Meg Mallon established her name as a promising golfer in 1983 when she won the Michigan Women’s Amateur. The title led to a scholarship at Ohio State University where her game continued to improve.
Joining the LPGA Tour in 1987, Mallon’s breakout year came four years later. That’s when she had four victories and 12 top-10 finishes, including two major titles, 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 next year, Mallon was selected to her first U.S. Solheim Cup team and would end up playing on eight consecutive teams from 1992 to 2005. In 2013, she was named captain of the U.S. team.
In her career, Mallon would win 18 LPGA titles and a total of four majors. In 2000, she claimed the du Maurier Classic and in 2004 she won her second U.S. Women’s Open Championship. She was recognized during the LPGA’s 50th Anniversary in 2000 as one of the LPGA’s Top-50 players and teachers. Retiring from the LPGA Tour in 2010, Mallon won the 2014 Walgreens Charity Championship on the Legends Tour.
In September 2017, she received golf’s highest honor by being elected into the World Golf Hall of Fame, only the fourth Michigan golfer to be so recognized and the first woman from the state. As noted in her induction, “Meg Mallon’s life and career has secured her place among her peers in the World Golf Hall of Fame.”
Year inducted: 2002