PLAYER PROFILES
Morgan Pressel
USA

In 2011 Pressel recorded seven top-10 finishes including runner-up at the Wegmans LPGA Championship. Throughout 2012 Pressel was battling a thumb injury but still recorded third-place at the Sybase Match Play Championship.

 

 

 

 

 

In 2010, Pressel won the first major of the JLPGA season, winning the Salonpas Cup.  She also managed seven top 10 finishes on the LPGA which included her best finish when she tied for second at the Evian Masters Presented by Société Générale.

In 2009, Pressel’s best finish was runner-up at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger, where she lost to Eunjung Yi in a one-hole, sudden-death playoff, after tying a career-low 64 in the opening round.

The American also tied for second at the CN Canadian Women's Open, tied for third at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational Presented by Banamex and Corona Light, tied for seventh at the Corona Championship and tied for ninth at the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge; qualified for her second consecutive U.S. Solheim Cup Team; Pressel was the youngest player to automatically qualify for the 2009 squad at the age of 21, and posted a 2-0-1 record for the victorious squad; carded her third LPGA career hole-in-one during the opening round of the Navistar LPGA Classic Presented by Monaco RV.

In 2008, Pressel won the Kapalua LPGA Classic, her second LPGA career victory, and crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings; carded four additional top-10 finishes, including a tie for second at the Sybase Classic Presented by ShopRite, a tie for sixth at the McDonald's LPGA Championship and a tie for eighth at the HSBC Women's Champions.

Morgan Pressel's game reached a new level in 2007 with eight top-ten finishes and most importantly her first tournament win and also a major - the Kraft Nabisco Championship. That made her the youngest player in LPGA Tour history to win a major championship - at the age of 18 years, 10 months and nine days. Pressel also became the 29th player in LPGA Tour history to record a major championship as her maiden victory.

The talented teenager made a solid start to her professional career with nine top-ten finishes in 2006. Earlier, at the age of 17 and, after gaining permission from the LPGA Commissioner Ty M Votaw to receive an age exemption to apply for LPGA membership, she earned her LPGA exempt card after tying for sixth at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament. LPGA Commissioner Carolyn F Bivens granted Pressel full membership and playing privileges beginning in January 2006.

Pressel’s well-decorated amateur career was capped with a runner-up finish at the 2005 US Women's Open. She had also qualified for the US Women's Open in 2001 and 2003, setting a then record in 2001 for being the youngest player to qualify for that event at the age of 12.

 

 
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