Meet Cristie Kerr, an American professional golf player who plays on the LPGA tour and runs an organization for the purpose of supporting the research on breast cancer. See photos, video and her biography here.
Cristie won the Safeway Classic with a nice birdie, last Sunday, defeating Helen Alfredsson and Sophie Gustafson. She is now up to sixth in the Rolex rankings with her 11th LPGA tour win.
“Just amazing,” said Kerr, who pocketed $255,000 for the victory. “Words can’t describe it. It’s great. Last year here at Columbia Edgewater I said I wanted to win it. It’s unbelievable.”
As a biography, Cristie Kerr was born on October 12, 1977 in Miami, Florida so her age is 30. She started playing golf at 8 and attended the Miami Sunset High School. After turning professional in 1996, Kerr won her first title during the Ironwood FUTURES Classic in the same year.
After almost eleven wins on the tour, she is no doubt on of the greatest LPGA players and at her peak in 2005, Kerr trailed only Annika Sörenstam in the rankings.
Cristie founded Birdies for Breast Cancer in 2003 to support the research on Breast Cancer. The organization has raised $250,000 since then. It was created in the honor of Cristie’s mother, Linda, who was diagnosed with the illness in the same year as the foundation.
Kerr has been pretty active in her social life too. She made an appearnce during an episode of the third season of The Apprentice, a show by her close friend Donald Trump, in 2005. Kerr married Erik Stevens, in 2006, who runs a construction company which is developing a sports complex in New York. She also represents Mutual of Omaha and Lacoste.