Melissa Reid

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Melissa Reid
— Golfer —
2010 Women's British Open – Melissa Reid (4).jpg
Personal information
Full name Melissa Rose Reid
Born (1987-09-19) 19 September 1987 (age 28)
Derby, England
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Nationality  England
Career
Turned professional 2007
Current tour(s) LET (joined 2008)
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
Ladies European Tour 5
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration T33: 2011
Women's PGA C'ship T64: 2013
U.S. Women's Open T50: 2012
Women's British Open T9: 2015
Evian Championship CUT: 2013, 2015
Achievements and awards
Ladies European Tour
Rookie of the Year
2008

Melissa Rose Reid (born 19 September 1987) is an English professional golfer who plays on the Ladies European Tour.[1]

Early life and amateur career[edit]

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.[1] 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.

Professional career[edit]

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.[2] 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.

Personal life[edit]

In May 2012 Reid's mother, Joy, was killed in an automobile crash near Munich while traveling 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."[3]

Professional wins (5)[edit]

Ladies European Tour (5)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning
score
To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ()
1 9 May 2010 Turkish Airlines Ladies Open 71-71-74=216 –3 2 strokes Netherlands Christel Boeljon
Denmark Iben Tinning
30,000
2 5 Jun 2011 Deloitte Ladies Open 71-72-70=213 –3 2 strokes France Caroline Afonso
Sweden Caroline Hedwall
37,500
3 18 Sep 2011 Open De España Femenino 71-69-70-70=280 –8 1 stroke United States Beth Allen
Spain Tania Elosegui
South Africa Lee-Anne Pace
52,500
4 24 Jun 2012 Raiffeisenbank Prague Golf Masters 68-67-72=207 –9 1 stroke Italy Diana Luna 37,500
5 20 May 2015 Turkish Airlines Ladies Open 65-69-74-73=281 –11 4 strokes France Gwladys Nocera 75,000

Ladies European Tour career summary[edit]

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made
Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10s Best
finish
Earnings
()
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2006 1 1 0 0 0 0 T12 n/a n/a 72.33 n/a
2007 3 3 0 0 0 1 9 4,0501 n/a 73.18 n/a
2008 16 12 0 3 1 7 2 136,606 12 71.96 26
2009 14 13 0 1 2 8 2 168,749 7 71.12 6
2010 21 20 1 2 1 10 1 270,871 3 71.21 7
2011 19 19 2 1 3 10 1 286,578 2 70.83 11
2012 10 8 1 0 0 3 1 82,752 19 72.39 n/a
2013 12 6 0 0 0 2 T7 25,554 73.09
2014 14 9 0 1 0 2 2 58,998 32 73.71
2015 14 11 1 1 1 6 1 249,151 2 71.86

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

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2015.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ANA Inspiration DNP DNP DNP T34 T33 T56 DNP DNP DNP CUT
Women's PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T64 DNP DNP CUT
U.S. Women's Open DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T50 DNP DNP DNP CUT
Women's British Open T16LA CUT CUT T31 T37 CUT DNP DNP T9 T65
The Evian Championship ^ CUT DNP CUT

^ 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.

World ranking[edit]

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

Year World
ranking
Source
2006 658 [4]
2007 307 [5]
2008 169 [6]
2009 128 [7]
2010 58 [8]
2011 1645 [9]
2012 68 [10]
2013 222 [11]
2014 233 [12]
2015 83 [13]

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 8 4–3–1 1–1–0 2–1–0 1–1–1 4.5 52.3
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
1.0 25.0
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Profile on Ladies European Tour's official site
  2. ^ "Results for the 2010 Turkish Airlines Ladies Open". ladieseuropeantour.info. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Cooper, Matt (14 September 2015). "Rising From Tragedy, Melissa Reid Is Back For Another Solheim Cup". ESPN. 
  4. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 26 December 2006. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 25 December 2007. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 30 December 2008. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 29 December 2009. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 28 December 2010. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 27 December 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  10. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 31 December 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 30 December 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 29 December 2014. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  13. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 28 December 2015. Retrieved December 30, 2015. 

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