About Karrie Webb
Rookie year: 1996
Career victories (last): 35* (2006)
Majors won: 7
Career-low round: 61
Career earnings (rank): $12,826,995 (2)
LPGA career holes-in-one: 2
Playoff record: 4-5
International victories: 6
• Won five tournaments and became only the third person in LPGA history (Annika Sorenstam and Lorena Ochoa) to earn more than $2 million in single season earnings.
• Earned her second Kraft Nabisco Championship title and seventh career major championship after a onehole, sudden-death playoff with Lorena Ochoa; Webb eagled the 72nd hole with a pitching wedge from 116 yards to get into the playoff; her seven shot come-from-behind victory tied an LPGA record (Patty Sheehan, 1983 McDonald’s LPGA Championship) for the largest come-from-behind victory in a major championship.
• Crossed the $11 million mark in career earnings with her win at the Kraft Nabisco Championship and the $12 million mark with her win at the Evian Masters; became only the second player in LPGA history (Annika Sorenstam) to reach these milestones.
• Also won the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill, Longs Drugs Challenge, Mizuno Classic and finished second three times, which included a one-hole sudden-death playoff loss to Se Ri Pak at the McDonald’s LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola.
• Led the Tour with the highest percentage of rounds under par with a 76.7 percent conversion rate.
• In 2005, officially qualified for the LPGA Tour and World Golf Halls of Fame on June 9 after completing the first round of the McDonald’s LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola, giving her 10 years of membership on the LPGA Tour; she was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Nov. 14; Webb is the second international player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame through the LPGA criteria; recorded a season-best finish at the MasterCard Classic honoring Alejo Peralta, where she was runner-up; won the ANZ Ladies Masters on the Ladies European Tour (LET) for the fifth time; her sixth international victory.
• In 2004, won her 30th career title at the Kellogg-Keebler Classic, where she posted a season-low 64 during the second round; recorded a total of eight top-10 finishes, including second place at the Longs Drugs Challenge; crossed the $10 million mark in career earnings at the Safeway Classic Presented by Pepsi.
• In 2003, opened with a season-low 65 at the John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic and went on to win the tournament by nine strokes; won the ConAgra Foods LPGA Skins Game by capturing 12 skins worth $470,000; with a tie for fifth at the Evian Masters, became the fastest player in LPGA history to cross the $9 million mark in career earnings.
• In 2002, won the Wegmans Rochester LPGA; won the Weetabix Women’s British Open for her sixth major championship victory and become the first player in LPGA history to achieve the Super Career Grand Slam, which is winning all five majors available in her career; at 27 years, 7 months and 21 days, she is also the second-youngest player to win six major championships behind Mickey Wright; won at least one major in four consecutive seasons; became the fastest player to reach $8 million in career earnings; won the AAMI Women’s Australian Open for her fifth international win.
• In 2001, successfully defended her U.S. Women’s Open title and was the only player to finish under par for the tournament; with her two-stroke victory at the McDonald’s LPGA Championship Presented by AIG, is one of six women (Juli Inkster, Pat Bradley, Mickey Wright, Louise Suggs and Annika Sorenstam) to achieve the LPGA Career Grand Slam, as well as the youngest ever; closed the season with a victory at the Tyco/ADT Championship for her third title of the year; teamed with David Duval against Sorenstam and Tiger Woods in the Lincoln Financial Group Battle at Bighorn, marking the LPGA’s first-ever appearance on “prime-time” television; won two international events.
• In 2000, won her second consecutive Rolex Player of the Year title and Vare Trophy; with her one-hole playoff win over Dottie Pepper at the AFLAC Champions Presented by Southern Living, became the first player since Beth Daniel in 1990 to win seven titles in a season; at the Oldsmobile Classic, her sixth win of the season, fired a career-low 61 (-11) during the second round; won her third major championship at the U.S. Women’s Open; that victory gave her the requisite 27 points needed to qualify for the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame; the final criterion to meet was the 10-year LPGA membership requirement (2005); earned $250,000 in the Nabisco Grand Slam Challenge for winning the Nabisco Championship in addition
to another major in 2000; won the second major of her career with a wire-to-wire win at the Nabisco Championship, where she recorded her second LPGA career hole-in-one and won by 10 shots; defeated Annika Sorenstam on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the LPGA Takefuji Classic, her third win in her first three starts of the season; captured the Australian Ladies Masters title for the third consecutive year, joining an elite group of eight players who have won an event three times in a row; went wire-to-wire at the season-opening The Office Depot to successfully defend her title; became the fastest player to cross the $5 million mark in career earnings following a tie for second at the Firstar LPGA Classic in conjunction with the Children’s Medical Center; became the fastest player to cross the $6 million mark in career earnings following her fourth-place finish at the Samsung World Championship; lost to Sorenstam in a one-hole, sudden-death playoff at the Evian Masters, one of three runner-up finishes; won two international events; won the inaugural Women’s World Cup Golf (an unofficial LPGA event) with Rachel Hetherington; winner of the Crowne Plaza Achievement Award.
• In 1999, won six times and recorded 22 top-10 finishes; earned her first Rolex Player of the Year award and her second Vare Trophy, setting an LPGA scoring average record with a 69.43 average (has since been broken); won her first major championship at the du Maurier Classic; set an LPGA record for consecutive top-10 finishes with 16; became the fastest player in LPGA history to cross the $3 million and $4 million marks in career earnings; twice lost to Se Ri Pak in sudden-death playoffs, at the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic and PageNet Championship; won the Mercury LPGA Series Bonus Pool.
• In 1998, recorded 20 top-20 finishes, including two victories – the Australian Ladies Masters and the City of Hope Myrtle Beach Classic, where she won with all rounds in the 60s; crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings with a third-place finish at the Los Angeles Women’s Championship; recorded her first LPGA career hole-in-one during the third round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
• In 1997, won the Weetabix Women’s British Open for the second time in three years, successfully defended her title at the SAFECO Classic and won the Susan G. Komen International; won the Vare Trophy for lowest
scoring average; lost to Michelle McGann in a sudden-death playoff at the HEALTHSOUTH Inaugural.
• In 1996, in just her second tournament as an LPGA member, became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the HEALTHSOUTH Inaugural by defeating Martha Nause and Jane Geddes on the fourth hole of a suddendeath playoff; recorded top-10 finishes in her first six tournament starts; won three other events, including the season-ending ITT LPGA Tour Championship; earned $1,002,000 to become the first player in LPGA history to reach the $1 million mark in single season-earnings; became the first rookie on either the LPGA or PGA Tour to reach the $1 million mark in single-season earnings; earned Rolex Rookie of the Year honors; with four victories, tied with Se Ri Pak as the second-winningest rookie behind Nancy Lopez, who won nine times in her first full season on Tour.
• In 1995, won the Weetabix Women’s British Open before she became a member of the LPGA Tour; earned rookie of the year honors on the Women Professional Golfers’ European Tour (WPGET); qualified for the
LPGA Tour on her first attempt after she finished second at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament while playing with a broken bone in her wrist.
• In 1994, turned professional in October and competed on the WPGET and Futures Tour, where she won one tournament.
Webb was the 1994 Australian Stroke Play champion and represented Australia in international competition six times from 1992-94.
5’6”...Started playing golf at the age of 8...Credits her parents Rob and Evelyn and coach Kelvin Haller as the individuals most influencing her career...Hobbies include reading, basketball and fishing...In 1997 and
2001, was honored with an ESPY Award from ESPN as the Outstanding Women’s Golf Performer of the Year...Helped found and organize the annual Karrie Webb Celebrity Pro-Am to benefit the Christopher Reeve
Paralysis Foundation...Carried the Olympic Torch for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney...Recognized during the LPGA’s 50th Anniversary in 2000 as one of the LPGA’s top-50 players and teachers...Named Female
Player of the Year by the Golf Writers Association of America in 2000...Named Queensland Sportswoman of the Year three consecutive times (2000-02) and was inducted as one of the first two Womensport Queensland Legends with Susie O’Neill in 2002...Represents Epson and Srixon.
LPGA Victories, Awards, Etc
LPGA Victories (35*): 1995 Weetabix Women’s British Open.* 1996 HEALTHSOUTH Inaugural, Sprint Titleholders Championship, SAFECO Classic, ITT LPGA Tour Championship. 1997 Susan G. Komen International, Weetabix Women’s British Open, AFECO Classic. 1998 Australian Ladies Masters, City of Hope Myrtle Beach Classic. 1999 The Office Depot, Australian Ladies Masters, Standard Register PING,
The Mercury Titleholders Championship, Wegmans Rochester International, du Maurier Classic. 2000 The Office Depot, Australian Ladies Masters, LPGA Takefuj Classic, The Nabisco Championship, U.S. Women’s Open, Oldsmobile Classic, AFLAC Champions Presented by Southern Living. 2001 U.S. Women’s Open, McDonald’s LPGA Championship Presented by AIG, Tyco/ADT Championship. 2002 Wegmans Rochester LPGA, Weetabix Women’s British Open. 2003 John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic. 2004 Kellogg-Keebler Classic. 2006 Kraft Nabisco Championship, Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill, Evian Masters, Longs Drugs Challenge, Mizuno Classic.
Unofficial Victories (3): 2000 Women’s World Cup Golf (with Rachel Hetherington). 2001 Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge (with Dottie Pepper and Annika Sorenstam). 2003 ConAgra LPGA Skins Game.
LPGA Awards (7): Rolex Rookie of the Year (1), Rolex Player of the Year (2), Vare Trophy (3). 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, Crowne Plaza Achievement Award.
*Won the 1995 Weetabix Women’s British Open prior to joining the LPGA Tour.