|— Golfer —|
Miyazato at the 2009 LPGA Championship
10 October 1989 |
|Height||5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour (joined 2009)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|LPGA of Japan Tour||2|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|Kraft Nabisco C'ship||T7: 2011|
|LPGA Championship||T2: 2012|
|U.S. Women's Open||5th: 2011|
|Women's British Open||4th: 2012|
|The Evian Championship||T19: 2013|
As an amateur, Miyazato won the 2004 Japan Amateur Women's Championship at the age of 14, and was the youngest player to win the event. In the 2006 Asian Games, she won silver medals in the individual and team competitions. Miyazato turned professional in December 2008, after finishing in a tie for 12th in the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, a finish that gave her exempt status on the LPGA Tour. The medalist was Stacy Lewis, with Michelle Wie in a tie for seventh.
In her first season as a professional at age 19, she had fourth-place finishes at the LPGA Corning Classic and Wegmans LPGA tournaments in 2009. Miyazato's first professional victory came at the Japan Women's Open Golf Championship in October 2010. That year, she also had five top-10 finishes on the LPGA Tour, including two third-place results, and was 17th on the money list with more than $600,000 in earnings.
Despite a slow start, 2012 was Miyazato's best season. After missing three successive cuts in the early spring, she lost in the first round of the Sybase Match Play Championship, and did not have a top twenty finish through May. Miyazato rebounded the next week in early June with a tie for third at the ShopRite LPGA Classic in Atlantic City. The following week, she tied for second at the LPGA Championship, two strokes behind winner Shanshan Feng. At her next start at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, Miyazato again tied for second. After two additional top ten finishes at the U.S. Women's Open and Jamie Farr Toledo Classic, she won her first LPGA Tour event in August at the Safeway Classic in Oregon. For the season, she earned more than $1 million and had nine top-10 finishes. In October 2013, Miyazato won her second Japan Women's Open title. With a birdie on the last hole of the tournament, she defeated Erika Kikuchi and Miki Saiki by one stroke. Miyazato made less than half of her 2012 earnings during the 2013 LPGA Tour season, with a pair of top-10s.
Professional wins (3)
LPGA Tour (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||19 Aug 2012||Safeway Classic||–13 (65-68-70=203)||2 strokes||Inbee Park, Brittany Lincicome|
JLPGA wins (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||3 Oct 2010||Japan Women's Open||–12 (68-67-73-68=276)||6 strokes||Miki Saiki|
|2||6 Oct 2013||Japan Women's Open||E (70-70-73-75=288)||1 stroke||Miki Saiki, Erika Kikuchi|
Tournaments in bold denotes JLPGA major championships.
Results in LPGA majors
Results not in chronological order before 2014.
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||DNP||T40||T7||CUT||T63||CUT|
|U.S. Women's Open||T57||CUT||5||T7||T31||CUT|
|Women's British Open||T11||CUT||T14||4||T59||T38|
|The Evian Championship ^||T19||T36|
^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013
DNP = did not play
"T" = tied
CUT = missed the half-way cut
Yellow background for top-10s.
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||0||0||0||0||1||1||5||3|
|U.S. Women's Open||0||0||0||1||2||2||6||4|
|Women's British Open||0||0||0||1||1||3||6||5|
|The Evian Championship||0||0||0||0||0||1||2||2|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 8 (2012 LPGA – 2013 Evian Championship)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 3 (twice)
LPGA Tour career summary
- official through 24 November 2013
- "Mika Miyazato" (PDF). LPGA. Retrieved 29 May 2010.
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- "Mika Miyazato makes amends in Japan Women's Open". Golfweek. 3 October 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
- "2010 Player Performance Record". LPGA. Retrieved 29 May 2010.
- Shapiro, Leonard (9 July 2011). "Miyazato grabs halfway lead at storm-hit U.S. Women's Open". Reuters. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
- "LPGA Tour Leaderboard: U.S. Women's Open, Final Round". ESPN. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
- "2011 Player Performance Record". LPGA. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
- "Mika Miyazato Tournament Results: 2012". LPGA. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
- Gola, Hank (17 May 2012). "New year, new approach for Gulbis at Sybase". New York Daily News. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
- Mickey, Lisa D. (10 June 2012). "First Chinese Win on Tour Comes in L.P.G.A. Major". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
- "Mika Miyazato wins Safeway Classic". ESPN. Associated Press. 19 August 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
- "Mika Miyazato Stats: 2012". LPGA. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
- "Mika Miyazato wins Japan Women's Open by 1". Fox News Channel. The Sports Network. 6 October 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
- "Mika Miyazato Stats: 2013". LPGA. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
- "Miyazato Lead U.S. Women's Open As Third Round Suspended". The Sports Network. Associated Press. 9 July 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2011.
- "Mika Miyazato turns pro after qualifying for LPGA card". ESPN. Associated Press. 9 December 2008. Retrieved 31 July 2011.
- "Mika Miyazato Stats". LPGA. Retrieved 25 November 2013.