Meg Mallon began her 23-year career on the LPGA Tour in 1987. Though her professional career got off to a slow start, it took off after her breakout year in 1991. That year she had four wins in 12 top-10 finishes, including two Major Championships – the LPGA Championship and the U.S. Women’s Open. She was named Female Player of the Year by the Golf Writers Association of America.
The following year, she was selected to her first U.S. Solheim Cup team and would play on eight consecutive teams from 1992 to 2005. Mallon was honored with the captaincy of the U.S. Solheim Cup team in 2013.
Mallon would go on to win 18 LPGA championship titles with a total of four Majors. In 2000 she won the du Maurier Classic and followed in 2004 with her second U.S. Women’s Open Championship victory.
A big Boston Red Sox fan, Mallon said after her 2004 U.S. Women’s Open title, “I figure if I can win the U.S. Women’s Open, the Red Sox can win the World Series.” That was a bold statement considering the Red Sox had not won a World Series championship since 1918. However, she was prophetic because the Red Sox did win the 2004 World Series over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mallon was recognized during the LPGA’s 50th Anniversary in 2000 as one of the LPGA’s Top-50 players and teachers. She retired from the tour in 2010.
Meg Mallon’s life and career has secured her place among her peers in the World Golf Hall of Fame.