Na Yeon Choi
Name:Na Yeon Choi
Born:Oct 28, 1987 in Seoul, South Korea.
MAJORS (1). Multiple wins on the LPGA and Korea LPGA Tours. LPGA Tour leading money winner (2010).
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.
Played as the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G (June 26-28). Second-placed Mika Miyazato (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Choi (S Kor). [Pinnacle CC, Rogers, Arkansas].
Played as the inaugural Coates Golf Championship presented by R+L Carriers (Jan 28-31; LPGA Tr season opener). Second-placed Lydia Ko (NZ), Ha-na Jang (S Kor) and Jessica Korda (USA) finished 1 shot behind Choi (S Kor). [Golden Ocala G&EC, Ocala, nr Gainesville, FL].
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.].
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 Choi (S Kor). [Eagle course, The Club at TwinEagles, Naples, FL].
Played as the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia (Oct 13-16; LPGA Tr event). Second-placed Yani Tseng (Taiw) finished 1 shot behind Choi (S Kor), a reversal of the previous week's result, where Tseng won with Choi second. [East course, TPC Kuala Lumpur, KL, Malaysia; at the time known as Kuala Lumpur G&CC].
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.
Played as the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic presented by Kroger (July 1-4). Wire-to-wire winner 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].
Played as the LPGA Hana Bank Championship presented by SK Telecom (Oct 29-31; KLPGA/LPGA Trs event). Second-placed Vicky Hurst (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Choi (S Kor). [Ocean course, Sky 72 GC, Incheon, S Korea].
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.
Hana Bank / Kolon
Played as the Hana Bank KOLON Championship (Oct 30-Nov 1; KLPGA/LPGA Trs event). Second-placed Yani Tseng (Taiw) and Maria Hjorth (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Choi (S Kor), who recorded her first home-country win, and second LPGA Tour win. [Ocean course, Sky 72 GC, Incheon, S Korea].
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].
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
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