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.
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
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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