American-born golfer Cristie Kerr began playing golf on her High School Boys Golf Team at the age of 9. She quickly made it to the top of the rankings in her home state of Florida, and her amateur career is one of the most decorated in the history of the sport. Since turning pro in 1996, Kerr has won 20 LPGA Tour victories and 2 major titles. In 2010, Kerr was number 1 in the women’s golf world rankings three times.
Cristie Kerr Biography and Age
Cristie Kerr was born on 12 October 1977 in Miami, Florida, as the daughter of Linda and Michale Kerr. Her parents are currently divorced and her father is an army veteran. She received her high school education at Miami Sunset High School in West Kendall, Florida.
At the age of 7, Kerr learned how to handle a golf club, and the following year she started playing. Through constant hard work, Kerr managed her way out of uncertainty as she won several amateur tournaments. She was crowned champion at the Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship in 1994 and the Women’s Western Amateur Championship in 1995. Her first victory in a professional tournament came in 1995 on the Futures Tour, the official development tour of the LPGA. Later that year, she finished as the American Junior Golf Association’s Junior Player of the Year. In 1996, she participated in the Curtis Cup match and also received low-amateur honors at the U.S. Women’s Open Golf Championship.
After graduating high school in 1996, Cristie Kerr played on both the Futures Tour and the Players West Tour. After starting her LPGA career in 1997, Kerr made it into the top 50 in 1999. 3 years later, she won her first LPGA Tour event at the 2002 Longs Drugs Challenge in California. She was one of the top players on the LPGA Tour until 2004, after winning 3 tournaments with a number 5 on the money list. In 2005 she recorded 2 more tournament wins and climbed to 3rd place on the money list. In the Solheim Cup tournament in 2002, 2003, and 2005 she was part of the United States team.
In 2006, Cristie Kerr was the only American player to record several wins on the LPGA Tour. The following year, she won her first major championship title at the 2007 U.S. Women’s Open, and in 2010 Kerr won the LPGA Championship with an unprecedented 12-stroke difference over runner-up Song-Hee Kim. As a result, she quickly shot to the top of the Women’s World Golf Rankings and became the first American to top the table. In 2011, Cristie Kerr received the Muhammad Ali Sportsman of the Year award. In 2015, she won the CME Group Tour Championship by one stroke.
Cristie Kerr Net Worth
Cristie Kerr is one of the most successful female golfers of all time. Her career earnings amount to well over 18 million dollars, the highest amount ever recorded for an American golfer. In 2017, she exceeded the profit margin of $1 million in the 10th season. Kerr is also an entrepreneur as she is involved in 2 successful wine companies: Curvature Wines and Cristie Kerr. She has also signed sponsorship agreements with major brands such as Lacoste, Richard Mille, Titleist, and Double Cross Vodka. Cristie Kerr’s net worth is estimated at $15 million.
Cristie Kerr is actively involved in raising funds dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer. In 2003, she founded the cancer charity Birdies for Breast Cancer in honor of her mother who was diagnosed with breast cancer. For her efforts in this regard, the legendary golfer was honored with the LPGA Komen Award in 2006.
Cristie Kerr is currently married. On 9 December 2006, she entered into an alliance with the businessman Erik Stevens. Their relationship has continued to flourish, even though they have become career partners beyond their spouses. Stevens is also his wife’s agent and manager. The couple has a child together, a son named Mason Kerr Stevens, born in 2013 through surrogacy.
Height And Other Body Measurements
Cristie Kerr stands at a height of 160 cm (5 feet 3 inches). Over the years, she has had to make drastic changes in her weight. In her early 20s, Kerr weighed up to 79 kg (175 lbs), but this caused her certain health problems such as muscle cramps. Both Cristie Kerr’s parents were diagnosed with diabetes and her mother suffered a cardiac arrest when she was in ninth grade. When her weight reached 175 pounds in 1999, Kerr decided it was time to get her weight under control. Through exercise and strict adherence to a healthy diet, Kerr was able to lose up to 23 kg, reducing her weight to 57 kg.