Oh Ji-young (golfer)

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Ji Young Oh
오지영
2009 LPGA Championship - Ji Young Oh (4).jpg
Oh at the 2009 LPGA Championship
Personal information
Full name Ji Young Oh
오지영
Born (1988-07-03) 3 July 1988 (age 28)
Seoul, South Korea
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality  South Korea
Career
Turned professional 2006
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (joined 2007)
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 2
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration T31: 2008
Women's PGA C'ship T29: 2008
U.S. Women's Open T31: 2008
Women's British Open T17: 2008
Evian Championship T16: 2014
This is a Korean name; the family name is Oh.

Ji-Young Oh (Korean: 오지영, born 3 July 1988) is a South Korean professional golfer currently playing on the LPGA Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

Oh started playing golf at the age of 12 and was named to the Korean National Team in 2005 at the age of 16.

In 2006, she came to the United States and enrolled at the Leadbetter Academy. She played on the Future Collegians World Tour, a second tier amateur golf league, and won all six events she entered.

In the fall of 2006 she entered the LPGA Qualifying Tournament as an amateur and finished 9th, earning exempt status on the LPGA Tour for 2007. She immediately turning professional.

Professional career[edit]

In 2007, her best finish was sixth at the Safeway Classic, where she carded a career-low 66 in the opening round.

In 2008, she earned her first win at the State Farm Classic beating top rookie Yani Tseng in a playoff.

In 2009, she gained her second win at the Sybase Classic.

Professional wins (2)[edit]

LPGA Tour (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 20 Jul 2008 LPGA State Farm Classic −18 (66-66-69-69=270) Playoff Taiwan Yani Tseng
2 17 May 2009 Sybase Classic −14 (66-69-69-70=274) 4 strokes Norway Suzann Pettersen

LPGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2008 LPGA State Farm Classic TaiwanYani Tseng Won with par on first extra hole

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2015.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ANA Inspiration DNP T31 T36 CUT CUT 82 CUT CUT CUT DNP
Women's PGA Championship T46 T29 T39 CUT CUT T45 T37 CUT CUT CUT
U.S. Women's Open CUT T31 T40 CUT DNP DNP CUT DNP CUT DNP
Women's British Open CUT T17 CUT T31 DNP DNP CUT T58 DNP DNP
The Evian Championship ^ T44 T16 DNP DNP

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

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
2007 22 10 0 0 0 1 6 148,876 72 72.46 81
2008 29 26 1 0 0 4 1 680,225 26 71.65 22
2009 25 20 1 0 0 3 1 558,316 24 71.90 34
2010 18 10 0 0 0 0 T12 98,384 71 73.42 92
2011 11 1 0 0 0 0 T54 5,456 148 74.42 125
2012 14 9 0 0 0 0 T42 41,391 109 73.25 82
2013 18 12 0 0 0 0 T35 84,879 87 72.56 70
2014 25 16 0 0 0 0 T16 173,090 73 71.95 56
2015 19 9 0 0 0 0 T25 55,173 110 72.54 81
2016 15 7 0 0 0 0 T26 32,008 136 72.86 110
  • Official as of the 2016 season

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