Catriona MATTHEW


Date of Birth - 25 August 1969

Place of Birth - Edinburgh

Turned Pro - 1994

European LPGA Tour Profile  -  Catriona Matthew















Catriona Lambert was born in Edinburgh, and grew up in North Berwick.

 She learned to play golf on the Children's Course and North Berwick West

 Links in the town. She had a successful junior and amateur career,

 becoming Scottish Girls champion in 1986 and Scottish Under-21 Stroke

 Play champion in 1988 and 1989. She captured the Scottish Amateur title

 in 1991, 1993 and 1994, and the British Amateur title in 1993. She is also a

 two time winner of the St Rule Trophy played at St. Andrews. She was a

 member of the 1990, 1992 and 1994 Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup

 teams. She graduated from the University of Stirling in 1992 having studied

 accountancy, this being one of a few British universities offering golf

 scholarships.

Matthew qualified for the LPGA Tour by tying for fifth at the 1994 LPGA

 Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 1995 season.

 She soon established herself on the Tour, and her best seasons were 2001

 and 2005, when she finished tenth on the money list.

Matthew also qualified for the Ladies European Tour in 1995 and plays

 several events on that tour each season. She won her maiden

 professional tournament at the Holden Women's Australian Open in 1996.

 She won the 1998 McDonald's WPGA Championship on the Ladies

 European Tour. She was a member of the 1998 Solheim Cup Team and

 first reserve for the 2000 matches held in her native Scotland. When Helen

 Alfredsson hurt her wrist she was called into the team but Alfredsson

 recovered and Matthew did not play. She was somewhat controversially

 left out of the 2002 Solheim Cup team but was a captain's pick for the

 2003 team, gaining the Cup winning point. She was a captain's pick for

 the 2005 team as well. She qualified outright for the 2009 Solheim Cup

 team.

She teamed with Janice Moodie to represent Scotland at the 2005 and

 2006 Women’s World Cup of Golf. and was a member of the victorious

 International team captained by Annika Sörenstam in the inaugural Lexus

 Cup.

She won the 2007 Scandinavian TPC hosted by Annika.

In January 2009, she won the inaugural HSBC LPGA Brasil Cup 2009, an

 unofficial LPGA event with a field of 14 LPGA players and a Brazilian

 national amateur. Matthew was five months pregnant with her second

 child at the time of the victory.

On 2 August 2009 at Royal Lytham & St Annes, Matthew won the Ricoh

 Women's British Open with a final score of 3-under-par over second place

 finisher Karrie Webb. It was her first win in a major tournament. The victory

 came 11 weeks after she gave birth to her second daughter, Sophie. She

 was the first player from Scotland to win a women's major golf

 Tournament.

On 13 November 2011, Matthew won her fourth LPGA title at the Lorena

 Ochoa Invitational in Mexico.

At the 2013 LPGA Championship, Matthew finished runner-up after losing a

 sudden-death playoff against the world number one Inbee Park

 and Park finished the tournament tied together at five-under-par, with

 Matthew coming from seven strokes behind Park at the start of the final

 round. In the playoff, they both parred the first two extra holes, but

 Matthew lost out on the third extra hole when Park made birdie.


ACHIEVEMENTS


Curtis Cup  1990, 1992, 1994

Solheim Cup  1998, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013

Lexus Cup  2005, 2007

World Cup  2005, 2006, 2008


1996  Holden Women's Australian Open

1998  McDonald's WPGA Championship

2001  Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open

2004  Wendy's Championship for Children

2009  Ricoh Women's British Open

2007  Scandinavian TPC hosted by Annika

2009  HSBC LPGA Brasil Cup

2011  Aberdeen Ladies Scottish Open

2012  Ladies Irish Open

2013  Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open


European Team Jersey issued for the 2003 Solheim Cup

worn by Catriona MATTHEW

Official British and Irish Team Blazer worn during the 1994 Curtis Cup by

Catriona MATTHEW

Glove worn and signed by Catriona Matthew

Ball used and signed by Catriona Matthew

2007 Solheim Cup signed golf bag panel, issued to Catriona Matthew

Catriona Matthew’s US LPGA Tour Clip