About Caro

  • Winner of the Manulife LPGA Classic 2016
  • Represented Germany at the Olympic Games in Rio 2016
  • The only German that was nominated for Team Europe in three consecutive Solheim Cups (2013 & 2015 & 2017)
  • Solheim Cup winner 2013 with Team Europe
  • 1 win on the Ladies European Tour (LET)
  • 27 top 10 results on the LET including 7 runner-up & 9 further top-5 finishes
  • 20 top 10 results on the LPGA Tour including 2 runner-ups & 3 further top-5 finishes
  • Big fan of Schalke 04 (german soccer club)

PROFIL

  • STORY

    Caro was born in Gladbeck, Germany, on 14 May 1989. Her grandpa Claus, to whom Caro refers as her main supporter, took her to the golf club Schwarze Heide Bottrop-Kirchhellen e.V. ever since she was little. As early as at age five, Caro started swinging the club there – admittedly a club made from plastics back then. Since her childhood, Caro has been a fan of all ball games, especially of tennis and football. At age 13, Caro became club champion at Golf Club Schwarze Heide Bottrop-Kirchhellen e.V. From that moment onwards, she has clearly focused on golf.

    Following her championship, Caro switched to Golf Club Hubbelrath where she successfully represented the ladies team in Golf Bundesliga 1 for several years. During her career as an amateur player, Caro won numerous national and international titles, such as the Spanish Ladies Open Amateur Championship (2008), and was chosen to play for Team Europe at the PING Junior Solheim Cup twice (2005 & 2007).

    In 2009, Caro participated in the Ladies European Tour Qualifying School as an amateur and was able to win in her first attempt. This was when she became a professional golf player, playing on the Ladies European Tour for three years. She achieved 17 top-ten finishes, ranking second five times and winning the South African Women’s Open 2012. The highlight of season that year was coming second on the ranking at the end of the year.

    Since 2013, Caro has mainly played in the US, on the premier women’s professional golf organization, the LPGA. During her first year on the Tour, she was elected second-best Rookie. Up to now, Caroline has achieved 20 top-ten finishes in the US, including a win and two second ranks.

    Currently, Caroline is the only German player who was picked to play for the European Team at the Solheim Cup three times in a row. She also was a team member when Europe succeeded in winning the international competition on American soil for the first time in 2013.

    When Golf returned to the Olympic Games in Rio 2016 Caroline Masson was the most successful German female golfer with a tied 21st place.
    Only two weeks later Caro celebrated her first LPGA Tour win at the Manulife LPGA Classic.

    Caro is a passionate football fan and her heart is set on FC Schalke 04; the arena of the football club is just 10 minutes from her parent’s home in Gladbeck.

  • VITA

    Born 14th May 1989 in Gladbeck (Germany)

    Nationality: German

    Lives in Orlando, FL

    Nickname: „Caro“

    Interests: Schalke 04 (soccer club), sports, movies

    Turned Pro: 2009

    Handicap when turned Pro: + 4,8

    Lowest round as amateur: 62 (-10)

    Lowest round as Pro: 63 (-9)

  • Results

    Top Results LPGA Tour (USA)

    2018

    1 x runner-up finish

    4 x further top-10 finishes


    2017

    1 x top-5 finish

    2 x further top-10 finishes


    2016

    Win Manulife LPGA Classic

    1 x further top-5 finish

    2 x further top-10 finishes

    Finished 26th on the LPGA Official Money List 2016


    2015   

    2 x top-10 finishes

    Finished 61st on the LPGA Official Money List 2015


    2014  

    1 x runner-up finish

    2 x further top-10 results

    Finished 28th on the LPGA Official Money List 2014


    2013   

    1 x top-5 result

    1 x further top-10 result

    Finished second in the “Rookie or the Year” ranking

    Finished 48th on the LPGA Official Money List 2013


    Top Resultate Ladies European Tour (LET)

    2018*

    1 x runner-up finish


    2015*

    2 x top-5 finishes in 5 starts


    2014*

    2 x top-5 finishes in 5 starts


    2013*

    1 x top-5 finish in 7 starts

    (*since 2013 Caro is almost exclusively playing on the LPGA Tour in the US)


    2012  

    Win at the South African Women’s Open

    4 x runner-up finishes

    1 x further top-5 finish

    1 x further top-10 finish

    Finished 2nd in the Ladies European Tour Order of Merrit 2012


    2011  

    2 x runner-up finishes

    2 x further top-5 finishes

    4 x further top-10 finishes

    Finished 7th in the Ladies European Tour Order of Merit 2011


    2010 (Rookie Saison)           

    1 x top-5 finish

    3 x further top-10 finishes

    Finished 26th in the Ladies European Tour Order of Merit 2010


    2009   

    Win Ladies European Tour Qualifying School 2009 as an amateur


    Highlights Amateur Career

    Win – Ladies European Tour Qualifying School (2009)

    Win – European Ladies‘ Team Championship (2009)

    Win – German Ladies Championship (singles) (2009 & 2006)

    Win – Spanish Ladies Open Amateur Championship (2008)

    Win – German Matchplay Championship (2008)

    Win – International German Amateur Championship (2008)

    Win – Allianz German Boys & Girls Open (2006 & 2005)

    Member of Team Europe at the PING Junior Solheim Cup 2005 & 2007

     

  • IN THE BAG

    DRIVER: PING G LS Tec 9°@10.3°, -0.6°setting, Oban Devotion 06 Reg, 45.25″,D3.8

    FAIRWAY WOOD: PING G Stretch 3-wood, 13°@13.5°, Speeder Evolution 661-S, D1+

    HYBRID: PING G25, 20°, Project X Black 6.0, D1

    IRON: PING i, 4-PW, Nippon 950-R, D1

    WEDGES: PING Tour Gorge, 50°@51, 56°@55°, 60°TS, Nippon 950-R, D2-D4

    PUTTER: PING Cadence Ketsch, 33″, 21° lie, 2° loft

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Position

LPGA Tour Official Money List

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Race to CME Globe

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World Ranking

Rolex Rankings

Sponsors

 

Ping_Logo

  • PING

    „The performance of my PING clubs is unmatched. They allow me to play every shot from drive to putt just the way I imagine it. PING is still a family-run business and you can feel the love of the Solheim family for the game of golf in every product”

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  • ECCO

    „I walk over 30 kilometers in a tournament week including practice rounds. Thus it’s obvious that the right footwear is crucial for a golfer. When it comes to optimal fit, design and energy transmission you will find no better golf shoe than an ECCO.”

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  • GALVIN GREEN

    „Golf is an outdoor sport and during the season I play in many different weather conditions from extreme heat to cold and windy and unfortunately we often get more rain on the golf course than we wish for. My clothing partner Galvin Green has the right answer for any weather and their gear allows me to keep my focus on getting the ball in the hole.”

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  • TITLEIST

    „A golfball has to fly far and give you good control from tee to green. In my opinion the Titleist ProV1 is the best golf ball on the market and it has everything I need for low scores.”

Orthomol Sport

  • ORTHOMOL SPORT

    „No matter how exhausting tounament days sometimes can be, with Orthomol Sports
    I´m always prepared to give my best.”

TEAM

Family

  • FAMILY

    „Where am I today as a person and athlete I owe for the most part my grandparents, parents, my brother Alex and my boyfriend Jason. They support me on and off the golf course and I know that I can always count on them even if we don’t see each other personally for months.”

  • COACH

    „I like the holistic approach to golf instruction by David and his team. I really enjoy working with the Leadbetter Academy and I´m happy about how my game is developing.”


Management

  • MANAGEMENT

    „Since the beginning of 2016 I’m working together with SMA the sports management agency of Golf Club St. Leon-Rot in Germany. My manager Michael Ernst and the team at St. Leon-Rot make sure that I have everything I need to be able to focus on getting the ball into the hole. Michael and his team take care of the rest.”

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Tour

Tour Schedule

18.-21.10.2018 $2,1 Mio.

Buick LPGA Shanghai
Qizhong Garden Golf Club, Shanghai, China

25.-28.10.2018 $2,2 Mio.

Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship
Ta Shee Golf & Country Club, Taoyuan, Taiwan

02.-04.11.2018 $1,5 Mio.

TOTO Japan Classic
Seta Golf Club, Shiga, Japan

07.-10.11.2018 $2,1 Mio.

Blue Bay LPGA
Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Club, Hainan Island, China

15.-18.11.2018 $2,5 Mio.

CME Group Tour Championship
Tiburon Golf Club, Naples, Florida

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