Born:June 10, 1978 in Seoul, South Korea.
Total professional wins (8), including LPGA Tour wins (6) and LPGA of Japan (2). US LPGA Rookie of the Year (2001).
Former LPGA Tour player, who retired from the Tour in 2014.
Played as the inaugural Honda LPGA Thailand (Oct 20-22; LPGA Tour event). Second-placed Diana D'Alessio (USA) finished 5 shots behind Hee-won Han (S Kor), who posted her sixth LPGA Tour win. [Amata Spring CC, Bangkok, Thailand].
Played as the LPGA Corning Classic (May 25-28). Hee-Won Han (S Kor) beat Meena Lee (S Kor) with a par at the fourth playoff hole, to record her fifth LPGA Tour win. [Corning CC, Corning, nr Elmira, New York].
Played as the Office Depot Championship (Sept 30-Oct 2). Second-placed Soo-Yun Kang (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Han (S Kor). Monday finish required following bad weather on earlier days. [Trump Natl GC, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, CA].
Played as the Safeway Classic presented by Pepsi (Sept 17-19). Hee-won Han (S Kor) beat Lorie Kane (Can) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Columbia Edgewater CC, Portland, Oregon].
Played as the Sybase Big Apple Classic presented by Lincoln Mercury (July 17-20). Second-placed Meg Mallon (USA) finished 2 shots behind Han (S Kor). [Wykagyl CC, New Rochelle, New York].
Played as Wendy's Championship for Children (Aug 8-10). Han (S Kor) beat Wendy Ward (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Tartan Fields GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, Ohio].
Han (S Kor) won the LPGA Tour 2001 Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Award based on a points accumulation for finishes in Tour events. Han finished 70th on the LPGA money list, with earnings of $131,669.
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...
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