Webb at the 2010 Women's British Open
|Full name||Karrie Anne Webb|
|Born|| 21 December 1974 |
Ayr, Queensland, Australia
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Residence||Boynton Beach, Florida, U.S.|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour (joined 1996) |
ALPG Tour (joined 1994)
|Former tour(s)||Ladies European Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|LPGA of Japan Tour||3|
|Best results in LPGA Major Championships |
|Kraft Nabisco C'ship||Won: 2000, 2006|
|LPGA Championship||Won: 2001|
|U.S. Women's Open||Won: 2000, 2001|
|du Maurier Classic||Won: 1999|
|Women's British Open||Won: 2002|
|Achievements and awards|
|World Golf Hall of Fame||2005 (member page)|
|Ladies European Tour |
Rookie of the Year
|LPGA Rookie of the Year||1996|
|LPGA Tour |
|1996, 1999, 2000|
|LPGA Tour |
Player of the Year
|LPGA Vare Trophy||1997, 1999, 2000|
Karrie Ann Webb AM (born 21 December 1974) is Australia's most successful female professional golfer, and one of the greatest players in the history of women's golf. She plays mainly on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour and also turns out once or twice a year on the ALPG Tour in her home country. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. She has 38 wins on the LPGA Tour, more than any other active player.
 Early life and amateur career
Webb was born in Ayr, Queensland. She was a member of the Australian Amateur team, making six international appearances from 1992–1994, including a 1994 appearance in the Espirito Santo Trophy World Amateur Golf Team Championships. This was the year she became the Australian Strokeplay Champion where she scored a 128 on a par 68 course, over 36 holes.
 Professional career
Webb began her professional golfing career in 1994 playing on the Ladies European Tour where she finished second at the Women's Australian Open and the Futures Tour in the U.S., where she won one tournament. In 1995 she became the youngest ever winner of the Weetabix Women's British Open in her rookie season in Europe, prior to it being classed as an LPGA major, and was European Rookie of the Year. She qualified for the LPGA Tour after she finished second at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament despite playing with a broken bone in her wrist.
In 1996 Webb won her first LPGA tournament in her second LPGA start at the HealthSouth Inaugural on the fourth hole of a sudden death playoff. She won three other tournaments and become the first LPGA player to win $1 million mark in a single season topping the year end money list. She was also the 1996 LPGA Rookie of the Year.
In 1997 Webb won three times on the LPGA Tour including another win at the Weetabix Women's British Open, won her first Vare Trophy and was voted 1997 ESPY Best Female Golfer. In 1999 Webb won her first major championship at the du Maurier Ltd. Classic and won her first LPGA Tour Player of the Year award.
Webb also took part in the largest playoff in LPGA Tour history at the 1999 Jamie Farr Kroger Classic. Se Ri Pak birdied the first sudden death playoff hole to defeat Webb, Mardi Lunn, Carin Koch, Sherri Steinhauer, and Kelli Kuehne.
In 2000, Webb won two more major championships, following up her win at the Nabisco Championship with a win at the U.S. Women's Open. This gained her a second consecutive Rolex Player of the Year title and Vare Trophy and she topped the money list, missing out on a chance to become the LPGA's first single-season $2 million winner by taking a mid season break to return home to Australia to run with the Olympic torch. Teamed with Rachel Hetherington representing Australia she won the Women's World Cup in Malaysia, was awarded the preeminent sport award in Australia, the Dawn Fraser Award. and was named Female Player of the Year by the Golf Writers Association of America.
She successfully defended her U.S. Women's Open title in 2001 and won the LPGA Championship to become the youngest winner of the LPGA Career Grand Slam. She teamed with David Duval to play against Annika Sörenstam and Tiger Woods in a made-for-TV Battle at Bighorn between the two best male and two best female players in the world that at the time provided women's golf its largest audience ever. Webb's win at the 2002 Women's British Open, which had become an LPGA major in 2001, meant she completed a Super Career Grand Slam – every available major championship in women's golf in her career.
Webb now suffered a three-year slump. She collected just two LPGA wins in the next two years and in 2005 had a best LPGA finish of tied sixth although she did team up with Rachel Hetherington to represent Australia at the Women's World Cup of Golf and won her fifth ANZ Ladies Masters title back home in Australia.
Webb qualified for entry to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2000, but was not eligible for induction until she had played ten LPGA Tour events in each of ten seasons. She met this criterion on 9 June 2005 when she completed the first round of the LPGA Championship. At age 30, she became the youngest living person ever to enter the Hall of Fame, and kept that distinction until 2007, when fellow LPGA star Se Ri Pak was inducted.
Webb staged a comeback season in 2006. In the final round at the Kraft Nabisco Championship she holed a 116-yard shot from the fairway to eagle the 18th hole and then birdied the same hole in a sudden-death playoff to beat Lorena Ochoa and win her second Kraft Nabisco Championship. She won four other tournaments including the Evian Masters and Mizuno Classic. Her 2006 Kraft Nabisco win took her into the top ten of the Women's World Golf Rankings for the first time since they were introduced in February 2006.
Her 38 LPGA Tour victories places her in a tie for 11th on the list of players with the most career LPGA tournament wins and first among all active players.
 Professional wins (53)
 LPGA Tour (38)
LPGA majors are shown in bold.
 ALPG (12)
- 1998 (1) Australian Ladies Masters (co-sanctioned by LPGA)
- 1999 (1) Australian Ladies Masters (co-sanctioned by LPGA)
- 2000 (2) AAMI Women's Australian Open, Australian Ladies Masters (co-sanctioned by LPGA)
- 2001 (1) ANZ Ladies Masters
- 2002 (1) AAMI Women's Australian Open
- 2005 (1) ANZ Ladies Masters
- 2007 (2) MFS Women's Australian Open, ANZ Ladies Masters
- 2008 (1) MFS Women's Australian Open
- 2010 (1) ANZ Ladies Masters
- 2013 (1) Volvik RACV Ladies Masters (co-sanctioned by LET)
 LPGA of Japan (3)
- 2000 (1) Nichriei World Ladies Cup
- 2001 (1) Nichriei World Ladies Cup
- 2006 (1) Mizuno Classic (co-sanctioned with LPGA Tour)
 Futures Tour (1)
- 1995 Golden Flake Golden Ocala Futures Classic
 Other (3)
- 2000 Women's World Cup Golf (with Rachel Hetherington)
- 2001 Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge (with Dottie Pepper and Annika Sörenstam)
- 2003 ConAgra LPGA Skins Game
 Major championships
 Wins (7)
|1999||du Maurier Classic||−11 (73-72-66-66=277)||2 strokes||Laura Davies|
|2000||Nabisco Championship||−14 (67-70-67-70=274)||10 strokes||Dottie Pepper|
|2000||U.S. Women's Open||−6 (69-72-68-73=282)||5 strokes||Cristie Kerr, Meg Mallon|
|2001||McDonald's LPGA Championship||−14 (67-64-70-69=270)||2 strokes||Laura Diaz|
|2001||U.S. Women's Open||−7 (70-65-69-69=273)||8 strokes||Se Ri Pak|
|2002||Weetabix Women's British Open||−15 (66-71-70-66=273)||2 strokes||Michelle Ellis, Paula Martí|
|2006||Kraft Nabisco Championship||−9 (70-68-76-65=279)||Playoff 1||Lorena Ochoa|
1 Defeated Ochoa with birdie on first extra hole
 Results timeline
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||T5||29||T7||3||1|
|U.S. Women's Open||T19||4||T31||7||1|
|du Maurier Classic ^||T2||T27||T14||1||T7|
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||T2||7||T21||3||T44||1||T20||T13||T8|
|U.S. Women's Open||1||CUT||CUT||T16||T31||T37||CUT||T38||T34|
|Women's British Open†||T15||1||T3||DNP||T11||CUT||T28||T9||2|
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||T5||T13||T15|
|U.S. Women's Open||T17||T6||T50|
|Women's British Open||T43||T22||T5|
^ The Women's British Open replaced the du Maurier Classic as a major in 2001.
† Webb won the Women's British Open in 1995 and 1997 before it became an LPGA major.
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied for place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10
- Starts – 66
- Wins – 7
- 2nd place finishes – 5
- 3rd place finishes – 3
- Top 3 finishes – 15
- Top 5 finishes – 22
- Top 10 finishes – 32
- Top 25 finishes – 46
- Missed cuts – 5
- Most consecutive cuts made – 21
- Longest streak of top-10s – 9
 LPGA Tour career summary
|Wins||2nd||3rd||Top 10s||Best |
On 26 January 2010 Webb was appointed an Member of the Order of Australia for service to golf, and to the community as a benefactor and supporter of a range of health and disability organisations.
 See also
- Women’s Career Grand Slam Champion
- Golfers with most LPGA Tour wins
- Golfers with most LPGA major championship wins
- Monday Night Golf
 Notes and references
- "Notable Past Players". International Golf Federation. http://www.internationalgolffederation.org/History/notables.html. Retrieved 4 April 2007.
- "Karrie Webb Player Profile". ALPG (Australian Ladies Professional Golf). http://www.alpgtour.com/player_profile_details.asp?refxml=profile354.xml. Retrieved 4 April 2007.
- "Karrie Webb Full Career Bio". LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association). http://www.lpga.com/content/2007PlayerBiosPDF/Webb-07.pdf. Retrieved 4 April 2007.
- "Annual Money Leaders". LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association). http://www.lpga.com/content/MoneyLeaders.pdf. Retrieved 4 April 2007.
- "Vare Trophy Winners". LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association). http://www.lpga.com/content_1.aspx?mid=2&pid=2499. Retrieved 7 March 2007.
- "ESPY Awards past winners". ESPN. http://espn.go.com/espy2005/s/pastwinners.html. Retrieved 4 April 2007.
- "Rolex Player of the Year Winners". LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association). http://www.lpga.com/content_1.aspx?pid=2500&mid=2. Retrieved 7 March 2007.
- LPGA All-Time Records
- Pak wins six player playoff
- Lisa D. Mickey (15 September 2000). "Karrie weaving her own 'Webb'". Golf World. Archived from the original on 16 May 2003. http://web.archive.org/web/20030516222314/http://www.golfdigest.com/newsandtour/index.ssf?/newsandtour/karrie_w_tcsfk0dc.html. Retrieved 25 November 2008.
- "Australia win women's world cup". BBC Sport. 3 December 2000. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/low/golf/1052481.stm. Retrieved 24 March 2009.
- "27th Australian Sport Awards Overview". AustralianSportAwards.com. http://www.australiansportawards.com.au/fileadmin/user_upload_2006/2006_Awards_Overview.pdf. Retrieved 4 April 2007.
- "Nelson, Webb & Woods gain Writers Awards". Golf Today. http://www.golftoday.co.uk/news/yeartodate/news00/writersawards.html. Retrieved 5 April 2007.
- "Youngest member of the World Golf Hall of Fame". LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association). http://www.lpga.com/content_1.aspx?pid=5130&mid=2. Retrieved 4 April 2007.
- Michael Arkush (31 July 2001). "Golf; Woods and Sorenstam Capture a Sloppy Battle". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/31/sports/golf-woods-and-sorenstam-capture-a-sloppy-battle.html. Retrieved 31 March 2009.
- Martin Park (11 August 2002). "Webb cruises to sixth major victory". LET Ladies European Tour. http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com/content/let_content_news.php?Id=4618. Retrieved 4 April 2007.
- "Webb's comeback is the stuff of golf legends". Worldgolf.com. 3 August 2006. http://www.worldgolf.com/magazine/archive-2006/aug03.htm. Retrieved 5 April 2007.
- Martin Park (10 February 2005). "Women's World Cup of Golf set for Friday". LET Ladies European Tour. http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com/content/let_content_news.php?Id=3682. Retrieved 4 April 2007.
- Martin Park (27 February 2005). "Miyazato caught in Karrie's Webb". LET Ladies European Tour. http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com/content/let_content_news.php?Id=3736. Retrieved 5 April 2007.
- "Karrie Webb enters the Hall of Fame". LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association). http://www.lpga.com/content_1.aspx?pid=4047&mid=2. Retrieved 4 April 2007.
- "Webb's Dramatic Eagle Leads to Seventh Major". The New York Times. 3 April 2006. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/03/sports/golf/03lpga.html. Retrieved 22 March 2011.
- "Webb tops Wie by a shot to win Evian Masters". USA Today. 29 July 2006. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/golf/lpga/2006-07-29-evian-masters_x.htm. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
- "Webb ends Sörenstam's Mizuno streak". USA Today. 5 November 2006. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/golf/lpga/2006-11-05-mizuno-final-round_x.htm. Retrieved 5 April 2007.
- "Official Career Wins". LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association). http://www.lpga.com/content/OfficialWins.pdf. Retrieved 7 March 2007.
- USA Today, LPGA Tour Championship Results November 20, 2001. Accessed April 1, 2012.
- USA Today, Rochester International Results June 23, 2002. Accessed April 1, 2012.
- "Karrie Webb stats". LPGA. http://www.lpga.com/golf/players/w/karrie-webb/stats.aspx. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
- "Karrie Webb". Australian Honours Database. http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/honours/honour_roll/search.cfm?aus_award_id=1125686&search_type=quick&showInd=true. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
- "Karrie Webb AM". Australian Honours Database. http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/honours/honour_roll/search.cfm?aus_award_id=1141852&search_type=quick&showInd=true. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
- Official website
- Karrie Webb at the LPGA Tour official site
- Karrie Webb at the ALPG Tour official site
- Karrie Webb bio at about.com