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 opur 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].
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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