Morgan Pressel: Professional Golfer

October 18, 2008

Meet Morgan Pressel, an American professional golfer who hails from Florida. See photos, video and read a biography of Morgan below.

Morgan Pressel is in the news today as she is in a four way tie for the lead after three rounds in the Kapalua LPGA Classic. She finished the day 5-under 67, and shares the lead with Brittany Lang, Carin Koch and Jee Young Lee.

Pressel started today’s round four shots back from the leader. She birdied on the first, fourth and sixth holes, but bogeyed on nine and 10. She eagled on the 15th hole and finished the round five under. She said:

“Five-under with two missed short putts wasn’t too bad,” Pressel said. “I hit the ball very well. I lipped out a couple on the front nine, but it’s the best I’ve hit the ball (in a while).”

Morgan Pressel Biography

As a biography, Morgan Pressel was born on May 23, 1988 in Tampa, Florida, so her age is 20. At the age of 12, she qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open, making her the youngest player to ever qualify for the event (2001). When she was 17, she was a co-leader for the final round in the 2005 U.S. Women’s Open. She would end up finishing with a tie for second.

She attended Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, Florida. She turned professional in January of 2006 at 17 years of age, after appealing to the LPGA. (You must be 18 to be a member.) She toured part-time during her senior year of high school until graduating in May 2006.

Her first major win was in 2007, when she won the Kraft Nabisco Championship, becoming the youngest winner of an LPGA major at 18 years of age.

Here are 20 things about Pressel you might not know about her…

1. Papa knows best.
2. A girl among men.
3. The control gene.
4. Her three forms of kryptonite.
Coke, french fries and chocolate.
5. A sponsor’s dream.
6. The competitor.
7. The waterworks.
8. A tough-love partner.
9. Auto anthropomorphosis.
10. An MBA in shopping.
11. The loyal teammate.
12. The collector.
13. The giver.
14. E=MPĀ². Pressel’s left brain is scary.
15. The human memory stick.
16. The tech junkie.
17. The Hebrew scholar.
18. The single woman.
19. The perfectionist.
20. The swimmer.

More photos and video of Morgan Pressel are below.

Morgan Pressel Video

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