Who's who: Shanshan Feng

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Who's who: Shanshan Feng

  • Name:

    Shanshan Feng
  • Country:

    China
  • Born:

    Aug 5, 1989 in Guangzhou, Guangdong (formerly Canton), China.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2007

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Women's PGA Ch'ship (2012). Olympic Bronze Medal (2016, Rio). Multiple wins on the LPGA, European and Japan Tours. Ladies European Tour Order of Merit winner (2015, '16). Held the position of No.1 golfer in the Women's Official World Golf Rankings.

Did you know?

In 2008, Feng became the first player from China to join the the LPGA Tour. Her first victory on the Tour just happened to come in a major championship, the 2012 LPGA Championship. She won by 2 shots, with a bogey free 67 final round. Another notable first came in 2017, when Feng became the first Chinese golfer to top the Women's Official World Golf Rankings.

Top tournaments won by Shanshan Feng

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Feng, Shanshan

Score

259 (-29)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic (July 4-7). Second-placed Ariya Jutanugarn (Thai) finished 1 shot behind Feng (China), who recorded her tenth LPGA Tour win. [Thornberry Creek at Oneida, nr Green Bay, Wisconsin].

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Feng, Shanshan

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

US$315,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Blue Bay LPGA (Nov 8-11; LPGA Tr event). Second-placed Moriya Jutanugarn (Thai) finished 1 shot behind home-country winner Shanshan Feng (China), who recorded back-to-back wins on the LPGA Tour. [Jian Lake Blue Bay GC, nr Lingshui, Hainan Island].

2017
America
Travis Pointe CC
269 (-19)
$195,000
Volvik

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Feng, Shanshan

Venue

Travis Pointe CC

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

Volvik

Played as the LPGA Volvik Championship (May 25-28). Second-placed Minjee Lee (Aus) and Sung-hyun Park (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Shanshan Feng (China). [Travis Pointe CC, Ann Arbor, Michigan].

2017
Asia
Taiheiyo Club (Minori)
197 (-19)
US$225,000
Toto

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Feng, Shanshan

Venue

Taiheiyo Club (Minori)

Score

197 (-19)

Prize money

US$225,000

Title sponsor

Toto

Played as the Toto Japan Classic (Nov 3-5; LPGA & Jpn LPGA Trs event). Second-placed Ai Suzuki (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Feng (China). [Minori course, Taiheiyo Club, Omitama, Ibaraki, Jpn].

2016
Europe
206 (-10)
€75,000
Omega

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Feng, Shanshan

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

€75,000

Title sponsor

Omega

Played as the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters (Dec 7-10; LET season-ending event). Second-placed Charley Hull (Eng) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Shanshan Feng (China), who won this event for the third straight time and fourth time in five years. Reduced to 54 holes after Maximilian Zechmann, the caddie of Anne-Lise Caudal, collapsed on the 13th fairway during the first round and later died. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

2016
Asia
274 (-14)
€72,324
Buick

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Feng, Shanshan

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

€72,324

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Championship (May 12-15; LET/China LPGA Trs event). Defending champion Shanshan Feng (China) beat Na Yeon Choi (S Kor) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th). [Shanghai Qizhong Garden GC, Minhang, Shanghai].

2016
Asia
Taiheiyo Club (Minori)
203 (-13)
US$225,000
Toto

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Feng, Shanshan

Venue

Taiheiyo Club (Minori)

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

US$225,000

Title sponsor

Toto

Played as the Toto Japan Classic (Nov 4-6; LPGA & Jpn LPGA Trs event; formerly the Mizuno Classic). Second-placed Ha-na Jang (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Feng (China). [Minori course, Taiheiyo Club, Omitama, Ibaraki, Jpn].

2016
Asia
267 (-17)
US$270,000
Sime Darby

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Feng, Shanshan

Score

267 (-17)

Prize money

US$270,000

Title sponsor

Sime Darby

Played as the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia (Oct 27-30; LPGA Tour event). Second-placed Suzann Pettersen (Nor) finished 3 shots behind Shanshan Feng (China), who posted her second win in three years in this event, and fifth LPGA Tour win overall. [East course, TPC Kuala Lumpur, KL, Malaysia; at the time known as Kuala Lumpur G&CC].

2016
Awards
68.80
n/a
LET

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Feng, Shanshan

Venue

Score

68.80

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LET

For the second straight year Feng (China) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the Ladies European Tour. In-kyung "IK" Kim (S Kor) was second with 69.42; Lee-Anne Pace (RSA) was third with 70.58.

2015
Awards
69.78
n/a
LET

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Feng, Shanshan

Venue

Score

69.78

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LET

Feng (China) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the Ladies European Tour.

2015
Awards
€399,213
see Score
LET

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Feng, Shanshan

Venue

Score

€399,213

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LET

Feng (China) won the LET 2015 Order of Merit, with earnings of €399,213 on the Tour. Melissa Reid (Eng) was second with €249,150; Nicole Broch Larsen (Den) was third with €235,877. Feng became the first Chinese winner of the LET Order of Merit.

2015
Asia
271 (-17)
€72,880
Buick

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Feng, Shanshan

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

€72,880

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the inaugural Buick Championship (May 7-10; LET/China LPGA Trs event). Second-placed Kang Hyeon-seo (S Kor) finished 6 shots behind home-country winner Shanshan Feng (China). [Shanghai Qizhong Garden GC, Minhang, Shanghai].

2015
Europe
267 (-21)
€75,000
Omega

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Feng, Shanshan

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

€75,000

Title sponsor

Omega

Played as the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters (Dec 9-12; LET season-ending event). Second-placed Thidapa Suwannapura (Thai) finished 12 shots behind defending champion Shanshan Feng (China). [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

2014
Asia
266 (-18)
US$300,000
Sime Darby

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Feng, Shanshan

Score

266 (-18)

Prize money

US$300,000

Title sponsor

Sime Darby

Played as the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia (Oct 9-12; LPGA Tour event). Second-placed Pornanong Phatlum (Thai) finished 3 shots behind Shanshan Feng (China). [East course, TPC Kuala Lumpur, KL, Malaysia; at the time known as Kuala Lumpur G&CC].

2014
Europe
269 (-19)
€75,000
Omega

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Feng, Shanshan

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

€75,000

Title sponsor

Omega

Played as the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters (Dec 10-13; LET season-ending event). Second-placed Carlota Ciganda (Esp) finished 5 shots behind Shanshan Feng (China). [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Feng, Shanshan

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$700,000

Title sponsor

CME

Played as the CME Group Titleholders (Nov 21-24; LPGA Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Gerina Piller (USA) finished 1 shot behind Shanshan Feng (China). [Gold course, Tiburón GC, Naples, FL].

2013
Asia
266 (-26)
US$270,000
Reignwood

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Feng, Shanshan

Score

266 (-26)

Prize money

US$270,000

Title sponsor

Reignwood

Played as the inaugural Reignwood LPGA Classic (Oct 3-6; LPGA Tour event). Second-placed Stacy Lewis (USA) finished 1 shot behind home-country winner Shanshan Feng (China), who secured her second LPGA Tour win with an eagle-three at the final hole. [Pine Valley GC, Beijing, China].

2012
Europe
267 (-21)
€75,000
Omega

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Feng, Shanshan

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

€75,000

Title sponsor

Omega

Played as the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters (Dec 5-8; LET season-ending event). Second-placed Dewi Claire Schreefel (Neth) finished 5 shots behind Shanshan Feng (China), who recorded her second LET win. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Feng, Shanshan

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

€56,275

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural World Ladies Championship (March 2-4; CLPGA/LET Tours event). Second-placed Pornanong Phatlum (Thai) finished 1 shot behind Shanshan Feng (China), who became the first Chinese woman to win on the Ladies European Tour. Feng & Li Ying Ye made it a home win in the team competition, while Jing Yan (China) took the amateur title. [Vintage course, Mission Hills Haikou, Hainan Island, China].

2012
Awards
69.00
n/a
LET

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Feng, Shanshan

Venue

Score

69.00

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LET

Feng (China) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the Ladies European Tour. Carlota Ciganda (Esp) was second with 70.50; Caroline Hedwall (Swe) was third with 70.55.

2012
Majors
Locust Hill CC
282 (-6)
$375,000
Wegmans

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Feng, Shanshan

Venue

Locust Hill CC

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

$375,000

Title sponsor

Wegmans

The Wegmans LPGA Championship (58th) (June 7-10). Second-placed Eun-Hee Ji (S Kor), Suzann Pettersen (Nor), Stacy Lewis (USA) and Mika Miyazato (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Feng (China). Feng became the first Chinese golfer to win on the LPGA Tour, and first Chinese man or woman to win a major championship title. [Locust Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].

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