Life has no meaning without passion. One must have principles and aim if you want to be successful in life. Cristie Kerr is one individual whose passion for golf made her the world champion. Cristie became attached with the sports at the young age of eight, and her childhood interest kept growing turning her into one great professional golf player.
Cristie Kerr, 40, is notable as the American professional golfer on the LPGA Tour and the first ranked golfer in Women's World Golf Rankings for three time periods in 2010. She won LPGA 19 times with two major championships. This winner golfer has a net worth of $15 million dollars.
It's commendable how Cristie turned herself as a champion with her passion and dedication. Let's know her story.
Florida-born girl Cristie's interest in golf started at the very young age of eight.
Cristie took a huge leap as a golf player winning the Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship and the Women's Western Amateur in 1994 and 1995 respectively.
She was the 1995 American Junior Golf Association Junior Player of the Year. She played in the Curtis Cup in 1996 and was the low amateur at the U.S. Women's Open.
In April 1995 she made the first professional victory in the Ironwood FUTURES Classic on the Futures Tour, but she was still an amateur at that time.
The American professional golfer Cristie Kerr
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Kerr turned professional in golf at the age of 18 from the Players West Tour and LPGA tour in 1996. She won her first LPGA event in 2002 at the Longs Drugs Challenge in California.
She achieved victory in numerous tournaments US Women's Open, Women's British Open, Franklin American Mort. Championship, to name a few.
Cristie got married to businessman Eric Stevens in 2006, and her family lives happily in Scottsdale, Arizona. Her successful married life with her husband reflects the strong bond they have together.
They welcomed their first child, a son named Mason, on December 8, 2013, via a surrogate. Congrats girl!!
She is not only strong and hardworking lady, but she is the girl with a big heart. Cristie loves social service and is involved in fundraising for breast cancer research.
She is active in social media and frequently make posts and tweets;
Due to her dedication to the cancer project, she founded Birdies for Breast Cancer, The LPGA and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation awarded Kerr the 2006 LPGA Komen Award. In August 2009, she made over $750,000 through donations and charity event.
Golf is considered as the most expensive game, and with her many wins, she has made piles of money.
Cristie earned $135,000 on the first victory in the Longs Drugs Challenge. She also won the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill and $330,000. Kerry won the highest prize money $560,000 on the US Women's Open in 2007.
The list goes on, and so do her earnings. Her amazingly successful career is the reason she has succeeded in accumulating $15 million dollars.
5 feet 3 inches tall Cristie has a high-profile lifestyle and lives a luxurious life like every other top Hollywood celebrities.
Kerr is the inspirational figure to sports lover. We wish Kerr all the luck for her future.
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