Who's who in golf - Trish Johnson


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Name: - Patricia Mary "Trish" Johnson
Country: - England
Born : - January 17th, 1966 in the City and County of Bristol, England.
Original Home/Club: - Bristol, England / Royal North Devon GC
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1987

Roll of Honour

SENIOR MAJORS (1): Senior LPGA Championship (2017, 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 Tr and US LPGA Tr. Ladies European Tr 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.


Top tournaments won by Trish Johnson

2017Snr WomenSenior LPGA Ch'shipFrench Lick212 (-4)$90,000
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].
2016Snr WomenLegends ChampionshipFrench Lick139 (-5)$37,700
Played as the Legends Championship presented by Old National Bank (Aug 19-21; Legends Tr event; replaced in 2017 by the Senior LPGA Championship). Johnson (Eng) beat defending champion Juli Inkster (USA) with a par at the sixth playoff hole. [Pete Dye course, French Lick Resort, Indiana].
2014Wmn EuropeLadies Scottish OpenArcherfield Links209 (-7)€38,654
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].
2010Wmn EuropeLadies French OpenParis Intl274 (-14)€37,500
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].
2010Wmn EuropeTenerife Ladies OpenBuenavista Golf274 (-14)€41,250
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].
2008Wmn EuropeEuropean Nations CupLa Sella267 (-21)€35,000
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].
2007Wmn EuropeLadies Italian OpenParco de Medici273 (-15)€60,000
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].
2004Wmn EuropeLadies Ch'ship of EuropeRoyal Porthcawl277 (-15)€75,206
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].
2000Wmn EuropeBritish Masters (Ladies)Mottram Hall207 (-9)€24,203
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].
1999Wmn EuropeLadies French OpenParis Intl282 (-6)£15,000
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].
1999Wmn EuropeMarrakech Palmeraie OpenPalmeraie Golf204 (-12)£15,000
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].
1996Wmn AmericaFieldcrest Cannon ClassicPeninsula Club270 (-18)$75,000
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].
1996Wmn EuropeLadies French OpenArras Golf200 (-19)£9,000
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].
1996Wmn EuropeM&S European OpenHanbury Manor274 (-14)£15,000
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].
1993Wmn AmericaChick-fil-A Ch'shipEagle's Landing CC282 (-6)$90,000
Played as the Atlanta Women's Championship. Sherri Steinhauer (USA) finished 2 shots behind Johnson (Eng). [Eagle's Landing CC, Stockbridge, nr Atlanta, GA].
1993Wmn AmericaLas Vegas LPGACanyon Gate CC209 (-7)$67,500
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].
1992Wmn EuropeLa Manga ClassicLa Manga274 (-10)£9,000
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].
1990Wmn EuropeEastleigh ClassicFleming Park GC249 (-15)£9,765
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].
1990Wmn EuropeHennessy Ladies CupSaint Germain285 (-3)£13,500
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].
1990Wmn EuropeLadies Eurpn OpenKingswood GC276 (-12)£11,250
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].
1990Wmn EuropeLongines ClassicEsterel286 (-2)£15,000
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].
1990Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LET70.64n/a
Johnson (Eng) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the Women Professional Golfers' European Tour.
1990Wmn AwardsOrder of Merit - LET£83,043see Score
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.
1987Wmn EuropeBritish Women's Match PlayMoor Park£6,000
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].
1987Wmn EuropeEastleigh ClassicFleming Park GC242 (-22)£4,500
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].
1987Wmn AwardsRookie of Yr - LET£35,718see Score
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.
1987Wmn EuropeWirral ClassicCaldy GC292 (-4)£3,750
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].

 

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