I’m a former golf star who won the Women’s Open in 1991 before appearing on The Chase but now I work for Royal Mail

NOT many people can say they’ve been a professional athlete AND a musician.

But former British golfer Penny Grice-Whittaker has done both – and can even claim to be something of a quiz master as well!

GettyGrice-Whittaker won the British Open in 1991[/caption]

ITVThe former golfer appeared on The Chase in 2021[/caption]

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Grice-Whittaker, 58, burst onto the sporting scene in 1985 and began her professional career by playing on the Ladies European Tour.

She earned her first win one year later at the Belgium Open with a course record of 17 under-par.

As the Sheffield-born star continued to climb the ranks, she added more accolades to her name.

They included a Women’s British Open title, a Longines Open title and she won the Hisiki Ladies Queensland Open while competing on the Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour in 1992.

Despite her success, Grice-Whittaker retired from golf in 1998 after falling out of love with the sport.

In 2022, she told The Times that she did not play for 21 years after stopping.

However, the Brit quickly found something else to focus on.

In the early 2000’s she became a singer and performed as part of the female musical duo Bits-n-Pieces.

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Grice-Whittaker swapped the course for the club circuit as she performed famous hits by Elvis Presley and Kylie Minogue.

But after a while, she stopped singing in favour of a regular job as a postwoman.

Appearing on popular British quiz show The Chase in 2021, she told a starstruck Bradley Walsh that she worked for Royal Mail, to which he asked: “Have you always worked for the Royal Mail? What did you do before, Penny?”

Grice-Whittaker responded: “Professional golfer, Brad.”

Her admission left golf superfan Walsh in awe and he continued to clap while she recited her accolades.

The former golf ace went on to win £4,000 for her team while on the quiz show.