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). 26-year-old Brittany Lang (USA) beat Hee Kyung Seo (S Kor) with a birdie at the third playoff hole, to record her first LPGA Tour win. 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].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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