Paula Reto hails from South Africa and is a professional golfer. She is one of the most talented golfers South Africa has ever produced. Paula won her first LGPA Tour title on August 28, 2022, at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, defeating Nelly Korda of the United States and Choi Hye-Jin of South Korea.
Paula was born on May 3, 1990 in Cape Town, South Africa to Belinda and Tony Reto. She is one of her parents’ four children, along with Miguel, Llewellyn, and Monique Reto.
Reto is of White African ethnicity and is originally from South Africa. Her family’s background is not known to the public, but her family is completely supportive of her life and career choices.
Currently, Reto is single. She is not dating anyone and much information about her past relationship is unknown to the public.
Paula Reto began her athletic career playing field hockey and running track. She began playing golf at the age of 16. Between 2009 and 2012, she was a member of the Purdue Boilermakers’ women’s golf team, which competed and won the NCAA National Championship in 2010.
From 2011 to 2013, Reto was named to the First Team All-Big Ten Conference, and in 2013, she was named to the First Team All-American. She finished third at the 2013 NCAA Championships and received the Mary Fossum Award in 2013 for having the lowest stroke average in the Big Ten conference. Her performance was even recognized with an award.
Reto was successful in her first attempt at LPGA Tour Q-school in 2013, and she went on to become a professional golfer after qualifying for the tour. She finished the 2014 season in a tie for 13th place, which was good enough to earn her full status. She finished the 2014 season 77th on the LPGA’s official money list and 7th in the race for the Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year award.
Reto also finished third solo at the 2014 Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. In Prattville, Alabama, she had a three-shot lead after 36 holes and shared the lead after 54 holes. She continued to give her all throughout her career, and in 2019, she finished second at the Firekeepers Casino Hotel Championship, two strokes behind Ssu-Chia Cheng.
Reto finished tied 16th in the 2016 Summer Olympics and qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics. She eventually withdrew due to the COVID-19 protocol.
Reto, as one of the best, never stopped giving her all. She improved her game by winning her first LPGA Tour tournament on August 28, 2022, at the Canadian Women’s Open. This was her first LPGA Tour victory, and she won with a score of 62 in the first round, a new LPGA Tour record.
Net Worth and Salary
Paula Reto currently has a net worth of $1.5 million. She is one of the wealthiest and most popular golfers in her country. Her wealth was primarily derived from her success as a golfer.
Reto earns around $200,000 per year on average. Unlike other professional golfers, her income fluctuates and is determined by the number of tournaments she enters as well as her finish position in those competitions.
Aside from golf, this 32-year-old woman works multiple jobs and owns several businesses. She has yet to sign a multi-million dollar endorsement deal.