Brittany Lang

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Brittany Lang
2009 Solheim Cup - Brittany Lang (1).jpg
Lang in August 2009
Personal information
Born (1985-08-22) August 22, 1985 (age 33)
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nationality United States
ResidenceMcKinney, Texas, U.S.
Career
CollegeDuke University
(two years)
Turned professional2005
Current tour(s)LPGA (joined 2006)
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour2
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 1)
ANA InspirationT8: 2006
Women's PGA C'shipT18: 2008
U.S. Women's OpenWon: 2016
Women's British Open2nd: 2011
Evian ChampionshipT54: 2018

Brittany Lang (born August 22, 1985) is an American professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. She has won one major championship, the 2016 U.S. Women's Open.[1]

Amateur career[edit]

Born in Richmond, Virginia and raised in McKinney, Texas, Lang had a decorated amateur career. She won eight American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) events and was a two-time First-Team Polo Golf Junior All-American, in 2001 and 2002. Lang represented the United States at the PING Junior Solheim Cup in 2002. In 2003, she won the North and South Women's Amateur and the Women's Western Amateur in consecutive weeks. She also won the 2004 Trans National Amateur title.

Following graduation from McKinney High School in 2003,[2] Lang played golf at Duke University for two years and won six collegiate tournaments. She was also named the 2004 Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Year and NCAA Freshman College Golfer of the Year, and the 2005 ACC Player of the Year and won back-to-back ACC individual titles in 2004 and 2005.

Lang was also a member of the victorious Curtis Cup team in 2004 and won medalist honors at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links, where she advanced to the quarterfinals of match play.

While still an amateur in 2005, Lang competed as a sponsor's exemption in both the Kraft Nabisco Championship and the LPGA Corning Classic, where she tied for 15th. She finished her amateur career at the U.S. Women's Open at Cherry Hills, where she tied for second with fellow low amateur Morgan Pressel, two strokes behind champion Birdie Kim. With the last hole to play, Lang was in the clubhouse when Kim holed out from the 18th greenside bunker to seal the victory.

Professional career[edit]

After two years of college golf at Duke, Lang turned professional in July 2005, shortly after her T2 finish at the U.S. Women's Open. She received sponsor's exemptions in 2005 to the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic (T36), State Farm Classic, and Canadian Women's Open (T6). She was the medalist in the first stage of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament in September, then finished T22 at the final stage in December to earn full playing privileges for the 2006 season.[3]

Lang recorded six top-ten finishes, in 2006 and 2008. At the end of 2008, her third season on the LPGA Tour, her career earnings exceeded $1 million.

Lang's first professional win came in June 2012 at the inaugural Manulife Financial LPGA Classic in Canada, where she triumphed in a four-player playoff. She birdied the last hole four consecutive times to win the playoff. It was the first-ever victory in an LPGA event by a former Duke Blue Devil,[4][5] and Lang's 154th event on tour.[6]

Lang has seven top ten finishes in major championships: six as a professional and one as an amateur. She won the U.S. Women's Open in 2016 at CordeValle and was a solo runner-up at the Women's British Open in 2011 at Carnoustie.

She has represented the United States in four successive Solheim Cups in 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015. She was undefeated in singles play until falling to Melissa Reid in 2015.

Professional wins (2)[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

Legend
Major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
1 Jun 24, 2012 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic 69-65-67-67=268 –16 Playoff South Korea Chella Choi
South Korea Inbee Park
South Korea Hee Kyung Seo
195,000
2 Jul 10, 2016 U.S. Women's Open 68-75-68-71=282 –6 Playoff Sweden Anna Nordqvist 810,000

LPGA Tour playoff record (2–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2012 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic South Korea Chella Choi
South Korea Inbee Park
South Korea Hee Kyung Seo
Lang won with birdie on third extra hole
Park eliminated with birdie on second hole
Choi eliminated with birdie on first hole
2 2016 U.S. Women's Open Sweden Anna Nordqvist Won three hole aggregate playoff:
Lang: 3-4-5=12 (E), Nordqvist: 3-6-6=15 (+3)

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
2016 U.S. Women's Open 2 shot deficit −6 (68-75-68-71=282) Playoff1 Sweden Anna Nordqvist

1 Defeated Nordqvist in a three-hole aggregate playoff: Lang (3-4-5=12) and Nordqvist (3-6-6=15)

Results timeline[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2018.

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
ANA Inspiration CUT T6 T15 T21 T17 T10 T57 T26
U.S. Women's Open T2TLA CUT CUT T31 T40 T5 T50 T21
Women's PGA Championship DNP DNP T69 T18 T39 T42 CUT T62
Women's British Open DNP CUT CUT CUT T33 T43 2 CUT
Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ANA Inspiration CUT CUT T35 CUT T42 CUT
U.S. Women's Open T7 T22 T14 1 T58 CUT
Women's PGA Championship T72 T62 T49 T39 CUT CUT
Women's British Open CUT T43 CUT T60 CUT CUT
The Evian Championship^ T57 CUT CUT CUT CUT T54

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013
LA = Low Amateur
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
T = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 0 0 0 2 5 14 9
U.S. Women's Open 1 1 0 3 4 7 14 11
Women's PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 9
Women's British Open 0 1 0 1 1 1 13 5
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2
Totals 1 2 0 4 7 14 58 35
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 9 (2009 Kraft Nabisco – 2011 Kraft Nabisco)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (2005 U.S. Open – 2006 Kraft Nabisco)

LPGA Tour career summary[edit]

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made*
Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10s Best
finish
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2005 6 4 0 1 0 2 T2 500 n/a 71.90 n/a
2006 27 21 0 0 2 7 T3 538,552 21 71.35 16
2007 26 15 0 0 0 2 T4 348,148 39 73.05 60
2008 28 23 0 2 0 8 T2 630,294 30 71.79 29
2009 26 25 0 2 0 7 T2 675,065 19 71.08 15
2010 22 16 0 0 0 2 T5 297,213 35 72.32 44
2011 22 20 0 1 0 7 2 627,691 16 72.00 27
2012 25 24 1 0 0 3 1 575,263 24 71.59 26
2013 28 22 0 0 0 1 T7 355,809 42 71.97 46
2014 30 26 0 0 1 5 T3 551,703 29 71.35 24
2015 29 21 0 1 0 5 2 616,097 25 71.44 33
2016 28 23 1 0 0 6 1 1,259,787 9 71.11 30
2017 25 20 0 0 0 1 T10 248,934 69 71.76 76
2018 22 7 0 0 0 0 T25 58,989 127 72.47 115
  • official as of 2018 season[7]

* Includes matchplay and other events without a cut.

World ranking[edit]

Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.

Year Ranking Notes
2006 28 [8]
2007 53 [9]
2008 46 [10]
2009 26 [11]
2010 48 [12]
2011 32 [13]
2012 29 [14]
2013 62 [15]
2014 66 [16]
2015 44 [17]
2016 22 [18]
2017 65 [19]
2018 249 [20]

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

Solheim Cup record[edit]

Year Total
matches
Total
W–L–H
Singles
W–L–H
Foursomes
W–L–H
Fourballs
W–L–H
Points
won
Points
%
Career 17 7–7–3 2–2–1 1–3–0 4–2–2 8.5 50.0
2009 3 1–0–2 0–0–1 halved w/ L. Davies 1–0–1 won w/ B. Lincicome 5&4
halved w/ A. Stanford
2 66.7
2011 4 1–3–0 1–0–0 def. S. Gal 6&5 0–2–0 lost w/ J. Inkster 1 dn
lost w/ J. Inkster 3&2
0–1–0 lost w/ M. Wie 4&3 1 25.0
2013 4 3–1–0 1–0–0 def. A. Muñoz 2&1 1–1–0 lost w/ A. Stanford 2&1
won w/ M. Wie 2&1
1–0–0 won w/ B. Lincicome 4&3 3 75.0
2015 3 0–2–1 0–1–0 lost to M. Reid 2&1 0–1–1 halved w/ G. Piller
lost w/ L. Salas 2&1
0.5 16.7
2017 3 2–1–0 0–1–0 lost to C. Hull 1 dn 2–0–0 won w/ B. Lincicome 3&2
won w/ B. Lincicome 2 up
2 66.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fields, Bill (July 10, 2016). "Brittany Lang prevails as penalty again plays role in U.S. Open". ESPNW. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  2. ^ Wixon, Matt (June 25, 2012). "Former McKinney golf star Brittany Lang earns first LPGA title". Dallas News. Archived from the original on May 25, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
  3. ^ "2005 Final Qualifying Tournament results". LPGA. Retrieved July 31, 2011.
  4. ^ Ballengee, Ryan (June 24, 2012). "Lang becomes first Duke alumnae to win on LPGA". Golf Channel. Retrieved August 12, 2012.
  5. ^ "Lang wins her first professional tournament". Duke University Athletics. June 24, 2012. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
  6. ^ Robinson, Katie Ann (September 6, 2012). "Easy does it: Lang finds secret to success". LPGA. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
  7. ^ "Brittany Lang stats". LPGA. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  8. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 26, 2006.
  9. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 25, 2007.
  10. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 30, 2008.
  11. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 29, 2009.
  12. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 28, 2010.
  13. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 27, 2011.
  14. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 31, 2012.
  15. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 30, 2013.
  16. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 29, 2014.
  17. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 28, 2015.
  18. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 26, 2016.
  19. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 25, 2017.
  20. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 31, 2018.

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