DATE OF BIRTH: October 8, 1982
WORLD RANKING: 31
2014 (LPGA): 25 starts, 19 cuts, 1 win, 2 top-10s
2014 MONEY: $US680,624 (23rd)
Mo Martin launched herself into the golfing spotlight when a brilliant 3-wood set up an eagle putt on the 72nd hole to claim the 2014 RICOH Women’s British Open by a shot from Shanshan Feng and Suzann Pettersen. It was the stuff of which dreams are made. An LPGA Tour rookie in 2012 at 29, the diminutive Martin possesses a steady game with the weapon of pinpoint driving. She is ranked first in driving accuracy at 86%, an impressive 3% better than second. Also armed with a positive attitude, grim determination and a strong work ethic, Martin is a great example of bringing out the best in oneself on and off the course, and of playing to your strengths.