The Golf Power List: 40-31
32. Laura Davies, professional golfer and commentator
She might be old enough to join a seniors’ tour next year, but ask the man on the street to name a current top female British golfer, and Laura will be the likely answer.
Laura has won four majors, was the first woman to compete on the men’s European Tour and is ahead, even, of Annika Sorenstam, as the leading points scorer in the history of the Solheim Cup. In fact, her longevity is remarkable: in 2010, at the age of 46, she made 100 per cent of all the cuts on the European Tour.
It’s fair to say that in Britain, there has never been a bigger role model for female golfers to aspire to, than Laura.