Jin Jeong

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Jin Jeong
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Personal information
Full name Jeong Yeon-jin
Born (1990-02-02) 2 February 1990 (age 27)
Busan, South Korea
Nationality  South Korea
Residence Melbourne, Australia
Career
Turned professional 2011
Current tour(s) PGA Tour of Australasia
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2011
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T14: 2010
PGA Championship DNP

Jeong Yeon-jin (born 2 February 1990), better known as Jin Jeong,[1] is a South Korean professional golfer.

Jeong was born in Busan and moved to Melbourne, Australia in 2006.[2][3] He has enjoyed a highly successful amateur career. In 2010 he had two spells as the number one ranked amateur golfer on the back of four wins including The Amateur Championship, the first Asian to win that championship,[4][5] and finishing as low amateur in a tie for 14th place in The Open Championship.

Jeong turned professional in April 2011.[6] In December 2011, he finished 16th in the PGA Tour of Australasia qualifying school, winning a place on tour for 2012.[7]

In 2012, Jeong played in all three stages of the European Tour qualifying school, obtaining a place in some Challenge Tour events for 2013. In early October 2013, he competed in the first stage of the qualifying schools for the European Tour (successfully) and the Web.com Tour (unsuccessfully).[8]

Jeong won his first championship as a professional on 20 October 2013, winning the ISPS Handa Perth International on the European Tour in a playoff over Ross Fisher. He was one of three players who had earned a place in that tournament from his position in the PGA Tour of Australasia's Tier 2 Money List for 2012, finishing 55th in the 2012 Order of Merit.[9] This win gave him an exemption on the European Tour until the end of 2015.

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins (2)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 20 Oct 2013 ISPS Handa Perth International −10 (68-72-69-69=278) Playoff England Ross Fisher

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2013 ISPS Handa Perth International England Ross Fisher Won with par on first extra hole

Other wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Masters Tournament DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship T14LA DNP DNP DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

LA = Low amateur
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

  • Starts – 3
  • Wins – 0
  • 2nd place finishes – 0
  • 3rd place finishes – 0
  • Top 3 finishes – 0
  • Top 5 finishes – 0
  • Top 10 finishes – 0
  • Top 25 finishes – 1
  • Missed cuts – 2
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 1
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 0

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