- Cristie Kerr faced adversity on her high school boys' golf team in Miami
- Turned pro in 1996, aged 18, but struggled in early years
- Won first of 18 LPGA Tour events, including two majors, in 2002
- Launched Birdies for Breast Cancer charity and Curvature Wines brand
(CNN)Appearances can be deceptive. Like how Cristie Kerr has had a gilded life. Or how the American LPGA star is as intense off the golf course as she is on it.