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Full name  Suzann Pettersen
Professional wins  22
Nationality  Norwegian
Turned professional  2000
Height  1.73 m

Residence  Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Role  Golfer
Nickname  Tutta
Name  Suzann Pettersen
Weight  68 kg
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Born  7 April 1981 (age 34) Oslo, Norway (1981-04-07)
Current tour(s)  LPGA Tour (joined 2003) Ladies European Tour (joined 2001)
Parents  Mona Pettersen, Axel Pettersen
Children  Gunerius Pettersen, Stefan Pettersen
Similar People  Lexi Thompson, Lorena Ochoa, Sandra Gal, Natalie Gulbis, Grace Park
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Suzann Pettersen (born 7 April 1981) is a Norwegian professional golfer. She plays mainly on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour, and is also a member of the Ladies European Tour. Her career best world ranking is second and she has held that position several times, most recently from August 2011 until February 2012.

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Pettersen was born in Oslo, Norway. Both her parents, Axel and Mona, participated in sports. She has two brothers, Stefan and Gunerius. Suzann Pettersen is a distant relative of merchant Gunerius Pettersen (1826–1892).

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As an amateur, she was a five-time Norwegian Amateur Champion (1996–2000), and won the British Girls Championship in 1999. She represented Norway in the world amateur team championship for women, the Espirito Santo Trophy in 1998 and 2000, finishing as the leading individual in her second appearance. She also represented Europe in the 1997 and 1999 Junior Ryder Cup Matches.

2001

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Pettersen turned professional in September 2000 at age 19 and gained her Ladies European Tour card with an 11th-place finish at the 2001 LET Qualifying School. In her 2001 rookie season, she played in ten events without missing a cut. In her second start as a professional,Pettersen won the Open de France Dames in a playoff over Becky Morgan. She finished second on the Order of Merit and was named LET Rookie of the Year.

2002

Pettersen started 2002 with a playoff loss to Karrie Webb in the AAMI Australian Women’s Open, and two more top ten finishes led to her winning a place on the European team for the 2002 Solheim Cup. In the singles, Pettersen was five down with five to play and ended up with a tie against Michele Redman. She tied for 10th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 2003 LPGA season.

2003

In 2003 Pettersen played in five events on the LET, missing no cuts and finished runner-up to Sophie Gustafson at the HP Open. She played a full rookie season on the LPGA, with her best finish a third place at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship. She was a captain's pick for the 2003 Solheim Cup and recorded a 4–1–0 record as a member of the victorious European Team.

2004

In 2004 Pettersen played in just four events on the LET, with a best finish of T9 at the Evian Masters. On the LPGA, she began her season late after recuperating from elbow surgery. She recorded four top-10 finishes including a season-best tie for fifth at the State Farm Classic.

2005

In 2005 Pettersen played in only three events on the LET and nine events on the LPGA because of a debilitating back injury. When she returned, her best LPGA finish was a sixth at the John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic, and she finished tied for second at the Ladies Finnish Masters on the LET. She registered a 2–0–2 record as a captain’s pick on the European Solheim Cup Team, and played for the International team at the inaugural Lexus Cup.

2006

In 2006 Pettersen played five times on the LET, recording two top ten finishes, including a third place at the Scandinavian TPC. On the LPGA Tour she had three top ten finishes, with a season's best finish fifth at the Florida's Natural Charity Championship.

2007

At the start of 2007, Pettersen was selected to represent Norway at the Women's World Cup of Golf but withdrew due to illness before the event started. At the Safeway International she recorded her then-best finish on the LPGA Tour, second place, two strokes behind Lorena Ochoa. A late collapse at the Kraft Nabisco saw her equal that finish, her second best at a major. Pettersen became the first Norwegian LPGA winner at the 2007 Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill, beating Jee Young Lee in a playoff. Pettersen followed up this win by capturing the second major championship of 2007, the LPGA Championship, by one stroke over Karrie Webb, which moved her up to fourth in the Women's World Golf Rankings. On the Ladies European Tour she won the SAS Masters in her native Norway. In October at the Longs Drugs Challenge she won her third LPGA victory, beating Lorena Ochoa in a playoff and then claimed wins number four and five in Korea and Thailand. On 31 December 2007, Pettersen reached the number two position in the Women's World Golf Rankings, surpassing Karrie Webb and Annika Sörenstam, trailing only Lorena Ochoa.

2008

In January 2008 Pettersen signed a multi-year agreement with Nike Golf to represent Nike in clubs, balls, footwear, glove and bag. Her first win of 2008 came at the rain-shortened Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open.

2009

In September 2009, Pettersen won her sixth LPGA Tour event and first in two years at the CN Canadian Women's Open at Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club in Calgary, Alberta. Pettersen won the event by five strokes over Karrie Webb, Momoko Ueda, Morgan Pressel, Ai Miyazato and Angela Stanford.

2010

Pettersen was a runner-up six times on the LPGA Tour in 2010, but did not record a victory.

2011

Pettersen broke her 20-month victory drought in May, when she captured the Sybase Match Play Championship at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in New Jersey. Playing in cool, rainy conditions, she won all six of her 18-hole matches over four days, and defeated, among others, then-world number one Yani Tseng in the quarter-finals, and Cristie Kerr in the finals. In early August, she won the Ladies Irish Open on the LET with a 198 (-18), six shots clear of the field. It was Pettersen's first victory on the LET in 3 years, her last was the same tournament in 2008, played at Portmarnock Links. In her next start two weeks later, Pettersen won again on the LPGA Tour at the Safeway Classic in Oregon. She came from nine shots back at the start of the final round and shot a 64 (-7) to force a playoff against second round leader Na Yeon Choi. Pettersen won on the first extra hole with a par after Choi put her approach shot in the water to double bogey. The victory moved her world ranking up to #2, ahead of Cristie Kerr and behind only Yani Tseng.

2012

Pettersen won twice in October on the LPGA Tour 2012, both in Asia.

2013

In March Pettersen won the Mission Hills World Ladies Championship. In April, she won the LPGA Lotte Championship. In September, she won the Safeway Classic, then The Evian Championship. In October, she won her fourth event of the LPGA Tour season when she captured the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship.

LPGA Tour wins (15)

LPGA Tour playoff record (5–3)

Other wins (1)

  • 2009 (1) Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge (with Natalie Gulbis and Cristie Kerr), unofficial event
  • Results timeline

    Results not in chronological order before 2015.

    ^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013
    DNP = did not play
    CUT = missed the half-way cut
    T = tied
    WD = withdrew
    Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10

    Summary

  • Most consecutive cuts made – 11 (2010 Kraft Nabisco – 2012 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 5 (2014 British – 2015 WPC)
  • LPGA Tour career summary

  • Official through 2016 season
  • * Includes matchplay and other events without a cut.

    LET career summary

  • Career LET earnings are €1,209,331 (through 2012), includes LPGA co-sanctioned events
  • World ranking

    Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.

    Team appearances

    Amateur

  • Espirito Santo Trophy (representing Norway): 1998, 2000
  • Junior Ryder Cup (representing Europe): 1997, 1999 (winners)
  • Professional

  • Solheim Cup (representing Europe): 2002, 2003 (winners), 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 (winners), 2013 (winners), 2015, 2017 (injured, did not play)
  • Lexus Cup (representing International team): 2005 (winners), 2007, 2008 (winners)
  • References

    Suzann Pettersen Wikipedia


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