Ennobled by Queen Elizabeth II in 2014, Dame Laura Davies, 59 years old on October 5, takes the start of her… 42nd British Open this Thursday in Muirfield (Scotland). Indestructible! Unbelievable! Dame Laura Davies, twenty times victorious on the LPGA Tour, forty-five times on the Ladies European Tour (LET), is at the start this Thursday of the 22nd AIG Women's Open in Major mode.
The Englishwoman, ennobled by Queen Elizabeth II in 2014, is competing this week for her of her ... 42nd British Open. She was already there in 1980, at only 16 years old... The one who will celebrate her 59th birthday on October 5 finds Muirfield for this occasion, where she had played in the Curtis Cup (the equivalent of the Solheim Cup among amateurs) in… 1984.
She will turn professional the following year and will win the US Open 1987 as well as the Women's PGA Championship twice (1994 and 1996). She also won the British Open in 1986 at Royal Birkdale, although the tournament was not yet marked as a Major.
She on the evening of 2001. She is expected at 11:43 a.m. local time (12:43 p.m. in France) on tee No. 1 at Muirfield in the company of her young amateur compatriot, Jess Baker, and Sweden's Linn Grant, victorious on June 12 at the Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed, a tournament mixed co-sanctioned for the DP World Tour and the Ladies European Tour.
Laura Davies, history
Laura Jane Davies (Coventry, England, United Kingdom, October 5, 1963) is an English golfer who has won 84 professional victories throughout her career. In major tournaments she has achieved four victories: the 1987 United States Open, the 1994 and 1996 LPGA Championships and the 1996 Canadian Open.
She was also second in the 1995 LPGA Championship, the Dinah Shore Championship. in 1994 and the 1988 and 1999 Canadian Open, and third at the 2005 LPGA Championship, the 1995 and 1998 Dinah Shore Championship, and the 1991 Canadian Open.
In all, she has amassed 14 top-fives and 21 top-fives. 10 in major tournaments. On the American LPGA Tour, Davies has achieved 20 wins and 127 top 10 finishes. The golfer finished first on the money list for the 1994 season, and second in 1995 and 1996.
She was also first on the Ladies' Order of Merit. European Tour in seven seasons: 1985, 1986, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2004 and 2006; she also leads the wining record with 45. His victories include the 1993 McDonald's Championship and the 1998 LPGA Tour Championship, the 1986 British Open, the 1995 and 1996 Evian Masters, the 1993, 1994 and 2003 Australian Masters, and the 2004 Australian Open.
and 2009. On the other hand, Davies played twelve editions of the Solheim Cup between 1990 and 2011 for the European team, achieving 25 points in 46 games. She also played in the 2006 Lexus Cup for Europe, and the 2005, 2006 and 2007 World Cup of Golf for England.
Since 2013, she competes in the Veterans Handa Cup. In 2004, Davies became the first woman to contest a European Tour tournament, the ANZ Championships in Australia, where she finished penultimate. In 2018 she triumphed in the first edition of the US Senior Women's Open and the second edition of the LPGA Senior Championship.
Starting in the 2000s, Davies has worked as a golf commentator for the British television network BBC. The golfer came close to being inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame for her results, but was finally voted in in 2015.
Davies was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1988, a Commander in 2000 and a Dame Commander in 2014. In 2015 she became one of the first female members of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.