Cristie Kerr Biography
Cristie Kerr is an American professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. She has 20 wins on the LPGA Tour, including two major championships, and over $19 million in career earnings. In 2010, Kerr was ranked number one golfer in the Women’s World Golf Rankings for three consecutive months. She was initially left-handed although she currently plays golf right-handed.
Cristie Kerr Age
Kerr is 43 years old as of 2021. She was born on October 9, 1980, in Miami, Florida. In addition, Cristie celebrates her birthday on October 9th every year.
Cristie Kerr Husband
Kerr is happily married to her husband Erik Stevens. The love birds have been blessed with two wonderful children Mason Kerr Stevens and Griffin Stevens.
Cristie Kerr Parents
Kerr was born to her parents Linda and Michael Kerr. However, she has not disclosed further details regarding her parents and siblings. We promise to update you once the information is available in the public domain.
Cristie Kerr Career
Kerr started playing golf at the age of 8 where she credits her parents, sister, Charlie DeLucca, and Jim McLean for influencing her career. During her amateur career, she won the 1994 Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship and the 1995 Women’s Western Amateur.
In 1995, Cristie was the year’s American Junior Golf Association Junior Player of the Year. The following year, she played in the Curtis Cup and was the low amateur at the U.S. Women’s Open. She is a proud graduate of Miami Sunset High School in West Kendall, Florida.
In April 1985, Kerr had her first professional tournament win in the Ironwood FUTURES Classic on the Futures Tour. After graduating from high school in 1996, Cristie turned professional, playing both the Futures Tour and Players West Tour. In October 1986, Kerr tied for sixth at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to gain exempt status for 1997.
However, her LPGA career started fairly slowly, getting into the top fifty on the money list in her third season in 1999. In 2000, Kerr won her first LPGA event at the Longs Drugs Challenge in California. By 2004, She was among the top players on the LPGA Tour, with three tournament wins, and a fifth-place finish on the money list.
In 2005, Kerr won two tournaments and moved up to the third position on the money list. She tied for second at the 2000 U.S. Women’s Open, followed by her performance in the 2006 Women’s British Open. Her first victory of the year came at the Franklin American Mortgage Championship, where she set a tournament record with a score of 19 under par. She was the only American to win more than one LPGA Tour event in 2006, winning three times. Her first major championship came in 2007 when she won the US Women’s Open. She also competed for the United States in the Solheim Cup in 2002, 2003, and 2005.
Kerr’s game is defined by her putting (she finished in the top five on the LPGA Tour in putts/greens hit in 2005 and 2006) and iron play. In 2005, she was ranked fifth in greens-in-regulation. Kerr finished in the top ten in half of the tournaments she played in 2005, and she was second on the LPGA in scoring average, trailing only Annika Sörenstam.
Kerr won two of the first ten LPGA Tour tournaments in 2010, including the LPGA Championship, which she won by a record-breaking 12-stroke margin over second-place finisher Song-Hee Kim. On June 28, 2010, she ascended to the top of the Women’s World Golf Rankings as a result of her performance. Kerr held the top spot for three weeks before Ai Miyazato reclaimed the top spot by 0.0006 average points.
Kerr won the CME Group Tour Championship in 2015 by a single stroke over fellow American Gerina Piller and South Korean Jang Ha-na.  That year, she made 24 cuts in 25 events, won her 17th career title at the Kia Classic, and went 3–0–1 in her eighth Solheim Cup, helping the US team to victory.
In 2016, she finished in the top ten four times, including a tie for seventh place at the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship. She was also a member of the winning United States team at the UL International Crown, where she posted a team-best 3–1–0 record.
Kerr earned her 19th and 20th career victories in 2017, tying her for 26th all-time on the LPGA career wins list with Laura Davies. That same year, she competed in her ninth Solheim Cup for the United States, finishing with a 3–0–1 record, passing Juli Inkster for the all-time leader in points recorded by a U.S. player in Solheim Cup history (21). Kerr had two top-10 finishes in 2018, including a season-best tie for second place at the Kia Classic.
Cristie Kerr Net Worth
Kerr has an estimated net worth of $20 million. Her income is mainly from her successful career as a professional golfer.