2002 in Sports - Golf

Golf

Men's professional

  • – Masters Tournament – Tiger Woods becomes the third golfer to win The Masters in two consecutive years
  • – U.S. Open – Tiger Woods is the only golfer under par for the tournament.
  • British Open – Ernie Els wins his third major and first British Open.
  • – PGA Championship – Rich Beem wins by one shot over Tiger Woods.
  • PGA Tour money leader – Tiger Woods – $6,912,625
  • PGA Tour Player of the Year – Tiger Woods
  • PGA Tour rookie of the year – Jonathan Byrd
  • Senior PGA Tour money leader – Hale Irwin – $3,028,304
  • Ryder Cup – Europe defeats the United States 15.5-12.5.

Men's amateur

  • British Amateur – Alejandro Larrazabal
  • U.S. Amateur – Ricky Barnes
  • European Amateur – Raphaël Pellicioli

Women's professional

  • Kraft Nabisco Championship – Annika Sörenstam
  • LPGA Championship – Se Ri Pak
  • U.S. Women's Open – Juli Inkster
  • Women's British Open – Karrie Webb
  • LPGA Tour money leader – Annika Sörenstam – $2,863,904
  • LPGA Tour Player of the Year – Annika Sörenstam
  • The United States team defeats the European team 15 ½ – 12 ½ to regain the Solheim Cup.

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