Golfer of the Week – Morgan Pressel

MORGAN was born in Tampa, Florida. She grew up playing golf (starting when she was 8 years old) at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton Florida where she lives with her grandparents. She graduated from St. Andrews School in Boca Raton.
At the age of 17 years, one month, Morgan gave up her amateur golf status and a scholarship to Duke University to play golf professionally.
Morgan tied for second with Brittany Lang in the 2005 U.S. Women›s Open Championship. In 2004, she won four American Junior Golf Association tournaments. When she was 12 years old, she became the youngest person to qualify for the U.S. Women›s Open.
The 21-year-old is a two-time LPGA Tour winner and a two-time member of the U.S. Solheim Cup Team.
In May 2010, Morgan won the Japan LPGA Salonpas Cup.
On July 5, 2009, Morgan came in second in the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic.
On October 19, 2008, Morgan won the Kapalua Classic in Hawaii.
On April 1, 2007, Morgan won the Kraft Nabisco Championship and became the youngest women golfer in histor to win an LPGA tournament.
Morgan›s sister Madison (three years younger than Morgan) and brother Mitchell (five years younger than Morgan) also play golf in junior amateur tournaments. Aaron Krickstein, a top 10 professional tennis player (1983 to 1994), is her uncle.
Morgan lives in St. Andrews Country Club, Boca Raton, Florida where she is the resident touring pro.