Tiffany Joh

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Tiffany Joh
Personal information
Born (1986-12-08) December 8, 1986 (age 30)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Nationality  United States
Residence San Diego, California, U.S.
Career
College UCLA (graduated 2009)
Turned professional 2009
Current tour(s) Symetra Tour (joined 2009)
LPGA Tour (joined 2011)
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
Symetra Tour 2
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

Tiffany Joh (born December 8, 1986) is an American professional golfer currently playing on the LPGA Tour and on the Symetra Tour.

Childhood[edit]

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.[1] She attended Rancho Bernardo High School where she earned American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) HP Scholastic All-America honors.

Amateur career[edit]

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

In August 2007, she finished tied for 21st at the Safeway Classic on the LPGA Tour.

College[edit]

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).[2] 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.

Professional career[edit]

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.[3] 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.

Joh was diagnosed with having a Malignant melanoma in January 2017. She returned to the LPGA Tour two months later.[4]

Professional wins (2)[edit]

Futures Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
1 Jul 18, 2010 ING New England Golf Classic 67-65-68=200 −10 Playoff United States Gerina Mendoza 14,000
2 Jul 2, 2011 South Shore Championship 68-70=138^ −6 2 strokes United States Mallory Blackwelder
United States Jane Rah
United States Tiffany Tavee
14,000

^ Tournament was shortened to 36 holes due to rain.

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2015.

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ANA Inspiration T21LA DNP DNP CUT DNP T16 CUT CUT
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.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 2
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
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 4 22 10
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (2016 Women's PGA – 2016 Evian, current)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – none

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 1 1 0 0 0 0 T22 n/a n/a 71.66 n/a
2009 1 1 0 0 0 0 T21 n/a n/a 72.50 n/a
2010 2 0 0 0 0 0 MC 0 n/a 79.00 n/a
2011 14 12 0 1 0 0 2 237,365 41 72.75 52
2012 20 10 0 0 0 0 T33 48,695 101 74.09 113
2013 14 5 0 0 0 0 T30 25,184 117 73.72 125
2014 27 21 0 0 0 0 T16 200,607 67 72.19 67
2015 22 11 0 0 0 0 T13 114,287 84 72.73 92
2016 25 16 0 0 0 0 T11 172,233 83 72.35 84
  • Official as of the 2016 season[5]

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Curtis Cup record[edit]

Year Total
matches
Total
W-L-H
Singles
W-L-H
Foursomes
W-L-H
Fourballs
W-L-H
Points
won
Points
%
Career 4 2-1-1 1-0-0 1-0-1 0-1-0 2.5 62.5%
2008[6] 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%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Park, Martin (February 25, 2005). "Tiffany Joh in the Media Centre". Ladies European Tour. Retrieved February 20, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Southern California, Arizona State's Munoz win golf titles". USA Today. May 24, 2008. Retrieved November 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ Lexi Thompson wins Navistar Classic
  4. ^ Resident LPGA comedian Tiffany Joh returns from melanoma diagnosis
  5. ^ "Tiffany Joh Stats". LPGA. Retrieved November 23, 2016. 
  6. ^ About.com, 2008 Curtis Cup Retrieved August 28, 2011.

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