Liselotte Neumann

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Liselotte Neumann
— Golfer —
2008 LPGA Championship - Liselotte Neumann.jpg
Personal information
Full name Liselotte Maria Neumann
Nickname Lotta
Born (1966-05-20) 20 May 1966 (age 48)
Finspång, Sweden
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality  Sweden
Residence Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.
Career
Turned professional 1985
Former tour(s) LPGA Tour (1988–2010)
Ladies European Tour (Lifetime Member)
Professional wins 30
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 13
Ladies European Tour 11
LPGA of Japan Tour 2
ALPG Tour 1
Other 3
Best results in LPGA major championships
(Wins: 1)
Kraft Nabisco C'ship 2nd: 2002
LPGA Championship 2nd/T2: 1992, 1999
U.S. Women's Open Won: 1988
du Maurier Classic 2nd: 1995, 1997
Women's British Open T5: 2005
Achievements and awards
LPGA Tour
Rookie of the Year
1988
Ladies European Tour
Order of Merit
1994

Liselotte Maria "Lotta" Neumann (born 20 May 1966) is a Swedish professional golfer.

Amateur career[edit]

Neumann was born in Finspång, Sweden, and had a successful amateur career. She was Swedish Amateur champion in 1982-83 and Swedish Match Play champion in 1983. She played for Sweden in the European Team Championship in 1984 and the Espirito Santo Trophy in 1982 and 1984. She turned professional at the start of 1985.

Professional career[edit]

Neumann became a member of the LPGA Tour in 1988 after she qualified by tying for fourth at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament. She won that year's U.S. Women's Open and was declared Rookie of the Year. In total she has won thirteen times on the LPGA Tour. The 1988 U.S. Women's Open remains her only LPGA major, but she won the Women's British Open in 1994, when it was recognised as a major championship by the Ladies European Tour, but not by the LPGA Tour. Her best finish on the LPGA Tour money list is third in 1994, and she also came in the top ten in the money list in 1996, 1997 and 1998. Throughout her career she has played on the Ladies European Tour each season, as well as in Asia. In 1994 she topped the European Order of Merit, was voted Golf World’s Most Improved Golfer and Swedish Golfer of the Year.

Neumann played for Europe in the Solheim Cup in 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2000. In 2013 she captained the European team to victory in the Solheim Cup, the first time Europe had won the cup on foreign soil. In 2006 she won the Women's World Cup of Golf for Sweden in partnership with Annika Sörenstam. She also earned Life Membership of the LET, a feat achieved by six other golfers.

Professional wins (30)[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (13)[edit]

Legend
LPGA Tour major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (12)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 7 Sep 1988 U.S. Women's Open −7 (67-72-69-69=277) 3 strokes United States Patty Sheehan
2 10 Nov 1991 Mazda Japan Classic −5 (70-72-69=211) 2 strokes United States Caroline Keggi,
United States Dottie Pepper
3 12 Jun 1994 Minnesota LPGA Classic −11 (68-71-66=205) 2 strokes Japan Hiromi Kobayashi
4 12 Aug 1994 Weetabix Women's British Open −14 (71-67-70-72=280) 3 strokes United States Dottie Pepper,
Sweden Annika Sörenstam
5 2 Oct 1994 GHP Heartland Classic −10 (70-71-67-70=278) 3 strokes United States Elaine Crosby,
United States Pearl Sinn
6 14 Jan 1996 Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions −13 (67-66-72-70=275) 11 strokes United States Karrie Webb
7 17 Mar 1996 PING/Welch's Championship (Tucson) −12 (68-71-69-68=276) 1 stroke United States Cathy Johnston-Forbes
8 6 Jun 1996 Edina Realty LPGA Classic −9 (67-73-67=207) Playoff United States Brandie Burton,
Sweden Carin Koch,
England Suzanne Strudwick
9 21 Sep 1997 Welch's Championship −12 (67-70-69-70=276) 3 strokes Canada Nancy Harvey
10 9 Nov 1997 Toray Japan Queens Cup −11 (68-70-67=205) 1 sttroke Canada Lorie Kane
11 22 Mar 1998 Standard Register PING −13 (69-67-69-74=279) Playoff United States Rosie Jones
12 26 Apr 1998 Chick-fil-A Charity Championship −14 (67-65-70=202) 2 strokes Canada Lori Kane,
United States Dottie Pepper
13 10 Oct 2004 Asahi Ryokuken International Championship −15 (68-68-69-68=273) 3 strokes South Korea Grace Park

LPGA Tour playoff record (2–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1988 Mazda Japan Classic United States Patty Sheehan Lost to birdie on third extra hole
2 1996 Oldsmobile Classic United States Michelle McGann Lost to birdie on third extra hole
3 1996 Edina Realty LPGA Classic United States Brandie Burton, Sweden Carin Koch, England Suzanne Strudwick Won with birdie on third extra hole
4 1998 Standard Register PING United States Rosie Jones Won with birdie on third extra hole

LPGA major is shown in bold.

Ladies European Tour wins (11)[edit]

LPGA of Japan Tour wins (2)[edit]

ALPG Tour wins (1)[edit]

Other wins (3)[edit]

Legends Tour wins[edit]

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
1988 U.S. Women's Open −7 (67-72-69-69=277) 3 strokes United States Patty Sheehan

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 1987 1988 1989
Kraft Nabisco Championship CUT DNP T28
LPGA Championship DNP DNP T10
U.S. Women's Open CUT 1 T20
du Maurier Classic DNP CUT CUT
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Kraft Nabisco Championship CUT T30 T26 T40 T11 T32 T10 T16 T5 T58 72
LPGA Championship T27 T11 T2 T25 T3 T38 T41 CUT T37 2 CUT
U.S. Women's Open T54 T15 15 62 3 T21 T8 T14 3 T17 CUT
du Maurier Classic 4 T19 T20 CUT 3 2 T6 2 T48 T34 CUT
Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Kraft Nabisco Championship T18 2 T42 DNP T55 T45 T61 T15 CUT DNP
LPGA Championship T12 T52 T67 CUT T31 T29 68 T29 CUT WD
U.S. Women's Open T39 T37 CUT T20 T19 CUT CUT CUT DNP DNP
Women's British Open ^ 55 T35 CUT CUT T5 T31 CUT DNP DNP DNP

^ The Women's British Open replaced the du Maurier Classic as an LPGA major in 2001.
DNP = did not play.
CUT = missed the half-way cut.
"T" tied.
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

  • Starts – 85
  • Wins – 1
  • 2nd place finishes – 5
  • 3rd place finishes – 4
  • Top 3 finishes – 10
  • Top 5 finishes – 13
  • Top 10 finishes – 17
  • Top 25 finishes – 32
  • Missed cuts – 20
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 14
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 3

LPGA Tour career summary[edit]

Year Wins (Majors) Earnings ($) Money list rank Average
1988 1 (1) 188,729 12 72.44
1989 0 119,915 30 72.66
1990 0 82,323 51 73.74
1991 1 151,367 27 72.91
1992 0 225,667 21 72.00
1993 0 90,776 57 72.54
1994 3 505,701 3 71.46
1995 0 305,157 16 71.79
1996 3 625,633 4 70.94
1997 2 497,841 7 71.28
1998 2 665,069 5 71.15
1999 0 405,142 20 71.70
2000 0 185,309 48 72.96
2001 0 159,719 61 72.40
2002 0 295,225 32 72.37
2003 0 108,379 71 72.39
2004 1 275,352 43 72.13
2005 0 607,474 22 71.47
2006 0 197,785 64 72.44
2007 0 103,486 84 73.55
2008 0 53,285 134 74.58
2009 0 0 76.24
2010 0 0 78.27

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

Solheim Cup record[edit]

Year Total
matches
Total
W–L–H
Singles
W–L–H
Foursomes
W–L–H
Fourballs
W–L–H
Points
won
Points
%
Career 21 6–10–5 2–2–2 1–6–1 3–2–2 8.5 40.5%
1990 3 1–2–0 0–1–0 lost to B. Daniel 7&6 0–1–0 lost w/P. Wright 6&5 1–0–0 won w/P. Wright 4&2 1 33.3%
1992 3 2–0–1 1–0–0 def B. King 2&1 1–0–0 won w/H. Alfredsson 2&1 0–0–1 halved H. Alfredsson 2.5 83.3%
1994 3 1–2–0 0–1–0 lost to D. Andrews 3&2 0–1–0 lost w/H. Alfredsson 3&2 1–0–0 won w/H. Alfredsson 1up 1 33.3%
1996 5 1–2–2 0–0–1 halved w/B. Daniel 0–1–1 lost w/H. Alfredsson 2&1, halved w/K. Marshall 1–1–0 lost w/C. Nilsmark 1dn, won w/C. Nilsmark 3&1 2 40.0%
1998 4 1–3–0 1–0–0 def B. Burton 1up 0–2–0 lost w/L. Hackney 1dn, lost w/C. Nilsmark 3&1 0–1–0 lost w/C. Sörenstam 2&1 1 25.0%
2000 3 0–1–2 0–0–1 halved w P. Hurst 0–1–0 lost w/H. Alfredsson 1dn 0–0–1 halved w/P. Meunier-Lebouc 1 33.3%

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