Kristy McPherson

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Kristy McPherson
— Golfer —
2009 LPGA Championship - Kristy McPherson (1).jpg
McPherson at the 2009 LPGA Championship
Personal information
Born (1981-05-28) May 28, 1981 (age 33)
Conway, South Carolina, U.S.
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Nationality  United States
Residence Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Career
College Univ. of South Carolina
Turned professional 2003
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (joined 2007)
Former tour(s) Futures Tour (joined 2003)
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
Symetra Tour 2
Best results in LPGA Major Championships
Kraft Nabisco C'ship T2: 2009
LPGA Championship T5: 2009
U.S. Women's Open T19: 2010
Women's British Open 7th: 2009
The Evian Championship CUT: 2013

Kristy McPherson (born May 28, 1981) is an American professional golfer, currently playing on the LPGA Tour.

Early life and amateur career[edit]

A native of South Carolina, McPherson was diagnosed with Still's disease at age 11, which is a form of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Confined mostly to bed and unable to walk for a year, she was told she would no longer be able to compete in any sport that required jumping or running.[1] As a result, she took up golf and played on the boy's golf team at her high school. She earned a golf scholarship to the University of South Carolina, and recorded seven victories in her four-year collegiate career. McPherson graduated in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in Sports and Entertainment Management.

Professional career[edit]

After graduating from college, McPherson turned professional and competed on the Futures Tour for four years. From 2003 to 2006 she competed in 60 events, never missed a cut, and won twice. Her fourth place finish on the Futures Tour money list in 2006 earned her an LPGA Tour card for the 2007 season.

Her first season on the LPGA brought limited success, with a best finish a tie for 18th; she finished the season 97th on the money list. In 2008, her second year, she recorded six top-10 finishes, and finished 47th on the official money list. In 2009, McPherson recorded a T-2 in a LPGA major, the Kraft Nabisco Championship, followed by a T-5 three months later at the next major, the LPGA Championship.

The Big Break[edit]

While on the Futures Tour, McPherson appeared on the Golf Channel reality show The Big Break VI, which was filmed during a two-week period in late June and early July 2006. McPherson was the fifth player eliminated from the show.

Professional wins (2)[edit]

Futures Tour (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning
score
To par Margin
of victory
Winner's
share ($)
1 Apr 30, 2006 Jalapeno FUTURES Golf Classic 72-68-65=205 –11 1 stroke 9,800 
2 Aug 13, 2006 Betty Puskar FUTURES Golf Classic 68-72-67=207 –9 1 stroke 10,500 

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2014.

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP T2 T34 T41 CUT DNP DNP
U.S. Women's Open CUT DNP DNP DNP T34 T19 CUT T60 T36 CUT
Women's British Open DNP DNP DNP T21 7 CUT T43 CUT CUT
LPGA Championship DNP DNP CUT T25 T5 CUT T50 CUT T15
The Evian Championship ^ CUT

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
T = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Kraft Nabisco Championship 0 1 0 0 1 1 4 3
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 4
Women's British Open 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 3
LPGA Championship 0 0 0 1 1 3 7 4
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 0 1 0 1 3 7 25 14
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 7 (2008 LPGA – 2010 Kraft Nabisco)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (2009 Kraft Nabisco - 2009 LPGA)

LPGA Tour career summary[edit]

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made
Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10s Best
finish
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2005 1 0 0 0 0 0 MC 0 n/a 77.00 n/a
2007 18 11 0 0 0 0 T18 79,724 97 73.73 T99
2008 26 19 0 0 0 6 T4 407,237 47 71.86 34
2009 24 21 0 2 1 6 T2 816,182 16 71.25 17
2010 22 17 0 1 0 4 T2 418,217 27 72.26 40
2011 21 17 0 0 0 0 T18 157,025 56 72.65 50
2012 23 11 0 0 0 0 T24 88,674 82 73.55 94
2013 19 11 0 0 0 0 T15 108,615 83 72.76 81
  • official through the 2013 season[2]

Futures Tour summary[edit]

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made
Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10s Best
finish
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2003 9 9 0 0 1 2 T3 12,636 11 71.50 4
2004 18 18 0 0 0 1 T4 14,857 27 72.67 20
2005 16 16 0 1 5 T2 17,874 14 72.38 14
2006 17 17 2 0 0 6 1 40,558 4 71.67 5

Team appearances[edit]

Professional

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mell, Randall (April 4, 2009). "McPherson Tough Enough". The Golf Channel. Retrieved April 24, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Kristy McPherson results". LPGA. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 

External links[edit]