LPGA pro Erica Blasberg was found dead of unknown causes. She was 25.
“We are devastated to learn of the passing of Erica Blasberg,” said agent Chase Callahan in a statement announcing Blasberg’s death. “To most of the world, Erica was known as a professional golfer, but she was more than that. She was a loving daughter to her parents and a compassionate and loyal friend. “
- Born July 14, 1984 in California.
- Went to school at the University of Arizona, where she was the 2003 Pac-10 Player of the Year.
- Nicknamed “Skip” in college, after she told a coach she didn’t know how to skip around a track.
- Turned professional in 2004, when she joined the Futures Tour.
- Qualified for the LPGA in the fall of 2004.
- Best LPGA finish was 8th place, at the 2008 SBS Open in Hawaii.
- Played only one tournament this year, tying for 44th at the Tres Marias Championship, held in Mexico in April.
- “She was part of our family for two years. I can’t believe she’s gone.”
— GREG ALLEN, Blasberg’s former coach at the University of Arizona. (Fox Sports)