Who's who: Moriya Jutanugarn

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Who's who: Moriya Jutanugarn

  • Name:

    Moriya Jutanugarn
  • Also known as:

    Mo
  • Country:

    Thailand
  • Born:

    July 28, 1994 in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2012 (aged 18)

Roll of Honour

British Junior Open (2008). LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year (2013). Winner on the LPGA Tour.

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Growing up in a golfing family, Moriya Jutanugarn and her younger sister Ariya (major championship winner and former world No.1), both showed prodigious talent as amateur players. Moriya won the British Junior Championship in 2008 before turning pro four years later. She was crowned LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year in 2013.

After 156 starts on the LPGA Tour, Moriya secured her first win on the Tour in April 2018 at the inaugural Hugel-JTBC LA Open. Moriya's first LPGA Tour victory also allowed the Jutanugarns to join Annika and Charlotta Sorenstam as the only other sisters to win on the LPGA Tour. Moriya and sister Ariya are commonly known by their family nicknames of Mo and May.

Top tournaments won by Moriya Jutanugarn

2021
America
Midland CC
256 (-24)
$279,500
Dow

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jutanugarn, Moriya

Venue

Midland CC

Score

256 (-24)

Prize money

$279,500

Title sponsor

Dow

Played as the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational (July 14-17; LPGA Tour official team event; 72 two-player teams competing in foursome/alternate shot and betterball formats). Second-placed and defending team of Thidapa "Jasmine" Suwannapura (Thai) & Cydney Clanton (USA) finished 3 shots behind sisters Ariya & Moriya ("May & Mo") Jutanugarn (Thai), who claimed their 12th and 2nd LPGA Tour titles respectively. [Midland CC, Midland, Michigan].

2018
America
Wilshire CC
272 (-12)
$225,000
Hugel-JTBC

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jutanugarn, Moriya

Venue

Wilshire CC

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Hugel-JTBC

Played as the inaugural Hugel-JTBC LA Open (April 19-22). Second-placed Inbee Park (S Kor) and Jin Young Ko (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind 23-year-old Moriya Jutanugarn (Thai), who recorded her first LPGA Tour win in her 156th start on the Tour. With her younger sister Ariya, the Jutanugarns joined Annika and Charlotta Sorenstam as the only other sisters to win on the LPGA Tour. [Wilshire CC, Los Angeles, California].

2013
Awards
480 pts
$293,158
Rolex

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Jutanugarn, Moriya

Venue

Score

480 pts

Prize money

$293,158

Title sponsor

Rolex

Jutanugarn (Thai) won the LPGA Tour 2013 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Using a season-long points system (based on finishes in Tour events), Jutanugarn accumulated 480 pts; Caroline Masson (Ger) was second with 479 pts. Jutanugarn finished 47th on the LPGA money list, with earnings of $293,158.

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Jutanugarn, Moriya

Venue

Hesketh

Score

225

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

R&A

Played as the Junior Open Championship. Second-placed Jordan Spieth (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jutanugarn (Thai). [Hesketh GC, Southport, Merseyside].

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