December 8, 1986 |
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Residence||San Diego, California, U.S.|
|College||UCLA (graduated 2009)|
|Current tour(s)||Symetra Tour (joined 2009)
LPGA Tour (joined 2011)
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|ANA Inspiration||T16: 2014|
|Women's PGA C'ship||T17: 2016|
|U.S. Women's Open||CUT: 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015|
|Women's British Open||T30: 2011|
|Evian Championship||T43: 2016|
Joh was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and moved to San Diego, California as a young child. Both her parents were born in South Korea and moved to the United States as adults. She attended Rancho Bernardo High School where she earned American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) HP Scholastic All-America honors.
In 2006 and 2008, Joh won the Women's Amateur Public Links Championship. She is one of five players in the history of the tournament to win the tournament twice. She was a member of the 2008 U.S. Curtis Cup Team
Joh attended UCLA where she was a member of the golf team for all four years, from 2005 through her graduation in 2009. She was a four-time All-Pac-10 selection (1st Team in 2006 and 2008) and four-time All-American, and was a seven-time member of the Director's Honor Roll at UCLA, awarded to student athletes with a 3.0 or higher grade point average.
In 2006-07, her sophomore year, she won the Pac-10 title. She was the Pac-10 player of the year twice, in 2006–07 and in 2007-08.
At the 2008 NCAA Division I Golf Championship (May 20–23), Joh lost in a playoff to Azahara Muñoz of Arizona State for the individual championship in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after they tied at 287 (−1). Joh was named 2008 Pac-10 Golfer of the Year, and captured her third All-America nod from the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) after leading the Bruins in every statistical category during the 2008 season. She was ranked among the nation's top five players all season.
After graduating from UCLA in June 2009 with a degree in communication studies, Joh turned professional and joined the Futures Tour, the official development tour of the LPGA Tour. She won one event on tour in 2010, the ING New England Golf Classic. She finished T22 at the Final LPGA Qualifying Tournament in 2010 to earn conditional playing privileges on the LPGA Tour for 2011 while still retaining privileges on the Futures Tour. She won again on the Futures Tour in 2011 at the South Shore Championship and had two top-30 finishes on the LPGA by the halfway point in the season. Her good performance on the LPGA Tour improved her priority status on the LPGA Tour and gave her entry to more tournaments in the second half of the 2011 LPGA season.
On September 18, 2011, Joh had her best yet finish on the LPGA Tour, as the runner-up at the Navistar LPGA Classic, five strokes behind winner Lexi Thompson. She earned $120,057 for the solo second-place finish, her largest payday to date as a professional. Her 2011 season earnings on the LPGA Tour were $237,365 from participating in 14 tournaments. This put her in 41st place on the season-ending money list, enough to earn full privileges on the LPGA Tour for the 2012 season.
In 2012, Joh's rookie year on the LPGA, she finished 101st on the official LPGA money list which gave her limited playing privileges on the LPGA in 2013. She retained status on the Symetra Tour.
Professional wins (2)
Futures Tour wins (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin of
|1||Jul 18, 2010||ING New England Golf Classic||67-65-68=200||−10||Playoff||Gerina Mendoza||14,000|
|2||Jul 2, 2011||South Shore Championship||68-70=138^||−6||2 strokes|| Mallory Blackwelder
^ Tournament was shortened to 36 holes due to rain.
Results in LPGA majors
Results not in chronological order before 2015.
|Women's PGA Championship||DNP||DNP||T25||CUT||T72||T30||CUT||T17|
|U.S. Women's Open||DNP||CUT||DNP||CUT||CUT||DNP||CUT||DNP|
|Women's British Open||DNP||DNP||T30||DNP||DNP||CUT||T61||T65|
|The Evian Championship ^||DNP||CUT||CUT||T43|
^ 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
Yellow background for top-10.
|Women's PGA Championship||0||0||0||0||0||2||6||4|
|U.S. Women's Open||0||0||0||0||0||0||4||0|
|Women's British Open||0||0||0||0||0||0||4||3|
|The Evian Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||1|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (2016 Women's PGA – 2016 Evian, current)
- Longest streak of top-10s – none
LPGA Tour career summary
- Official as of the 2016 season
- Curtis Cup (representing the United States): 2008 (winners)
- Espirito Santo Trophy (representing the United States): 2008
Curtis Cup record
|2008||4||2-1-1||1-0-0 def. C. Booth 6&5||1-0-1 won w/ A. Blumenherst 1 up,
halved w/ A. Blumenherst
|0-1-0 lost w/ Meghan Bolger, 3&2||2.5||62.5%|
- Park, Martin (February 25, 2005). "Tiffany Joh in the Media Centre". Ladies European Tour. Retrieved February 20, 2008.
- "Southern California, Arizona State's Munoz win golf titles". USA Today. May 24, 2008. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
- Lexi Thompson wins Navistar Classic
- Resident LPGA comedian Tiffany Joh returns from melanoma diagnosis
- "Tiffany Joh Stats". LPGA. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
- About.com, 2008 Curtis Cup Retrieved August 28, 2011.