Mhairi McKAY


Date of Birth - 18 April 1975

Place of Birth - Glasgow, Scotland

Turned Pro - 1998

European LPGA Tour Profile  - Mhairi McKay


McKay was introduced to golf by her parents. They moved from Glasgow

 to Girvan, close to the famous Turnberry golf links where she learned to

 play and is still a club member. She had a successful amateur career and

 was the Golf Foundation Under 13 girls’ champion in 1987 and Under 14

 champion in 1988. She also won the Daily Telegraph Junior Golf

 Championship in 1991 and won back-to-back British Girls Championships in

 1992 and 1993. She represented Great Britain & Ireland in the Curtis Cup

 matches of 1994 and 1996 and played in the 1996 Espirito Santo Trophy

 World Amateur Team Championship.

McKay was the first international player to be offered a golf scholarship at

 Stanford University in California[8] where she was a classmate of Tiger

Woods (she took a Portuguese literature class with him). She graduated in

 1997 with a B.A. in Public Policy having been Pac-10 champion in 1997,

 Pac-10 All Conference from 1994 to 1997) and Pac-10 All Academic 1st

 Team in 1997. She also earned All-American honours from 1994 through to

 1997.

McKay turned professional after graduating from college and qualified for

 the LPGA Tour on her first attempt, finishing joint 56th at LPGA Final

 Qualifying Tournament earning non-exempt status for the 1998 LPGA

 season.

She was an LPGA Tour rookie in 1998. She has yet to win on the LPGA Tour,

 but she had second place finishes in 2001, 2002 and 2003 and claimed her

 first professional win in 2003 at the AAMI Women's Australian Open. She

 represented Europe in the Solheim Cup in 2002 and 2003 and represented

 Scotland in the 2007 Women's World Cup of Golf where she and her

 partner Janice Moodie finished fourth.

She is one of three women to hold the professional course record of 67 at

 the Old Course of St. Andrews.


ACHIEVEMENTS


Curtis Cup 1994, 1996

Espirito Santo Trophy 1996

Solheim Cup   2002, 2003

Women's World Cup of Golf 2007


2003 AAMI Women's Australian Open


Glove worn and signed by Mhairi McKay

Ball used and signed by Mhairi McKay

Mhairi McKay’s US LPGA Tour Clip