Golfing is no male-dominated sport. There are plenty of gorgeous women out there, swinging away to glory. Not only are they matching up with the male counterparts, they have riveted the world with their grace and balance of roles in life. With women featuring majorly in golf now, it’s only fair that we pick out the top 5 most stunning women in golf today. These are beautiful ladies that have scaled the top golf rankings year after year and draw crowds like moths to the flame. If golf swing is a thoroughly technical action, these women turn the exercise into art. Their elegance and vivacity brings life to the otherwise tedious pace of any golf tournament.
#1 : A Trophy-Studded Journey
Cristie Kerr’s striking face must have stared you down from the cover of Hamptons Magazine in 2013. This timeless beauty has been on the golf circuit for almost 22 years now. She started playing golf at eight and went on to win her first tournament at 16, the Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship, 1994. She turned pro at the ring of eighteen in 1996 with Futures Tour, which she had already won in 1995 as an amateur.
This blonde beauty from Miami, Florida took a slow pace of success in the pro career. But once she caught the momentum with Longs Drugs Challenge, which was her first LPGA win, she was an unstoppable force. With a win in the Franklin American Mortgage Championship, she had also created tournament record with 19 under par. Throughout the 2002-2006 period she posted many wins. In 2006, she had the distinctions of being the only American to win 3 events in LPGA. She created a career milestone by winning U.S. Women’s Open in 2007.
In 2010, Cristie Kerr held the first place in the Women’s World Golf Ranking. She has won a total of 18 LPGA tours. The ever-active lady made an inspirational weight loss in the 2000-2002 period before which she had gained pounds that rattled her gaming capabilities. She emerged stronger and better. She is an active breast cancer activist on account of her mother who was diagnosed with it in 2003. She founded the Birdies for Breast Cancer and Curvature Wines foundations to raise capital for the cause. She donates $50 per birdie to the former.
#2: The Golf Prodigy
Paula Creamer is the living embodiment of all things golf. Blazing through the world of amateur golf, she has gotten as high as position 2 in the Women’s World Golf rankings. The Pink Panther, as she has been fondly christened, is a Californian raised under the expansive views of golf courses. She started golfing at 10 and by 12 she had already won 13 junior golfing events. Her learning curve has been steep!
She has 11 American Junior Golf Association titles to her name. This is out of the 19 total national tours that she won in amateur phase. She turned pro in 2004. Unlike Cristie Kerr, she immediately rose to the top. She laid down numerous records at the ages of 18-20, the youngest winner of multi-round tournaments and youngest player in the US Solheim team included. Her first year as a pro was full of titles and close shots at victories. She has been one of the quickest wealth accumulating-golfer in women’s golfing history. In 2010, Paula Creamer won the US Women’s Open. She had the distinct recognition as being the only player under par. She has 10 LPGA tour wins and 2 LPGA Japan tour wins till now. Her love of all things pink, earned her the Pink Panther moniker. Her major endorsers like TaylorMade, Ricoh, Bridgestone golf etc. also humor her with pink merchandise. Apart from golf, her character has featured in video games.
Even the charities that Paula Creamer is associated with speak golf. She is particularly interested in honing the talents of junior golfers, given she was such a prodigious one.
Michelle Sung Wie
#3: An Ace Shot And A Beautiful Wahine
Michelle Wie, the tall female golfer with a pretty smile hides the go-getter spirit of a cheetah. This refined player made her mark on the golfing world with the US Women’s Open title in 2010. But her string of successes was loaded even before she turned pro at 16. Hailing from Hawaii, Wie is the single child of South Korean immigrants. She inherits a legacy of golf and beauty from her mother, formerly an amateur golfer and a beauty pageant contender. From her father’s side, she gained excellent education at Stanford University.
Michelle started early with golf. She was swinging away right from the age of four. At 10, she qualified for the US Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship, becoming the youngest to do so. She created history again by winning the Jennie K Wilson Women’s Invitational at the age of 11. At 12, she became the youngest female to qualify for an LPGA event, the TakeFuji Classic. In 2003, at the age of 13, she recorded herself as the youngest player to ever win a USGA adult event with Women’s Amateur Public Links Tournament. The same summer, she made a cut at US Women’s Open, being the youngest to do so. In 2005, she turned pro at just 16 years of age.
From 2007 to 2009, Wie had a string of issues like injuries and negative publicity. Wie vindicated herself with the US Open win in 2014. Her career has been so full of ups and downs, that we can’t predict which laurel she will bag next.
#3: The Leggy Lass With A Golden Career
Lexi Thomson is hottest young golfer in women’s circuit. She has had an illustrious career with notable records. At the age of 22, she already has 10 titles under her belt including 7 of LPGA. She became the youngest player to qualify for US Women’s Open at the age of 12. At just 16, she became the youngest to win an LPGA event, the Navistar LPGA classic. By 14 years of age, she has already qualified for US Women’s Open 3 times. On her third try she made the cut and tied 34th.
She played for the US in Curtis Cup at 15 and laid an undefeated record. The same year, she decided to go pro just at 15. In 2010, she petitioned LPGA to allow her to play limited LPGA events. Her petition was denied, but the rules for non-LPGA members changed and she played more tours than the limited events she had originally petitioned for. In 2011, she won the Dubai Ladies Master of Ladies European Tour, becoming the youngest to do so.
Thompson has represented US in Solheim cup and International Tour Crown, both as part of the winning team. She stirred controversy with a bold pose in the Golf Digest Magazine. Currently, she holds rank 5 in the Women’s World Golf rankings.
#5: A Blaze Of Glory
Lydia Ko has set the golfing work on fire at just 19. She took the crown in Women’s World golf rankings in 2015 and has held the title ever since. She was 17 when she was placed first, the youngest ever male or female golfer to do so. At 19, she has already won 14 LPGA tour titles. She was the youngest to win a major championship when she took home The Evian Championship victory at the age of 18. And she did it in style. Her closing round broke the record of lowest final round ever in women’s golf majors.
Ko is a South-Korean born New Zealander. She started golfing at 5. At 15, she broke the record of Lexi Thompson and became the youngest player to win an LPGA event. Lydia turned pro in 2013, at the age of 16. Due to her phenomenal record, she was granted membership of LPGA Tour the same year. She won the ANA Inspiration in 2016. She represented New Zealand in 2016 Summer Olympics and bagged the silver medal.
Ko’s career reads like a who’s who of golf trophies and tournament titles. What is stunning is her determination to straighten out her record. Lydia is known for rarely making any mistake on the course. In fact, she has only missed one major cut, that’s the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship of 2015. She was felicitated with the EspnW Impact25 list in 2014 and 2015. In 2016, her country celebrated her as the Young New Zealander of the year.
The stunning performance of ace female golfers is often eclipsed by their ‘hotness’ quotient and attires on the course. The top 5 stunning female golfers covered here are no-nonsense ladies with a proven track record. They have advanced in their careers with pure talent and balanced it with their feminine side and associated roles. We are proud of their achievements and proud as golfers because unlike many other sports, we have equal representation from both genders. This is a much-awaited step towards gender equality. These bold and beautiful women continue to make us proud with their victories.
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