Meg Mallon

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Meg Mallon
— Golfer —
2009 Solheim Cup - Meg Mallon (1).jpg
Mallon in August 2009
Personal information
Full name Meg Mallon
Born (1963-04-14) April 14, 1963 (age 51)
Natick, Massachusetts
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Nationality  United States
Residence Ocean Ridge, Florida
Career
College Ohio State University
Turned professional 1987
Retired 2010
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (1987–2010)
Professional wins 19
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 18
Other 1
Best results in LPGA major championships
(Wins: 4)
ANA Inspiration 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
GWAA Female
Player of the Year
1991
LPGA William and
Mousie Powell Award
1999

Meg Mallon (born April 14, 1963) is an American professional golfer. She became a member of the LPGA Tour in 1987 and won 18 LPGA Tour events, including four major championship, during her career.

Amateur career[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

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.

Mallon would win two more majors, the du Maurier Classic in 2000 and her second U.S. Women's Open in 2004. She also won the season-ending ADT Championship in 2003.

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.[1]

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.

Mallon announced her retirement from professional golf on July 7, 2010, shortly before the start of the 2010 U.S. Women's Open.[2] She was inducted into the Palm Beach County Hall of Fame in 2011.

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)[edit]

LPGA Tour (18)[edit]

Legend
LPGA Tour major championships (4)
Other LPGA Tour (14)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Feb 4, 1991 Oldsmobile LPGA Classic −12 (66-70-69-71=276) 2 strokes United States Dana Lofland
2 Jun 30, 1991 Mazda LPGA Championship −10 (68-68-71-67=274) 1 stroke United States Pat Bradley, Japan Ayako Okamoto
3 Jul 14, 1991 U.S. Women's Open −1 (70-75-71-67=283) 2 strokes United States Pat Bradley
4 Oct 6, 1991 Daikyo World Championship −3 (73-72-71=216) 5 strokes United States Dottie Mochrie
5 Mar 14, 1993 PING/Welch's Championship (Tucson) −16 (67-66-70-69=272) 1 stroke United States Betsy King
6 May 9, 1993 Sara Lee Classic −11 (70-71-64=205) Playoff Canada Tina Tombs
7 Feb 24, 1996 Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open −4 (74-70-68=212) 1 stroke Australia Karrie Webb
8 Apr 28, 1996 Sara Lee Classic −6 (70-71-69=210) 2 strokes United States Stephanie Farwig, Scotland Pamela Wright
9 Aug 9, 1998 Star Bank LPGA Classic −17 (64-66-68=199) Playoff United States Dottie Pepper
10 Jan 24, 1999 Naples LPGA Memorial −16 (69-67-69-67=272) 1 stroke Sweden Helen Alfredsson, United States Kelly Robbins
11 May 16, 1999 Sara Lee Classic −17 (66-65-68=199) 1 stroke Sweden Annika Sörenstam, United States Kris Tschetter
12 Jun 11, 2000 Wegmans Rochester International −8 (74-67-72-67=280) 2 strokes Australia Wendy Doolan
13 Aug 13, 2000 du Maurier Classic −6 (73-68-72-69=282) 1 stroke United States Rosie Jones
14 Aug 18, 2002 Bank of Montreal Canadian Women's Open −4 (71-71-69-73=284) 3 strokes Australia Michelle Ellis, Scotland Catriona Matthew
United States Michele Redman
15 Nov 23, 2003 ADT Championship −7 (71-71-72-67=281) 1 stroke Sweden Annika Sörenstam
16 Jul 4, 2004 U.S. Women's Open −10 (73-69-67-65=274) 2 strokes Sweden Annika Sörenstam
17 Jul 11, 2004 BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open −18 (65-70-65-70=270) 4 strokes United States Beth Daniel
18 Aug 8, 2004 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic −7 (66-69-74-68=277) 1 stroke South Korea Se Ri Pak, England Karen Stupples

LPGA Tour playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1992 The Phar-Mor in Youngstown United States Donna Andrews, United States Beth Daniel
United States Betsy King
King won with birdie on first extra hole
2 1993 Sara Lee Classic Canada Tina Tombs Won with birdie on third extra hole
3 1998 Star Bank LPGA Classic United States Dottie Pepper Won with par on first extra hole

Other (1)[edit]

Major championships[edit]

Wins (4)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner(s)-up
1991 LPGA Championship −10 (68-68-71-67=274) 1 stroke United States Pat Bradley, Japan Ayako Okamoto
1991 U.S. Women's Open −1 (70-75-71-67=283) 2 strokes United States Pat Bradley
2000 du Maurier Classic −6 (73-68-72-69=282) 1 stroke United States Rosie Jones
2004 U.S. Women's Open −10 (73-69-67-65=274) 2 strokes Sweden Annika Sörenstam

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP
LPGA Championship DNP DNP T61 T29
U.S. Women's Open CUT DNP T44 CUT
du Maurier Classic DNP DNP DNP T59
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Kraft Nabisco Championship T9 T30 5 T49 T11 T16 T2 CUT T16 2 3
LPGA Championship T20 1 T26 T45 T11 T15 T10 T22 T6 T11 T17
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
Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Kraft Nabisco Championship T28 T36 T33 T48 T50 T66 73 T15 DNP CUT
LPGA Championship T17 T12 T27 16 T33 DNP CUT CUT CUT 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.

Summary[edit]

  • 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)

Team appearances[edit]

Professional

See also[edit]

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