Top 10 Brits
The British may have invented the game, but they've hardly been excelling at in recent times – particularly in the majors. Mak Lok-lin trawls through the archives to discover who really were the finest golfers from these windswept isles
(10) Laura Davies
Lovely Laura has graced these pages before and is without question the preeminent British female player since Joyce Wethered. Born in Coventry in 1963, Laura represented Britain in the Curtis Cup in 1984, before turning pro the following year. She was an immediate success, winning both Rookie of the Year and the Order of Merit titles in 1985. In 1986 she won the British Women’s Open, but at that time it lacked major status. Her international breakthrough came in 1987, when she won the US Open in a playoff. In 1990 she played on the first Solheim Cup team, and has played in all eleven events held to date. Perhaps the best “traveller” in the history of the game, in 1994 she set a unique record winning on five different tours – US, Europe, Japan, Asia and Australia. In all, Davies has won four majors, and nearly 80 events worldwide, a magnificent tally.
Written by Mak Lok-lin
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