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Karrie Webb
Australia Crest

Champion lady golfer born at Ayr, Queensland on 21st December, 1974.

Blond haired and hazel eyed Karrie started playing when she was 8 and attributes her success to the encouragement given by her parents and her coach, Kelvin Haller.

Karrie Webb Clothing Co.
Karrie Webb Clothing Co.


Karrie turned professional in October 1994, competing on the Futures Tour, where she won 1 tournament and on the WPGET, the Women Professional Golfers' European Tour.

Karrie joined the LPGA tour in 1995 and in 1996 was the first player on that tour's history to win more than $1 million in a season, including 4 victories - Healthsouth, Sprint Titleholders Championship, the SAFECO Classic and the ITT LPGA Tour Championship. Karrie was Rolex Rookie of the Year in 1996.

She fared nearly as well in 1997, just falling short of the $1 million mark, and amazingly having 21 top 10 finishes from 25 events. She won the Wetabix Women's British Open for the second time, having also won in ' 95. She had two other victories - the Susan G Komen International and defended her SAFECO title.

Karrie's hobbies include reading, fishing and basketball.

Karrie Webb


She represents Titleist and General Motors, Holden.

1998 has been a so-so year for Karrie but birthday and Christmas celebrations will freshen her up for 1999.

Karrie scored a world record 26 under par 262, bettering the 25 under of Laura Davies, when she won the Australia Ladies Masters by 10 strokes on 28th February, 1999, at Royal Pines, Queensland. The win lifted her career earnings to over $4,7 million.

Norman Von Nida, winner of 3 Australian Opens and 4 Australian PGAs said of the win "Her performance was as good as anyone's I've seen, and I've seen a lot. It was equal of any man's score."

"The way I played this week was unbelievable." said Karrie after the above win.

Amazingly, after the win, Holden declined renewing her sponsorship.

March 21st, 1999, and Karrie has won her 3rd tournament from 6 played so far this year - the Standard Ping Register at Moon Valley, Phoenix, Arizona, scoring 68, 68, 69, 69, 14 under par - and so on to the Majors!

May ' 99 and Karrie has just won her 4th tournament of the year with a win in the LPGA Titleholders Championship in Florida.


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