Suzann Pettersen
Professional golfer
Suzann Pettersen
Suzann Pettersen is a Norwegian professional golfer. She plays mainly on the U.S. -based LPGA Tour, and is also a member of the Ladies European Tour. Her career best world ranking is second and she has held that position several times, most recently beginning 22 August 2011.
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Olympics-Golf-Women's individual overall results
Yahoo News - 7 months
Aug 19 (Gracenote) - Olympic golf women's individual overall results in Rio de Janeiro on Friday. -11 points Park In-Bee (Korea) 66 66 70 -9 Lydia Ko (New Zealand) 69 70 65 Gerina Piller (U.S.) 69 67 68 -8 Feng Shanshan (China) 70 67 68 -5 Amy Yang (Korea) 73 65 70 Charley Hull (Britain) 68 66 74 Chun In-Gee (Korea) 70 66 72 -4 Paula Reto (South Africa) 74 67 68 Brooke Henderson (Canada) 70 64 75 Minjee Lee (Australia) 69 67 73 Suzann Pettersen (Norway) 71 69 69 Stacy Lewis (U.S. ...
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Henderson leads by two in Portland
Yahoo News - 9 months
(Reuters) - World number two Brooke Henderson suffered a double bogey on the back nine but the defending champion still finished two strokes ahead of the chasing pack after the third round of the Portland Classic on Saturday. The Canadian, who won her first LPGA title by eight shots at the Columbia Edgewater Country Club last year, carded a two-under-par 70 for a 13-under 203 total and a two-shot lead over Mariajo Uribe (71). Henderson, 18, began the third round tied at the top with Suzann Pettersen but the Norwegian carded a sloppy 74 to fall four shots off the pace and into a tie for third with Austin Ernst (69).
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Defending champ Henderson leads LPGA Portland Classic
Yahoo News - 9 months
Defending champion Brooke Henderson fired a two-under par 70 Saturday to seize a two-stroke lead after the third round of the LPGA Portland Classic. The 18-year-old Canadian, who is ranked second in the world, stood on 13-under par 203 after 54 holes at 6,476-yard Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Portland, Oregon. Colombia's Mariajo Uribe was second on 205 after a third-round 71 with Norway's Suzann Pettersen shooting a 74 with six bogeys and four birdies to fall to a share of third with American Austin Ernst on 207.
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Sad Koch laments 'gimmegate' incident at Solheim Cup
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Europe's captain Carin Koch is still unhappy about the incident that marred the final day of the Solheim Cup in September and the Swede said on Tuesday she might handle 'gimmegate' differently if she had the chance again. Tempers at the biennial team event, the women's equivalent of the Ryder Cup, flared as then-world number eight Suzann Pettersen of Norway refused to concede a 16-inch putt to Alison Lee and the American picked her ball up on the 17th green. "It's easy to say now going back," Koch told Sky Sports, referring to a question about how she could have handled the incident better.
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On Golf: Competitiveness Seen as a Virtue, at Least for Men
NYTimes - over 1 year
Suzann Pettersen was criticized for following the letter of the law to penalize an opponent. Players like Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, though, are celebrated for doing whatever it takes to win.
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Golf - Aussie Lee takes slim lead at Ochoa Invitational
Yahoo News - over 1 year
- Lee Min-Jee birdied number 17 to take the outright lead en route to a three-under 69 Friday in the second round of the US LPGA's Lorena Ochoa Invitational. The 19-year-old Australian moved to six-under 138, one shot in front of first-round leader Park In-Bee (71), defending champion Christina Kim (66), Angela Stanford (70) and Kim Sei-Young (66), who are tied second at five under. Norway's Suzann Pettersen stands alone in sixth place, two strokes off the lead after firing a one-under 71. ...
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Norway's Pettersen Sole Woman in the 60s at Blue Bay LPGA
NYTimes - over 1 year
Norway's Suzann Pettersen stormed into contention at the halfway stage of the Blue Bay LPGA with the only sub-70 round on a second day of strong winds and high scores in China.
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Pettersen leads by 1 in Australia
Fox News - about 3 years
Victoria, Australia ( - Suzann Pettersen fired a 6-under 66 on Thursday to grab a 1-stroke lead after the opening round of the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open.The second-ranked golfer in the world collected four of her 14 career victories on the LPGA Tour last season
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Can anyone break through the Big 3 on the LPGA Tour?
USA Today - about 3 years
As the 2014 LPGA Tour tees off, will Inbee Park, Suzann Pettersen and Stacy Lewis dominate?
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Golfers Lewis and Feng favourites in Dubai
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Regulars on the LPGA Tour, American world number three Stacy Lewis and Chinese world number four Feng Shanshan, the defending champion, will start as pre-tournament favourites at the season-ending Dubai Ladies Masters on Wednesday. With the European Tour Order of Merit crown already secured by world number two Suzann Pettersen of Norway in just three starts, all eyes will be on the two top-ranked stars in the field. While Feng has won twice (LPGA Titleholders Cup and Reignwood LPGA Classic) in her last four starts in the past two months, Lewis has not finished outside eighth place in a tournament since the beginning of July. The top prize this week is 75,000 euros, making it one of the biggest events on the Ladies European Tour, but the field wears a slightly depleted look.
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Suzann Pettersen Wins Again in Taiwan
NYTimes - over 3 years
Suzann Pettersen successfully defended her title in the LPGA Taiwan Championship on Sunday for her fourth tour victory of the year and third in her last five starts.     
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Suzann Pettersen maintains lead at Sunrise LPGA Championship
USA Today - over 3 years
The defending champ recovered for a 1-over 73 Saturday to maintain a four-shot lead.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Suzann Pettersen
  • 2013
    Age 31
    ^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013 DNP = did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut T = tied WD = withdrew Green background for wins.
    More Details Hide Details Yellow background for top-10 Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year. Amateur Professional
  • 2012
    Age 30
    Pettersen won twice in October on the LPGA Tour 2012, both in Asia.
    More Details Hide Details In March Pettersen won the Mission Hills World Ladies Championship. In April, she won the LPGA Lotte Championship. In September, she won the Safeway Classic, then The Evian Championship. In October, she won her fourth event of the LPGA Tour season when she captured the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship. LPGA Tour playoff record (5–3) Results not in chronological order before 2015.
  • 2010
    Age 28
    Pettersen was a runner-up six times on the LPGA Tour in 2010, but did not record a victory.
    More Details Hide Details Pettersen broke her 20-month victory drought in May, when she captured the Sybase Match Play Championship at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in New Jersey. Playing in cool, rainy conditions, she won all six of her 18-hole matches over four days, and defeated, among others, then-world number one Yani Tseng in the quarter-finals, and Cristie Kerr in the finals. In early August, she won the Ladies Irish Open on the LET with a 198 (-18), six shots clear of the field. It was Pettersen's first victory on the LET in 3 years, her last was the same tournament in 2008, played at Portmarnock Links. In her next start two weeks later, Pettersen won again on the LPGA Tour at the Safeway Classic in Oregon. She came from nine shots back at the start of the final round and shot a 64 (-7) to force a playoff against second round leader Na Yeon Choi. Pettersen won on the first extra hole with a par after Choi put her approach shot in the water to double bogey. The victory moved her world ranking up to #2, ahead of Cristie Kerr and behind only Yani Tseng.
  • 2009
    Age 27
    In September 2009, Pettersen won her sixth LPGA Tour event and first in two years at the CN Canadian Women's Open at Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club in Calgary, Alberta.
    More Details Hide Details Pettersen won the event by five strokes over Karrie Webb, Momoko Ueda, Morgan Pressel, Ai Miyazato and Angela Stanford.
  • 2008
    Age 26
    Her first win of 2008 came at the rain-shortened Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open.
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  • 2007
    Age 25
    Pettersen followed up this win by capturing the second major championship of 2007, the LPGA Championship, by one stroke over Karrie Webb, which moved her up to fourth in the Women's World Golf Rankings.
    More Details Hide Details On the Ladies European Tour she won the SAS Masters in her native Norway. In October at the Longs Drugs Challenge she won her third LPGA victory, beating Lorena Ochoa in a playoff and then claimed wins number four and five in Korea and Thailand. On 31 December 2007, Pettersen reached the number two position in the Women's World Golf Rankings, surpassing Karrie Webb and Annika Sörenstam, trailing only Lorena Ochoa. In January 2008 Pettersen signed a multi-year agreement with Nike Golf to represent Nike in clubs, balls, footwear, glove and bag.
    Pettersen became the first Norwegian LPGA winner at the 2007 Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill, beating Jee Young Lee in a playoff.
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    At the start of 2007, Pettersen was selected to represent Norway at the Women's World Cup of Golf but withdrew due to illness before the event started.
    More Details Hide Details At the Safeway International she recorded her then-best finish on the LPGA Tour, second place, two strokes behind Lorena Ochoa. A late collapse at the Kraft Nabisco saw her equal that finish, her second best at a major.
  • 2005
    Age 23
    In 2005 Pettersen played in only three events on the LET and nine events on the LPGA because of a debilitating back injury.
    More Details Hide Details When she returned, her best LPGA finish was a sixth at the John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic, and she finished tied for second at the Ladies Finnish Masters on the LET. She registered a 2–0–2 record as a captain’s pick on the European Solheim Cup Team, and played for the International team at the inaugural Lexus Cup. In 2006 Pettersen played five times on the LET, recording two top ten finishes, including a third place at the Scandinavian TPC. On the LPGA Tour she had three top ten finishes, with a season's best finish fifth at the Florida's Natural Charity Championship.
  • 2003
    Age 21
    She was a captain's pick for the 2003 Solheim Cup and recorded a 4–1–0 record as a member of the victorious European Team.
    More Details Hide Details In 2004 Pettersen played in just four events on the LET, with a best finish of T9 at the Evian Masters. On the LPGA, she began her season late after recuperating from elbow surgery. She recorded four top-10 finishes including a season-best tie for fifth at the State Farm Classic.
    She tied for 10th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 2003 LPGA season.
    More Details Hide Details In 2003 Pettersen played in five events on the LET, missing no cuts and finished runner-up to Sophie Gustafson at the HP Open. She played a full rookie season on the LPGA, with her best finish a third place at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship.
  • 2002
    Age 20
    Pettersen started 2002 with a playoff loss to Karrie Webb in the AAMI Australian Women’s Open, and two more top ten finishes led to her winning a place on the European team for the 2002 Solheim Cup.
    More Details Hide Details In the singles, Pettersen was five down with five to play and ended up with a tie against Michele Redman.
  • 2001
    Age 19
    In her 2001 rookie season, she played in ten events without missing a cut.
    More Details Hide Details In her second start as a professional,Pettersen won the Open de France Dames in a playoff over Becky Morgan. She finished second on the Order of Merit and was named LET Rookie of the Year.
  • 2000
    Age 18
    Pettersen turned professional in September 2000 at age 19 and gained her Ladies European Tour card with an 11th-place finish at the 2001 LET Qualifying School.
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  • 1999
    Age 17
    As an amateur, she was a five-time Norwegian Amateur Champion (1996–2000), and won the British Girls Championship in 1999.
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  • 1998
    Age 16
    She represented Norway in the world amateur team championship for women, the Espirito Santo Trophy in 1998 and 2000, finishing as the leading individual in her second appearance.
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  • 1997
    Age 15
    She also represented Europe in the 1997 and 1999 Junior Ryder Cup Matches.
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  • 1981
    Born on April 7, 1981.
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