Celine Boutier Player Profile And What's In The Bag
Article Updated - August 2023
Celine Boutier completed back-to-back successes at Dundonald Links, following her sensational victory in the Evian Championship by claiming the Women’s Scottish Open.
She began the final day with a three-shot lead and her round of 70 was good enough to see off Hyo-Joo Jim by two shots. Boutier recorded rounds of 69, 68, 66 and 70 for a 15-under-par total of 273. Kim finished what a 65 but was too far behind to seriously challenge the French golfer.
The Frenchwoman birdied her sixth, ninth and 13th holes and appeared to be strolling to victory at 16 under par, only for blemishes at 14 and 16 - and a final-hole birdie for Kim to cut her lead to one stroke.
However, Boutier recovered to birdie the 17th before parring the last and will now look to make it three tournament victories in a row at the AIG Women's Open at Walton Heath.
A delighted Boutier said: “It's completely crazy. I would have never imagined that I would be able to win not one, but two tournaments in a row, and yeah, I'm just incredibly in shock. Yeah, I don't think I know what to say or what to think. I think it's just completely out of control. I'm not sure what to think.”
Kim's 65 featured seven birdies and no blemishes, while China's Ruoning Yin finished third on 12 under following a six-under 66.
Boutier headed into the final round of the Scottish Open on 13 under par, three shots clear of Patty Tavatanakit and Maja Stark.
Stark's push for victory was dented when she double-bogeyed her fourth hole but she wiped out that damage on the par-three sixth with an ace.
The Swede went on to birdie the ninth but recorded two bogeys and just one birdie on her back nine to end up four shots adrift on 11 under, which was good enough for a share of fourth with A Lim Kim.
Like Boutier, Tavatanakit was three under through 13 holes in her final round, only to then drop three shots across her next two to finish in a share of sixth on 10 under.
Celine Boutier was born in Clamart, France, on November 10, 1993. She has a twin sister and a younger brother.
She was a noted amateur, winning the 2012 European Ladies Amateur and the 2015 British Ladies Amateur Championship. She was the world’s top-ranked woman amateur in 2014 and 2015 and turned professional in 2016.
In 2017 she won twice on the Symetra Tour and also enjoyed eight top-10 finishes, exceeded $100,000 in prize money and gained her card for the LPGA Tour.
In 2018 she won the Australian Ladies Classic, co-sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour and the Australian LPG Tour. She finished seventh in the LET order of merit despite only p[laying in seven tournaments.
In February 2019 she won the ISPS Handa Vic Open for her maiden LPGA Tour success. She won the Texas Women’s Open in 2020. She also won the ShopRite Classic and the French Open in 2021. She is having a remarkable 2023, winning the LPGA Drive On Championship in March, the Evian Championship and now the Scottish Women’s Open.
She has represented Europe in the Solheim Cup twice (2019 and 2021), finishing on the winning side both times.
Her victory at Evian took her to the top of the Race to CME Globe standings, with $1,816,850 to her name. She has now extended her lead with earnings of $2,316,850.
FreeD Group Women's Scottish Open - 1st
The Amundi Evian Championship - 1st
Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational - T3rd
US Women's Open - T45th
KPMG Women's PGA Championship - T30th
Mizuho Americas Open - CUT
Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play presented by MGM Rewards - 5th
Cognizant Founders Cup - T31
JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro - CUT
The Chevron Championship - T14th
Driving Distance - 255.34 Yards
Driving Accuracy - 78.04%%
Greens in Regulation - 70.97%%
Sand Saves - 61.11%%
Putts Per Round - 29.57
Scoring Average - 70.95
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°) PXG 0317X GEN4 (22°, KBS Hybrid Prototype Shafts)
Irons: PXG 0311 P GEN4 (5-PW, KBS PGI 80 Tapered Shafts)
Wedges: PXG 0311 Milled Sugar Daddy II (50°, 54°, KBS Tour 90 Shafts & 58°, Modus 105 W Shaft)
Putter: Bettinardi Custom DASS Studio Stock 3
Golf Ball: New Titleist Pro V1x
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