Inkster, Juli (1960–)

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Inkster, Juli (1960–)

American golfer. Born Juli Simpson, June 24, 1960, in Santa Cruz, CA; attended San Jose State University; m. Brian Inkster (golfer); children: Hayley (b. 1990), Cori (b. 1994).

The 2nd woman to win all 4 of women's Grand Slam tournaments, began career as the 1st woman since 1934 to win 3 consecutive US Women's Amateur titles (1980–82); went pro and was named LPGA Rookie of the Year (1983); won the Du Maurier Classic (1984), Dinah Shore (1984, 1989), US Open (1999, 2002) and LPGA championship (1999, 2000); also won Samsung World championship (1997–98, 2000), SAFECO Classic (1983, 1988), Lady Keystone Open (1985–86), Crestar Classic (1988–89) and Atlantic City Classic (1986, 1988), among others; played on winning team for Solheim Cup (2002); won Corning Classic (2003), shooting a 10-under-par 62, tying the lowest final-round score by a winner in the history of the LPGA Tour. Won ESPY award (2000); inducted into LPGA Hall of Fame (2000).

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