IN THE WINNER’S CIRCLE WITH AMY YANG AT THE HONDA LPGA THAILAND – Honda LPGA Thailand

IN THE WINNER’S CIRCLE WITH AMY YANG AT THE HONDA LPGA THAILAND

IN THE WINNER’S CIRCLE WITH AMY YANG AT THE HONDA LPGA THAILAND
February 26, 2017 hondasiteadmin

IN THE WINNER’S CIRCLE WITH AMY YANG AT THE
HONDA LPGA THAILAND

AMY YANG
Hometown: Ilsan, South Korea
Resides: Orlando, Fla.
Birth date: July 28, 1989 – currently 27 years, 6 months, and 29 days

Qualified for LPGA Tour

Finished T54 at the 2007 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn non-exempt status for the 2008 LPGA season

Victories

LPGA: Third-career victory

Previous wins: 2015 Honda LPGA Thailand, 2013 LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship

LET: Three career wins

KLPGA: Two career wins

Race to CME Globe

Earns 500 points toward the Race to the CME Globe standings moves into a tie for 1st place

Rolex Rankings

Amy is projected to move up from No. 11 to No. 5 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings

Money

CAREER: With the $240,000 first-place check, Amy moves from 32nd to 28th on the LPGA Career Money List with $7,059,422

SEASON: Has earned $244,718 this season and moves from T79 to 3rd on the 2017 LPGA Official Money List

Tournament Specific

  • Becomes the second multiple-time winner of the Honda LPGA Thailand (Yani Tseng in 2011 and 2012)
  • This is her eighth time playing the Honda LPGA Thailand and is her sixth top-10 finish
    • 2016 – T3
    • 2015 – 1
    • 2014 – T45
    • 2013 – T12
    • 2012 – 4
    • 2011 – 7
    • 2010 – 10 

Of Note

  • Crossed the $7 million mark with the win, the 30th player in LPGA history to do so
  • This is Yang’s first win since this event in 2015, a stretch of 44 events without a win. Yang had 17 top-10 finishes in that time frame
  • First wire-to-wire winner since Minjee Lee at the 2016 Blue Bay LPGA
  • Becomes the third different player to win on the LPGA Tour this year

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