Ji at the 2009 LPGA Championship
13 May 1986 |
Gapyeong, South Korea
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Residence||Gyeonggi-do, South Korea|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour (joined 2007)
KLPGA Tour (joined 2004)
|Number of wins by tour|
|LPGA of Korea Tour||2|
|Ladies Asian Golf Tour||2|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|ANA Inspiration||T11: 2012|
|Women's PGA C'ship||T2: 2012|
|U.S. Women's Open||Won: 2009|
|Women's British Open||T3: 2008|
|Evian Championship||T8: 2015|
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.
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 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.
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. 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." Over a year later after winning the U.S. Women's Open, she again used a translator for her acceptance speech.
Professional wins (6)
LPGA Tour (2)
|Major championships (1)|
|Other LPGA Tour (1)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin
|1||22 Jun 2008||Wegmans LPGA||70-71-64-67=272||−16||2 strokes||Suzann Pettersen|
|2||12 Jul 2009||U.S. Women's Open||71-72-70-71=284||E||1 stroke||Candie Kung|
KLPGA Tour (2)
- 2007 (2) Phoenix Park Classic, KB Star Tour
Ladies Asian Golf Tour (2)
- 2006 (2) Macao Open, Malaysia Open
|2009||U.S. Women's Open||E (71-72-70-71=284)||1 stroke||Candie Kung|
Results not in chronological order before 2015.
|Women's PGA Championship||DNP||T29||T23||CUT||T43||T2||T22||T30||CUT||T64|
|U.S. Women's Open||DNP||T42||1||T39||T27||CUT||T61||T28||CUT||T3|
|Women's British Open||T5||T3||DQ||CUT||T37||T53||T25||T5||CUT||T50|
|The Evian Championship ^||T37||T61||T8||T48|
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.
|Women's PGA Championship||0||1||0||1||1||3||9||7|
|U.S. Women's Open||1||0||1||2||2||2||9||7|
|Women's British Open||0||0||1||3||3||4||10||7|
|The Evian Championship||0||0||0||0||1||1||4||4|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 12 (2012 British Open – 2015 ANA)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (six times)
- "Ji seals major win with 20-foot birdie". ESPN. Associated Press. 12 July 2009. Retrieved 12 July 2009.
- "2012 Wegmans LPGA Championship". Golf.com. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
- 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.
- Sirak, Ron (5 September 2008). "A Failure To Communicate". Golf Digest. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
- "Korean LPGA Golfers Must Speak English". 29 August 2008. Retrieved 14 August 2012.