Laura Davies life and biography

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Laura Davies biography

Date of birth : 1963-10-05
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Coventry, England
Nationality : English
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-10-10
Credited as : woman professional golfer, LPGA tour, Hall of Fame

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Laura Jane Davies is an English professional golfer.

She is considered the most accomplished English female golfer of modern times being the first non-American to finish at the top of the LPGA money list. She also won the LET Order of Merit a record seven times: in 1985, 1986, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2004 and 2006.

Major Championships:
• LPGA Championship: 1994, 1996
• U.S. Women's Open: 1987
• du Maurier Classic: 1996

Awards and Honors:
• LPGA Player of the Year, 1996
• LPGA money leader, 1994
• Member, Europe Solheim Cup team, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011
• Member, Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup team, 1984
• Awarded M.B.E. (Member of the British Empire), 1988
• Awarded C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire), 2000

Davies began playing tournament golf at age 7. Her amateur career gained steam in the early 1980s, when she won several big regional and national events in the U.K. She also played in the 1984 Curtis Cup.

Davies turned pro in 1985 and led the Ladies European Tour in money in 1985 and '86. Then she showed up in America and walked off with the 1987 U.S. Women's Open.

Her rookie year on the LPGA was 1988, and she won twice that year. Her most productive stretch on the LPGA was 1994-96, when she won nine times and finished second nine times; and finished first, second and second, respectively, on the money list.

Davies was clearly one of the best female golfers in the world during this time, as she also won three more majors.

Davies never confined herself to the LPGA, playing often back home on the LET, and also in Asia and Australia. In addition to the 20 wins she has totaled on the LPGA Tour, Davies has more than 40 wins on the LET and a handful of wins on other tours, too.

She's even played on traditionally men's tours, competing in an Asian PGA Tour event in 2003, and a tournament cosponsored by the Australasian PGA and the European Tour in 2004.

Davies was never very consistent on the LPGA; she didn't rack up tons of Top 10 finishes. But when her putter got hot to go along with her booming drives, she became a threat to win. Her most recent victory on the LPGA was in 2001.

Davies has 25 points in the LPGA Hall of Fame's point-based qualification system. She needs two more points to gain membership in the Hall.

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