|— Golfer —|
Yang at the 2009 Women's British Open
28 July 1989 |
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Residence||Orlando, Florida, U.S.|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour (joined 2008)
Ladies European Tour (LET) (joined 2006)
|Number of wins by tour|
|Ladies European Tour||3|
|LPGA of Korea Tour||2|
|Best results in LPGA Major Championships
|Kraft Nabisco C'ship||T4: 2012|
|LPGA Championship||T5: 2013|
|U.S. Women's Open||2nd: 2012|
|Women's British Open||4th: 2011|
|The Evian Championship||T67: 2013|
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 (LET), 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 traveled with her parents until she turned 18. She recorded four top-20 finishes in 2007 while still attended high school.
Yang attended LPGA Tour qualifying school in the fall of 2007 and obtained conditional status on the LPGA Tour as well for 2008.
In June 2008, Yang claimed her second LET win with a four-shot win at the Ladies German Open. Upon winning, Yang announced that she was donating her entire prize of $61,260 to victims of a recent earthquake in China.
That December, she returned to the LPGA Qualifying School, this time earning full playing status for 2009 by finishing second in the five-round event.
Yang lives with her father, Joon Mo (James), mother, Sun Hee (Sunny), and younger brother, Steven. In the fall of 2007 the family moved from Australia to Orlando, Florida.
Professional wins (5)
LPGA Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin
|1||20 Oct 2013||LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship||67-71-69=207||−9||Playoff||Hee-Kyung Seo||285,000|
LPGA Tour playoff record (1–1)
|1||2011||Walmart NW Arkansas Championship||Yani Tseng||Lost to birdie on first extra hole|
|2||2013||LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship||Hee-Kyung Seo||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
Ladies European Tour (3)
- 2006 (1) ANZ Ladies Masters (as an amateur)
- 2008 (2) Ladies German Open, Scandinavian TPC hosted by Annika
KLPGA Tour (2)
Results in LPGA majors
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||T27||T19||T4||T32|
|U.S. Women's Open||DNP||T50||CUT||T34||T5||T10||2||T50|
|Women's British Open||T60||DNP||CUT||CUT||T5||4||T26||CUT|
|The Evian Championship ^||T67|
^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
LPGA Tour career summary
- official as of 24 November 2013
- "Wie shoots 67,but Yang wins tournament". Globe and Mail. Associated Press. 2 June 2008. Retrieved 6 June 2008.
- "Wie ties for seventh with 2-over 74; Lewis is medalist with 3-under 69". ESPN. Associated Press. 7 December 2008. Archived from the original on 9 December 2008. Retrieved 7 December 2008.
- Amy Yang takes maiden LPGA title on home soil in playoff
- "Amy Yang sets course record to take lead after 3rd round of Ladies German Open". International Herald Tribune. Associated Press. 31 May 2008. Archived from the original on 3 June 2008. Retrieved 6 June 2008.
- "2011 Player Performance Record". LPGA. Retrieved 25 November 2013.