With the LPGA taking a one week break before resuming its schedule in the state of Texas, I want to take this opportunity to do my fifth player profile.
The player I have chosen this time around, may very well be in the twilight of her career, but has been a crowd favorite for many years. I have chosen:
|Natalie kisses trophy after winning the 2007 Evian Masters|
Born: 1/7/83 (34 years old)
Hometown: Sacramento Calif.
Resides: Lake, Las Vegas, Nev.
Rookie Year: 2002
|Natalie (back row 2nd from left) celebrates USA's 2009 Solheim Cup win.|
Natalie has won once on the LPGA tour:
- 2007 Evian Masters
|Natalie (wearing body paint) poses for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue|
Natalie has had many of her best finishes in Major Championships!
Best Finishes in Major Championships:
- ANA Inspiration - Finished 3rd in 2006
- KPMG Women's PGA Championship - Finished 5th in 2005
- U.S. Women's Open - Finished 4th in 2005
- Ricoh British Open - Finished 9th in 2013
- The Evian Championship - Finished 52nd in 2013 (It was not a Major Championship when she won this event).
|Natalie and Yours Truly|
- 318 career starts
- 237 cuts made (74.5%)
- 37 top tens (11.6%)
- Has $4,892,233 in career earnings through the 2016 season (57th on the all time LPGA career money list).
Other Career Highlights:
- A three time U.S. Solheim Cup Team member (2005, 2007, 2009) with a 5-4-1 overall record.
- Carded a career low 63 in the third round of the 2003 Welch's/Fry Championship.
- Won four collegiate tournaments while at the University of Arizona and was named a first team All-American in 2001.
- Won the California Women's Amateur Championship at the age of 14.
This week's Trivia Question: (For those who missed it earlier this week).
What three active LPGA players have won 7 major championships each?
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