Sherri Steinhauer (born December 27, 1962) is an American professional golfer who plays on the Legends Tour. She retired from the LPGA Tour in 2012 after a 26-year career. She was born in Madison, Wisconsin and attended The University of Texas at Austin. Her rookie season on the LPGA Tour was 1986. She has won eight tournaments on the Tour, including two major championships, the 1992 du Maurier Classic and 2006 Women's British Open (she also has two, 1998 and 1999, titles recognized by the Ladies European Tour as majors but not by the LPGA Tour).
Steinhauer finished as high as seventh on the money list twice. The first time came in 1994 where Steinhauer won the Sprint Championship in addition to having seven other top 10 finishes. Steinhauer also qualified for the Solheim Cup for the first time in 1994. She would also make the team in 1998, 2000, and 2007.
With wins at the Japan Airlines Big Apple Classic and the Weetabix Women's British Open, Steinhauer finished seventh on the money list again in 1999. She also took part that year in a six player sudden playoff at the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic in which Se Ri Pak defeated Steinhauer, Karrie Webb, Carin Koch, Mardi Lunn, and Kelli Kuehne. It was the largest playoff in LPGA Tour history.
On March 31, 2009, Steinhauer announced that she would not compete in 2009 while recovering from surgery in mid-February on one hip and preparing for similar surgery on the other hip to be performed in May. She returned to the Tour in 2010.
Steinhauer announced her retirement from the regular tour after missing the cut at the 2011 Canadian Women's Open. She returned in 2012 at the Kia Classic and also played that year in the Kraft Nabisco Championship. She is eligible to participate in the 2018 U.S. Senior Women's Open on account of her major wins.
Steinhauer was one of two assistant captains for the United States 2011 Solheim Cup team.
Steinhauer at the 2007 LPGA Championship
|Full name||Sherri Steinhauer|
|Born||December 27, 1962|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|College||University of Texas|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour (joined 1986)|
Legends Tour (joined 2009)
|Former tour(s)||Futures Tour (joined 1985)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in LPGA major championships|
|ANA Inspiration||T6: 1992|
|Women's PGA C'ship||T4: 1997|
|U.S. Women's Open||T13: 1993|
|du Maurier Classic||Won: 1992|
|Women's British Open||Won: 2006|
|Achievements and awards|
Hall of Fame
|LPGA Tour major championships (2)|
|Other LPGA Tour (6)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Aug 16, 1992||du Maurier Classic||−11 (67-73-67-70=277)||3 strokes||Judy Dickinson|
|2||May 1, 1994||Sprint Championship||−15 (68-68-67-70=273)||1 stroke||Kelly Robbins|
|3||Aug 16, 1998||Weetabix Women's British Open||+4 (81-72-70-69=292)||1 stroke|| Brandie Burton|
|4||Jul 18, 1999||Japan Airlines Big Apple Classic||−11 (68-66-72=273)||Playoff||Lorie Kane|
|5||Aug 12, 1999||Weetabix Women's British Open||−9 (70-72-68-73=283)||1 stroke||Annika Sörenstam|
|6||Mar 23, 2004||Sybase Classic||−12 (67-70-66-69=272)||2 strokes||Grace Park|
|7||Aug 6, 2006||Weetabix Women's British Open||−7 (73-70-66-72=281)||3 strokes|| Sophie Gustafson|
|8||Sep 2, 2007||LPGA State Farm Classic||−17 (67-66-71-67=271)||1 stroke||Christina Kim|
LPGA Tour playoff record (1–1)
|1||1999||Jamie Farr Kroger Classic|| Carin Koch
Se Ri Pak
|Pak won with birdie on first extra hole|
|2||1999||Japan Airlines Big Apple Classic||Lori Kane||Won with birdie on fifth extra hole|
|1992||du Maurier Classic||-11 (67-73-67-70=277)||2 strokes||Judy Dickinson|
|2006||Weetabix Women's British Open||-7 (73-70-66-72=281)||3 strokes||Sophie Gustafson, Cristie Kerr|
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||CUT||T36|
|U.S. Women's Open||T40LA||CUT||DNP||DNP||CUT||DNP|
|du Maurier Classic||DNP||DNP||CUT||T31||T13||CUT|
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||DNP||T17||T6||T31||T32||T16||CUT||T48||T9||T10||T17|
|U.S. Women's Open||CUT||CUT||T36||T13||T22||CUT||T36||CUT||CUT||T25||CUT|
|du Maurier Classic||T19||T44||1||T10||T11||DNP||WD||T24||T9||T34||CUT|
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||CUT||T36||CUT||T48||T23||T35||T20||CUT||DNP|
|U.S. Women's Open||T50||T51||CUT||T32||CUT||T24||T25||T38||DNP|
|Women's British Open ^||CUT||CUT||CUT||T42||T39||1||T23||T64||DNP|
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||T67||CUT||CUT|
|U.S. Women's Open||T52||70||DNP|
|Women's British Open||T50||CUT||DNP|
^ The Women's British Open replaced the du Maurier Classic as an LPGA major in 2001.
LA = Low Amateur
DNP = did not play.
CUT = missed the half-way cut.
"T" = tied
Green background for a win. Yellow background for a top-10 finish.