Alison Nicholas


Alison Nicholas (born 6 March 1962, Gibraltar) is an English golfer. She turned professional in 1984 and joined the Ladies European Tour in the same year.

Nicholas won the British Women's Open in 1987, when it was recognised as a major championship by the Ladies European Tour only, and the 1997 U.S. Women's Open.

As of May 2005 Nicholas has won fifteen events on the Ladies European Tour. She topped the European Tour order of merit in 1997 and finished in the top ten fifteen times in sixteen seasons between 1985 and 2000. She also won four times on the LPGA Tour, between 1995 and 1999, including her U.S. Women's Open victory, and in 1992 she won both the Western Australian Open and the Malaysian Open.

Nicholas was a member of the European Solheim Cup team in 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2000.