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Charley Hull

Charley Hull
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Personal information
Full nameCharley Esmee Hull
Born (1996-03-20) 20 March 1996 (age 24)
Kettering, England
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Nationality England
Turned professional2013
Current tour(s)Ladies European Tour
Professional wins3
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour1
Ladies European Tour2
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA InspirationT2: 2016
Women's PGA C'shipT6: 2018
U.S. Women's OpenT10: 2018
Women's British OpenT12: 2014
Evian ChampionshipT22: 2018
Achievements and awards
LET Rookie of the Year2013
Best International Newcomer,
SJA British Sports Awards
Ladies European Tour
Order of Merit
Ladies European Tour
Player of the Year

Charley Esmee Hull (born 20 March 1996) is an English professional golfer who has achieved success both on the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour, winning honours as Rookie of the Year, becoming the youngest competitor to participate in the international Solheim Cup matches and becoming a champion on the European circuit in 2014 before the age of 18. In 2016, she won the prestigious CME Group Tour Championship, the season-ending event of the LPGA Tour.

Early life

Hull was first introduced to golf aged two, and began playing with her father at Kettering Golf Club. She left school aged 13 to be home schooled, and started playing in amateur tournaments.[1]

Amateur career

Hull came to public attention aged 9, when she won a significant 18-hole handicap event against adults with a score of 28 stableford points from a handicap of 26 [2] at Turnberry.[3] Aged 10 she played alongside Morgan Pressel in the British Open Pro-Am.[4] Hull then won several amateur events in the United States and Great Britain and has ranked in the top-10 of the World Amateur Golf Ranking,[5] reaching a high of number three in the world.[6]

Hull played on the Great Britain and Ireland Curtis Cup team in 2012. She lost her fourballs and foursomes matches on the first two days but won her singles match on the final day as the GB&I team beat the United States team 10½-9½.[7] She had initially been removed from the team in a dispute with the Ladies Golf Union over a mandatory training session that conflicted with the Kraft Nabisco Championship,[4] a major championship on the LPGA Tour, to which Hull had been invited.[8] The LGU re-instated Hull to the team and Hull finished tied for 38th at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.[9]

Hull also competed in the 2012 Women's British Open, where she was tied for third after the first round.[10][11]

Professional career

Hull turned professional on 1 January 2013.[12] She made her professional debut in March 2013[13] and reeled off five consecutive second-place finishes on the Ladies European Tour: Lalla Meryem Cup, South African Women's Open, Turkish Airlines Ladies Open, Deloitte Ladies Open and a playoff loss at the UniCredit Ladies German Open.[14]

With five additional top-ten finishes on the Ladies European Tour, she finished sixth on the tour's Order of Merit with earnings of just under EUR135,995 in fifteen official events.[15] With her strong debut on the tour, Hull was awarded the 2013 LET Rookie of the Year award[16] and was voted the Best International Newcomer by the Sports Journalists' Association and presented with the Peter Wilson Trophy at the SJA British Sports Awards[17] Hull was also on the shortlist for the BBC's Young Sports Personality of the Year, losing to 16-year-old swimmer Josef Craig.[18]

In August 2013, Hull was selected by European Solheim Cup captain Liselotte Neumann to compete in the 2013 Solheim Cup, the youngest person ever to play in the tournament.[19] The team was the first European Solheim squad to win on U.S. soil, with a final score of 18-10. Hull contributed 2 points, including a 5 & 4 singles win over Paula Creamer. Neumann later praised Hull's performance.[20]

On 16 March 2014, four days shy of her 18th birthday, Hull won her first professional title at the Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco. Having a five shot deficit to the overnight leader, Gwladys Nocera, Hull scored a bogey-free round of 62 (-9) to finish level with Nocera and force a playoff. Hull birdied the first sudden-death hole to secure the victory.[21]

On 12 January 2019, Hull won the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open at the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi.[22]

Personal life

Hull's mother and her maternal grandparents are Polish.[23][24]

Based at Woburn Golf Club, Hull spends her winters with her family based in Florida.[1]

Hull has publicly spoken out against single-sex golf clubs.[25] When asked by the BBC if she had experienced discrimination on the course, she recounted that when she was seven years old she defeated a 17-year-old boy and he swore at her after the match.[26]

Hull married mixed martial arts champion Ozzie Smith in her hometown on the 21 September 2019.[27]

Amateur wins

  • 2011 Ione D Jones/Doherty Championship,[28] Welsh Ladies Open Stroke Play Championship,[29] English Women's Stroke Play Championship[30]
  • 2012 Harder Hall Invitational[31]

Professional wins (3)

LPGA Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
Runner-up Winner's
share ($)
1 20 Nov 2016 CME Group Tour Championship 67-70-66-66=269 -19 2 strokes South Korea Ryu So-yeon 500,000

Ladies European Tour wins (2)

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
Runner-up Winner's
share (EUR)
1 16 Mar 2014 Lalla Meryem Cup 68-71-68-62=269 -15 Playoff France Gwladys Nocera 67,500
2 12 Jan 2019 Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open 67-72-69=208 -8 1 stroke Norway Marianne Skarpnord 38,115

LET playoff record (1-1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2014 Lalla Meryem Cup France Gwladys Nocera Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2014 Ladies German Open Scotland Kylie Walker Lost to par on first extra hole

Results in LPGA majors

Results not in chronological order before 2019.

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
ANA Inspiration T38 T7 T26 T2 T14 T6 T12
U.S. Women's Open T42 CUT T21 T10 T16
Women's PGA Championship T26 16 CUT T6 CUT
The Evian Championship ^ CUT T47 T38 T52 T32 T22 T30
Women's British Open CUT CUT T12 T31 T17 T16 CUT T24

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.

  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
T = tied


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 1 0 1 3 5 7 7
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 4
Women's PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 3
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 6
Women's British Open 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 5
Totals 0 1 0 1 5 15 32 25
  • Most consecutive cuts made - 10 (2014 ANA - 2016 Women's PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s - 3 (2018 ANA - 2018 Women's PGA)

Team appearances



Solheim Cup record

Year Total
Career 15 9-3-3 2-1-1 4-0-1 3-2-1 10.5 70.0
2013 3 2-1-0 1-0-0 def. P. Creamer 5&4 0-0-0 1-1-0 lost w/ C. Matthew 2&1
won w/ J. Ewart Shadoff 2 up
2 66.7
2015 5 4-1-0 0-1-0 lost to C. Kerr 3&2 2-0-0 won w/ M. Reid 2&1
won w/ S. Pettersen 1 up
2-0-0 won w/ G. Nocera 3&2
won w/ S. Pettersen 2 up
4 80.0
2017 3 1-1-1 1-0-0 def. B.Lang 1 up 0-0-1 halved w/ M. Reid 0-1-0 lost w/ G.Hall 2&1 1.5 50.0
2019 4 2-0-2 0-0-1 halved w/ M. Khang 2-0-0 won w/ A. Muñoz 2&1
won w/ A. Muñoz 4&3
0-0-1 halved w/ A. Muñoz 3 75.0


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  7. ^ "The 37th Curtis Cup Matches". Ladies Golf Union. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 2012.
  8. ^ "Charley Hull not fazed by Curtis Cup test". BBC Sport. 25 May 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  9. ^ Squires, Neil (5 June 2012). "Charley Hull Wins Cup Reprieve". Daily Express. Retrieved 2012.
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  12. ^ "Hull, Charley: Ladies European Tour Player Profile". Ladies European Tour. Retrieved 2013.
  13. ^ "Charley Hull says she 'belongs' in professional golf". BBC Sport. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  14. ^ "Hull, Charley: Ladies European Tour Player Performance". Ladies European Tour. Retrieved 2013.
  15. ^ "2013 Ladies European Tour Order of Merit Final Standings". Ladies European Tour. 9 December 2013. Retrieved 2013.
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  17. ^ "Charley Hull Receives Sports Journalists' Association Best International Newcomer Award". Ladies European Tour. 12 December 2013. Archived from the original on 30 December 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  18. ^ "Young Sports Personality: Trio on 2013 BBC award shortlist revealed". BBC Sport. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  19. ^ Speck, Ivan (9 August 2013). "Bright star Charley Hull on the rise as she prepares to become youngest ever Solheim Cup player at 17". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2013.
  20. ^ "Solheim Cup: Charley Hull is a 'special girl' - Liselotte Neumann". BBC Sport. 19 August 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  21. ^ "2014 Lalla Meryem Cup leaderboard". 16 March 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  22. ^ "Charley Hull conquers the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open". Worldwide Golf. 12 January 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  23. ^ "2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship, First round notes and interviews". LPGA. 29 March 2012. Retrieved 2013.
  24. ^ "A Quick 18 with Charley Hull". LET Access Series. 14 December 2012. Retrieved 2013.
  25. ^ Johnston, Neil (23 July 2013). "Charley Hull says single-sex golf clubs are 'stupid'". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2013.
  26. ^ "YSPOTY 2013 nominees: Charley Hull Q&A". BBC Sport. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  27. ^ "Wedding Bells for Charley". Northants Telegraph. 21 September 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  28. ^ "2011 Ione D Jones/Doherty Championship". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Archived from the original on 15 April 2013. Retrieved 2012.
  29. ^ "2011 Welsh Open Stroke Play". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Archived from the original on 15 April 2013. Retrieved 2012.
  30. ^ "2011 English Open Stroke Play". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 2012.
  31. ^ "2012 Harder Hall Invitational". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Archived from the original on 23 April 2012. Retrieved 2012.

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