Wednesday, January 5, 2011

kristy mcpherson golf player

Kristy McPherson (born May 28, 1981) is an American professional golfer, currently playing on the LPGA Tour.
[edit] Early life and amateur career
A native of South Carolina, McPherson was diagnosed at age 11 with Still's disease, a form of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Confined mostly to bed and unable to walk for a year, she was told she would no longer be able to compete in any sport that required jumping or running.[1] As a result, she took up golf and played on the boy's golf team at her high school. She earned a golf scholarship to the University of South Carolina, and recorded seven victories in her four-year collegiate career. McPherson graduated in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in Sports and Entertainment Management.

[edit] Professional career
After graduating from college, McPherson turned professional and competed on the Futures Tour. From 2003 to 2006 she competed in 60 events, never missed a cut, and won twice,. Her fourth place finish on the Futures Tour money list in 2006 earned her an LPGA Tour card for the 2007 season.

Her first season on the LPGA brought limited success, with a best finish a tie for 18th; she finished the season 97th on the official LPGA money list. In 2008, her second year, she recorded six top-10 finishes, finishing 47th on the official money list. In 2009, McPherson recorded a T-2 in a LPGA major, the Kraft Nabisco Championship, followed by a T-5 three months later at the next major, the LPGA Championship.

[edit] The Big Break
While on the Futures Tour, McPherson appeared on the Golf Channel reality show The Big Break VI, which was filmed during a two-week period in late June and early July 2006. McPherson was the fifth player eliminated from the show
kristy mcpherson golf player
kristy mcpherson golf player
kristy mcpherson golf player

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