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Dame Laura Davies
Davies at the 2009 Women's British Open
Personal information
Full name Laura Jane Davies
Born 5 October 1963 (1963-10-05) (age 57)
Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Nationality  England
Residence Ottershaw, Surrey, England
Turned professional 1985
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (joined 1988)
Ladies European Tour (joined 1985)
Professional wins 87
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 20
Ladies European Tour 45 (1st all-time)
LPGA of Japan Tour 7
Ladies Asian Golf Tour 2
ALPG Tour 8
Other 9
Best results in LPGA Major Championships
(Wins: 4)
Kraft Nabisco C'ship 2nd: 1994
LPGA Championship Won: 1994, 1996
U.S. Women's Open Won: 1987
du Maurier Classic Won: 1996
Women's British Open T8: 2004
The Evian Championship T41: 2014
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame 2015
Ladies European Tour
Player of the Year
1996, 1999
Ladies European Tour
Rookie of the Year
Ladies European Tour
Order of Merit
1985, 1986, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2004, 2006
Money Winner
Player of the Year
GWAA Female
Player of the Year
1994, 1996
Best Female Golfer
ESPY Award
Commander of the Order
of the British Empire
/Jim Murray Award
Middle East Golf Awards
Ultimate Recognition
Laura Davies
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997 Myrtle Beach Seadawgs 1 (0)
Total 1 (0)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Dame Laura Jane Davies, DBE (born 5 October 1963) is an English female professional golfer. She has achieved the status of her nation's most accomplished female golfer of modern times, being the first non-American to finish at the top of the LPGA money list as well as winning the Ladies European Tour (LET) Order of Merit a record seven times: in 1985, 1986, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2004 and 2006.

As of 2018, Davies has 85 professional wins worldwide, with 20 on the LPGA Tour, including four majors. From 1985 to 2010, she won at least one individual title somewhere in the world every season, except for 2005, and was the first golfer, male or female, to win tournaments on five continents in one year. She is a member of U.S.-based LPGA Tour and a life member of the Ladies European Tour. She was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2015.

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