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Helen Alfredsson

Helen Alfredsson with the AIG Women

The first of Alfredsson's 29 professional wins came at the AIG Women's Open in 1990, as she came through an incredibly tense play-off with Jane Hill.

As was the case in 2022 at Muirfield, it took four sudden-death play-off holes before a Champion was eventually decided at Woburn, Alfredsson eventually taking the title in only her second year as a professional.

Much success would follow for the Swede, who followed up being named the Ladies European Tour's Rookie of the Year in 1989 by winning the same honour on the LPGA Tour three years later.

Although her AIG Women's Open victory and three titles at the Evian Masters came before either event attained major status, Alfredsson did make a major breakthrough at the 1993 Nabisco Dinah Shore (now the Chevron Championship). She was also a runner-up at the U.S. Women's Open the same year, before repeating that feat 15 years later at the age of 43.

Alfredsson played on eight European Solheim Cup teams - qualifying for the final time in 2009 two years after she had served as the team captain - and achieved a "senior slam" in 2019 by winning both the U.S. Senior Women's Open and the Senior LPGA Championship.