Cristie Kerr is a top female golfer known for participating on the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) Tour. She is an experienced tournament professional with 20 wins on the LPGA circuit, including two major championships.
Cristie Kerr is predominantly left-handed, but she plays golf with her right hand. She is, of course, one of the world’s best golfers, rated number one in the Women’s World Golf Rankings on three occasions in 2010.
Looking from the outside, the career of the highest-earning American woman golfer may have been exceptional, but Cristie’s life has been anything but plain sailing. She dealt with weight loss struggles most of her adult life, but she ended up conquering them with positive weight loss transformation.
Cristie Kerr’s Weight Loss Journey – How Many Pounds Did She Lose?
As per USA Today, Cristie Kerr’s weight loss was caused by the overwhelming distress she endured through her family’s health issues. In 2010, her father was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and her mother, a survivor of breast cancer, required 10 inches of her colon to be extracted. The tension she experienced from all these tragedies was one of the major factors in her weight loss.
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Later, Kerr was actually motivated to seek her own weight loss by changing her dietary behaviors. She took out alcohol and fried foods from her diet and began visiting the gym twice a day. She managed to lose 50 pounds in the process, doing so for a few months.
During the 2007 games, Cristie Kerr was unrecognizable to her own father. Through the years, Cristie has fallen from 180 pounds to 125 lbs. This is all due to her change to a balanced lifestyle and an intensive fitness schedule.
Cristie Kerr Expressed Excitement for TV Duties
Back in February, Cristie Kerr was inquired if she was looking forward to her move to TV as an on-site correspondent for the Golf Channel television coverage of the Honda Classic.
Transition? “I’m not done yet,” Kerr said of her LPGA career. “I just finished sixth last week in Australia.”
Yeah, Kerr’s 42 now, but rest assured, the 20-time LPGA winner is looking to pack her totals in an attempt to play her way into the LPGA Hall of Fame. She is also eager in improving some of the strong TV talents she has displayed in previous Golf Channel appearances.
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Cristie Kerr did some special analyst studio work at the PGA Tour’s Sony Open last year, including some on-the-air and some analyst work in the field at the LPGA CME Group Tour Championship coverage at the end of last season.
With three LPGA Asian activities dropped due to coronavirus and the LPGA canceled for a month, Kerr was taking advantage of the chance. As for what the fans would expect. “I think I’m going to have a blast this week, because I know I can’t play,” she said.
“When I was doing CME last year, it was a great experience. I was there, but part of my heart hurt that I wasn’t playing. But I did a great job, and I learned a lot. Being here, knowing I can’t play in the tournament, it’s going to be a lot more fun for me, I think.”
A Bit on Cristie Kerr’s Personal Life
Cristie Kerr began to experience nagging injuries in 1999 when she weighed 175 lbs. Her diabetic parents are both divorced and have had health issues during her early life.
In 2006, Kerr exchanged vows with Erik Stevens, an entrepreneur. The family resides in Scottsdale, Arizona. The duo is parents to two kids, both sons named Mason and Griffin. The first child, Mason was born as a surrogate on 8th December 2013 while the younger kid was born on 28th August 2018.
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The golfer is the founder of a research institute called ‘Birdies for Breast Cancer.’ Cristie is sponsored by a firm called Mutual of Omaha that also donates funds to her breast cancer awareness foundation whenever she places third or above.