Hedwall at the 2010 Women's British Open
|Born||13 May 1989|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|College||Oklahoma State University|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour (joined 2011)|
LET (joined 2011)
|Number of wins by tour|
|Ladies European Tour||6|
|Best results in LPGA major championships|
|ANA Inspiration||T3: 2013|
|Women's PGA C'ship||T37: 2013|
|U.S. Women's Open||T31: 2013|
|Women's British Open||T27: 2010|
|Evian Championship||T17: 2019|
|Achievements and awards|
Caroline Hedwall (born 13 May 1989) is a Swedish professional golfer who plays on the Ladies European Tour (LET) and the LPGA Tour. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
Hedwall started to play golf at age eight, living in Täby outside Stockholm, Sweden and moved with her family to Löddeköpinge at 15 years of age, coming to represent Barsebäck Golf & Country Club. She is the daughter of Yvonne and Claes Hedwall and has a twin sister, Jacqueline, who, just as Caroline, also played collegiate golf in the United States, at Louisiana State University, represented Sweden as an amateur and turned professional.
Hedwall's amateur career was very successful. As an 18-year-old, she finished lone 7th at her Ladies European Tour debut, the 2007 Scandinavian TPC hosted by Annika, at her home course Barsebäck, two strokes better than tournament host Annika Sörenstam. In 2006-2008, Hedwall won six times on the professional Swedish Golf Tour, being an amateur without the possibility to receive any prize money. At the 2008 Telenor Masters at Barsebäck, the two amateur Hedwall twins finished first and second and the SEK 60,000 first prize check went to third placed Sarah Heath, England.
At the 2007 Junior Solheim Cup, the two Hedwall sisters both played on the winning European team. The Hedwall twins were also part of the winning Swedish teams at the European Ladies' Team Championship in 2008 and 2010.
Hedwall won the individual European Ladies Amateur Championship in 2007 and 2009, and both the team and individual title at the amateur worlds, the Espirito Santo Trophy in 2008.
She accepted a golf scholarship to Oklahoma State University in 2008. While at Oklahoma State she was the 2010 NCAA Individual Champion, 2010 NGCA Player of the Year, 2010 Golfstat Cup Winner, 2009 and 2010 First-Team All-American, and Big 12 Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010. In 2010, she also won the Honda Sports Award as the best female collegiate golfer in the nation.
She was tied 27th, best Swedish player and low amateur at the 2010 Women's British Open and represented Sweden a last time at the Espirito Santo Trophy at the end of 2010, before turning professional.
She was the medalist at the final stage of LET Qualifying School, a nine-stroke victory on 19 December 2010 to earn her LET card for 2011. In her first tournament as a professional, she won the 2011 New South Wales Open in Australia on the ALPG Tour in January. On the LET, she won the Allianz Ladies Slovak Open in May, Finnair Masters in July, UNIQA Ladies Golf Open in September, and the Hero Women's Indian Open in December. She was a captain's selection to the European team for the 2011 Solheim Cup in Ireland. She ended the year by winning the LET Player of the Year and LET Rookie of the Year awards. She was also named 2011 Swedish Golfer of the Year, male and female.
Hedwall was again a captain's pick for Team Europe at the 2013 Solheim Cup at the Colorado Golf Club in the Denver area. In that event, she became the first player in Solheim Cup history to win five matches in a single competition, helping lead Team Europe to a surprising 18–10 win. It was the Europeans' first successful defense of the Cup, and also the first win for Team Europe on American soil.
|To par||Margin of
|1||28 May 2011||Allianz Ladies Slovak Open||71-67-67=205||−11||2 strokes||Christel Boeljon||52,500|
|2||2 Jul 2011||Finnair Masters||69-65-68=202||−11||2 strokes||Christel Boeljon||30,000|
|3||4 Sep 2011||UNIQA Ladies Golf Open||73-67-64=204||−12||4 strokes||Caroline Afonso||30,000|
|4||11 Dec 2011||Hero Women's Indian Open||67-68-69=204||−12||2 strokes||Pornanong Phatlum||33,000|
|5||9 Sep 2012||UNIQA Ladies Golf Open||67-66-70=203||−13||4 strokes|| Laura Davies
|6||9 Sep 2018||Lacoste Ladies Open de France||69-71-70-62=272||−12||2 strokes||Stacy Lee Bregman||41,250|
|To par||Margin of
|1||23 Jan 2011||Bing Lee Samsung NSW Women's Open||67-68-70=205||−11||1 stroke||Lydia Ko (a)||18,750|
|2||20 Jan 2013||Mount Broughton Classic||67-65=132||−12||4 strokes||Emma De Groot||4,500|
|3||27 Jan 2013||Bing Lee Samsung Women's New South Wales Open||66-69-68=203||−13||2 strokes||Lydia Ko (a)||18,750|
|To par||Margin of
|1||25 Aug 2006||Swedish Match-play Championship (as an amateur)||7 and 5||Johanna Lundberg||27,000[a]|
|2||10 Jun 2007||Isover Ladies Open (as an amateur)||67-70-72=209||−4||3 strokes||Sohvi Härkönen||27,000[a]|
|3||4 Aug 2007||Gavle Ladies Open (as an amateur)||73-70-72=215||−1||Playoff||Florence Lüscher||36,000[a]|
|4||18 Aug 2007||Hotel Falköping Ladies Cup (as an amateur)||72-71=143||−1||1 stroke||Nuria Clau||20,000[a]|
|5||22 Sep 2007||PGA Gibson Open (as an amateur)||73-71-69=213||−3||5 strokes||Marianne Skarpnord||27,000[a]|
|6||10 May 2008||Telenor Masters (as an amateur)||72-68-71=211||−2||3 strokes||Jacqueline Hedwall (a)||60,000[a]|
Results not in chronological order before 2019.
|U.S. Women's Open||CUT||T31||T38||CUT||CUT||CUT||CUT|
|Women's PGA Championship||CUT||T37||CUT||71||CUT||67||CUT||T53||CUT|
|The Evian Championship ^||T19||T50||CUT||CUT||T40||T54||T17||NT|
|Women's British Open||CUT||CUT||T27||T30||CUT||CUT||CUT||T28||CUT||CUT||T44||CUT|
^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
CUT = missed the half-way cut
NT = no tournament
|U.S. Women's Open||0||0||0||0||0||0||7||2|
|Women's PGA Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||9||4|
|The Evian Championship||0||0||0||0||0||2||7||5|
|Women's British Open||0||0||0||0||0||0||12||4|
Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.
|2011||4||2–1–1||0–0–1 halved w/ R. O'Toole||1–0–0 won w/ S. Gustafson 6&5||1–1–0 won w/ S. Gustafson 5&4
lost w/ S. Pettersen 1 up
|2013||5||5–0–0||1–0–0 defeated M. Wie 1 up||2–0–0 won w/ A. Nordqvist 4 & 2
won w/ A. Nordqvist 2 & 1
|2–0–0 won w/ C. Masson 2 & 1
won w/ C. Masson 2 & 1
|2015||4||1–3–0||0–1–0 lost to M. Wie 6&4||0–1–0 lost w/ A. Nordqvist 5&4||1–1–0 won w/ A. Nordqvist 4&3,
lost w/ C. Masson 1 dn
|2019||2||0–2–0||0–1–0 lost to N. Korda 2 dn||0–1-0 lost w/ A. Nordqvist 7&5||0||0.0|