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Encyclopedia > Jan Stephenson
Jan Stephenson
Personal Information
Birth December 22, 1951 (1951-12-22) (age 56) Sydney, Australia
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Nationality Flag of Australia Australia
Residence Windemere, Florida, U.S.
College Hales College
Career
Turned Pro 1973
Tours LPGA Tour (joined 1974)

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Professional wins 16 on LPGA Tour
3 on ALPG Tour
Career earnings $3,053,997
Best Results in Major Championships
Kraft Nabisco 2: 1985
LPGA Championship Won 1982
U.S. Women's Open Won 1983
du Maurier Classic Won 1981
Awards
LPGA Rookie of the Year 1974

Jan Lynne Stephenson (born December 22, 1951 in Sydney, Australia) is a professional golfer. She became a member of the LPGA Tour in 1974 and won three major championships and 16 LPGA Tour victories in all. The Kraft Nabisco Championship is one of the four major golf tournaments for women on the LPGA Tour. ... The LPGA Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the McDonalds LPGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola, is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association surpassed only by the U.S. Womens Open. ... The U.S. Womens Open Golf Championship is one of the LPGAs major championships along with the LPGA Championship, the Womens British Open, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship. ... The Canadian Womens Open is a professional womens golf tournament conducted by the Royal Canadian Golf Association. ... LPGA stands for Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is about the city of Sydney in Australia. ... This article is about the game. ... 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. ... The LPGA is the Ladies Professional Golf Association. ...

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Career

While a teenager, Stephenson won five consecutive New South Wales Schoolgirl Championships in Australia, beginning in 1964, and followed that up with three straight wins in the New South Wales Junior Championship. She turned pro in 1973 and won the Australian Open that year. Stephenson joined the LPGA Tour in 1974 and was named LPGA Rookie of the Year[1]. LPGA stands for Ladies Professional Golf Association. ...


Her first LPGA victory was the 1976 Sarah Coventry Naples Classic. Her most productive period was the early 1980s, when she won all of her majors in consecutive years: 1981 du Maurier, the 1982 LPGA Championship and the 1983 U.S. Women's Open[2]. The Canadian Womens Open is a professional golf tournament for women once known as La Canadienne, later the Peter Jackson Classic, du Maurier Classic, and the du Maurier Ltd Classic, (also Classique du Maurier Ltee) until tobacco restrictions came into force in Canada. ... The LPGA Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the McDonalds LPGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola, is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association surpassed only by the U.S. Womens Open. ... The U.S. Womens Open Golf Championship is one of the LPGAs major championships along with the LPGA Championship, the Womens British Open, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship. ...


Stephenson was one of the first LPGA stars to openly embrace and champion a sex-sells approach to marketing. Stephenson became as famous for her sex appeal as her golf during the early to mid-80s, when she posed in a bathtub - covered up only by the golf balls filling the tub - and later in a pinup calendar. She urged the LPGA Tour to fully embrace her approach to marketing.[3].


On the golf course, Stephenson won three times each in 1981, 1983 and 1987, those wins in '87 being her final ones on the LPGA. Stephenson continued playing LPGA events throughout the '90s, but was hampered by an injury incurred during a mugging in Miami in 1990. Her left ring finger was broken in two places, an injury that still bothers her play in cold or wet weather[4].


Stephenson went on to win on the Women's Senior Golf Tour, a tour she helped found. In 2003, she became the first woman to play on the Champions Tour, missing the cut. Stephenson is among the few women in the course design business, and produced an exercise video for people with arthritis. Her many charitable efforts include being an honorary chairman of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society[5].


Controversy

She made a controversial remark in 2003 when she said "Asians are killing the (LPGA) Tour", referring to the large number of Korean-born players who were winning on tour, and calling for quotas on international players. She later apologised, saying that she "did not intend to make it a racial issue."[6]


Professional wins (19)

LPGA wins (16)

LPGA Majors are shown in bold. The Safeway International is an annual golf tournament for professional female golfers on the LPGA Tour. ... The Canadian Womens Open is a professional womens golf tournament conducted by the Royal Canadian Golf Association. ... The LPGA Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the McDonalds LPGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola, is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association surpassed only by the U.S. Womens Open. ... The Welchs/Frys Championship was a golf tournament for professional female golfers that was part of the LPGA Tour from 1981 through 2004 and played annually in Tucson, Arizona. ... The U.S. Womens Open Golf Championship is one of the LPGAs major championships along with the LPGA Championship, the Womens British Open, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship. ... 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. ...


ALPG wins (3)

  • 1973 (2) Victorian Lady Tarax Open, Wills Australian Ladies Open
  • 1977 (1) Wills Qantas Australian Ladies Open

See also

This table lists players with 20 or more wins on the LPGA Tour. ... This article lists all the women who have won the LPGA Tours past and present major championships by number of victories. ...

References

  1. ^ Jan Stephenson at About.com
  2. ^ Jan Stephenson at About.com
  3. ^ Jan Stephenson at About.com
  4. ^ Jan Stephenson at About.com
  5. ^ Jan Stephenson at About.com
  6. ^ Bridging the gap ESPN.com, ESPN, May 26, 2004.

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External links

  • Profile on the LPGA's official site
  • Jan Stephenson bio

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Las Vegas SUN: Columnist Ron Kantowski: Stephenson has still got it, and still gets it (730 words)
That's a hazard that Stephenson hasn't been able to avoid since her comments on what she believes is wrong with the tour were published in the November 2003 edition of Golf Digest.
Stephenson was critical of the LPGA's influx of Asian-born players for, in her view, showing little willingness to interact with fans and sponsors, and added that despite being a foreigner herself (she was born in Sydney), she believes 60 percent of the tournament berths should be reserved for Americans.
That said, Stephenson said her comments were taken out of context and that she also had nice things to say about the players and officials she criticized, none of which were published.
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