10 Things You Didn't Know About Marianne Skarpnord

10 Things You Didn't Know About Marianne Skarpnord

Marianne Skarpnord Things You Didn't Know
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Get to know Norwegian, Marianne Skarpnord, a little bit better.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Marianne Skarpnord

Marianne Skarpknord has been a professional since 2005, racking up a number of victories in that time.

Get to know her a little bit better here.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Marianne Skarpnord

1. Marianne Skarpnord was born 11th February 1986 in Sarpsborg, Norway

2. She took up the game when she was around four-years-old.

3. In 2003, she won the Girls Amateur Championship, defeating Beatriz Recari of Spain in the final.

4. Skarpnord holed the winning putt in the 2003 Junior Solheim Cup.

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5. Whilst growing up, Skarpnord played football and handball.

6. After turning professional in 2005, she secured her first win two years later on the Telia Tour.

7. Her best season to date came in 2009, when she won the Ladies Swiss Open and the Ladies Italian Open. The following year, she would join the LPGA.

8. Skarpnord has two superstitions. She only plays with Titleist balls that have a number one or two on them and she always uses white tees.

9. The Norwegian has featured in 11 of the last 12 Women's Open Championships (opens in new tab). Missing the event in 2011.

Marianne Skarpnord Things You Didn't Know

Skarpnord and Green at the 2016 Olympic Games. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

10. Skarpnord's fiancée is three time European Tour winner, Richard Green. The Australian has been spotted caddying for Skarpnord in previous events.

Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.