Who's who: Na Yeon Choi

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Who's who: Na Yeon Choi

  • Name:

    Na Yeon Choi
  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Born:

    Oct 28, 1987 in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2004

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1). Multiple wins on the LPGA and Korea LPGA Tours. LPGA Tour leading money winner (2010).

Did you know?

At the age of 17, playing as an amateur, Choi won the Korean Tour's ADT CAPS Invitational beating Se Ri Pak by 4 shots. Choi turned professional shortly afterwards in in November 2004.

Top tournaments won by Na Yeon Choi

2015
America
198 (-15)
$300,000
Walmart

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Choi, Na Yeon

Score

198 (-15)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Walmart

Played as the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G (June 26-28). Second-placed Mika Miyazato (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Na Yeon Choi (S Kor). [Pinnacle CC, Rogers, Arkansas].

2015
America
Golden Ocala
272 (-16)
$225,000
Coates

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Choi, Na Yeon

Venue

Golden Ocala

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Coates

Played as the inaugural Coates Golf Championship presented by R+L Carriers (Jan 28-31; LPGA Tour season opener). Second-placed Lydia Ko (NZ), Ha Na Jang (S Kor) and Jessica Korda (USA) finished 1 shot behind Na Yeon Choi (S Kor). [Golden Ocala G&EC, Ocala, nr Gainesville, FL].

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Choi, Na Yeon

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$585,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (67th) (July 5-8). Second-placed Amy Yang (S Kor) finished 4 shots behind Choi (S Kor), who claimed her first major championship title. [Original Championship course (composite of River & Meadow Valleys courses), Blackwolf Run, Kohler, Wis.].

2012
America
TwinEagles
274 (-14)
$500,000
CME

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Choi, Na Yeon

Venue

TwinEagles

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$500,000

Title sponsor

CME

Played as the CME Group Titleholders (Nov 15-18; LPGA Tr season-ending event). Second-placed So Yeon Ryu (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Na Yeon Choi (S Kor). [Eagle course, The Club at TwinEagles, Naples, FL].

2011
Asia
269 (-15)
US$285,000
Sime Darby

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Choi, Na Yeon

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

US$285,000

Title sponsor

Sime Darby

Played as the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia (Oct 13-16; LPGA Tour event). Second-placed Yani Tseng (Taiw) finished 1 shot behind Na Yeon Choi (S Kor). A week earlier at the LPGA Hana Bank Championship in Korea, Choi was the runner-up and Tseng the victor. [East course, TPC Kuala Lumpur, KL, Malaysia; at the time known as Kuala Lumpur G&CC].

2010
Awards
69.87
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Choi, Na Yeon

Venue

Score

69.87

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Choi (S Kor) won the Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour. Cristie Kerr (USA) was second with 69.95; Suzann Pettersen (Nor) was third with 70.09.

2010
Asia
Sky 72 GC
206 (-10)
US$270,000
Hana Bank

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Choi, Na Yeon

Venue

Sky 72 GC

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

US$270,000

Title sponsor

Hana Bank

Played as the LPGA Hana Bank Championship presented by SK Telecom (Oct 29-31; KLPGA/LPGA Tours event). Second-placed Vicky Hurst (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Na Yeon Choi (S Kor). [Ocean course, Sky 72 GC, Incheon, S Korea].

2010
America
Highland Meadows
270 (-14)
$150,000
Owens Corning

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Choi, Na Yeon

Venue

Highland Meadows

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Owens Corning

Played as the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic presented by Kroger (July 1-4). Wire-to-wire winner Na Yeon Choi (S Kor) beat In-Kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor), Song-Hee Kim (S Kor) and Christina Kim (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Highland Meadows GC, Sylvania, nr Toledo, Ohio].

2010
Awards
$1,871,165
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Choi, Na Yeon

Venue

Score

$1,871,165

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Choi (S Kor) won the LPGA Tour 2010 Money List, with earnings of $1,871,165 on the Tour. Jiyai Shin (S Kor) was second with $1,783,127; Cristie Kerr (USA) was third with $1,601,551.

2009
Asia
Sky 72 GC
206 (-10)
US$255,000
Hana Bank / Kolon

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Choi, Na Yeon

Venue

Sky 72 GC

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

US$255,000

Title sponsor

Hana Bank / Kolon

Played as the Hana Bank KOLON Championship (Oct 30-Nov 1; KLPGA/LPGA Tours event). Second-placed Yani Tseng (Taiw) and Maria Hjorth (Swe) finished 1 shot behind 22-year-old Na Yeon Choi (S Kor), who recorded her first home-country win, and second LPGA Tour win. [Ocean course, Sky 72 GC, Incheon, S Korea].

2009
America
272 (-16)
$250,000
Samsung

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Choi, Na Yeon

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$250,000

Title sponsor

Samsung

Played as the Samsung World Championship (Sept 17-20). Second-placed Ai Miyazato (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Choi (S Kor). [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA].

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