|— Golfer —|
Victory at the 2009 Women's British Open
|Full name||Catriona Isobel Matthew|
25 August 1969 |
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Residence||North Berwick, Scotland|
|Children||Katie (b. 2007)
Sophie (b. 2009)
|College||University of Stirling|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour (joined 1995)
LET (joined 1995)
|Number of wins by tour|
|Ladies European Tour||6|
|Best results in LPGA Major Championships
|Kraft Nabisco C'ship||T2: 2007|
|LPGA Championship||2nd: 2013|
|U.S. Women's Open||T4: 2001|
|du Maurier Classic||5th: 1999|
|Women's British Open||Won: 2009|
|The Evian Championship||T64: 2013|
|Achievements and awards|
|Ladies European Tour
Player of the Year
|Heather Farr Player Award||2009|
- 1 Amateur career
- 2 Professional career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Professional wins (11)
- 5 Major championships
- 6 LPGA Tour career summary
- 7 World ranking
- 8 Team appearances
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Catriona Lambert was born in Edinburgh, and grew up in North Berwick. She learned to play golf on the Children's Course and North Berwick West Links in the town. She had a successful junior and amateur career, becoming Scottish Girls champion in 1986 and Scottish Under-21 Stroke Play champion in 1988 and 1989. She captured the Scottish Amateur title in 1991, 1993 and 1994, and the British Amateur title in 1993. She is also a two time winner of the St Rule Trophy played at St. Andrews. She was a member of the 1990, 1992 and 1994 Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup teams. She graduated from the University of Stirling in 1992 having studied accountancy, this being one of a few British universities offering golf scholarships.
Matthew qualified for the LPGA Tour by tying for fifth at the 1994 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 1995 season. She soon established herself on the Tour, and her best seasons were 2001 and 2005, when she finished tenth on the money list.
Matthew also qualified for the Ladies European Tour in 1995 and plays several events on that tour each season. She won her maiden professional tournament at the Holden Women's Australian Open in 1996. She won the 1998 McDonald's WPGA Championship on the Ladies European Tour. She was a member of the 1998 Solheim Cup Team and first reserve for the 2000 matches held in her native Scotland. When Helen Alfredsson hurt her wrist she was called into the team but Alfredsson recovered and Matthew did not play. She was somewhat controversially left out of the 2002 Solheim Cup team but was a captain's pick for the 2003 team, gaining the Cup winning point. She was a captain's pick for the 2005 team as well. She qualified outright for the 2007, 2009 and 2011 Solheim Cup teams.
She teamed with Janice Moodie to represent Scotland at the 2005 and 2006 Women’s World Cup of Golf. and was a member of the victorious International team captained by Annika Sörenstam in the inaugural Lexus Cup.
In January 2009, she won the inaugural HSBC LPGA Brasil Cup 2009, an unofficial LPGA event with a field of 14 LPGA players and a Brazilian national amateur. Matthew was five months pregnant with her second child at the time of the victory.
On 2 August 2009 at Royal Lytham & St Annes, Matthew won the Ricoh Women's British Open with a final score of 3-under-par over second place finisher Karrie Webb. It was her first win in a major tournament. The victory came 11 weeks after she gave birth to her second daughter, Sophie. She was the first player from Scotland to win a women's major golf tournament.
At the 2013 LPGA Championship, Matthew finished runner-up after losing a sudden-death playoff against the world number one Inbee Park. Matthew and Park finished the tournament tied together at five-under-par, with Matthew coming from seven strokes behind Park at the start of the final round. In the playoff, they both parred the first two extra holes, but Matthew lost out on the third extra hole when Park made birdie.
Matthew's husband Graeme is her caddy and in January 2007 they had their first child, a daughter, Katie. Matthew gave birth to a second daughter named Sophie on 16 May 2009.
In July 2009, Matthew and her husband escaped a fire at the hotel they were staying in while she played in the Evian Masters. Graeme suffered burns to his feet and was unable to caddy for two rounds.
Professional wins (11)
LPGA Tour wins (4)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin
|1||17 Feb 2001||Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open||67-71-72=210||–6||3 strokes||Annika Sörenstam||112,500|
|2||22 Aug 2004||Wendy's Championship for Children||72-67-71-68=278||–10||Playoff||Hee-Won Han||165,000|
|3||2 Aug 2009||Ricoh Women's British Open1||74-67-71-73=285||–3||3 strokes||Karrie Webb||335,000|
|4||13 Nov 2011||Lorena Ochoa Invitational||69-68-68-71=276||–12||4 strokes|| I.K. Kim
LPGA Tour playoff record (1–2)
|1||2004||Wendy's Championship for Children||Hee-Won Han||Won with par on first extra hole|
|2||2012||LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship||Suzann Pettersen||Lost to birdie on third extra hole|
|3||2013||LPGA Championship||Inbee Park||Lost to birdie on third extra hole|
Ladies European Tour wins (6)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin
|1||9 Aug 1998||McDonald's WPGA Championship||71-69-67-69=276||–12||5 strokes|| Helen Alfredsson
|2||12 Aug 2007||Scandinavian TPC hosted by Annika||71-74-66-68=279||–10||3 strokes|| Sophie Gustafson
|3||2 Aug 2009||Ricoh Women's British Open1||74-67-71-73=285||–3||3 strokes||Karrie Webb||235,036|
|4||20 Aug 2011||Aberdeen Ladies Scottish Open||70-65-76=201||–15||10 strokes||Hannah Jun||33,000|
|5||5 Aug 2012||Ladies Irish Open||67-71-71=209||–7||1 stroke||Suzann Pettersen||52,500|
|6||1 Sep 2013||Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open||71-67-70=208||–8||2 strokes||Hannah Burke||31,537|
Other wins (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin
|1||9 Nov 1996||Holden Women's Australian Open (ALPG Tour)||72-74-68-69=283||–12||3 strokes||Karrie Webb|
|2||25 Jan 2009||HSBC LPGA Brasil Cup (unofficial LPGA event)||69-69=138||–6||5 strokes||Kristy McPherson|
1 The Ricoh Women's British Open is co-sanctioned by the LPGA Tour and the Ladies European Tour.
Majors championships are shown in bold.
|2009||Ricoh Women's British Open||–3 (74-67-71-73=285)||3 strokes||Karrie Webb|
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||T13||T7||T27|
|U.S. Women's Open||DNP||T52||27||CUT||T8||T44|
|du Maurier Classic||CUT||T12||T41||T14||5||T46|
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||CUT||T51||5||5||44||CUT||T2||CUT||DNP|
|U.S. Women's Open||T4||T22||T22||19||T31||19||T16||T17||DNP|
|Women's British Open ^||T3||T35||CUT||T29||21||CUT||T7||T38||1|
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||T15||CUT||T15||T7|
|U.S. Women's Open||CUT||T21||CUT||T15|
|Women's British Open||CUT||T5||T10||T11|
|The Evian Championship ^^||T64|
^ The Women's British Open replaced the du Maurier Classic as an LPGA major in 2001.
^^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013
DNP = did not play.
CUT = missed the half-way cut.
"T" = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.
- Starts – 69
- Wins – 1
- 2nd place finishes – 2
- 3rd place finishes – 1
- Top 3 finishes – 4
- Top 5 finishes – 9
- Top 10 finishes – 16
- Top 25 finishes – 32
- Missed cuts – 16
- Most consecutive cuts made – 10
- Longest streak of top-10s – 3
LPGA Tour career summary
- official through 24 November 2013 
Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.
- Curtis Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1990, 1992 (winners), 1994 (tie, Cup retained)
- Solheim Cup (representing Europe): 1998, 2003 (winners), 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 (winners), 2013 (winners)
- Lexus Cup (representing International team): 2005 (winners), 2007
- World Cup (representing Scotland): 2005, 2006, 2008
Solheim Cup record
|1998||3||1–2–0||0–1–0 lost to S. Steinhauer 3&2||1–1–0 won w/ A. Sörenstam 3&2,
lost w/ A. Sörenstam 3&2
|2003||5||3–1–1||1–0–0 def. R. Jones 3&1||1–0–1 won w/ J. Moodie 5&3,
halved w/ J. Moodie
|1–1–0 lost w/ L. Davies 2&1,
won w/ J. Moodie 4&3
|2005||5||2–2–1||1–0–0 def. W. Ward 3&2||0–1–1 halved w/ C. Koch,
lost w/ A. Sörenstam 1 dn
|1–1–0 won w/ A. Sörenstam 2&1,
lost w/ C. Koch 1 dn
|2007||4||3–1–0||1–0–0 def. L. Diaz 3&2||1–1–0 lost w/ A. Sörenstam 4&2,
won w/ A. Sörenstam 1 up
|1–0–0 won w/ I. Tinning 4&2||3.0||75.0|
|2009||4||1–1–2||1–0–0 def. K. McPherson 3&2||0–1–0 lost w/ J. Moodie 2&1||0–0–2 halved w/ M. Hjorth,
halved w/ D. Luna
|2011||4||2–0–2||1–0–0 def. P. Creamer 6&5||1–0–1 won w/ A. Muñoz 3&2;
halved w/ A. Muñoz
|0–0–1 halved w/ S. Gal||3.0||75.0|
|2013||4||0–2–2||0–0–1 halved with G. Piller||0–1–1 lost w/ J. Ewart Shadoff 3&2;
halved w/ C. Hull
|0–1–0 lost w/ C. Masson 2&1||1.0||25.0|
- "Catriona Matthew Full Career Biography". LET. Retrieved 2007-03-31.
- "St Rule Trophy". St. Andrews Links. 2006-10-23. Retrieved 2007-03-07.
- "Previous Curtis Cup Matches 1932-2002". USGA. Retrieved 2007-03-23.
- "1992 Curtis Cup". USGA. Retrieved 2007-03-31.
- "1994 Curtis Cup". USGA. Retrieved 2007-03-31.
- "Scots staying home on range". Scotland on Sunday. 2007-03-11. Retrieved 2007-03-31.[dead link]
- "Catriona Matthew Player Profile". LPGA. Retrieved 2007-03-31.
- "Keeping the hardware". CNN. 1998-09-20. Retrieved 2007-03-31.
- "Tough play being the reserve". BBC. 2002-09-17. Retrieved 2007-03-31.
- "Reid chooses wild cards amid controversy". LET. 2002-08-25. Retrieved 2007-03-31.
- "Biting back". Scottish Golf. 2002-10-16. Retrieved 2007-03-24.
- "European Team announced". LET. 2003-08-25. Retrieved 2007-03-31.
- "Solheim Cup player profiles". LET. 2003-08-30. Retrieved 2007-03-31.
- "Five in-progress matches conceded". ESPN. 2003-09-14. Retrieved 2009-02-03.
- "The 2005 European Solheim Cup team announced". LET. 2005-08-28. Retrieved 2007-03-23.
- "Moodie and Matthew flying the flag at World Cup". LET. 2005-02-11. Retrieved 2007-03-31.
- "Stellar field for Women’s World Cup of Golf". LET. 2005-11-14. Retrieved 2007-03-31.
- "Internationals win The Lexus Cup". LET. 2005-12-12. Retrieved 2007-03-23.
- "Matthew wins Scandinavian TPC Hosted by Annika". Ladie European Tour. 2007-08-12. Retrieved 2008-01-30.
- "Matthew wins Brazil Cup tournament by 5 strokes". Golf.com. 2009-01-25. Retrieved 2009-01-26.
- "New Mother Matthew Wins Women's British Open". The New York Times. 2009-08-02. Retrieved 2009-08-04.[dead link]
- "Matthew loses playoff at 2013 LPGA Championship". LPGA. 2013-06-09. Retrieved 2013-06-11.
- "Fire starter". Golfweek.com. 2009-07-31. Retrieved 2009-07-31.[dead link]
- "Matthew forgets hotel blaze, shares Open lead". 2009-07-31. Retrieved 2009-07-31.
- The London Gazette: . 31 December 2009.
- "Catriona Matthew stats". LPGA. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
- Women's World Golf Rankings. Women's World Golf Rankings 26 December 2006
- Women's World Golf Rankings, Women's World Golf Rankings 25 December 2007
- Women's World Golf Rankings, Women's World Golf Rankings 30 December 2008
- Women's World Golf Rankings, Women's World Golf Rankings 29 December 2009
- Women's World Golf Rankings, Women's World Golf Rankings 28 December 2010
- Women's World Golf Rankings, Women's World Golf Rankings 27 December 2011
- Women's World Golf Rankings, Women's World Golf Rankings 31 December 2012
- Catriona Matthew at the LPGA Tour official site
- Catriona Matthew at the Ladies European Tour official site
- Catriona Matthew on Twitter