Caroline Masson

About Caro

About Caro

  • Winner of the Manulife LPGA Classic 2016
  • Represented Germany at the Olympic Games in Rio 2016
  • The only German that was nominated for Team Europe in four consecutive Solheim Cups (2013 & 2015 & 2017 & 2019)
  • Solheim Cup winner 2013 with Team Europe
  • Solheim Cup winner 2019 with Team Europe
  • 1 win on the Ladies European Tour (LET)
  • 28 top-10 results on the LET including 6 runner-up and 11 further top-5 finishes
  • 26 top-10 results on the LPGA Tour including 3 runner-up and 6 further top-5 finishes
  • Big fan of Schalke 04 (german soccer club)
  • Caro is an ambassador for the German charity organization Kinderlachen e.V. (www.kinderlachen.de) that help children in need

Profil

Story

Caro was born in Gladbeck, Germany, on May 14th 1989. Her grandpa Claus, to whom Caro refers as her main supporter, took her to the Golf Club Schwarze Heide Bottrop-Kirchhellen ever since she was little. As early as at age five, Caro started swinging the club there – admittedly a club made from plastics back then. Since her childhood Caro has been a fan of all ball games, especially of tennis and soccer. At the age of 13, Caro became club champion at Golf Club Schwarze Heide Bottrop-Kirchhellen. From that moment onwards her focus was clearly on golf.

Following her championship title Caro transferred to Golf Club Hubbelrath where she successfully represented the ladies’ team in the German Golf Bundesliga for several years. During her career as an amateur player Caro won numerous national and international titles such as the Spanish Ladies Open Amateur Championship (2008) and was chosen to play for Team Europe at the PING Junior Solheim Cup twice (2005 & 2007).

In 2009, Caro participated in the Ladies European Tour Qualifying School as an amateur and was able to win at her first attempt. After that she became a professional golfer playing on the Ladies European Tour for three years. To this day she was able to achieve 28 top-ten finishes, 5 runner-up finishes and a win at the South African Women’s Open 2012. The highlight of the season that year was coming second in the Order of Merit at the end of the year.
Since 2013, Caro has mainly played in the USA on the LPGA Tour. During her first year on Tour, she was elected runner-up rookie of the year. Up to now, Caroline has achieved 26 top-tens on the LPGA Tour including 1 win and three runner-up finishes.

When Golf returned to the Olympic Games in Rio 2016 Caroline Masson was the most successful German female golfer with a tied 21st place.
Only two weeks later Caro celebrated her first LPGA Tour win at the Manulife LPGA Classic.

Caroline is the only German player who was picked to play for the European Team at the Solheim Cup four consecutive times. She was also a team member when Europe succeeded in winning the international competition on American soil for the first time in 2013 and in Gleneagles, Scotland in 2019.
Off the golf course Caro is supporting the German charity organization Kinderlachen e.V. that helps children in need and of which Caro is an ambassador. Caro is also a passionate soccer fan and her heart is set on FC Schalke 04 – the arena of the soccer club is just 10 minutes away from her parent’s home in Gladbeck, Germany.

Vita

  • Born 14th May 1989 in Gladbeck (Germany)
  • Nationality: German
  • Lives in Melbourne, Florida (U.S.A)
  • Nickname: „Caro“
  • Interests: Schalke 04 (soccer club), sports, movies
  • Turned Pro: 2009
  • Handicap when turned Pro: + 4,8
  • Lowest round as amateur: 62 (-10)
  • Lowest round as Pro: 63 (-9)

Results

LPGA

2021:
9th Honda LPGA Thailand

2020:
5th Cambia Portland Classic
7th AIG Women’s Open (Major Championship)


2019:
Win Solheim Cup with Team Europe in Gleneagles, Scotland
2nd Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA presented by CTBC
5th Marathon Classic presented by Dana
9th Indy Women in Tech Championship driven by Group1001
7th CP Women’s Open


2018:
2nd Platz Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give
9th ANA Inspiration (Major Championship)
7th Kingsmill Championship presented by GEICO
7th LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship
10th Kia Classic


2017:
3rd RICOH Women’s British Open (Major Championship)
9th Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open
10th Bank of Hope Founders Cup


2016:
Win Manulife LPGA Classic
21st Olympic Games in Rio, Brasil
4th Blue Bay LPGA
10th Kingsmill Championship Presented by JTBC
6th ANA Inspiration (Major Championship)


2015:
6th Lorena Ochoa Invitational presented by Banamex and JTBC
7th HSBC Women’s Champions


2014:
2nd Blue Bay LPGA
8th Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia
10th Manulife Financial LPGA Classic


2013:
Win Solheim Cup with Team Europe in Colorado, USA
5th Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola
7th CN Canadian Women’s Open


LET European Tour

2020:
7th AIG Women’s Open (Major Championship) (LPGA)


2019:


2018:
2nd Estrella Damm Ladies Open


2017:
3rd RICOH Women’s British Open (Major Championship) (LPGA)
9th Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open (LPGA)


2016:


2015:
4th Dubai Ladies Masters
4th Platz Ladies European Masters


2014:
3rd Dubai Ladies Masters
3rd Ladies European Masters


2013:
3rd Ladies European Masters


2012:
Win S.A. Women’s Open
2nd Allianz Ladies Slovak Open
2nd Ladies Swiss Open
2nd Tenerife Open de Espana Femenino
2nd China Suzhou Taihu Open
3rd Dubai Ladies Masters
6th Deloitte Ladies Open


2011:
2nd Lalla Meryem Cup
5th RICOH Women’s British Open (Major Championship) (LPGA)
4th Unicredit Ladies German Open
8th Deloitte Dutch Ladies Open
8th UNIQA Ladies Golf Open
9th Platz Raiffeisenbank Prague Masters


2010:
3rd Open De France Femenino
6rd Turkish Airlines Ladies Open
9th Deutsche Bank Swiss Open
6th S4C Wales Championship

In the Bag

DRIVER
PING G LS Tec 9°@10.3°, -0.6°setting, Oban Devotion 06 Reg, 45.25″,D3.8

FAIRWAY WOOD
PING G Stretch 3-wood, 13°@13.5°, Speeder Evolution 661-S, D1+

HYBRID
PING G25, 20°, Project X Black 6.0, D1

IRON
PING i, 4-PW, Nippon 950-R, D1

WEDGES
PING Tour Gorge, 50°@51, 56°@55°, 60°TS, Nippon 950-R, D2-D4

PUTTER
PING Cadence Ketsch, 33″, 21° lie, 2° loft