Who's who: Brittany Lang

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Who's who: Brittany Lang

  • Name:

    Brittany Lang
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Aug 22, 1985 in Richmond, Virginia.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer and golf instructor.
  • Turned Pro:

    2005

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Women's Open (2016). Curtis Cup player (2004). Solheim Cup player (2009, '11, '13, '15, '17). LPGA Tour wins (2).

Did you know?

Following graduation from McKinney High School in Texas in 2003, Lang attended Duke University, North Carolina. She recorded six collegiate tournament wins, and amongst several prestigious awards was named the 2004 NCAA Freshman College Golfer of the Year. After two years of college golf, Lang decided to turn professional in 2005. Her first professional win came in 2012 in her 154th LPGA Tour event.

Lang claimed a breakthrough major championship win in 2016. In a three-hole aggregate playoff against Sweden's Anna Nordqvist, both players were notified on the final playoff hole that video evidence showed Nordqvist had inadvertently touched the sand with her club in a bunker at the previous hole.

Top tournaments won by Brittany Lang

2016
Majors
282 (-6)
$810,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Lang, Brittany

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

$810,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (71st) conducted by the USGA (July 7-10). First-time major championship winner Lang (USA) beat Anna Nordqvist (Swe) in a 3-hole aggregate playoff: Lang: 12 (E); Nordqvist: 15 (+3; including a 2-shot penalty at the second hole). [CordeValle GC, San Martin, Calif.].

2012
America
268 (-16)
$195,000
Manulife

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lang, Brittany

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

Manulife

Played as the inaugural Manulife Financial LPGA Classic (June 21-24). First-time LPGA Tour winner Lang (USA) beat Hee Kyung Seo (S Kor) at the third playoff hole. Inbee Park (S Kor) was eliminated at the second playoff hole and Chella Choi (S Kor) at the first. [Grey Silo Golf Course, Waterloo, Ontario, Can].

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