Juli Inkster – World Golf Hall of Famer & 2024 Ouimet Award Honoree
Juli Inkster is one of the greatest golfers of all time, a World Golf Hall of Famer, and will be awarded the 2024 Francis Ouimet Award for Lifelong Contributions to Golf at the Ouimet Fund’s Annual Banquet on March 21, 2024. With a professional career spanning three decades, Inkster’s career is highlighted by an incredible seven major championship wins, and she is ranked sixth all-time in career LPGA Tour wins. She has more wins in Solheim Cup matches than any other American, and is the only female golfer in history to win two majors in a decade for three consecutive decades by winning three in the 1980s, two in the 1990s, and two in the 2000s.
Inkster grew up in Santa Cruz, CA, the youngest of three children and extremely competitive with her older brothers. While she played nearly every other sport growing up, Inkster picked up golf in her late teens, after having taken a job at Pasatiempo Golf Club. After choosing to attend San Jose State University on a golf scholarship, she launched into a prolific stretch of amateur golf, including being named a three time All-American, winning three straight U.S. Women’s Amateur titles, and becoming the #1 ranked women’s amateur golfer in the world.
In recent years, Inkster has taken on a new chapter as a golf commentator, serving in both the booth analyst and interviewer roles for Golf Channel, Fox Sports, and NBC. She and her husband, Brian, have two daughters, Cori and Hayley.
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