Category: Pro Golf

Yani Tseng: Not your average 20-year-old

Yani Tseng fast facts       Birthdate: January 23, 1989Birthplace: Taoyuan, TaiwanU.S. home: Orlando, FloridaHeight: 5-6Road to the LPGA: 2007 Q-School (6th)LPGA rookie season: 2008LPGA wins: 2  Best LPGA finish: 1st (2008 LPGA Championship, 2009 Corning Classic)2009 earnings: $631,890 (3rd)Best 2009 finish: 1st at Corning ClassicWorld ranking: 2nd In some ways, Yani Tseng is …

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Sun Young Yoo: The ripple effect

  Sun Young Yoo fast facts       Birthdate: December 13, 1986Birthplace: Seoul, South KoreaU.S. home: NoneHeight: 5-5Road to the LPGA: 5th place on 2005 Futures Tour money list LPGA rookie season: 2006LPGA wins: 0 Best LPGA finish: T-3rd (2008 Corning Classic)2009 earnings: $178, 986 (24th)Best 2009 finish: T-6th at HSBC Women’s ChampionsWorld ranking: …

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Inbee Park: A Major force

Inbee Park fast facts       Birthdate: July 12, 1988Birthplace: Pundang, South KoreaU.S. home: Las VegasHeight: 5-6Road to the LPGA: Finished 3rd on 2006 Futures TourLPGA rookie season: 2007LPGA wins: 1 Best LPGA finish: 1st (2008 U.S. Open)2009 earnings: $39,963 (83rd)Best 2009 finish: T-15th at Phoenix LPGA InternationalWorld ranking: 29th Inbee Park played the …

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Na Yeon Choi: Making the cut

Na Yeon Choi fast facts       Pronunciation: nah yeun choyBirthdate: October 28, 1987Birthplace: South KoreaU.S. home: NoneHeight: 5-5Road to the LPGA: 2007 Q-School (tied for 20th)LPGA rookie season: 2008LPGA wins: 0 Best LPGA finish: T-2nd (2008 Sybase Classic, 2008 Evian Masters)2009 earnings: $311,320 (14th)Best 2009 finish: 3rd at Corona ChampionshipWorld ranking: 14th Na …

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Song-Hee Kim: The soon-to-be champion

Song-Hee Kim fast facts       Birthdate: July 16, 1988Birthplace: Seoul, South KoreaU.S. home: South CarolinaHeight: 5-9Road to the LPGA: 2006 Duramed Futures Tour money list championLPGA rookie season: 2007LPGA wins: 0 Best LPGA finish: 2nd (2008 Corona Championship, 2008 Samsung World Championship)2009 earnings: $377,445 (11th)Best 2009 finish: 3rd (tie) at Michelob Ultra OpenWorld …

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Hee Young Park: Sweet swinger

  Hee Young Park fast facts       Birthdate: May 24, 1987Birthplace: Seoul, South KoreaU.S. home: NoneHeight: 5-6Road to the LPGA: Finished 3rd at 2007 Q-School LPGA wins: NoneBest LPGA finish: 2nd (2009 Honda LPGA Thailand)LPGA rookie season: 2008Best 2009 finish: 2nd (2009 Honda LPGA Thailand)2009 earnings: $258,759 (19th)World ranking: 38th Hee Young Park …

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Ji Young Oh: No. 1 Dragon Lady?

 Ji Young Oh fast facts       Pronunciation: jee yung ohBirthdate: July 3, 1988Birthplace: South KoreaU.S. home: FloridaLPGA wins: 2 (2008 State Farm Classic, 2009 Sybase Classic)Height: 5-7Road to the LPGA: 2006 LPGA Q-School (tied for ninth)LPGA rookie season: 20072009 earnings: $383,247 (8th)Best 2009 finish: 1st at Sybase ClassicWorld ranking: 25th They are known …

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Shiho Oyama: The

Shiho Oyama fast facts       Birthdate: May 25, 1977Birthplace: Miyazaki, JapanU.S. home: NoneLPGA wins: 0Height: 5-7Road to the LPGA: 2008 Q-School (tied for fourth)LPGA rookie season: 20092009 earnings: $84,315 (43rd)Best 2009 finish: 6th at Michelob Ultra ClassicWorld ranking: 51st Japan’s Shiho Oyama is a new face on the LPGA Tour this season, but …

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In-Kyung Kim The future is bright for LPGA

In-Kyung Kim fast facts       Birthdate: June 13, 1988Birthplace: South KoreaU.S. home: NoneLPGA wins: 1 (2008 Longs Drugs Challenge)Height: 5-3Road to the LPGA: Q-School in 2006LPGA rookie season: 20072009 Earnings: $443,132 (5th)Best 2009 finish: 2nd at Michelob Ultra OpenWorld ranking: 10th  The answer to the question wasn’t lengthy, but it sure said a …

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Jiyai Shin: The Phenom

Jiyai Shin fast facts       Pronounced: jee-ae shinBirthdate: April 28, 1988Birthplace: South KoreaU.S. hometown: NoneLPGA wins: 4 (1 Major – 2008 British Open)Height: 5-1Road to the LPGA: Won British Open to gain LPGA Tour card for 2009LPGA rookie season: 20092009 Earnings: $493,394 (3rd)Best 2009 finish: 1st at HSBC Women’s ChampionshipWorld ranking: 4th Calling …

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