Ward at the 2009 Women's British Open
May 6, 1973 |
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Spouse||Nate Hair (m. 1998)|
|College||Arizona State University
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour (joined 1996)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|ANA Inspiration||T28: 2004|
|Women's PGA C'ship||T3: 2000, 2001|
|U.S. Women's Open||T14: 2010|
|du Maurier Classic||T16: 1997|
|Women's British Open||T6: 2003|
Early life, education and amateur career
She attended Arizona State University where she had a successful National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) career. She was a two-time Honda Award winner, a three-time first team All American, the Pac-10 Champion in 1993 and 1995 and led ASU to team titles in 1993, 1994 and 1995. She graduated in 1995 with a degree in business Management.
In 1994, she won the U.S. Women's Amateur and represented the U.S. in the Curtis Cup, the biennial team competition between amateur golfers from the United States and those from Great Britain and Ireland.
Ward turned professional in 1995 and qualified for the LPGA Tour on her first attempt to become a rookie in 1996. Her first win came at the 1997 Fieldcrest Cannon Classic where she set both the all-time 54 and 72-hole LPGA scoring records; both records have since been broken.
She has won four tournaments on the tour. Her best season to date has been 2001, when she finished 12th on the official LPGA money list.
Professional wins (4)
LPGA Tour wins (4)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Sep 28, 1997||Fieldcrest Cannon Classic||-23 (66-65-64-70=265)||2 strokes|| Jane Geddes
|2||Feb 21, 1998||Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open||-4 (65-69-70=204)||Playoff||Dana Dormann|
|3||Aug 12, 2001||Wendy's Championship for Children||-21 (65-62-68=195)||3 strokes|| Moira Dunn
|4||Apr 16, 2005||LPGA Takefuji Classic||-16 (65-68-67=200)||2 strokes||Lorena Ochoa|
LPGA Tour playoff record (1–2)
|1||1998||Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open||Dana Dormann||Won with par on first extra hole|
|2||2001||LPGA Champions Classic||Wendy Doolan||Lost to birdie on fifth extra hole|
|3||2003||Wendy's Championship for Children||Hee-Won Han||Lost to birdie on third extra hole|
Results in LPGA majors
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||DNP||DNP||CUT||T33||T43|
|U.S. Women's Open||T19||CUT||T19||T40||DNP|
|du Maurier Classic||T53||T16||T34||T20||T55|
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||T36||T36||T48||T28||T50||T35||WD||T58||T36|
|U.S. Women's Open||T19||CUT||CUT||CUT||T36||T41||CUT||DNP||DNP|
|Women's British Open ^||CUT||T56||T6||T56||CUT||T67||T23||T59||CUT|
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||CUT||T33||T56||DNP|
|U.S. Women's Open||T14||T34||CUT||DNP|
|Women's British Open||DNP||CUT||DNP||DNP|
|The Evian Championship ^^||DNP|
^ The Women's British Open replaced the du Maurier Classic as an LPGA major in 2001.
^^ 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.
- Starts – 62
- Wins – 0
- 2nd-place finishes – 0
- 3rd-place finishes – 2
- Top 3 finishes – 2
- Top 5 finishes – 3
- Top 10 finishes – 4
- Top 25 finishes – 14
- Missed cuts – 22
- Most consecutive cuts made – 8
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1
- Curtis Cup (representing the United States): 1994 (tie)
- Espirito Santo Trophy (representing the United States): 1994 (winners)
Solheim Cup record
|2002||4||2–1–1||0–0–1 halved w/ A. Sörenstam||2–0–0 won w/ B. Daniel 1 up, won w/ E. Klein 3&2||0–1–0 lost w/ B. Daniel 4&3||2.5||62.5%|
|2003||4||0–4–0||0–1–0 lost to I. Tinning 2&1||0–2–0 lost w/ J. Inkster 5&3, lost w/ H. Bowie 3&2||0–1–0 lost w/ R. Jones 4&3||0||0%|
|2005||3||0–3–0||0–1–0 lost to C. Matthew 3&2||0–1–0 lost w/ L. Diaz 5&3||0–1–0 lost w/ P. Hurst 2&1||0||0%|
- Doctors Foster and Smith Pet Blog, An LPGA Golfer’s Passion for Pets 2010-02-18. Accessed 2010-08-04
- Arizona State University, Ward and Munoz finish in Top 20 at U.S. Women's Open 2010-07-12. Accessed 2010-08-04
- Arizona State University, Women's golf looks to defend NCAA title 2010-05-13. Accessed 2010-08-04.
- Arizona State University, Seven former Sun Devil golfers set for U.S. Women's Open 2010-07-07. Accessed 2010-08-04.
- Reading Eagle, Ward sets record; King finishes fifth 1997-09-29. Accessed 2010-08-04
- Golf Digest,LPGA Tour 1998 At a Glance Accessed 2010-08-04
- The Golf Channel,2001 Wendy's Championship for Children Leaderboard Accessed 2010-08-04
- Takefuji Classic Past Winners Accessed 2010-08-04
- The Golf Channel, Wendy Ward Event Results 2005 Accessed 2010-08-04.