LPGA Championship: 1987
U.S. Women's Open: 1986
Awards and Honors:
Assistant captain, U.S. Solheim Cup team, 2002, 2003
Jane Geddes: "Playing professionals don't realize how much they gain through competition. There are physical and mental demands. There are risks and rewards. Playing professional golf is intense, risky and rewarding and you gain so many skills and experiences in that process."
Jane Geddes Biography:
Geddes played collegiately at Florida State University and was a member of the school's national championship team in 1981.
She joined the LPGA Tour in 1983 and steadily improved over the next couple years, posting runner-up finishes three times in 1984-85.
When Geddes broke through for her first professional victory, she chose the right place to do it. Geddes won the 1986 U.S. Women's Open by defeating Sally Little in an 18-hole playoff. Then she won again the very next week.
The year 1987 was Geddes' best, as she posted five victories and four second-place finishes, finishing third on the money list. In all, seven of Geddes' 11 career wins came in 1986-87.
She won twice in 1991 and her last win was at the 1994 Chicago Challenge. Geddes finished in the Top 20 on the money list nine times, and she was usually a good player in the majors, posting 14 Top 10 finishes in majors in addition to her two major championship wins.
Geddes retired from the LPGA Tour following the 2003 season. She always had plenty of interests off the course, including starting an Internet company that she sold in 2001. In 2003, Geddes received a degree in criminology from the University of South Florida, and later received a law degree from Stetson College in Florida.