Catriona Matthew


Catriona Matthew (born in Edinburgh on 25 August 1969) is a Scottish professional golfer who plays mainly on the U.S. based LPGA Tour.

Matthew had a successful junior and amateur career. She was Scottish Girls champion in 1986 and Scottish Under-21 Stroke Play champion in 1988 and 1989. She captured the Scottish Amateur title in 1991, 1993 and 1994, and the British Amateur title in 1993. She was a member of the 1990, 1992 and 1994 Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup teams. She graduated from the University of Stirling in 1992.

Matthew qualified for the LPGA Tour by tying for fifth at the 1994 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 1995 season. She soon established herself on the tour, and her best season through 2004 was 2001, when she finished tenth on the money list. Her two LPGA victories came at the 2001 Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open and the 2004 Wendy's Championship for Children. Her best finish in an LPGA major is a tie for third at the 2001 Women's British Open.