Meg Mallon life and biography

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Meg Mallon biography

Date of birth : 1963-04-14
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Natick, Massachusetts, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-10-26
Credited as : woman professional golfer, LPGA tour, U.S. Open

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Meg Mallon, a native from Natick, Mass. is an American professional golfer.

Major Championships:
• LPGA Championship: 1991
• U.S. Women's Open: 1991, 2004
• du Maurier Classic: 2000

Awards and Honors:
Member, U.S. Solheim Cup team, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005
Member, Michigan Golf Hall of Fame

Meg Mallon played collegiately at Ohio State University and won the Michigan Amateur Championship in 1983. She turned pro in 1986, but unlike most of the better players in LPGA Tour history, Mallon struggled to get established as a pro.

Mallon first played the LPGA's Qualifying Tournament (Q-School) in 1986. She didn't earn her tour card, but she did finish high enough to claim non-exempt status. Her rookie year on Tour was 1987, when she played in 18 tournaments but made only five cuts.

It was back to Q-School, and again she came away with non-exempt status. In 1988, she made 17 of 20 cuts but had no Top 10s. She earned just enough money to gain a Tour card for 1989. Mallon's first-ever Top 10 finish came in '89, and she managed to keep her playing privileges for another year.

In 1990, Mallon had five Top 10s and finished 27th on the money list. Then in 1991, she finally had her breakout performance. That year, Mallon posted four wins, among them two majors: the LPGA Championship and the U.S. Women's Open. She finished runnerup to Pat Bradley in the Player of the Year race and second to Bradley on the money list.

Mallon was among the top players on the LPGA in many seasons after that breakout year, winning twice in 1993 and 2000, and three times in 2004. She won another major, the du Maurier, in 2000, and her second U.S. Women's Open in 2004.

Mallon announced her retirement from professional golf on July 7, 2010, shortly before the start of the 2010 U.S. Women's Open.

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