Masson at the 2013 Women's British Open
14 May 1989 |
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|College||Oklahoma State University
|Current tour(s)||LET (joined 2010)
LPGA Tour (joined 2013)
|Number of wins by tour|
|Ladies European Tour||1|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|ANA Inspiration||T6: 2016|
|Women's PGA C'ship||T12: 2013|
|U.S. Women's Open||T28: 2014|
|Women's British Open||T3: 2017|
|Evian Championship||T37: 2013|
Amateur and college career
Born and raised in Gladbeck in North Rhine-Westphalia, Masson had a decorated amateur golf career. She competed for Germany in the 2006 Espirito Santo Trophy (World Amateur Team Championship) and won the German Stroke Play Championship. She also represented Europe in the 2005 and 2007 Junior Solheim Cup. In 2008, she advanced to match play at the British Ladies Amateur, won the German Match Play Championship and the German Ladies International and was selected to represent Germany at the 2008 Espirito Santo Trophy.
After graduating from secondary school in Gladbeck in 2008, Masson accepted a golf scholarship to Oklahoma State University and played one year for the Cowgirls in 2008–09 before turning pro in December 2009.
In late 2009, Masson entered the four-round LET Final Qualifying School as an amateur at La Manga Club, Spain. After earning medalist honors on 21 December, she turned professional immediately and joined the LET on 1 January 2010.
Masson made 14 of 16 cuts on the LET in 2010, but missed the cut by ten strokes in her first major, the 2010 Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale. In her second major, the 2011 Women's British Open at Carnoustie, she led after the second and third rounds. Paired with defending and eventual champion Yani Tseng in the final round, Masson carded a 78 (+6) to finish tied for fifth, seven shots back.
On 4 September 2016 Masson captured her first LPGA Tour victory by winning the Manulife LPGA Classic.
Professional wins (2)
LPGA Tour (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||4 Sep 2016||Manulife LPGA Classic||−16 (68-69-68-67=272)||1 stroke|| Karine Icher
Ladies European Tour (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||15 Jul 2012||South African Women's Open||–1 (69-75-71=215)||1 stroke|| Danielle Montgomery
Results in LPGA majors
Results not in chronological order before 2018.
|U.S. Women's Open||DNP||DNP||DNP||T54||T28||CUT||54||CUT||T34|
|Women's PGA Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||T12||T17||WD||CUT||CUT|
|Women's British Open||CUT||T5||CUT||CUT||WD||CUT||T25||T3|
|The Evian Championship ^||T37||CUT||CUT||CUT||72|
^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
|U.S. Women's Open||0||0||0||0||0||0||6||4|
|Women's PGA Championship||0||0||0||0||0||2||5||2|
|Women's British Open||0||0||1||2||2||3||8||3|
|The Evian Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||5||2|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (twice, current)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (four times)
Ladies European Tour career summary
Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.
- Junior Solheim Cup (representing Europe): 2005, 2007 (winners)
Solheim Cup record
|2013||4||2–1–1||0–1–0 lost to L. Thompson 4&3||0–0–1 halved with C. Matthew||2–0–0 won w/ C. Hedwall 2&1
won w/ C. Hedwall 2&1
|2015||3||0–2–1||0–1–0 lost to G. Piller 1 dn||0–1–1 halved w/ S. Gal
lost w/ C. Hedwall 1 dn
|2017||4||1–3–0||1–0–0 def. M.Wie 4&2||0–2–0 lost w/ C. Ciganda 1 dn
lost w/ J. Ewart Shadoff 5&3
|0–1–0 lost w/ F. Parker 3&2||1||25.0|
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- "Women's British Open – Second-round notes and interviews". LPGA. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
- "Ladies Q School at La Manga Golf Club". 23 December 2009. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
- "Ladies European Tour - Final 2010 Qualifying School - La Manga (South Course)". 21 December 2009. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
- "Ladies European Tour - Caroline Masson - 2010 results". Retrieved 30 July 2011.
- "Ladies European Tour - 2010 Women's British Open – final results". Retrieved 30 July 2011.
- "Women's British Open – Third-round notes and interviews". LPGA. 30 July 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
- "Masson magic wins South African Women's Open". Ladies European Tour. 15 July 2012. Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
- "Ladies European Tour – Caroline Masson (amateur) - 2008 results". Retrieved 30 July 2011.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". 28 December 2010.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". 27 December 2011.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". 31 December 2012.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". 30 December 2013.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". 29 December 2014.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". 28 December 2015.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". 26 December 2016.
- "Women's World Golf Rankings". 25 December 2017.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Caroline Masson.|
- Official website - (in English) and (in German)
- Caroline Masson at the Ladies European Tour official site
- Caroline Masson at the LPGA Tour official site
- Caroline Masson at the Women's World Golf Rankings official site
- Profile on Oklahoma State University Golf Team site
- Biography on Peter Henke Web site[permanent dead link]