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Mastercard Golf Ambassadors

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  • Ian Poulter

    Ian Poulter

  • Brooke Henderson

    Brooke Henderson

  • Justin Rose 4

    Justin Rose

  • Tom Watson 7

    Tom Watson

  • Graeme McDowell

    Graeme McDowell

  • Brandt Snedeker

    Brandt Snedeker

  • Annika Sorenstam

    Annika Sorenstam

 

Ian Poulter

 

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Birthplace: Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

Resides: Lake Nona, Florida

PGA TOUR Career Wins: 2

European TOUR Wins: 12

Ian attended the Hertfordshire School in England before joining the European Tour in 1999. Through his golf and various charitable efforts, Ian has become one of the most recognized names on the PGA TOUR.

Ian is heavily involved with Dreamflight which helps send 192 deserving children from all over the UK, to the US to spend 10 days in Florida to enjoy all of the fun and excitement.

Ian is known as one of the most feared competitors during the Ryder Cup, being a participant on Team Europe since 2004. Poulter has captured 12 wins and two half points from the 18 matches he has been a part of. In 2012 at Medinah, Team Europe trailed Team USA 10-4 on Saturday and it was Poulter who turned everything around sinking 5 birdies to close out the round powering Team Europe to the most incredible Ryder Cup comeback ever winning 14 ½ to 13 ½.

Ian has been a proud Mastercard ambassador since 2009.

 

Brooke Henderson

 

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Resides: Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada

LPGA TOUR Career Wins: 4

Total Career Wins: 9

Brooke won the Canadian Women’s Amateur in 2013 and finished runner-up at the 2014 U.S Women’s Amateur. While still an amateur, she won three events on the CN Canadian Women’s Tour and finished tied for 10th place in the U.S. Women’s Open at age 16. She won numerous amateur tournaments and was the top-ranked woman amateur golfer in the world before turning professional in December 2014.

In 2015, Brooke set a tournament record with her 36-hole score at the LPGA Tour’s Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in April. Her second round 65 (−7) gave her 135 (−9), breaking the record set by Stacy Lewis in 2014 by three shots. Brooke finished third, one stroke behind Lydia Ko, the playoff winner, and runner-up Morgan Pressel.

At age 17, Brooke earned a Symetra Tour card after winning her first event as a professional, the Four Winds Invitational in Indian in June. She shot a final round 66 (−4), Henderson tied for fifth at the U.S. Women’s Open in July.

After Monday-qualifying for the Cambia Portland Classic in Oregon in August, Brooke won the event by eight shots, the largest victory margin on tour since 2012, and became the tour’s third-youngest winner. Henderson was only the second Monday qualifier to win on tour, and the first since 2000. She was also the first Canadian to win on the LPGA Tour since 2001 and was granted immediate LPGA Tour membership.

In 2016, Brooke won her first major championship, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Sahalee Country Club near Seattle. Her final round 65 (−6) propelled her into a tie with top-ranked Lydia Ko, followed by a playoff which Brooke won with a birdie on the first hole. She became the youngest to win that major, the second-youngest in any women’s major, and the first Canadian to win a major in 48 years. It was Brooke’s second tour win, her first as a tour member and it moved her to second in the world rankings. With her win as defending champion at the Cambia Portland Classic in June, Brooke became only the third Canadian to win multiple LPGA events in the same season.

Brooke was a member of the Canadian Olympic Team for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro placing seventh.

Brooke joined the Mastercard team in February 2017 as one of the newest Mastercard Ambassadors and the first LPGA TOUR Ambassador.

 

 

Justin Rose

 

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Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

Resides: Bahamas

Professional Wins: 20

PGA TOUR Wins: 7

European Tour Wins: 9

Since 2010, Justin has recorded 48 Top-10 finishes. During this time Justin was victorious at the 2013 U.S. Open, 2014 Quicken Loans National and the 2015 Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Rose also placed 2 at the 2015 Masters and 3 during the 2012 PGA Championship.

Rose has competed on 2 winning Ryder Cup teams for Europe in 2012, and 2014.

This past year at the 2016 Rio Games, Justin made history twice by becoming the first Olympic champion since 1904 capturing the Gold Medal and by recording the first hole-in-one in Olympic golf.

Justin and his wife Kate, run the Kate & Justin Rose Foundation, benefiting the youth of Orlando.

 

 

 

 

Tom Watson

 

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Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri

Resides: Bucyrus, Kansas

  • 39 PGA TOUR wins

  • 8 Major Championships

  • 5 Open Championships

  • 2 Masters

  • 1 U.S. Open

  • PGA TOUR Player of the Year 6 times

  • 14 Champions TOUR wins

  • Elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1988

  • Ryder Cup Captain of the victorious 1993 Ryder Cup Team

  • 2014 American Ryder Cup Team captain

  • MasterCard ambassador since 1996

  • Tom graduated from Stanford University in 1971 with a degree in psychology. He joined the PGA TOUR® in 1972, the Champions Tour in 1999, the European Seniors Tour in 2011, and is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Tom is one of the most enduring professional golfers to ever play the game.

 

 

Graeme McDowell

 

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Birthplace: Portrush, United Kingdom

Resides: Lake Nona, Florida

PGA TOUR Career Wins: 3

European TOUR Wins: 10

Graeme turned professional joining the European Tour after graduating with a degree in Industrial Distribution from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2002. Graeme was victorious at the 2000 and 2001 Arnold Palmer Cup.

Graeme has been a major contributor to Team Europe in the Ryder Cup, helping them defeat Team USA in 2010, 2012 and 2014. During his time on the PGA TOUR ,Graeme won the 2010 U.S. Open on his way to placing in the Top 12 in all four Majors. Building on his success in 2012, Graeme won the 2013 Volvo World Match Play and the RBC Heritage.

Graeme founded “The G-MAC Foundation” in 2011 with a mission to support children’s medical research in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the United States. The foundation raises funds for research in children’s medicine.

Graeme has been a proud Mastercard ambassador since 2010.

 

 

 

Brandt Snedeker

 

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Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee

Resides: Nashville, Tennessee

PGA TOUR Career Wins: 8

In 2003, Brandt graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Communications. Brandt went on to win Rookie of the Year in 2007, finishing in the Top 10 on 6 different occasions. After winning Rookie of the Year, Brandt went on to win the 2012 TOUR Championship and become the FedEx Cup Champion. Brandt added another two victories at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in 2013 and 2015. In 2016, Brandt helped Team USA capture another victory at the Ryder Cup helping Team USA beat Team Europe.

Brandt and his wife Mandy created the Brandt and Mandy Snedeker Foundation, with their mission of helping underprivileged kids that need a break and a chance in life. The foundation annually awards $10,000 in scholarship endowments.

Brandt has been a proud Mastercard ambassador since 2009.

 

 

 

Annika Sorenstam

 

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Resides: Orlando, Florida

LPGA TOUR Career Wins: 72

Ladies European Tour Career Wins: 17

Annika attended the University of Arizona, where she was the 1991 NCAA Co-Player of the Year on her way to becoming 1991 NCAA Champion. Her success continued the following year when she became the Pac-10 Champion and NCAA All-American.

In 1994, Annika had 3 Top-10 finishes and a 2 nd place finish at the Weetabix Women’s British Open on her way to winning Rookie of the Year

In 1995, Annika won the U.S. Open and became the second player ever to win the Player of the Year after winning Rookie of the Year, the previous year. Annika went on to win 7 more Player of the Year honors throughout her career.

Annika’s success was also on the European Tour where she claimed Rookie of the Year in 2003 and was Player of the Year twice. Annika was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2003.

The ANNIKA Foundation was founded by Annika to provide opportunities in women’s golf at all levels while teaching the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.

Annika joined the Mastercard team this year as one of the newest Mastercard Ambassadors.