Angel Yin

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Angel Yin
Personal information
Born (1998-10-03) October 3, 1998 (age 20)
Los Angeles, California
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Nationality United States
Turned professional2016
Current tour(s)LPGA Tour
Ladies European Tour
Professional wins1
Number of wins by tour
Ladies European Tour1
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA InspirationT21: 2017
Women's PGA C'shipT4: 2018
U.S. Women's OpenT2: 2019
Women's British OpenT11: 2017
Evian ChampionshipT69: 2018

Angel Yin (born October 3, 1998) is an American professional golfer currently playing on the LPGA Tour.[1]

Amateur career[edit]

Yin won the 7–8 year old Junior World Golf Championships, won the California State Women’s Amateur as a 12 year old and again as a 14 year old, was the youngest player at the 2011 U.S. Women's Amateur, was co-medalist at a U.S. Women's Amateur, and was the youngest player in the field at the 2012 Women’s U.S. Open (also the second youngest in history).[2]

In 2015, she competed in the Junior Solheim Cup.[3]


Yin posted five top-5 finishes in 2017.[4] Her "powerful swing and ebullient personality" brought her attention from Juli Inkster, U.S. Solheim Cup captain, who named Yin as a captain's pick for the 2017 Solheim Cup. She became the youngest player on either team.[3][5] She scored 1.5 points out of 3 matches. On December 9, 2017, she won the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic for her first professional victory. Yin started off the 2019 season tying for fourth in the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open on February 27, 2019.[6]


Yin was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Michelle Liu, a businesswoman who immigrated to the U.S. from China, caddied for Yin when she was still an amateur. Yin attended Arcadia High School (California), but finished her degree online.[5][7]

Professional wins (1)[edit]

Ladies European Tour wins (1)[edit]

Team appearances[edit]




  1. ^ Mell, Randall (August 5, 2017). "Yin plays her way into Solheim consideration". Golf Channel.
  2. ^ Brumer, Andy (February 6, 2017). "Angel Yin… Hitting it from Here to Heaven". Fore. Archived from the original on December 7, 2017. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Nichols, Beth Ann (August 5, 2017). "Breaking down the 2017 Solheim Cup Team USA roster scenarios". Golfweek.
  4. ^ Mickey, Lisa D. (30 June 2018). "Even in blazing heat and 5 shots back, Angel Yin is chill at KPMG Women's PGA". ESPN.
  5. ^ a b "Precocious Yin, 19, establishing herself on LPGA Tour". The San Diego Tribune. March 19, 2018.
  6. ^ "Nelly Korda wins Women’s Australian Open 2019: Final results, leaderboard" February 17, 2019 [1]
  7. ^ Merrill, Elizabeth (August 17, 2017). "American teen Angel Yin just having fun in her Solheim Cup debut". ESPN.

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