Who is Georgia Hall? Everything you need to know about the English golfer

LPGA Drive On Championship - Round Two
Hall at LPGA Drive On Championship

France's Celine Boutier was crowned the winner of the LPGA Drive On Championship, after winning a thrilling playoff against England's Georgia Hall.

The 29-year-old Boutier came up with a birdie on the 18th hole to force a playoff with Georgia Hall, as both finished at 20-under. Boutier then secured her third LPGA victory with a birdie at the first extra hole. Hall, though, missed her birdie when it was her turn, and consequently missed out on the championship.

It was a disappointing result for Hall though, who, having started the final day at 7th, made a strong comeback.

So what do we know about Georgia Hall?

Georgia Hall was born in Bournmouth, who started playing golf at the age of seven and turned pro at the age of 14. The 26-year-old is already a Major winner, having won the Women's British Open back in 2018 as a 21-year-old. She also has two LPGA tour wins to her name.

There is an interesting story behind her name. The golfing fraternity is well aware of Nick Faldo's historic feat en route to his third Masters title at Augusta, Georgia. He pulled off an amazing comeback in the process, one that is one of the most iconic moments in sporting history. Hall was born just a couple of days before that event and that inspired her father, Wayne, who coached her as a child, to name her Georgia. Wayne also acted as her caddie during her victorious 2018 British Open campaign.

Her usual caddie though, is her boyfriend Harry Tyrrell, who himself is an aspiring pro. In an interview with Golf Monthly, after the Aramco Series in 2022, she had said,

"Having my boyfriend on the bag is also great. He’s such great company and we get on really well, so I’m very lucky that we can make that situation work on and off the golf course and it does really help me."

Tyrell had reportedly left his job in 2018 in order to caddie for Hall and travel with her to all her tournaments.

Georgia Hall's accolades thus far

Georgia Hall, now ranked eighth in the world, was a member at Ferndown Golf Club near Bournemouth and set the course record there when she was just 11, shooting a five-under-par 67. She is also a member at Remedy Oak. As an amateur golfer, she won the 2013 Ladies British Amateur, and also represented Great Britain & Ireland in the 2014 Curtis Cup. Following that, she quickly made a mark for herself, winning the Open Generali de Strasbourg on the LET Access Series and in 2016, she won the Oates Victorian Open on the ALPG Tour.

Following her victory at the British open, Georgia Hall was awarded an MBE in 2019 after a consistent campaign that ended with her having seven top 10 finishes, which included a T3 finish at the Women's British Open and a T10 at the Evian Championship.

"I am unbelievably honored to be receiving an MBE,” she had written on Instagram. “It has been so hard for me to keep this amazing news a secret from everyone, so I am really happy to be able to talk about it now. It’s a huge boost for my confidence ahead of a busy summer of tournaments and I think it’s so awesome for women’s golf to be recognized in this way."

In the 2020 season, with most of the major tournaments having been called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she managed to win two tournaments on the Rose Ladies Series. Her second PGA Tour win, which was also her first in the United States, came with the victory at Cambia Portland.

Georgia Hall has another major record in her career so far. Alison Nicholas, Laura Davies, and Karen Stupples were the only other Englishwomen before Hall to win a major, making her the fourth on the short list.

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Edited by Sabine Algur
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