Ji Eun-hee

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Ji Eun-hee
지은희
— Golfer —
2009 LPGA Championship - Eun-Hee Ji (3).jpg
Personal information
Born (1986-05-13) 13 May 1986 (age 28)
Gapyeong, South Korea
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Nationality  South Korea
Residence Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Career
College Chung-Ang University
Turned professional 2004
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (joined 2007)
KLPGA Tour (joined 2004)
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 2
LPGA of Korea Tour 2
Ladies Asian Golf Tour 2
Best results in LPGA major championships
(Wins: 1)
ANA Inspiration T11: 2012
LPGA Championship T2: 2012
U.S. Women's Open Won: 2009
Women's British Open T3: 2008
Evian Championship T37: 2013

Ji Eun-hee (Hangul: 지은희; RR: Ji Eun-heui; MR: Chi Ŭnhŭi; pronounced [dʑi ɯn hɯi]; born 13 May 1986 in Gapyeong, South Korea) is a South Korean professional golfer who plays on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour. She is also a member of the South Korean KLPGA.

LPGA career[edit]

Ji joined the LPGA Tour in 2007 and recorded two top-10 finishes in just four events played, including runner-up at the Hana Bank-KOLON Championship. She made her first appearance in a major championship at the 2007 Women's British Open and finished in 5th place.

In 2008, Ji claimed her first LPGA win at the Wegmans LPGA, with a come-from-behind, two-stroke victory over Norwegian star Suzann Pettersen.

In 2009, she made a 20-foot (6 m) birdie on the 72nd hole of the U.S. Women's Open to win by one stroke. As with the 2008 Wegmans, this was a come-from-behind victory. Trailing Cristie Kerr, Ji overcame a double bogey on the 10th and birdied the 13th, 14th and 18th holes.[1]

In 2012, Ji finished tied for second in the LPGA Championship. She had been leading the tournament going into the final round.[2][3]

Controversy[edit]

After Ji won the 2008 Wegmans LPGA, she gave her acceptance speech with the help of a translator. Some say this sparked the proposed "English only" requirement by the LPGA.[4] Ji later commented that she felt the proposed requirement may have targeted her and that in the future she would "pay more attention to improving my English."[5] Over a year later after winning the U.S. Women's Open, she again used a translator for her acceptance speech.

Professional wins (6)[edit]

LPGA Tour (2)[edit]

Legend
Major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner-up
1 22 Jun 2008 Wegmans LPGA 70-71-64-67=272 −16 2 strokes Norway Suzann Pettersen
2 12 Jul 2009 U.S. Women's Open 71-72-70-71=284 E 1 stroke United States Candie Kung

KLPGA Tour (2)[edit]

  • 2007 (2) Phoenix Park Classic, KB Star Tour

Ladies Asian Golf Tour (2)[edit]

  • 2006 (2) Macao Open, Malaysia Open

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
2009 U.S. Women's Open E (71-72-70-71=284) 1 stroke United States Candie Kung

Results timeline[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2014.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP CUT T36 T75 T25 T11 T48 T29
U.S. Women's Open DNP T42 1 T39 T27 CUT T61 T28
Women's British Open T5 T3 DQ CUT T37 T53 T25 T5
LPGA Championship DNP T29 T23 CUT T43 T2 T22 T30
The Evian Championship ^ T37 T61

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
DQ = disqualified
"T" = tied
Green background for a win. Yellow background for a top-10 finish.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Kraft Nabisco Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 6
U.S. Women's Open 1 0 0 1 1 1 7 6
Women's British Open 0 0 1 3 3 4 8 6
LPGA Championship 0 1 0 1 1 3 7 6
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Totals 1 1 1 5 5 10 31 26
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 11 (2012 British Open – 2014 Evian, current)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (five times)

Team appearances[edit]

Professional

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ji seals major win with 20-foot birdie". ESPN. Associated Press. 12 July 2009. Retrieved 12 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "2012 Wegmans LPGA Championship". Golf.com. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Mickey, Lisa D. (9 June 2012). "Tight Group Near Top in Soggy L.P.G.A. Championship". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Sirak, Ron (5 September 2008). "A Failure To Communicate". Golf Digest. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Korean LPGA Golfers Must Speak English". 29 August 2008. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 

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