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].
PGA Championship: the year’s second men’s major championship is hosted by Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma, amidst doubt as to whether reigning champion Phil Mickelson will defend his title (May 19-22).
Soudal Open: Belgium’s return to European Tour golf sees 36-hole Rinkven International GC host the Soudal Open, the country’s national open championship (May 12-15).
Scottie Scheffler: bags the 2022 Masters Tournament title, and with it a fourth win in six starts on the PGA Tour and his first major championship victory.
Stephen Dodd: took the European Senior Tour’s 2021 Order of Merit honours following the abandonment due to rain of the season’s final event, the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius (April 1-3, 2022).
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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