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.
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.
Celine Boutier | An Overview
Name: Celine Boutier
Born: November 10, 1993
Residence: Montrouge, France / Dallas, Texas, United States
College: Duke University
Turned Pro: 2016
Professional Wins: 13
Highest World Ranking: 3 – August 7, 2023
Best Results In Majors
Professional Wins – 13
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 (3) – LPGA Drive On Championship, Amundi Evian Championship, FreeD Group Women’s Scottish Open
Achievements and Awards
Honda Sports Award – 2014
WGCA Player of the Year – 2014
Celine Boutier | What’s In Her Bag?
Driver: PXG 0311 GEN5 (9°; Graphite Design IZ-5 S shaft)
Fairway Woods: Ping G425 Max (14.5°; Diamana PD 60 stiff shaft)
Hybrids: PXG 0311 GEN5 (19°, 25°; KBS Hybrid Prototype shafts), PXG 0311 GEN6 (22°; KBS Hybrid Prototype shaft)
Irons: PXG 0311 T GEN4 (6-PW; KBS PGI 80 Tapered shafts)
Wedges: PXG 0311 Milled Sugar Daddy II (50°, 54°, 58°; Modus 105 W shafts)
Putter: Bettinardi Custom DASS Studio Stock 3
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
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.
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
Boutier 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.
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