Liselotte Neumann was born in Finspang, Sweden on May 20, 1966. Nicknamed as “Lotta”, she was one of the few first successful European golfers who played full time on the LPGA Tour. She holds a record of garnering 13 Tour Championship titles, including the 1988 U.S. Women’s Open and won 10 titles in the Ladies European Tour. She was awarded the LPGA Rookie of the year in 1988 and was a member of the Europe Solheim Cup team in 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, and 2000.
Liselotte was a sports enthusiast in her younger days. She was actively playing soccer, bandy or soccer on ice and table tennis. She was fully exposed to golf when she was 10 years old and won her first Swedish International Championship competition at 15. This included the 1982 and 1983 Swedish Amateur Tournament.
She continued to win several other national amateur titles in her country and became the official representative to international competitions. Finally, she became a professional golfer in 1985, at the age of 19. She immediately joined the WPGET, an antecedent to her joining the Ladies European Tour where she claimed her very first professional victory.
She eventually became an international golfer after her successful rookie year. She played in Asian, Japanese, Australian, European and American Tours. Several of which she won as well.
In 1987, Mills competed in the U.S. Women Open, her first tournament in America. It was by that time that she started considering to play full time on the LPGA tour. She was inspired by how Laura Davies played and won the event.
Some of her tour titles earned after several years were: U.S. Women Open in 1988; Mazda Japan Classic in 1991; Minnesota LPGA Classic, Women’s British Open, and GHP Heartland Classic in 1994; Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions, Edina Realty LPGA Classic and PING Welch’s Championship in 1996; PING Welch’s Championship and Toray Japan’s Queen’s Cup in 1997; Chick-fil-A Charity Championship and Standard Register PING in 1998; and the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship in 2004.