Who's who: Sun Young Yoo

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Who's who: Sun Young Yoo

  • Name:

    Sun-Young Yoo
  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Born:

    Dec 13, 1986 in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2004

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1). Multiple winner on the LPGA Tour.

Did you know?

After a successful amateur career in South Korea, Yoo turned professional in 2004, aged 17, and joined the LPGA Tour in 2006. In 2012 she won her first major championship, beating fellow-South Korean I.K. Kim in a playoff. Kim had earlier missed a one-foot putt to win the tournament on the final hole of regulation play. Yoo is known by her fellow South Koreans on the LPGA Tour as the "Course Clown."

Top tournaments won by Sun Young Yoo

2012
Majors
279 (-9)
$300,000
Kraft Nabisco

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Yoo, Sun Young

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Kraft Nabisco

Played as the Kraft Nabisco Championship (41st) (March 29-April 1). Yoo (S Kor) beat In-kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor) at the first playoff hole, to record her first win in a major championship and second LPGA Tour title. [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].

2010
America
Hamilton Farm
3 & 1
$375,000
Sybase

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Yoo, Sun Young

Venue

Hamilton Farm

Score

3 & 1

Prize money

$375,000

Title sponsor

Sybase

Played as the inaugural Sybase Match Play Championship (May 20-23). First-time LPGA Tour winner Yoo (S Kor) beat Angela Stanford (USA) 3 and 1 in the 18-hole final. [Hamilton Farm GC, Gladstone, NJ].

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