1985 Rookie of the Year and Order of Merit winner. Victory in Belgian Open.
Retained Order of Merit in 1986 after four victories including British Women’s Open. Also won Greater Manchester Tournament at Haigh Hall with 20-under-par winning score to equal world record set by Nancy Lopez. Equalled same score in 1994 Alpine Australian Masters. Won 1987 US Women’s Open. For six memorable days Laura was holder of both the US and British Open titles. Won three European tournaments in 1988, two LPGA events and one in Japan. Equalled her own record low score with round of 63 when winning 1990 AGF Biarritz Open. Equalled LPGA record low score with round of 62 in 1991 Rail Charity Golf Classic. Won three points out of three in Europe’s Solheim Cup victory over the United States at Dalmahoy in 1992. Represented England in Sunrise Cup World Team Championship, Taiwan, 1992. Won 1992 Order of Merit for record third time. Elected honorary member WPGET (1993) for services to Tour. Established new world record with 25-under-par 267 in 1995 Guardian Holidays Irish Open at St Margaret’s. Winning margin of 16 strokes new Tour record. Total of 199 after three rounds set new Tour record for 54 holes. Won 1995 Wilkinson Sword English Open for Tour record 22nd victory. 1994 & 1996 ranked number one on the PING Leaderboard. Won the 1994 LPGA money list.
Victory in the 1994 McDonald’s LPGA Championship gave her a second major title. Won Association of Golf Writers’ Trophy 1994. 1994 and 1996 won Golf Writers’ Association of America LPGA Player of the Year Award. Was ranked number one on the PING leader board in 1996. Won Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year award and Golf Writers Association of America LPGA Player of the Year Award in 1996. In 1994 was first golfer, man or woman, to win on five different Tours in one calendar year. In 1999 became the first player to win £1 million on the LET. Also finished top of the Order of Merit for a record fifth time. 2000 partnered Trish Johnson to second place behind Sweden in the inaugural TSN Ladies World Cup Golf, where she finished with the lowest individual aggregate. Represented the victorious European team for the sixth consecutive time in The Solheim Cup 2000 at Loch Lomond. Won twice on the 2000 LPGA Tour. Recognised during the LPGA’s 50th Anniversary in 2000 as one of the LPGA’s top 50 players. Won in Europe for the first time in two years when she beat Scotland’s Janice Moodie by 5&4 in the inaugural WPGA International Matchplay at Gleneagles Monarch’s course. Won once on the LPGA Tour at the Rochester International and finished her season with a win in Japan. Won P4 Norwegian Masters in a playoff with Spain’s Ana Larraneta, making it at least one win in each season of her career. Won two points in The Solheim Cup and admitted to playing the best shot of her life, a driver from a hanging lie in the rough from 287 yards to ten feet! Set new record of 16 points won in The Solheim Cup, surpassing her previous record she shared with the USA’s Dottie Pepper. Won 2003 ANZ Masters and helped Europe to an historic victory in The Solheim Cup at Barsebäck in Sweden. In 2006, won the SAS Masters in Norway and topped the New Star Money List to become Official European number one for the seventh time since 1985.
In 2007, was the only player from either team to have played in all 10 Solheim Cups. Also in 2007, won the UNIQA Ladies Golf Open presented by Raiffeisen in Austria.
In 2008, Laura won the New South Wales Open on the ALPG Tour, the Lalla Meryem Cup, an invitational event in Morocco, and successfully defended the UNIQA Ladies Golf Open in Austria.
In 2009, qualified for her 11th European Solheim Cup Team via her rank on the Ladies European Tour (LET) points list; remains the only player in Solheim Cup history to participate in all 11 events. Won the 2009 Women’s Australian Open.
Won five LET tournaments in 2010 and finished second on the Henderson Money List. In February 2010, claimed the Pegasus New Zealand Women’s Open hosted by Christchurch, a co-sanctioned event with the Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG) Tour. In May, won the UniCredit Ladies German Open presented by Audi. In July, Laura made her 30th appearance in the Ricoh Women’s British Open. In September, she won the UNIQA Ladies Golf Open in Austria for the third time. In September, she won the Open de Espana Femenino at Flamingos Golf. In November, she won fifth title of the season at the Hero Honda Women’s Indian Open, clinching the title with an eagle on the first extra hole in a four way play-off against Nontaya Srisawang, Tandi Cuningham and Louise Friberg at DLF Golf and Country Club. It was her third win from 15 play-offs.
In 2015, best finish was T3rd at the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open and made a hole in one at the ISPS HANDA Ladies European Masters. She was Playing Captain of the Ladies European Tour Team in The Queens presented by Kowa in Japan.