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Birthdate: December 21, 1974
Nationality: Australian
Turned Professional:1996
Current Tour: LPGA

Webb, a native of Australia, began golfing at 8 years old. She relied on her parents and early coach, Kevin Haller, for influencing her early career. Webb established the Karrie Webb Celebrity Pro-Am to benefit the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation and was selected to bear the torch for the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics. She currently resides in Florida, where her off the course hobbies include reading, fishing and basketball.

Professional Career Bio:
Turning pro in 1996 (after her 1995 major win at the British Open), Webb went on to win all five women’s majors – completing what is known as the women’s golf “Super Slam”. Her 1996 season made her the first woman to reach the $1 million earnings mark in a single season and the first rookie in the LPGA and PGA to reach the $1 million mark. It also made her the 2nd winningest rookie behind only Nancy Lopez. In addition, she won the 1997 British Open, prior to its establishment as a major on the women’s tour. Her win at the 2006 Nabisco Championships catapulted her into the top ten of the rankings. She is regarded as the most successful female golfer in Australia and one of the best golfers in the history of women’s golf. She is currently ranked 3rd on the women’s money list, coming in with earnings of $1,197,433. As of early 2006, Webb has won 30 LPGA events (6 majors), has surpassed the $10 million mark in career earnings.

In 2000 she qualified for the World Golf Hall of Fame, but was not eligible until she had played ten LPGA events in ten seasons - which she finally achieved in 2005, becoming the youngest living person to have that honor.

Professional Wins:

LPGA victories
· 1995 Weetabix British Open Championship
· 1996 HealthSouth Classic, Sprint Championship, Safeco Classic, ITT LPGA Tour Championship
· 1997 MBNA America Classic, Weetabix British Open Championship, Safeco Classic
· 1998 ANZ Australian Masters, MBNA America Classic
· 1999 Office Depot Championship, ANZ Australian Masters, Standard Register Classic, Mercury Championship, Wegmans International, du Maurier Classic
· 2000 Office Depot Invitational, ANZ Australian Masters, LPGA Takefuji Classic, Nabisco Championship, U.S. Open, Oldsmobile Classic, AFLAC Champions Presented by Southern Living
· 2001 U.S. Open, McDonald's U.S. LPGA Championship, ADT Championship
· 2002 Wegmans Invitational, Weetabix British Open Championship

LPGA Victories (cont..)
· 2003 John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic
· 2004 Kellog's Classic
· 2006 Kraft Nabisco Championship, Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill, Evian Masters, Longs Drugs Challenge, Mizuno Classic
· 1995 Weetabix British Open Championship
· 1999 du Maurier Classic*
· 2000 Nabisco Championship; U.S. Open
· 2001 U.S. Open; McDonald’s LPGA Championship
· 2002 Weetabix British Open
· 2006 Nabisco Championship

*No longer a tour major


1998 (1) Alpine Australian Masters
1999 (1) Alpine Australian Masters
2000 (2) Toyota Australian Open, ANZ Australian Masters
2001 (1) ANZ Australian Masters
2002 (1) AAMI Australian Open
2005 (1) ANZ Ladies Masters
2007 (2) MFS Australian Open, ANZ Ladies Masters
2008 (1) MFS Australian Open

LPGA of Japan

2000 (1) Nichriei World Ladies Cup
2001 (1) Nichriei World Ladies Cup

· 1995 Rolex Rookie of the Year; Rolex Player of the Year, Vare Trophy
· 1996 Rolex Rookie of the Year
· 1997 Vare Trophy
· 1999 Rolex Player of the Year; Vare Trophy
· 2000 Rolex Player of the Year; Vare Trophy; Crown Plaza Achievement Award
. 2005 World Golf Hall of Fame

Career earnings $11,605,704


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