Helen Alfredsson (born 9 April 1965 in Goteborg) is a Swedish golfer. She turned professional on 1 January 1989 and began her professional career on the Ladies European Tour. She was rookie of the year in her first season, and in 1990 she won the Women's British Open. Her rookie season on the LPGA Tour was 1992 and she has won five LPGA Tour events, including one LPGA major, the 1993 Nabisco Dinah Shore. Gothenburg (Swedish: Göteborg [jøːtəbɔrj]) is a city and a municipality on the western coast of Sweden, in the County of Västra Götaland. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor sport where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... The Ladies European Tour is the worlds second ranked professional golf tour for women after the American based LPGA Tour. ... The Womens British Open, also known for sponsorship reasons as the Weetabix Womens British Open, is one of the leading events in womens professional golf, being the only tournament which is classified as a major by both the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour. ... The LPGA is the Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... Womens golf has evolved a set of major tournaments which parallels that in mens golf, but the womens system is younger and has been less stable that the mens. ...
Alfredsson has continued to be play a limited number of events in Europe, where she has won eleven events as of June 2005. She finished top of the European money list in 1998. She has been a member of the European team in the Solheim Cup five times: 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002. She has also won tournaments in Australia and Japan. The Solheim Cup is a biennial golf tournament for professional women golfers contested by teams representing Europe and the United States. ...
The Womens British Open, also known for sponsorship reasons as the Weetabix Womens British Open, is one of the leading events in womens professional golf, being the only tournament which is classified as a major by both the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour. ... The Evian Masters is a womens professional golf tournament which is played in France each July. ... The Evian Masters is a womens professional golf tournament which is played in France each July. ...
HelenAlfredsson, mired in a five-year title drought, sprung to the top of the leaderboard on Saturday at the LPGA Longs Drugs Challenge, missing the best round of her career by one stroke with an eight-under-par 64.
Alfredsson has her work cut out for her if she is to win for the first time since 1998.
The 1992 Rookie of the Year, Alfredsson has lost some of her love for the game, so much so that she is playing in just her second event since the Women's British Open, which came in the first week of August.
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