Height: 5 ft 4 in
Born: August 25, 1969
Turned Pro: 1995
College: University of Stirling (Britain)
Sponsors: Aberdeen Global Asset Managment
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Catriona Matthew currently plays on both the LPGA and Ladies European Tours.
Matthew (her maiden name is Lambert) was a highly-decorated amateur, winning three Scottish Amateur titles and the British Amateur in 1993. She played on three Curtis Cup teams during the early 1990’s.
Catriona finished in 5th place at the 1994 LPGA qualifying school to earn her 1995 LPGA card. She earned a card for the Ladies European Tour the same year.
Matthew made the cut in 13 of her 22 starts her first year on the LPGA Tour. That consistency continued throughout her career as she established her professional career. She got her first professional win on the Ladies European Tour in 1998 when she captured the McDonalds WPGA Championship by five shots over Helen Alfredsson and Laura Davies.
She recorded her first win on the LPGA Tour in 2001, defeating Annika Sorenstam by three strokes to win the Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open.
Matthew’s biggest win and biggest payday (235,000 Euros) was at the 2009 Women’s British Open where she prevailed by three strokes over Karie Webb. Matthew has 17 top ten performances in the Major tournaments. She finished second at the 2013 Women’s PGA Championship and tied for second at the 2007 ANA Inspiration.
Matthew is married to Graeme Matthews who keeps close tabs on his wife’s career by serving as her caddie. The couple has two daughters and resides in North Berwick, Scotland during the offseason.