Reid at the 2010 Women's British Open
|Full name||Melissa Rose Reid|
|Born||19 September 1987|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Current tour(s)||Ladies European Tour (joined 2008)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Ladies European Tour||6|
|Best results in LPGA major championships|
|ANA Inspiration||T33: 2011|
|Women's PGA C'ship||T60: 2018|
|U.S. Women's Open||T50: 2012|
|Women's British Open||T9: 2015|
|Evian Championship||T68: 2017|
|Achievements and awards|
|Ladies European Tour|
Rookie of the Year
Early life and amateur career
Reid was born in Derby, England. As an amateur she won several events including the 2004 and 2005 English Girls' Championship, the 2006 and 2007 Helen Holm Trophy, the 2007 St Rule Trophy, and the 2007 British Amateur Strokeplay Championship. She played on the Great Britain and Ireland team in the 2006 Curtis Cup.
Reid was the low amateur at the 2007 Women's British Open with a T16 finish.
Reid failed to earn her card at the 2007 LET Qualifying School in Italy but turned professional in late 2007 and began playing on the Ladies European Tour in 2008 on sponsor invitations. A third-place finish at the Australian Open in early February allowed her to stay in the top 20 on the money list and gain entrance into LET events for the rest of the season. She placed 12th on the money list in 2008 and was named LET Rookie of the Year.
Reid's first LET victory came in 2010 at the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open. She followed that up with two wins in 2011 and was a member of the 2011 Solheim Cup team, securing a spot on the European team as the leader in the LET rankings.
In May 2012 Reid's mother, Joy, was killed in an automobile crash near Munich while travelling to see her daughter compete in a Ladies European Tour event. Reid quickly returned to golf but her performance declined rapidly in the ensuing years. In September 2015, Reid told ESPN that her life "was a mess ... I wasn't coping, I was rebelling. I was spending time with people who partied. I was hitting the self-destruct button. I was with a lot of people, but I was lonely." On 10 December 2018, Reid came out as gay in an interview with Athlete Ally.
Professional wins (6)
Ladies European Tour (6)
|1||9 May 2010||Turkish Airlines Ladies Open||71-71-74=216||–3||2 strokes|| Christel Boeljon
|2||5 Jun 2011||Deloitte Ladies Open||71-72-70=213||–3||2 strokes|| Caroline Afonso
|3||18 Sep 2011||Open De España Femenino||71-69-70-70=280||–8||1 stroke|| Beth Allen
|4||24 Jun 2012||Raiffeisenbank Prague Golf Masters||68-67-72=207||–9||1 stroke||Diana Luna||37,500|
|5||20 May 2015||Turkish Airlines Ladies Open||65-69-74-73=281||–11||4 strokes||Gwladys Nocera||75,000|
|6||12 Feb 2017||Oates Victorian Open||67-70-67-72=276||–16||Playoff||Sandra Gal||53,594|
Results in LPGA majors
Results not in chronological order before 2018.
|U.S. Women's Open||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||CUT||T50||DNP||DNP||DNP||CUT||DNP||CUT|
|Women's PGA Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||T64||DNP||DNP||CUT||CUT||T60|
|Women's British Open||T16LA||CUT||CUT||T31||T37||CUT||DNP||DNP||T9||T65||T30||CUT|
|The Evian Championship ^||CUT||DNP||CUT||DNP||T68||DNP|
^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
LA = low amateur
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10 finish.
|U.S. Women's Open||0||0||0||0||0||0||4||1|
|Women's PGA Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||4||2|
|Women's British Open||0||0||0||0||1||2||10||6|
|The Evian Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||1|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (twice)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1
Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.
Ladies European Tour career summary
1 Reid played in only one LET event as a professional in 2007, the Dubai Ladies Masters, in which she finished T35.
- official as of 18 September 2015
- Junior Solheim Cup (representing Europe): 2005
- Curtis Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 2006
- Vagliano Trophy (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 2007
- Solheim Cup (representing Europe): 2011 (winners), 2015, 2017
- The Queens (representing Europe): 2015, 2017
- International Crown (representing England): 2016
Solheim Cup record
|2011||4||1–3–0||0–1–0 lost to V. Hurst 2 dn||0–1–0 lost w/ K. Stupples 1 dn||1–1–0 lost w/ L. Davies 1 dn
won w/ L. Davies 4&3
|2015||4||3–0–1||1–0–0 def. B. Lang 2&1||2–0–0 won w/ C. Hull 2&1
won w/ C. Ciganda 4&3
|0–0–1 halved w/ C. Ciganda||3.5||87.5|
|2017||4||0–3–1||0–1–0 lost to C. Kerr 2&1||0–1–1 halved w/ C. Hull
lost w/ E. Pedersen 5&3
|0–1–0 lost w/ C. Ciganda 2 dn||0.5||12.5|
- Profile on Ladies European Tour's official site Archived 27 December 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- "Results for the 2010 Turkish Airlines Ladies Open". Ladies European Tour. Retrieved 18 November 2010.
- Cooper, Matt (14 September 2015). "Rising From Tragedy, Melissa Reid Is Back For Another Solheim Cup". ESPN.
- Hoffman, Joana (10 December 2018). "LPGA Golfer Mel Reid Comes Out: 'Be Proud of Who You Are'". Athlete Ally.
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