Force in the game
Professor Steve Otto, Chief Technology Officer at The R&A, said, “Ingrid has performed at a consistently high level for some time now and her results show that she is a thoroughly deserving recipient of the women’s McCormack Medal. We would like to congratulate Ingrid on this outstanding achievement and look forward to seeing her continuing development in the years ahead.”
“From all of us at the USGA, congratulations to Ingrid on this incredible accomplishment,” said John Bodenhamer, chief championships officer, USGA.
“Ingrid has become a force in the amateur game and it is clear her hard work, dedication and passion for this game have paid off. Her performance in last year’s US Women’s Open, among other notable accomplishments, is something we’ll remember for quite some time. She is quite deserving of this honour and all that comes with it.”
First from Sweden
With the award, Lindblad becomes the first golfer, male or female, from Sweden to win the McCormack Medal.
The R&A and the USGA co-award the McCormack Medal annually. It is named after Mark H McCormack, who founded sports marketing company IMG and was a great supporter of amateur golf.
The World Amateur Golf Ranking, which is supported by Rolex, was established in 2007 when the men’s ranking was launched. The men’s ranking encompasses over 3,500 counting events, ranking 4,520 players from 118 countries. The women’s ranking was launched in 2011 and has a calendar of around 2,300 counting events with more than 3,322 ranked players from 85 countries.