Sherri Steinhauer

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Sherri Steinhauer
— Golfer —
File:2007 LPGA Championship - Sherri Steinhauer (1).jpg
Steinhauer at the 2007 LPGA Championship
Personal information
Full name Sherri Steinhauer
Born (1962-12-27) December 27, 1962 (age 59)
Madison, Wisconsin
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality  United States
Residence Madison, Wisconsin
College University of Texas
Turned professional 1985
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (joined 1986)
Legends Tour (joined 2009)
Former tour(s) Futures Tour (joined 1985)
Professional wins 10
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 8
Other 2
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 2)
ANA Inspiration T6: 1992
Women's PGA C'ship T4: 1997
U.S. Women's Open T13: 1993
du Maurier Classic Won: 1992
Women's British Open Won: 2006
Achievements and awards
Wisconsin Golf
Hall of Fame

Sherri Steinhauer (born December 27, 1962) is an American professional golfer who plays on the Legends Tour. She retired from the LPGA Tour in 2012 after a 26-year career. She was born in Madison, Wisconsin and attended The University of Texas at Austin. Her rookie season on the LPGA Tour was 1986. She has won eight tournaments on the Tour, including two major championships, the 1992 du Maurier Classic[1][2] and 2006 Women's British Open. She also won the British Open in 1998[3] and 1999 before it became an LPGA major.

Steinhauer finished as high as seventh on the money list twice. The first time came in 1994 where Steinhauer won the Sprint Championship[4][5][6] in addition to having seven other top 10 finishes. Steinhauer also qualified for the Solheim Cup for the first time in 1994. She would also make the team in 1998, 2000, and 2007.

With wins at the Japan Airlines Big Apple Classic and the Weetabix Women's British Open, Steinhauer finished seventh on the money list again in 1999. She also took part that year in a six player sudden playoff at the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic in which Se Ri Pak defeated Steinhauer, Karrie Webb, Carin Koch, Mardi Lunn, and Kelli Kuehne.[7] It was the largest playoff in LPGA Tour history.[8]

Steinhauer was a student of golf instructor Manuel de la Torre.[9]

On March 31, 2009, Steinhauer announced that she would not compete in 2009 while recovering from surgery in mid-February on one hip and preparing for similar surgery on the other hip to be performed in May.[10] She returned to the Tour in 2010.[11]

Steinhauer announced her retirement after missing the cut at the 2011 Canadian Women's Open.[12] She returned in 2012 at the Kia Classic and also played that year in the Kraft Nabisco Championship.[13]

Steinhauer was one of two assistant captains for the United States 2011 Solheim Cup team.[14]

Professional wins (10)

LPGA Tour wins (8)

LPGA Tour major championships (2)
Other LPGA Tour (6)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Aug 16, 1992 du Maurier Classic −11 (67-73-67-70=277) 3 strokes United States Judy Dickinson
2 May 1, 1994 Sprint Championship −15 (68-68-67-70=273) 1 stroke United States Kelly Robbins
3 Aug 16, 1998 Weetabix Women's British Open +4 (81-72-70-69=292) 1 stroke United States Brandie Burton
Sweden Sophie Gustafson
4 Jul 18, 1999 Japan Airlines Big Apple Classic −11 (68-66-72=273) Playoff Canada Lorie Kane
5 Aug 12, 1999 Weetabix Women's British Open −9 (70-72-68-73=283) 1 stroke Sweden Annika Sörenstam
6 Mar 23, 2004 Sybase Classic −12 (67-70-66-69=272) 2 strokes South Korea Grace Park
7 Aug 6, 2006 Weetabix Women's British Open −7 (73-70-66-72=281) 3 strokes Sweden Sophie Gustafson
United States Cristie Kerr
8 Sep 2, 2007 LPGA State Farm Classic −17 (67-66-71-67=271) 1 stroke United States Christina Kim

LPGA Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1999 Jamie Farr Kroger Classic Sweden Carin Koch
United States Kelli Kuehne
Australia Mardi Lunn
South Korea Se Ri Pak
Australia Karrie Webb
Pak won with birdie on first extra hole
2 1999 Japan Airlines Big Apple Classic Canada Lori Kane Won with birdie on fifth extra hole

Legends Tour wins (2)

  • 2009 Legends Tour Open Championship
  • 2013 Wendy's Charity Challenge

Major championships

Wins (2)

Year Championship Winning Score Margin Runner(s)-up
1992 du Maurier Classic -11 (67-73-67-70=277) 2 strokes United States Judy Dickinson
2006 Weetabix Women's British Open -7 (73-70-66-72=281) 3 strokes Sweden Sophie Gustafson, United States Cristie Kerr

Results timeline

Tournament 1983 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T36
LPGA Championship DNP DNP CUT T50 CUT T51
du Maurier Classic DNP DNP CUT T31 T13 CUT
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP T17 T6 T31 T32 T16 CUT T48 T9 T10 T17
LPGA Championship T36 T11 T44 CUT T7 CUT T18 T4 T37 T19 T40
U.S. Women's Open CUT CUT T36 T13 T22 CUT T36 CUT CUT T25 CUT
du Maurier Classic T19 T44 1 T10 T11 DNP WD T24 T9 T34 CUT
Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Kraft Nabisco Championship CUT T36 CUT T48 T23 T35 T20 CUT DNP
LPGA Championship CUT CUT CUT T23 CUT T16 T56 T46 DNP
U.S. Women's Open T50 T51 CUT T32 CUT T24 T25 T38 DNP
Women's British Open ^ CUT CUT CUT T42 T39 1 T23 T64 DNP
Tournament 2010 2011 2012
Kraft Nabisco Championship T67 CUT CUT
LPGA Championship T54 T75 DNP
U.S. Women's Open T52 70 DNP
Women's British Open T50 CUT DNP

^ The Women's British Open replaced the du Maurier Classic as an LPGA major in 2001.
LA = Low Amateur
DNP = did not play.
CUT = missed the half-way cut.
"T" = tied
Green background for a win. Yellow background for a top-10 finish.


  • Starts – 96
  • Wins – 2
  • 2nd place finishes – 0
  • 3rd place finishes – 0
  • Top 3 finishes – 2
  • Top 5 finishes – 3
  • Top 10 finishes – 9
  • Top 25 finishes – 28
  • Missed cuts – 32
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 9
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2

Team appearances


  • Solheim Cup (representing the United States): 1994 (winners), 1998 (winners), 2000, 2007 (winners)
  • Lexus Cup (representing International team): 2006
  • Handa Cup (representing the United States): 2010 (winners), 2011 (winners), 2012 (tie, Cup retained), 2014 (winners)


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