Sun Young Yoo
Born:Dec 13, 1986 in Seoul, South Korea.
MAJORS (1). Multiple winner on the LPGA Tour.
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."
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].
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].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
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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