Women’s golf has come a long way. From a time when women golfers were unheard of, there are now pro female golfers who are quite good at it. Here is a list of the current top ten women golfers. However, it changes often. Thus, you should make it a point to visit Golf Overnight to get the latest list.
Top Female Golfers
- Lydia Ko
Lydia is New Zealand pro golfer who was born in Korea. When she achieved world number 1 status, she had not even hit her eighteenth birthday yet. She also holds the record of the youngest women to win a major championship event. Ko moved to New Zealand from Korea when she was an infant. At 12 years, she was awarded citizenship in her adopted country. She began playing golf when she was just five years old. She first caught the attention of the media in 2005 when she competed in the New Zealand national amateur championship.
- Ariya Jutanugarn
Ariya is a pro golfer from Thailand, who plays on the American Lpga Tour. She is the first golfer from Thailand ever to participate and win a major championship. Jutanugarn was the youngest person to qualify for a LPGA Tour event at 11 years. By 2013, she had participated in four Ladies European Tour tournaments and three LPGA Tournaments. Ariya turned pro at the end of 2012. She is known for her aggressive and fearless style of play.
- Chun In-gee
Chun is a Korean pro golfer who won the 2015 US Women’s Open Golf Championship. In 2016, she won the Evian Championship with a 21 under par score. In 2015, she set the record for winning major on three different tours in a single calendar year. She is the only other player in LPGA Tour history to have won majors as the first titles on the LPGA Tour.
- Shanshan Feng
Shanshan is a Chinese pro golfer who plays on the American LPGA Tour. When she joined in 2008, she was the first person from China to be a member of the LPGA Tour. On the LPGA Tour, she has had six victories. Feng is also the first player from China to win a major championship. She also won bronze in women’s golf during the 2016 Olympic Games held in Brazil. Feng was born in Guangzhou. She began playing golf at ten years.
- Ryu So-Yeon
Ryu is a Korean pro golfer. She plays on the LPGA Tour and the LPGA of Korea Tour. In 2011, Ryu won the US Women’s Open. Ryu became a pro golfer in 2007, aged 17. She got her first win as a pro at the American Cactus Tour, with just six strokes. Later on, she joined the LPGA of Korea and won at the first event in which she participated. She won her second LPGA Tour event in 2012 at the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic.
- Jang Ha-na
Jang is a pro golfer from Korea. Most of her golf is done on the LPGA of Korea. Thus far, Jang has won eight events. She was also at the top of the money list in 2013. In 2015, she began to participate in the LPGA tour and managed to win her first event at the Coates Golf Championship in 2016. She has sponsorship deals with Honma Golf, Lee Dong Soo Sport, BC Card, and Kumho Tires. She holds the record for the first LPGA Tour golfer to hit hole-in-one on a par-4.
- Inbee Park
Park is a Korean pro golfer who plays most of her golf on the LPGA Tour. Besides that, she plays on the LPGA Tour of Japan Tour. She held the World number 1 ranking for about 15 months from April 2013 to June 2014. She has won seven major championships since she began her pro career. One of her most impressive seasons was 2013 when she had three major wins in succession.
- Amy Yang
Amy is a pro golfer who plays on the US LPGA Tour. Additionally, she plays on the Ladies European Tour. Yang began her golfing career at just ten years in Korea. When she moved to the Gold Coast in Australia at 15 years, she took a keener interest in golf. In 2005, she became the youngest winner of the Queensland Amateur Championship. While still an amateur, she won the ANZ Ladies Master on the LET. She became the youngest ever winner of the LET at 16 years.
- Alexis “Lexi” Thompson
Lexi was born in 1995. She is an American pro golfer; most of her golfing takes place on the LPGA Tour. She became the youngest ever person to qualify for the US Women’s Open at just 12 years. In June 2010, aged just 15, she turned pro. In 2011, she set the record as the youngest-ever winner of a LPGA tournament. At the age of 16, she became the second youngest ever winner of a LET event.
- Kim Sei-young
Kim is a Korean pro golfer. She plays most of her golf on the LPGA Tour and the LPGA of Korea Tour. On the LPGA of Korea Tour, she has won five times. She has also won a similar number of times on the LPGA Tour.
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