Born:Aug 22, 1985 in Richmond, Virginia.
Occupation:Professional golfer and golf instructor.
MAJORS (1): US Women's Open (2016). Curtis Cup player (2004). Solheim Cup player (2009, '11, '13, '15, '17). LPGA Tour wins (2).
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.
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.].
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].
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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