Julie Inkster Biography
Julie Inkster is an American Professional Golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. With a professional career spanning 29 years to date, She 31 wins rank her second in wins among all active players on the LPGA Tour, Julie Has over $13 million in career earnings. Inkster also has more wins in Solheim Cup matches than any other America and is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Born and raised in Santa Cruz, California, Simpson graduated from Harbor High School in 1978 and played college golf at nearby San Jose State, where she was an All-American in 1979, 1981, and 1982. She was also All Nor-Cal 1979–1981 and SJSU Athlete of the Year in 1981, and is a member of the San Jose State Sports Hall of Fame.
From 1980 to 1982, Inkster won three consecutive U.S. Women’s Amateurs, her first victory coming three weeks after her marriage to Brian Inkster. She became the first woman since 1934 to win three consecutive U.S. Amateur titles. She was a member of the winning U.S. Curtis Cup team in 1982. She was also a member of the World Cup team in 1980 and 1982. She won the 1981 California State Amateur Championship, was California’s 1981 Amateur of the Year, and 1982 Bay Area Athlete of the Year.
She turned professional and enjoyed success in her rookie year of 1983 with a victory at the Safeco Classic. She won two major championships in 1984, her first full LPGA season, and was LPGA Rookie of the Year. She has won 31 tournaments on the LPGA Tour, including seven majors and the career Grand Slam for ladies’ golf. As of 2012, she is fifth on the LPGA career money list. Inkster won a tournament in 16 out of 24 seasons from 1983 to 2006, but has never finished at the top of the money list; her best finishes were second in 1999 and third in both 1986 and 2002.
Inkster played on the United States Solheim Cup team in 1992, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2011; she has won a total of 18.5 points, making her the winningest American Solheim Cup player as of 2011. She teamed with Pat Hurst, represented the United States at the 2007 Women’s World Cup of Golf. She was voted Women’s Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year in 1999 and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2000. She was recognized during the LPGA’s 50th Anniversary in 2000 as one of the LPGA’s top-50 players and teachers.
Inkster was a player and assistant captain on the 2011 Solheim Cup team. She was the oldest player and the first playing assistant captain in Solheim Cup history. In late 2011 at age 51, Inkster suffered the first major injury of her career, necessitating surgery in January 2012 to repair nerve and tendon damage in her right elbow. The surgery kept her out of the 2012 season until late June.
Julie Inkster Age|how old is Julie Inkster
Inkster was born Juli Simpson on 24 June 1960 in Santa Cruz, California, the United States. currently, age is 59 years old.
Julie Inkster Earnings|Julie Inkster Net Worth|how much is Julie Inkster worth
Juli Inkster’s net worth is estimated to be $15 million. She has managed to amass such wealth throughout her career as a professional golfer. She is also a golf commentator and is currently working as a commentator for Fox Sports.
Julie Inkster Solheim Cup captaincy
Inkster was the captain of the United States team in the 2015 Solheim Cup. The United States started the final day down 10–6 but mounted a historic comeback to capture the victory by a final score of 14.5–13.5. Inkster captained the United States team again in the 2017 Solheim Cup set at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa, which the team won 16.5-11.5. On January 31, 2018, it was announced that Inkster would captain the United States team for a third consecutive match in 2019 at Gleneagles
Julie Inkster Picks
Juli Inkster made the right call. She needed more veterans on the 2019 roster. She needed leadership. For those screaming for new blood, consider that only two of the 10 players who automatically qualified for the U.S. team were in Germany four years ago. It was a new-look team well before Inkster picked Morgan Pressel and Stacy Lewis to round out the 12.
Because this isn’t like any other tour stop. Line up a dozen Hall of Famers and ask them to talk about Solheim Cup nerves. They’ll all tell you there’s nothing else like it in golf. And that playing overseas with fans rooting against you – loudly – can be overwhelming. Morgan Pressel recalled a conversation in the team room her first time out in Sweden when JoAnne Carner and Judy Rankin told players they put Chapstick on their teeth so their mouths didn’t dry out.
Julie Inkster Hall of Fame
Juli Inkster is almost as proud of her daytime job as a Hall of Fame golfer as she is of her fulltime job as a mother of two girls, Hayley and Cori. Inkster’s achievements as an amateur alone are almost deserving of placement in the World Golf Hall of Fame. She learned the game at Pasatiempo G.C. in Northern California, where she practiced before and after school every day. Like many of the juniors her age, she applied for a job at the golf course to gain extra playing privileges and started out parking carts and picking up range balls before graduating to being the “shop girl.” That’s where she met her future husband, Brian, a pro who recognized Juli’s untapped potential.
Inkster captured three U.S. Women’s Amateur titles between 1980-1982. “When I look back at it now I don’t know how in the world I won three in a row because in match play you get somebody hot and you’re out of there,” said Inkster. “It’s probably my best accomplishment as a golfer, either professional or amateur.” Before turning pro, she also won the 1981 California Amateur, represented the United States on the Curtis Cup team in 1982 and was a collegiate All-American at San Jose State four years. Inkster graduated to the LPGA Tour in 1983 and won her first title in only her fifth start. She became the first LPGA rookie to win two major championships in one season-the 1984 Nabisco Dinah Shore and the du Maurier Classic. Suddenly, she was the brightest young star in women’s golf.
Inkster was a consistent winner during the 1980s, winning four times in 1986 and collecting her second Dinah Shore title in 1989. In 1992, she lost out on a third Dinah Shore title to Dottie Pepper in sudden death and the U.S. Women’s Open, the one trophy she desperately wanted, to Patty Sheehan in an 18-hole playoff.
Julie Inkster LPGA
She has enjoyed tremendous success on the LPGA Tour, claiming seven major championships, including two U.S. Women’s Open victories in 1999 and 2002, with 31 total LPGA wins to date. A nine-time member of the U.S. Solheim Cup Team, Julie served as captain of the victorious 2015 team. Inkster also won three consecutive U.S. Women’s Amateur Championships from 1980-1982.
Julie was named the 1984 LPGA Rookie of the Year and was voted 1999 Female Player of the Year by the Golf Writers Association of America. In 2000, Inkster won an ESPY Award for Outstanding Women’s Golf Performer of the Year and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Julie Inkster Golfer Swing
Julie Inkster Broadcast Business
In 2014, She entered the broadcast business working as a reporter for the Golf Channel, honing her chops and becoming a skilled interviewer and analyst. Inkster made her FOX Sports debut as an on-course analyst at the 2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship and has contributed to FOX Sports’ USGA championship coverage in a variety of roles since.
Julie Inkster Personal
She was born in Santa Cruz, Calif. She attended San Jose State where she was a three-time All-American. Inkster has two daughters, Hayley and Cori and currently resides in Los Altos Calif. with her husband, Brian.