Cydney Clanton has never taken her foot off the gas pedal. Now a junior at Auburn
University, Clanton burst onto the scene as a freshman when she was named both a
National Golf Coaches Association First Team All-American and NGCA Freshman of
the Year. From there it only got better as she posted multiple victories and numer-
ous top 10s as well as being named to the All-SEC First Team twice. Clanton also
has played in two LPGA major championships, the 2008 U.S. Open and last week’s
Kraft Nabisco Championship.
BIRTHDATE July 18, 1989
FAVORITE FOOD Chicken parm, country-style steak, mac and cheese.
BIRTHPLACE Winston Salem, N.C.
LOVE TO TRADE PLACES WITH FOR A DAY Nobody.
DREAM FOURSOME Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.
ON MY iPOD R&B, rock and selective country.
BEST GOLF TIP Don’t listen to everything everyone says.
WORDS TO LIVE BY My favorite quote, “I didn’t slap you; I high-fived your face.”
FAVORITE MOVIE(S) “Hook,” “The Notebook.”
SHOT I LOVE TO PRACTICE A high cut into the trashcan on the range cart.
FAVORITE GOLFER(S) Adam Scott and Ben Hogan.
FAVORITE NON-GOLF ATHLETE Andy Roddick.
FAVORITE COURSE Pumpkin Ridge.
HIDDEN TALENT Drawing and coloring.
BIGGEST FEAR To not succeed.
BALL MARKER Any quarter I can find.
NEEDS IMPROVEMENT Putting.
FAVORITE CLUB 6-iron.
WHAT’S IN THE BAG
DRIVER 905 D2 Titleist Diamana 63g stiff shaft, 3-WOOD
R7 Taylormade 3-wood YS6 stiff shaft, H YBRID Taylormade
Rescue 19 degrees Fujikura stiff shaft, IRONS Titleist 695 CB
5. 5 Project X Tour, WEDGES Titleist Vokey 52 & 58 degrees,
PUTTER Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Mid-Slant.
AGE I FIRST BROKE 70 13.
HOLES-IN-ONE Again, none.