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Amy Yang Player Profile And What's In The Bag

By: | Mon 24 Jun 2024

It has been quite a journey but, at her 75th attempt, South Korea's Amy Yang finally has her first major title in the bag.

The 34-year-old led the KPMG Women's PGA Championship by two shots going into the final round at Sahalee Country Club in Seattle and was seven clear after 15 holes.

Despite a bogey at the 16th and a double bogey at the 17th, she carded a level-par 72 to finish on seven under, three strokes clear of compatriot Jin Young Ko, American Lilia Vu and Japan's Miyu Yamashita.

This was the longest wait for a maiden victory since Angela Stanford won the 2018 Evian Championship at her 76th attempt.

"I'm lost for words right now," said Yang, who was runner-up at the US Women’s Open in 2012 and 2015. "I started doubting myself if I was ever going to win a major before I retire and I'm so grateful and very, very happy to win one. All four rounds were tough out there, but I just trusted what I prepared and I did my best all week."

Player Profile

Amy Yang was born in South Korea on July 28, 1989.

She began playing golf at age 10 in South Korea and moved to the Australia with her family at the age 15 to pursue golf more seriously.

In 2005, she won the Queensland Amateur Championship, the youngest winner ever of that championship. In 2006, while still an amateur she won the ANZ Ladies Masters on the Ladies European Tour, making her the youngest winner ever on the LET at age 16 years, 192 days.

After her win in at the ANZ Ladies Masters, the LET offered Yang a special three-year membership exemption beginning in 2006 as a 17-year-old, providing she travelled with her parents until she turned 18. She recorded four top-20 finishes in 2007 while still attending high school.

Yang attended LPGA Tour qualifying school in 2007 and obtained conditional status on the LPGA Tour for 2008.

In June 2008, Yang claimed her second LET win with a four-shot win at the German Open. Upon winning, Yang announced that she was donating her entire prize of $61,260 to victims of an earthquake in China.

In December 2008, she returned to the LPGA Qualifying School, this time earning full playing status for 2009 by finishing second in the five-round event.

In October 2013, Yang won her first LPGA Tour event at the KEB-Hanabank Championship. She birdied the first sudden-death playoff hole to defeat Hee-Kyung Seo.

In March 2015, she won her second LPGA tournament at the Honda LPGA Thailand, a title she won for a second and third time in 2017 and 2019 respectively. In November 2019 she won the CME Group Tour Championship.

Last 10 LPGA Tour Results

KPMG Women's PGA Championship - 1st

Meijer LPGA Classic For Simply Give - CUT

US Women's Open Presented by Ally - CUT

Mizuho Americas Open - T28th

Cognizant Founders Cup - CUT

JM Eagle LA Championship Presented by Plastpro  -T61st

The Chevron Championship - T46th

Ford Championship Presented by KCC - CUT

HSBC Women's World Championship - T29th

Honda LPGA Thailand - T23rd

Key Stats

Driving Distance - 257.24 Yards

Driving Accuracy - 70.75%

Greens in Regulation - 68.86%

Sand Saves - 44.44%

Putts Per Round - 30.21

Scoring Average - 71.82

What's In Amy Yang's Golf Bag

Driver: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond (10.5 Degrees)

Fairway Wood: PING G430 MAX 3-Wood (15 Degrees)

Hybrid: PING G430 Hybrid (19 Degrees)

Irons: Srixon ZX5 Mk II Irons (5-PW)

Wedges: Callaway JAWS Raw Wedges (50, 54, 58)

Putter: Odyssey Ai-One #7 Cruiser Putter

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