Ueda before 2009 Women's British Open
15 June 1986 |
|Height||5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)|
|Residence||Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA of Japan Tour (joined 2005)|
|Former tour(s)||LPGA Tour (2008–13)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|LPGA of Japan Tour||12|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|ANA Inspiration||T27: 2010|
|Women's PGA C'ship||T25: 2008|
|U.S. Women's Open||T13: 2008|
|Women's British Open||T7: 2008|
|Evian Championship||T27: 2013|
|Achievements and awards|
|LPGA of Japan Tour
leading money winner
Momoko Ueda (上田 桃子? Ueda Momoko, born 15 June 1986) is a Japanese female professional golfer who in 2007 at the age of 21 became the youngest player in the history of the Japan LPGA Tour (JLPGA) to finish first on the money list. She is currently playing on the United States-based LPGA Tour.
Ueda was born in Kumamoto, Japan. She started playing golf at the age of nine, and entered the prestigious Sakata School at ten. In twenty three amateur events, she placed in the top 10 fifteen times, including three wins, and five second-place finishes.
2007 was her breakout year on the JLPGA, with five wins, six runners-up, a 3rd and a 5th. Internationally, she represented Japan in the World Cup, and played in the Women's British Open at St Andrews. In April she won the Life Card Ladies at her home town of Kumamoto. She went on to win the Resort Trust Ladies and the Stanley Ladies, and placed 2nd in the Fujitsu Ladies, before winning the Mizuno Classic in November. A highlight of her tournament was a double-eagle during the tournament's final round. She became the tournament's first Japanese winner in nine years and only the 16th non-LPGA member in history to win an LPGA event. Two weeks later at the Elleair Ladies she won her fifth tournament and became the youngest money title winner in the history of the JLPGA tour.
Professional wins (12)
JLPGA Tour (12)
- 2007 (5) Life Card Ladies, Resort Trust Ladies, Stanley Ladies, Mizuno Classic (co-sanctioned with LPGA), Daio Paper Elleair Open
- 2008 (2) Suntory Ladies Open, Miyagi TV Cup Dunlop Women's Open
- 2009 (1) AXA Ladies Open
- 2011 (1) Mizuno Classic (co-sanctioned with LPGA)
- 2014 (2) CAT Ladies, Hisako Higuchi – Morinaga Ladies
- 2017 Chukyo TV Bridgestone Ladies Open
LPGA Tour (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||4 Nov 2007||Mizuno Classic||−13 (70-67-66=203)||2 strokes|| Maria Hjorth
|2||6 Nov 2011||Mizuno Classic||−16 (67-64-69=200)||Playoff||Shanshan Feng|
LPGA Tour playoff record (1-0)
|1||2011||Mizuno Classic||Shanshan Feng||Won with birdie on third extra hole|
Results in LPGA majors
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||T47||T30||T27||T33||T66||T41||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|U.S. Women's Open||T13||T40||CUT||CUT||CUT||CUT||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|Women's British Open||T7||T55||T9||T22||CUT||CUT||DNP||DNP||CUT|
|The Evian Championship ^||T27||DNP||DNP||DNP|
^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
Yellow background for a top-10 finish.
- Starts – 26
- Wins – 0
- 2nd-place finishes – 0
- 3rd-place finishes – 0
- Top 3 finishes – 0
- Top 5 finishes – 0
- Top 10 finishes – 2
- Top 25 finishes – 5
- Missed cuts – 9
- Most consecutive cuts made – 9
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1
LPGA Tour career summary
- Official as of the 2013 season
JLPGA prize money
- "Ueda's fifth victory clinches money title". The Japan Times. 19 November 2007. Retrieved 17 February 2008.
- "Momoko Ueda" (PDF). LPGA. Retrieved 17 February 2008.
- "Momoko Ueda". Egg Times. Retrieved 17 February 2008.
- "Ueda shoots 66 for 2-stroke victory in Mizuno Classic". ESPN. Associated Press. 4 November 2007. Retrieved 17 February 2008.
- "Sorenstam wins 70th LPGA Tour title, ends long winless streak". CBS Sports. Associated Press. 16 February 2008. Retrieved 17 February 2008.
- Momoko Ueda wins Mizuno in playoff