Morgan Pressel Biography
Morgan Pressel is an American professional golfer. She is widely recognized for being the youngest-ever champion of a modern LPGA main championship, which bounded her to a career-high fourth in the world rankings. Currently, she plays on the LPGA Tour.
Pressel is happily married to Andy Bush, a senior vice president at Octagon Global Events. The couple first met at a pro-am event in 2007.
Morgan Pressel Early Life & Education
Morgan Pressel was born on 23rd May 1988, in Tampa, Florida, to Mike Pressel and Kathy Krickstein Pressel in Tampa, Florida, U.S. She enrolled at Banyan Creek Elementary School, Omni Middle School. Then, she went to attend Saint Andrew’s School and graduated from there in 2006.
Her mother passed away due to cancer and at the age of 15, she went in with her maternal grandparents, while her two younger siblings stayed with their father.
Morgan Pressel Career
Pressel began playing golf at the national level from a young age. At the age of 12, she became the youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open in 2001. This record reached until 2007.
At the age of 17, She became one of 3 co-leaders starting the final round of the 2005 U.S. Women’s Open. Her second-place finish presented her a share of the low amateur honors with Brittany Lang.
Pressel won the North and South Women’s Amateur at Pinehurst in 2005 and the most important amateur event, the U.S. Women’s Amateur.
She completed her amateur career as 2005 Girls Rolex Junior Player of the Year. During her amateur career, she gained 11 AJGA titles, containing all 5 AJGA Invitationals: the “AJGA Slam”. Pressel completed sixth in the first stage of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament in September 2005.
She set professional in November, after reviewing to the LPGA to become a member as a 17-year-old. During the five-round Final Qualifying Tournament, she settled tied for sixth to make her tour card for 2006. She played part-time on the tour until her high school graduation in May 2006.
Pressel collected her first victory in 2007 at the Kraft Nabisco Championship and converted the youngest-ever winner of a modern LPGA major, a record that would stand until Lydia Ko won the 2015 Evian Championship. The win moved her from 17th in the world rankings to fourth.
Grinding that transition… pic.twitter.com/KdYCYBs6Yg
— Morgan Pressel (@mpressel) February 22, 2017
On 15th July 2007, Pressel did her first hole-in-one as a professional golfer at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic. She qualified for 2007, 2009 and 2011 Solheim Cup teams; earning a spot on the 2007 team in her second full year on the LPGA Tour. Throughout 2011, she is unbeaten (3–0–0) in Solheim Cup singles play.
In the 2012 Sybase Match Play Championship, Pressel was in contention for her third LPGA Tour victory in the semi-finals. She lost the match and Muñoz won the tournament. On 26th April 2015, Pressel became in second at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.
Morgan Pressel Personal Life
Pressel is a happily married woman. She and her husband have been married for a long time. Her husband, Andy Bush is a senior vice president at Octagon Global Events. The couple first met at a pro-am event in 2007.
After dating around six years the couple married in January 2013, where only close friend and relatives attended their wedding ceremony.
She resides in Boca Raton, Florida with her husband and they are enjoying their married life together. The couple does not have any child yet.
Morgan Pressel Net Worth
Morgan Pressel has endorsement deals with Polo Ralph Lauren, Royal Bank of Canada, Callaway Golf and Audemars Piguet. Pressel has played in Women’s PGA Championship, ANA Inspiration, U.S. Women’s Open, Women’s British Open, The Evian Championship.
She also obtained Kapalua LPGA Classic, Kraft Nabisco Championship, World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup, etc. Allocating information from several sources it is found out that her current net worth is estimated around $10 Million.