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Encyclopedia > Wendy Doolan

Wendy Doolan is an Australian golfer who plays mainly on the U.S. based LPGA Tour. She was born in Sydney on 16 December 1968. Golf (gowf in Scots) is a sport where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... The LPGA is the Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales. ... December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ...

Doolan started playing golf at the age of 14. In 1991 she was runner up at the British Women's Amateur Championship and she turned professional later that year. In early years of her career she played in Asia and Europe and on the second tier Futures Tour in the United States. She tied for 21st at the 1995 LPGA Tour Qualifying Tournament and has played on the LPGA Tour since 1996. Her three victories on the Tour came at the 2001 LPGA Champions Classic, the 2003 Welch's/Fry's Championship and the 2004 Evian Masters. The Evian Masters, which is played in France, is the second richest event in women's golf after the U.S. Women's Open, and is recognised as a major championship by the Ladies European Tour. Her best finish in an LPGA major is a tie for seventh place at the 2001 U.S. Women's Open. The FUTURES Tour is the second tier womens professional golf tour in the United States. ... The Evian Masters is a womens professional golf tournament which is played in France each July. ... 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. ... The Ladies European Tour is a professional golf tour for women which was founded in 1979. ... Womens golf has evolved a set of major championships which parallels that in mens golf, but the womens system is younger and has been less stable that the mens. ...

External links

  • Official site
  • Profile on the LPGA Tour's official site

  Results from FactBites:
Sports: Doolan tops Sorenstam for victory (484 words)
EVIAN, France - Wendy Doolan shot 7-under 65 in the final round of the Evian Masters on Saturday to beat Annika Sorenstam by a stroke and collect the biggest check of her nine-year career.
Doolan finished at 18-under 270 to earn the $375,000 winner's check for her third title.
Doolan went from six strokes behind Sorenstam with 12 holes to play to three ahead with three to play.
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