|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Jane Geddes|
February 5, 1960 |
Huntington, New York
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|College||Florida State University|
|Former tour(s)||LPGA Tour (1983-2003)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Ladies European Tour||1|
|LPGA of Japan Tour||1|
|Best results in LPGA Major Championships
|Kraft Nabisco C'ship||T5: 1986|
|LPGA Championship||Won: 1987|
|U.S. Women's Open||Won: 1986|
|du Maurier Classic||2nd: 1985|
|Women's British Open||T18: 2002|
Jane Geddes (born February 5, 1960) is a retired American professional golfer. She became a member of the LPGA Tour in 1983 and won two major championships and 11 LPGA Tour events overall. Geddes is the Vice President of Talent Relations of the WWE.
Geddes was born in Huntington, New York. She played college golf at Florida State University and was a member of the school's national championship team in 1981. She joined the LPGA Tour in 1983, posting runner-up finishes three times from 1984 to 1985.
Geddes broke through for her first professional victory when she won the 1986 U.S. Women's Open by defeating Sally Little in an 18-hole playoff. Then she won again the very next week. The year 1987 was her best, as she posted five victories, including the Mazda LPGA Championship, and four second-place finishes, finishing third on the money list. In all, seven of Geddes' 11 career wins came from 1986 to 1987.
Geddes won twice in 1991 and her last win was at the 1994 Chicago Challenge. Geddes finished in the Top 20 on the money list nine times, and posted 14 Top 10 finishes in majors in addition to her two major championship wins. In 2000, she was recognized during the LPGA's 50th Anniversary in 2000 as one of the LPGA's top-50 players and teachers. She retired from the LPGA Tour following the 2003 season.
Geddes co-founded an Internet e-commerce company named Planesia, which she sold in 2001. She received a degree in criminology from the University of South Florida in 2003, and later received a law degree from Stetson University College of Law in Florida. She also served as assistant captain of the U.S. Solheim Cup team in 2002 and 2003. In January 2007, she joined the LPGA Tour as Senior Director of Tournament Business Affairs. She was later promoted to Vice-President of Competition. In 2009, she was promoted again to Senior Vice President of Tournament Operations and Players Services.
Professional wins (15)
LPGA Tour (11)
|LPGA Tour major championships (2)|
|Other LPGA Tour (9)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Jul 14, 1986||U.S. Women's Open||−1 (74-74-70-69=287)||Playoff||Sally Little|
|2||Jul 20, 1986||Boston Five Classic||−7 (71-70-72-68=281)||1 stroke||Deb Richard|
|3||Mar 1, 1987||Women's Kemper Open||−12 (67-70-69-70=276)||Playoff||Cathy Gerring|
|4||Mar 8, 1987||GNA/Glendale Federal Classic||−2 (74-74-71-67=286)||Playoff||Robin Walton|
|5||May 24, 1987||Mazda LPGA Championship||−13 (72-68-68-67=275)||1 stroke||Betsy King|
|6||Jul 5, 1987||Jamie Farr Toledo Classic||−8 (71-73-69-67=280)||2 strokes||Jill Briles-Hinton, Nancy Taylor|
|7||Jul 19, 1987||Boston Five Classic||−11 (73-70-67-67=277)||1 stroke||Jody Rosenthal, Donna White|
|8||Jan 20, 1991||The Jamaica Classic||−6 (71-72-64=207)||3 strokes||Patty Sheehan|
|9||Jun 9, 1991||Atlantic City Classic||−8 (71-68-69=208)||1 stroke||Amy Alcott, Cindy Schreyer|
|10||Jun 6, 1993||Oldsmobile Classic||−11 (72-68-68-69=277)||1 stroke|| Tammie Green, Trish Johnson,
|11||Aug 21, 1994||Chicago Challenge||−16 (68-69-68-67=272)||3 strokes||Dale Eggeling, Robin Walton|
LPGA Tour playoff record (3–2)
|1||1986||U.S. Women's Open||Sally Little||Won 18-hole playoff (Geddes:71, Little:73)|
|2||1987||Women's Kemper Open||Cathy Gerring||Won with bogey on first extra hole|
|3||1987||GNA/Glendale Federal Classic||Robin Walton||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|4||1991||The Phar-Mor in Youngstown||Deb Richard||Lost to birdie on first extra hole|
|5||1996||HealthSouth Inaugural||Martha Nause, Karrie Webb||Webb won with par on fourth extra hole
Nause eliminated with par on first hole
Ladies European Tour (1)
- 1989 Women's British Open
LPGA of Japan Tour (1)
- 1987 Takara Invitational
ALPG Tour (2)
|1986||U.S. Women's Open||−1 (74-74-70-69=287)||Playoff 1||Sally Little|
|1987||Mazda LPGA Championship||−13 (72-68-68-67=275)||1 stroke||Betsy King|
1 In an 18-hole playoff, Geddes 71, Little 73.
- Solheim Cup (representing the United States): 1996 (winners)
- Handa Cup (representing the United States): 2006 (winners)
- Wertheim, L. Jon (July 8, 2013). "Jane Geddes". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved October 3, 2013.
- Manahan, Theresa (September 28, 2011). "LPGA's Jane Geddes Leaving The Tour For Role With WWE". Sports Business Journal. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
- Crouse, Karen (August 29, 2010). "A Dream Deferred, Almost Too Long". The New York Times. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
- Best, Best (March 24, 2013). "Ex-LPGA golfer Jane Geddes now working for WWE". Newsday. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
- Jane Geddes at the LPGA Tour official site
- Jane Geddes at the Legends Tour official site
- Jane Geddes bio at about.com