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Ariya Jutanugarn

Ariya Jutanugarn Professional golfer

Professional golfer
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Intro Professional golfer
Is Athlete Golfer
From Thailand
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 23 November 1995, Bangkok
Age: 24 years
Ariya Jutanugarn
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Biography

Ariya Jutanugarn (born 23 November 1995) is a Thai professional golfer who plays on the American-based LPGA Tour. She was born in Bangkok. She is the first golfer, male or female, from Thailand to win a major championship.

Family

Jutanugarn has an older sister, Moriya, who is also a professional golfer. Their parents are father Somboon and mother Narumon and they have four older half-siblings through their father. The two sisters often play matches together and travel with their parents, who handle their business and financial affairs. The parents own a pro golf shop at the Rose Garden Golf Course near Bangkok.

Career

Jutanugarn qualified for the 2007 Honda LPGA Thailand at age 11, making her the youngest player ever to qualify for an LPGA Tour event. As of early May 2013, she had played in three LPGA tournaments and four Ladies European Tour (LET) tournaments and had five top-4 finishes. In 2012, she was winner of the American Junior Golf Association (AFGA) girl Player of the Year for the second consecutive year. She turned professional at the end of 2012 and joined the Ladies European Tour in 2013.

Jutanugarn has an aggressive and fearless playing style. At the 2013 Honda LPGA Thailand, she led by two shots going to the final hole and lost by one shot to Korea's Inbee Park. She placed 4th one week later at the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore. A few weeks later, she won her first professional tournament at the LET's Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco. The win put her on top of the LET Order of Merit (money list). She led the first two days at the Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg, Virginia in May 2013. She shot a 7-under-par on the first day.

In a practice round at the 2013 Wegmans LPGA Championship, Jutanugarn injured her shoulder by tumbling down an incline while chasing her sister Moriya with a water bottle. The injury required corrective surgery, which was performed in Bangkok.

Jutanugarn finished T-3 at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn her tour card for 2015. At the 2016 ANA Inspiration, she had a two-stroke lead with three holes left and closed with three bogeys to finish fourth.

At the 2016 Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, Jutanugarn earned her first LPGA Tour win and became the first Thai winner on this tour. She went on to win the next two LPGA tournaments, thereby becoming the first player in LPGA history to win her first three titles in consecutive fashion. Jutanugarn won her first major championship with a three-stroke victory at the 2016 Women's British Open.

Amateur wins

  • 2011 U.S. Girls' Junior, AJGA Rolex Girls Junior, Junior PGA
  • 2012 Canadian Women's Amateur, AJGA Rolex Girls Junior, Junior PGA, AJGA Polo Golf Junior Classic, Women's Western Amateur

Professional wins (6)

LPGA Tour (5)

Legend
Major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour events (4)
No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
1 8 May 2016 Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic 70-69-63-72=274 −14 1 stroke United States Stacy Lewis
United States Morgan Pressel
South Korea Amy Yang
2 22 May 2016 Kingsmill Championship 69-69-65-67=270 −14 1 stroke Australia Su-Hyun Oh
3 29 May 2016 LPGA Volvik Championship 65-68-73-67=273 −15 5 strokes United States Christina Kim
4 31 Jul 2016 Ricoh Women's British Open 65-69-66-72=272 −16 3 strokes South Korea Mirim Lee
United States Mo Martin
5 28 Aug 2016 Canadian Pacific Women's Open 68-64-67-66=265 −23 4 strokes South Korea Kim Sei-young

LPGA Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2015 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic South Korea Kim Sei-young
South Korea Yoo Sun-young
Kim won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2016 Marathon Classic New Zealand Lydia Ko
South Korea Mirim Lee
Ko won with birdie on fourth extra hole

Ladies European Tour (2)

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 31 Mar 2013 Lalla Meryem Cup 69-67-67-67=270 −14 3 strokes United States Beth Allen
England Charley Hull
2 31 Jul 2016 Ricoh Women's British Open 65-69-66-72=272 −16 3 strokes South Korea Mirim Lee
United States Mo Martin

Major championships

Wins (1)

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runners-up
2016 Women's British Open 2 shot lead −16 (65-69-66-72=272) 3 strokes South Korea Mirim Lee, United States Mo Martin

Results in LPGA majors

Results not in chronological order before 2015.

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ANA Inspiration DNP T25LA T22LA DNP DNP T20 4
Women's PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT 3
U.S. Women's Open CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP CUT T17
Women's British Open DNP DNP DNP DNP T45 CUT 1
The Evian Championship ^ DNP DNP T46 T9

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
LA = low amateur
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 4
Women's PGA Championship 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 1
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
Women's British Open 1 0 0 1 1 1 3 2
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2
Totals 1 0 1 3 4 8 15 10
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (2015 Evian – 2016 Evian, current)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (2016 ANA – 2016 Women's PGA)

LPGA Tour career summary

Year Starts Cuts
made*
Wins 2nd 3rd Top-10 Best
finish
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2007 1 1 0 0 0 0 T51 0 n/a 74.25 n/a
2011 3 2 0 0 0 1 T8 0 n/a 73.00 n/a
2012 4 3 0 0 0 1 T9 0 n/a 71.24 n/a
2013 5 5 0 1 2 5 2 0 n/a 68.55 n/a
2014 10 8 0 0 0 0 16 0 n/a 72.46 n/a
2015 29 17 0 0 0 4 T2 482,527 35 72.10 64
2016 28 27 5 1 2 16 1 2,550,928 1 69.87 3
Totals 80 63 5 2 4 27 3,033,455 91
  • official through the 2016 season

Team appearances

Professional

  • International Crown (representing Thailand): 2014, 2016

Royal decorations

  • 2016 – Order of the Direkgunabhorn 4th class (Thailand) ribbon.png Companion (Fourth Class) of The Most Admirable Order of the Direkgunabhorn

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