Also known as:Mo
Born:July 28, 1994 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Turned Pro:2012 (aged 18)
British Junior Open (2008). LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year (2013). Winner on the LPGA Tour.
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.
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].
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].
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.
Played as the Junior Open Championship. Second-placed Jordan Spieth (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jutanugarn (Thai). [Hesketh GC, Southport, Merseyside].
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
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.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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