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Celine Boutier player profile

Celine Boutier: Player Profile

 

Who is Celine Boutier?

Celine Boutier has been a golfing star for several years now, but secured her maiden major championship victory in 2023 in an incredible year for the Frenchwoman.

Boutier was born in France to Thai parents, and studied at Duke University from 2012 to 2016. During that time, she won four events for Duke and helped the team to an NCAA Championship in 2014. That same year, she was the Women’s Golf Coaches Association Player of the Year and won the Honda Sports Award. On Christmas Eve, Boutier became the No.1 on the World Amateur Golf Rankings, becoming the first Frenchwoman to sit atop the rankings. She also won the European Ladies Amateur Championship and the British Ladies Amateur in her amateur career.

Her first victories as a professional came on the Symetra Tour, the developmental tour for the LPGA Tour. She won the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Classic and Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge on route to finishing in the graduation places to reach the LPGA Tour. Boutier then won on the Ladies European Tour a year later, claiming the Australian Ladies Classic.

Her first LPGA Tour victory also came on Australian soil, at the ISPS Handa Vic Open. Her win was the first by a Frenchwoman for 16 years on the LPGA Tour, dating back to Patricia Meunier-Lebouc’s last win back in 2003. She had to wait until 2023 for her maiden major victory, though. Boutier won on home soil at the Amundi Evian Championship, and she followed it with a win seven days later at the co-sanctioned FreeD Group Women’s Scottish Open. The Frenchwoman won four times across both tours in the calendar year.

Boutier is a three-time member of the European Solheim Cup team, having featured for the first time in the European win on home soil in 2019. She took four points from her four matches, a 100% record despite being a rookie. The Frenchwoman then helped the away side to victory two years later on American soil before being a key member of the team that retained the trophy at Finca Cortesin in 2023.

Celine Boutier | An Overview

Personal Information

Name: Celine Boutier
Born: November 10, 1993
Nationality: France
Residence: Montrouge, France / Dallas, Texas, United States

Career

College: Duke University
Turned Pro: 2016
Professional Wins: 14
Highest World Ranking: 3 – August 7, 2023

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
Chevron Championship – T4 (2022)
– Women’s PGA Championship – T7 (2021)
– US Women’s Open – T5 (2019)
– Evian Championship – WON (2023)
– AIG Women’s Open – 6th (2019)

Professional Wins – 14

2016 (1) – Fort Rucker Ladies Open
2017 (3) – Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Classic, Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge, Sanya Ladies Open
2018 (1) – Australian Ladies Classic
2019 (1) – ISPS Handa Vic Open
2020 (2) – Texas Women’s Open, Kathy Whitworth Paris Championship
2021 (2) – Lacoste Ladies Open de France, ShopRite LPGA Classic
2023 (4) – LPGA Drive On Championship, Amundi Evian Championship, FreeD Group Women’s Scottish Open, Maybank Championship

Achievements and Awards

Honda Sports Award – 2014
WGCA Player of the Year – 2014

Celine Boutier | What’s In Her Bag?

The Frenchwoman is a PXG player, with the majority of her clubs coming from the company. An 0311 GEN5 driver and hybrids are both in play, along with a Ping G425 Max fairway wood. Boutier also uses a Bettinardi Custom DASS Studio Stock 3 on the putting surface.

You can read our full article on Celine Boutier’s what’s in the bag here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Celine Boutier

When and where was Celine Boutier born?

Celine Boutier was born in Clamart, France to Thai parents. She began playing golf at the age of 7.

When did Celine Boutier turn professional?

Boutier turned professional in 2017 after a four-year stint at Duke University. She graduated from Duke with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Economics. She helped the Duke Blue Devils to the NCAA Championship in 2014. 

How many professional titles has Celine Boutier won?

As of September 2023, Celine Boutier has won 13 times during her professional career. She claimed her first major title, winning the Amundi Evian Championship in the summer of 2023, winning the FreeD Group Women’s Scottish Open a week later. Boutier has won five times on both the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour. 

Did you Know?

French Major On Home Soil

Celine Boutier became just the third Frenchwoman to win a major, after Catherine LaCoste and Patricia Meunier-Lebouc. However, she became the first to win a major title on home soil in France, when she claimed the Amundi Evian Championship in 2023.

Back-To-Back Winner

Not content with her maiden major title, Boutier made it back-to-back wins just seven days later, as she claimed the FreeD Group Women’s Scottish Open at Dundonald Links a week on from her win in France.

Olympian In Tokyo

The French player represented her country at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021. She finished in a tie for 34th at the Games, and became just the 9th Frenchwoman to represent her country at the Olympics in the sport of golf. 

Other Celine Boutier Articles

The Slam: Who will be the star of Solheim Cup week?

Back-to-back-to-back? Boutier knows the odds are against her

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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