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MCDONALDS LPGA CHAMPIONSHIP
Juli Inkster uses body language to aid her chip shot on the eighth hole as she competes in the McDonald's LPGA Championship on June 10, 2007 at Bulle Rock Golf Course in Havre de Grace, Md. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)
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Juli Inkster (born Juli Simpson June 24, 1960) is an American professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. With a professional career spanning 27 years to date, Inkster's 31 wins rank her second in wins among all active players on the LPGA Tour; she has over $11 million in career earnings. She also has more wins in Solheim Cup matches than any other American, and is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Simpson was born in Santa Cruz, California, and went to Harbor High School and to San Jose State University where she was an All-American in 1979, 1981 and 1982. She was also All Nor-Cal 1979–1981 and SJSU Athlete of the Year in 1981, and is a member of the San Jose State Sports Hall of Fame. From 1980 to 1982, Inkster won three consecutive United States Women's Amateur Golf Championships, her first victory coming three weeks after her marriage to Brian Inkster. She was a member of the winning U.S. Curtis Cup team in 1982.

She turned professional in 1983, and enjoyed immediate success. She won two major championships in 1984, her first full LPGA season, and was LPGA Rookie of the Year. She has won 31 tournaments on the LPGA Tour, including seven major championships. Inkster has won the career Grand Slam for ladies' golf. She is currently third on the LPGA career money list. Inkster won a tournament in 16 out of 24 seasons from 1983 to 2006, but has never finished at the top of the money list; her best finishes were second in 1999, and third in both 1986 and 2002.

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