Suzann Pettersen

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Suzann Pettersen
— Golfer —
2009 LPGA Championship - Suzann Pettersen (2) cropped.jpg
Pettersen at the 2009 LPGA Championship
Personal information
Full name Suzann Pettersen
Nickname Tutta
Born (1981-04-07) 7 April 1981 (age 33)
Oslo, Norway
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nationality  Norway
Residence Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Career
Turned professional 2000
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (joined 2003)
Ladies European Tour (joined 2001)
Professional wins 21
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 14
Ladies European Tour 7
Other 1
Best results in LPGA major championships
(Wins: 2)
Kraft Nabisco C'ship T2/2nd: 2007, 2008, 2010
LPGA Championship Won: 2007
U.S. Women's Open T2: 2010
Women's British Open T2: 2014
The Evian Championship Won: 2013
Achievements and awards
Ladies European Tour
Rookie of the Year
2001
Ladies European Tour
Order of Merit
2013

Suzann Pettersen (born 7 April 1981) is a Norwegian professional golfer. She plays mainly on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour, and is also a member of the Ladies European Tour. Her career best world ranking is second and she has held that position several times, most recently from August 2011 until February 2012.[1]

Amateur career[edit]

Pettersen was born in Oslo, Norway.[2] Both her parents, Axel and Mona, participated in sports.[3] She has two brothers, Stefan and Gunerius.[3] Suzann Pettersen is a distant relative of merchant Gunerius Pettersen (1826–1892).[4]

As an amateur, she was a five-time Norwegian Amateur Champion (1996–2000), and won the British Girls Championship in 1999.[2][5] She represented Norway in the world amateur team championship for women, the Espirito Santo Trophy in 1998 and 2000, finishing as the leading individual in her second appearance.[6][7] She also represented Europe in the 1997 and 1999 Junior Ryder Cup Matches.[8]

Professional career[edit]

2001[edit]

Pettersen turned professional in September 2000 at age 19 and gained her Ladies European Tour card with an 11th place finish at the 2001 LET Qualifying School.[2] In her 2001 rookie season, she played in ten events without missing a cut. In her second start as a professional,Pettersen won the Open de France Dames in a playoff over Becky Morgan.[9] She finished second on the Order of Merit and was named LET Rookie of the Year.[10]

2002[edit]

Pettersen started 2002 with a playoff loss to Karrie Webb in the AAMI Australian Women’s Open, and two more top ten finishes led to her winning a place on the European team for the 2002 Solheim Cup.[11][12][13] In the singles, Pettersen was five down with five to play and ended up with a tie against Michele Redman.[14] She tied for 10th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 2003 LPGA season.[15]

2003[edit]

In 2003 Pettersen played in five events on the LET, missing no cuts and finished runner-up to Sophie Gustafson at the HP Open.[16] She played a full rookie season on the LPGA, with her best finish a third place at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship.[5] She was a captain's pick for the 2003 Solheim Cup and recorded a 4–1–0 record as a member of the victorious European Team.[17]

2004[edit]

In 2004 Pettersen played in just four events on the LET, with a best finish of T9 at the Evian Masters. On the LPGA, she began her season late after recuperating from elbow surgery. She recorded four top-10 finishes including a season-best tie for fifth at the State Farm Classic.[2]

2005[edit]

In 2005 Pettersen played in only three events on the LET and nine events on the LPGA because of a debilitating back injury. When she returned, her best LPGA finish was a sixth at the John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic, and she finished tied for second at the Ladies Finnish Masters on the LET.[2][5] She registered a 2–0–2 record as a captain’s pick on the European Solheim Cup Team, and played for the International team at the inaugural Lexus Cup.[18][19][20]

2006[edit]

In 2006 Pettersen played five times on the LET, recording two top ten finishes, including a third place at the Scandinavian TPC.[21] On the LPGA Tour she had three top ten finishes, with a season's best finish fifth at the Florida's Natural Charity Championship.[5]

2007[edit]

At the start of 2007, Pettersen was selected to represent Norway at the Women's World Cup of Golf but withdrew due to illness before the event started.[22] At the Safeway International she recorded her then-best finish on the LPGA Tour, second place, two strokes behind Lorena Ochoa. A late collapse at the Kraft Nabisco saw her equal that finish, her second best at a major.[10][23] Pettersen became the first Norwegian LPGA winner at the 2007 Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill, beating Jee Young Lee in a playoff.[24] Pettersen followed up this win by capturing the second major championship of 2007, the LPGA Championship, by one stroke over Karrie Webb, which moved her up to fourth in the Women's World Golf Rankings. On the Ladies European Tour she won the SAS Masters in her native Norway.[25] In October at the Longs Drugs Challenge she won her third LPGA victory, beating Lorena Ochoa in a playoff and then claimed wins number four and five in Korea and Thailand.[26][27] On 31 December 2007, Pettersen reached the number two position in the Women's World Golf Rankings, surpassing Karrie Webb and Annika Sörenstam, trailing only Lorena Ochoa.

2008[edit]

In January 2008 Pettersen signed a multi-year agreement with Nike Golf to represent Nike in clubs, balls, footwear, glove and bag.[28] Her first win of 2008 came at the rain-shortened Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open.[29]

2009[edit]

In September 2009, Pettersen won her sixth LPGA Tour event and first in two years at the CN Canadian Women's Open at Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club in Calgary, Alberta. Pettersen won the event by five strokes over Karrie Webb, Momoko Ueda, Morgan Pressel, Ai Miyazato and Angela Stanford.

2010[edit]

Pettersen was a runner-up six times on the LPGA Tour in 2010, but did not record a victory.

2011[edit]

Pettersen broke her 20-month victory drought in May, when she captured the Sybase Match Play Championship at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in New Jersey. Playing in cool, rainy conditions, she won all six of her 18-hole matches over four days, and defeated, among others, then-world number one Yani Tseng in the quarter-finals, and Cristie Kerr in the finals. In early August, she won the Ladies Irish Open on the LET with a 198 (-18), six shots clear of the field. It was Pettersen's first victory on the LET in 3 years, her last was the same tournament in 2008, played at Portmarnock Links. In her next start two weeks later, Pettersen won again on the LPGA Tour at the Safeway Classic in Oregon. She came from nine shots back at the start of the final round and shot a 64 (-7) to force a playoff against second round leader Na Yeon Choi. Pettersen won on the first extra hole with a par after Choi put her approach shot in the water to double bogey. The victory moved her world ranking up to #2, ahead of Cristie Kerr and behind only Yani Tseng.

2012[edit]

Pettersen won twice in October on the LPGA Tour 2012, both in Asia.

2013[edit]

In March Pettersen won the Mission Hills World Ladies Championship. In April, she won the LPGA Lotte Championship. In September, she won the Safeway Classic, then the Evian Championship. In October, she won her fourth event of the LPGA Tour season when she captured the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship.

Professional wins (21)[edit]

Ladies European Tour wins (7)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner-up Winner's
share ()
1 7 Jun 2001 Open de France Dames 71-70-70-69=280 −8 Playoff Wales Becky Morgan 24,450
2 26 Aug 2007 SAS Masters 64-72-68=204 −12 9 strokes Australia Nikki Garrett 30,000
3 25 May 2008 Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open 67-63-64=194 −22 6 strokes South Korea Amy Yang 78,750
4 13 Jul 2008 AIB Ladies Irish Open 69-69-67=205 −11 5 strokes Norway Marianne Skarpnord 65,000
5 7 Aug 2011 Ladies Irish Open 71-63-64=198 −18 6 strokes Spain Azahara Muñoz 60,000
6 10 Mar 2013 Mission Hills World Ladies Championship 70-67-67-66=270 −18 1 stroke South Korea Inbee Park 57,560
7 15 Sep 2013 Evian Championship 66-69-68=203 −10 2 strokes New Zealand Lydia Ko 366,393

LPGA Tour wins (14)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
1 13 May 2007 Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill 66-72-68-68=274 −10 Playoff South Korea Jee Young Lee 330,000
2 10 Jun 2007 McDonald's LPGA Championship 69-67-71-67=274 −14 1 stroke Australia Karrie Webb 300,000
3 7 Oct 2007 Longs Drugs Challenge 75-65-64-73=277 −11 Playoff Mexico Lorena Ochoa 160,000
4 21 Oct 2007 Hana Bank-KOLON Championship 69-72=141 −3 1 stroke South Korea Eun-Hee Ji 223,000
5 28 Oct 2007 Honda LPGA Thailand 65-68-63-71=267 −21 1 stroke England Laura Davies 195,000
6 6 Sep 2009 CN Canadian Women's Open 65-68-66-70=269 −15 5 strokes Japan Momoko Ueda
United States Morgan Pressel
Japan Ai Miyazato
United States Angela Stanford
Australia Karrie Webb
412,500
7 22 May 2011 Sybase Match Play Championship 1 up United States Cristie Kerr 375,000
8 21 Aug 2011 Safeway Classic 69-74-64=207 −6 Playoff South Korea Na Yeon Choi 225,000
9 21 Oct 2012 LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship 63-68-74=205 −11 Playoff Scotland Catriona Matthew 270,000
10 28 Oct 2012 Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship 69-65-66-69=269 −19 3 strokes South Korea Inbee Park 300,000
11 20 Apr 2013 LPGA Lotte Championship 65-69-68-67=269 −19 Playoff United States Lizette Salas 255,000
12 1 Sep 2013 Safeway Classic 68-63-70-67=268 −20 2 strokes United States Stacy Lewis 195,000
13 15 Sep 2013 Evian Championship 66-69-68=203 −10 2 strokes New Zealand Lydia Ko 487,500
14 27 Oct 2013 Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship 68-69-73-69=279 −9 5 strokes Spain Azahara Muñoz 300,000

LPGA Tour playoff record (5–3)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2007 Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill South Korea Jee Young Lee Won with par on third extra hole
2 2007 Longs Drugs Challenge Mexico Lorena Ochoa Won with birdie on second extra hole
3 2009 Safeway Classic South Korea M. J. Hur
United States Michele Redman
Hur won with birdie on second extra hole
Redman eliminated with par on first hole
4 2010 Bell Micro LPGA Classic United States Brittany Lincicome
South Korea Se Ri Pak
Pak won with birdie on third extra hole
Pettersen eliminated with par on second hole
5 2011 Safeway Classic South Korea Na Yeon Choi Won with par on first extra hole
6 2012 LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship Scotland Catriona Matthew Won with birdie on third extra hole
7 2013 LPGA Lotte Championship United States Lizette Salas Won with par on first extra hole
8 2013 Kingsmill Championship United States Cristie Kerr Lost to par on second extra hole

LPGA major is shown in bold

Other wins (1)[edit]

Major championships[edit]

Wins (2)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up Winner's
share ($)
2007 McDonald's LPGA Championship −14 (66-67-71-67=271) 1 stroke Australia Karrie Webb 300,000
2013 The Evian Championship −10 (66-69-68=203) 2 strokes New Zealand Lydia Ko 487,500

Results timeline[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2014.

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP T25 DNP DNP DNP T40 T2 T2 T5
LPGA Championship DNP DNP T11 CUT T49 T20 1 T34 WD
U.S. Women's Open DNP DNP T10 T16 T52 T28 CUT T13 T6
Women's British Open 32 24 CUT CUT DNP CUT T28 T24 CUT
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Kraft Nabisco Championship 2 T19 T15 T3 DNP
U.S. Women's Open T2 T15 T9 CUT CUT
Women's British Open T14 T37 CUT T4 T2
LPGA Championship T11 T3 T2 T3 T6
The Evian Championship ^ 1

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

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Kraft Nabisco Championship 0 3 1 5 5 8 9 9
LPGA Championship 1 1 2 4 5 8 12 10
U.S. Women's Open 0 1 0 1 4 7 12 9
Women's British Open 0 1 0 2 2 5 13 8
The Evian Championship 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1
Totals 2 6 3 13 17 29 47 37
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 11 (2010 Kraft Nabisco – 2012 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (five times, current)

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
2001 2 2 0 0 0 0 T11 48,750 n/a (115) 71.00
2002 5 4 0 0 0 0 24 48,632 n/a (113) 71.72
2003 19 18 0 0 1 4 3 387,920 31 71.08 16
2004 16 9 0 0 0 4 T5 193,845 58 71.59 32
2005 9 7 0 0 0 1 T6 81,224 92 73.03 n/a
2006 23 21 0 0 0 3 T5 292,621 46 72.12 42
2007 24 21 5 2 0 11 1 1,802,400 2 70.86 3
2008 24 24 0 3 2 10 2 1,177,809 7 70.96 6
2009 23 22 1 3 0 12 1 1,369,717 5 70.49 6
2010 19 19 0 6 1 12 2 1,557,175 5 70.09 3
2011 20 19 2 0 2 11 1 1,322,770 5 70.97 6
2012 24 23 2 1 0 5 1 1,182,860 9 70.74 7
2013 23 20 4 1 5 15 1 2,296,106 2 69.70 2
2014 4 4 0 0 0 1 T4 103,776 25 70.25 9
  • Official through 1 April 2014[30]

* Includes matchplay and other events without a cut.

LET career summary[edit]

Year LET
wins
Earnings
()
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
2000 0 2,084 n/a n/a
2001 1 211,472 2 71.25
2002 0 118,808 8 71.89
2003 0 79,622 11 70.41
2004 0 49,352 n/a 71.00
2005 0 38,924 43 72.60
2006 0 52,903 34 71.09
2007 1 79,604 25 72.13
2008 2 183,279 6 68.60
2009 0 9,037 107 73.67
2010 0 149,490 7 69.75
2011 1 142,087 9 69.36
2012 0 69,212 39 72.31
2013 1 57,560 1 67.50
  • Career LET earnings are €1,209,331 (through 2012), includes LPGA co-sanctioned events[2]

World ranking[edit]

Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.

Year World
ranking
Source
2006 53 [31]
2007 3 [32]
2008 5 [33]
2009 3 [34]
2010 3 [35]
2011 2 [36]
2012 6 [37]
2013 2 [38]

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 29 14–9–6 1–3–3 6–4–2 7–2–1 17.0 58.6
2002 3 1–1–1 0–0–1 halved with M. Redman 1–1–0 won w/ H. Alfredsson 4&2,
lost w/ H. Alfredsson 3&1
1.5 50.0
2003 5 4–1–0 0–1–0 lost to C. Kerr 1 dn 2–0–0 won w/ A. Sörenstam 4&3,
won w/ S. Gustafson 3&1
2–0–0 won w/ P. Meunier-Lebouc 3&2,
won w/ A. Sörenstam 1 up
4.0 80.0
2005 4 2–0–2 0–0–1 halved with R. Jones 1–0–0 won w/ A. Sörenstam 1 up, 1–0–1 won w/ L. Davies 4&3,
halved w/ S. Gustafson
3.0 75.0
2007 4 1–1–2 0–1–0 lost to S. Prammanasudh 2 up 0–0–2 halved w/ S. Gustafson,
halved w/ S. Gustafson
1–0–0 won w/ A. Sörenstam 3&2 2.0 50.0
2009 5 1–4–0 0–1–0 lost to P. Creamer 3&2 0–2–0 lost w/ S. Gustafson 4&2,
lost w/ H. Alfredsson 2 dn
1–1–0 lost w/ S. Gustafson 1 dn,
won w/ A. Nordqvist 1 up
1.0 20.0
2011 4 3–1–0 1–0–0 defeated M. Wie 1 up 1–0–0 won w/ S. Gustafson 1 up 1–1–0 won w/ A. Nordqvist 2 up,
lost w/ C. Hedwall 1 dn
3.0 75.0
2013 4 2–1–1 0–0–1 halved with L. Salas 1–1–0 won w/ B. Recari 2&1
lost w/ B. Recari 2&1
1–0–0 won w/ C. Ciganda 1 up 2.5 62.5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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