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BETH DANIEL 1990 Champion

Published: Sun, July 14, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.

Birthdate: 10/14/56

Birthplace: Charleston, SC

Residence: Delray Beach, FL

Rookie Year: 1979

Tour Status: Exempt

Hall of Fame: Member Since 2000

Tour victories: 32

Career Highlights

2001 -- Best finish of the season was third at the Evian Masters; the $154,357 paycheck was the largest of her career.

Tied for third at back-to-back events, where she finished one shot out of a sudden-death playoff both times: the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez and the LPGA Champions Classic.

Career Highlights

2000 -- On the strength of six top 10s, crossed the $6 million mark in career earnings; placed fourth at the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic and tied for fourth at the Japan Airlines Big Apple Classic and the AFLAC Champions Presented by Southern Living; was a captain's pick for the U.S. Solheim Cup Team; was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Nov. 20.

1999 -- Became the 16th member of the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame; tied for second at the First Union Betsy King Classic for her best finish of the season; posted her career-low score of 62 during the second round of the Philips Invitational Honoring Harvey Penick, which included an LPGA-record nine consecutive birdies.

1995 -- Captured her 32nd career victory at the PING Welch's Championship in Boston.

1994 -- Won four times and earned her third Rolex Player of the Year and Vare Trophy honors.

1992 -- Finished tied for second five times, including playoff losses at the Sun-Times Challenge and the Phar-Mor in Youngstown.

1991 -- Crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings and won two events: the Phar-Mor at Inverrary and the McDonald's Championship.

1990 -- Captured seven tournament titles; became the first player ever to cross $700,000 and $800,000 in season earnings; set a record for consecutive rounds in the 60s with nine; earned Rolex Player of the Year and the Vare Trophy honors.

1989 -- Broke a four-and-one-half-year winless drought (1985-89) at the Greater Washington Open; became only the seventh player to cross $2 million in career earnings.

1985 -- Won the Kyocera Inamori Classic for her 14th career title.

1984 -- Became the Tour's eighth millionaire by collecting $9,281 at the du Maurier Ltd. Classic; best finish of the season was a tie for second at the LPGA Championship, one of the LPGA Tour's four majors.

1983 -- Won the McDonald's Kids Classic, her 13th LPGA title.

1982 -- Won five LPGA events, marking her third consecutive multiple-win season.

1981 -- Won the Florida Ladies Citrus and the World Championship of Women's Golf.

1980 -- Won four times, earned $231,000 and was named the LPGA Player of the Year.

1979 -- Named LPGA Rookie of the Year.

Amateur -- Daniel captured the U.S. Women's Amateur title in 1975 and 1977 and was a member of the U.S. Curtis Cup team in 1976 and 1978. She also was a member of the World Cup Team in 1978.

Personal -- 5'11", blond hair, brown eyes...Credits Derek Hardy, the late Davis Love, Jr., Dave Pelz, Mike McGetrick and Jack Lumpkin as teachers most influencing her career...Won the 1981 Seagrams Seven Crowns of Sport Award for Women's Golf...Won the 1990 United Press International Female Athlete of the Year... Inducted into the South Carolina Golf Hall of Fame in September 1995...Entered the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame in February 1999...Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Nov. 20, 2000.


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