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Player Bio: Nanna Koerstz Madsen2022 U.S. Women's Open


Age: 27
Country: Denmark
College: University of South Carolina
Worldwide professional victories: 6 (1 on LPGA Tour)
Road to Pine Needles: LPGA Tour-sanctioned victory between 2021 U.S. Women's Open and start of the 2022 championship; Top 10 points leader in the 2022 Race to the CME Globe as of April 6; Top 75 points leader in Rolex Rankings as of April 6

Madsen became the first player from Denmark to register an LPGA Tour victory when she defeated Xiyu Lin in a playoff at the 2022 Honda LPGA. She drained a 10-foot eagle putt on the second extra hole. A couple of weeks later, she lost a playoff to Thai teen Atthaya Thitikul at the JTBC Classic presented by Barbasol at Aviara Golf Clu in suburban San Diego.. Prior to joining the LPGA Tour, Madsen enjoyed success on the Symetra Tour, winning three times in 2017 to become the 12th player in history to earn an in-season promotion to the LPGA Tour. She also won the 2016 Tipsport Golf Masters on the Ladies European Tour. Madsen played one semester at the University of South Carolina, winning one tournament, before deciding to turn professional in the fall of 2015. A year later, she represented Denmark in the Summer Olympics, tying for 13th. She also twice represented Denmark in the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship (2012, 2014). This will be her fifth U.S. Women's Open start. 

U.S. Women's Open Playing Record






2022 Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club 74-72 +4 MC
2021 The Olympic Club (Lake Course) 76-74 +8 MC
2020 Champions Golf Club 75-72 +5 MC


Country Club of Charleston





Trump National Golf Club (Old Course)