Cristie Kerr is a professional golfer from Miami Florida. Born on October 12, 1977 Kerr started playing the sport when she was only eight years old. She was known to be a successful amateur player when she won the Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship. She was awarded the Junior Player of the Year in the 1995 American Junior Golf Association but was considered the low amateur in the U.S. Women’s Open. She turned professional in 1996 and played in the Curtis Cup, Future Tour and the Player’s West Tour.
The American professional golfer who graduated in the Miami Sunset High School in West Kendall, Florida, earned her first victory that same year, 1996. She earned the top 6th spot with a tie in the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament in the Ironwood FUTIRES Classic. Kerr’s LPGA career started quite slowly. When she gained her exempt status in 1997, it took her sometime to gain the top spot. Things changed though when she won the Longs Drugs Challenge, one of the LPGA events in 2002.
After two years her career suddenly accelerated. She became one of the top players on the tour. She won three titles and took a spot in the top 5 of the money list. She continued to climb up to the 3rd position in 2005. In 2006, she merited a 19 point score at the Franklin American Championship under par and received the LPGA Komen Award as well. So far, she is the only American player to win more three times in the LPGA tour. She is also a member of the Solheim Cup team of the United States in 2002, 2003 and 2005.
It was in 2007 that Kerr finally achieved her first major championship at the United States Women’s Championships.
Currently, Kerr’s record is at 18 professional wins, and has just won the LPGA Championship in 2010.