|— Golfer —|
Mallon in August 2009
|Full name||Meg Mallon|
April 14, 1963 |
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Residence||Ocean Ridge, Florida|
|College||Ohio State University|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour (1987–2010)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in LPGA Major Championships
|Kraft Nabisco C'ship||2nd/T2: 1996, 1999|
|LPGA Championship||Won: 1991|
|U.S. Women's Open||Won: 1991, 2004|
|du Maurier Classic||Won: 2000|
|Women's British Open||T8: 2002|
|Achievements and awards|
Player of the Year
|LPGA William and
Mousie Powell Award
Mallon was born in Natick, Massachusetts. She started playing golf at the age of 7. She won the Michigan Amateur Championship title in 1983. She attended Mercy High School in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
She attended Ohio State University, where she earned All-Conference honors from 1984–85 and was the runner-up at the 1985 Big Ten Championship.
Mallon joined the LPGA Tour in 1987. Her breakthrough year was 1991, when she won four times. Two of her victories were majors, the Mazda LPGA Championship and the U.S. Women's Open. She was also named Female Player of the Year by the Golf Writers Association of America and Most Improved Player by Golf Digest.
She won a total of 18 events on the tour, including four major championships. She also had nine top-10 placings on the money list, her best being second in 1991.
Mallon played for the United States in the Solheim Cup eight times: in 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, and 2005. She served as an assistant team captain in 2009. She is the team captain in 2013.
Mallon was inducted into the Ohio State Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996, the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame in 2002, and the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. She was recognized during the LPGA’s 50th Anniversary in 2000 as one of the LPGA’s top-50 players and teachers. She was a non-voting member of the LPGA Tour Player Executive Committee in 1999, 2004, and 2008.
In 2003 during the second round of the Welch’s/Fry’s Championship, Mallon became the first player in LPGA history to shoot a 60, one stroke off the LPGA Tour’s all-time record of 59 set by Annika Sörenstam in 2001. She is tied for second in the LPGA’s all-time records for most career aces.
Professional wins (19)
LPGA Tour (18)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Feb 4, 1991||Oldsmobile LPGA Classic||–12 (66-70-69-71=276)||2 strokes||Dana Lofland|
|2||Jun 30, 1991||Mazda LPGA Championship||–10 (68-68-71-67=274)||1 stroke||Pat Bradley, Ayako Okamoto|
|3||Jul 14, 1991||U.S. Women's Open||–1 (70-75-71-67=283)||2 strokes||Pat Bradley|
|4||Oct 6, 1991||Daikyo World Championship||–3 (73-72-71=216)||5 strokes||Dottie Mochrie|
|5||Mar 14, 1993||PING/Welch's Championship (Tucson)||–16 (67-66-70-69=272)||1 stroke||Betsy King|
|6||May 9, 1993||Sara Lee Classic||–11 (70-71-64=205)||Playoff||Tina Tombs|
|7||Feb 24, 1996||Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open||–4 (74-70-68=212)||1 stroke||Karrie Webb|
|8||Apr 28, 1996||Sara Lee Classic||–6 (70-71-69=210)||2 strokes||Stephanie Farwig, Pamela Wright|
|9||Aug 9, 1998||Star Bank LPGA Classic||–17 (64-66-68=199)||Playoff||Dottie Pepper|
|10||Jan 24, 1999||Naples LPGA Memorial||–16 (69-67-69-67=272)||1 stroke||Helen Alfredsson, Kelly Robbins|
|11||May 16, 1999||Sara Lee Classic||–17 (66-65-68=199)||1 stroke||Annika Sörenstam, Kris Tschetter|
|12||Jun 11, 2000||Wegmans Rochester International||–8 (74-67-72-67=280)||2 strokes||Wendy Doolan|
|13||Aug 13, 2000||du Maurier Classic||–6 (73-68-72-69=282)||1 stroke||Rosie Jones|
|14||Aug 18, 2002||Bank of Montreal Canadian Women's Open||–4 (71-71-69-73=284)||3 strokes|| Michelle Ellis, Catriona Matthew
|15||Nov 23, 2003||ADT Championship||–7 (71-71-72-67=281)||1 stroke||Annika Sörenstam|
|16||Jul 4, 2004||U.S. Women's Open||–10 (73-69-67-65=274)||2 strokes||Annika Sörenstam|
|17||Jul 11, 2004||BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open||–18 (65-70-65-70=270)||4 strokes||Beth Daniel|
|18||Aug 8, 2004||Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic||–7 (66-69-74-68=277)||1 stroke||Se Ri Pak, Karen Stupples|
LPGA Tour playoff record (2–1)
|1||1992||The Phar-Mor in Youngstown|| Donna Andrews, Beth Daniel
|King won with birdie on first extra hole|
|2||1993||Sara Lee Classic||Tina Tombs||Won with birdie on third extra hole|
|3||1998||Star Bank LPGA Classic||Dottie Pepper||Won with par on first extra hole|
|1991||LPGA Championship||–10 (68-68-71-67=274)||1 stroke||Pat Bradley, Ayako Okamoto|
|1991||U.S. Women's Open||–1 (70-75-71-67=283)||2 strokes||Pat Bradley|
|2000||du Maurier Classic||–6 (73-68-72-69=282)||1 stroke||Rosie Jones|
|2004||U.S. Women's Open||–10 (73-69-67-65=274)||2 strokes||Annika Sörenstam|
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|U.S. Women's Open||CUT||DNP||T44||CUT|
|du Maurier Classic||DNP||DNP||DNP||T59|
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||T9||T30||5||T49||T11||T16||T2||CUT||T16||2||3|
|U.S. Women's Open||T9||1||4||21||T6||2||T19||T43||CUT||T5||T2|
|du Maurier Classic||CUT||T23||T13||T64||T4||T12||4||T30||T4||T66||1|
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||T28||T36||T33||T48||T50||T66||73||T15||DNP||CUT|
|U.S. Women's Open||T30||T22||CUT||1||T13||CUT||CUT||T58||CUT||DNP|
|Women's British Open ^||T28||T8||T37||CUT||CUT||CUT||68||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" indicates a tie for a place.
Green background for a win. Yellow background for a top-10 finish.
- Starts – 84
- Wins – 4
- 2nd place finishes – 4
- 3rd place finishes – 2
- Top 3 finishes – 10
- Top 5 finishes – 16
- Top 10 finishes – 20
- Top 25 finishes – 41
- Missed cuts – 17
- Most consecutive cuts made – 24
- Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (5 times)
- Solheim Cup (representing the United States): 1992, 1994 (winners), 1996 (winners), 1998 (winners), 2000, 2002 (winners), 2003, 2005 (winners)
- World Cup (representing the United States): 2005
- Handa Cup (representing the United States): 2010 (winners), 2011 (winners)
- Meg Mallon at the LPGA Tour official site
- Meg Mallon at the Legends Tour official site
- Meg Mallon bio at about.com