roque, Spain; at the time known as Las Aves GC].
1982Wmn EuropeUnited Friendly (Worthing)Hill Barn GC
Played as the United Friendly Worthing Open (May 12-14). Won by Jones (USA). [Hill Barn GC, Worthing, West Sussex, England].


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