Maria was born in Mexico City, on March 25 1998, and was raised in the city of Pachuca, in the State of Hidalgo, Mexico. During her amateur career she was recognized with the Annika Award in 2018 and 2019, being the only amateur to do it for two consecutive years.
In 2019 she became a professional golfer on the LPGA. Her debut was at the U.S. Women ́s Open where she finished T12. She represented Mexico at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
Playing her part as a Sustainable Golf Champion
Maria recognizes the power that sport can have in connecting, empowering, and changing lives and set up her own Maria Fassi Foundation whose goal is to create inclusion for kids of all abilities to come together to learn and grow the game of golf through Fassi’s Friends.
At the 2019 Dow GLBI, Maria spoke at SOAR - an immersive inclusion leadership event where she led a discussion on the importance of broader female representation in sport and encouraging those with disabilities to get involved in sports.
On her journey towards championing Sustainable golf, she said: “As a professional athlete, I have the privilege of traveling to different parts of the world. In 2019 I had the opportunity to travel to Australia a few days after the forest fires were controlled. I was also in the Bahamas after a major hurricane. And while technology keeps us informed 24 hours a day, nothing compares to the experience of having seen with my own eyes the devastating consequences of environmental catastrophes. These experiences, added to what we daily see in the media, make me understand that there is only one possible way to minimize the impact of global climate change: sustainability.
“It is essential and urgent to value our ecosystems in the same way or even more that we value material goods. Understand that this planet is our home and respect it.”