Sophia Popov (born 2 October 1992) is a German professional golfer of Bulgarian descent.
Popov was born in the United States, Popov moved to Germany at a young age and holds dual citizenship. Her paternal grandparents are Bulgarians. As an amateur, she played college golf at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She won the 2010 International European Ladies Amateur Championship and played on the Junior Solheim Cup and Espirito Santo Trophy teams.
In 2015 Popov was part of the German broadcast team for German television during the Solheim Cup.
Popov played on the Symetra Tour between 2016 and 2020, where she had a best of four runner-up finishes: 2016 Chico's Patty Berg Memorial, 2016 Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic, 2017 Tullymore Classic and 2020 Founders Tribute at Longbow. In 2016 she qualified for the U.S. Women's Open at CordeValle, where she finished last of those making the cut, and in 2018 she played in the Women's PGA Championship at Kemper Lakes, finishing tied for 57th place.
In February 2019, Popov came within a stroke of gaining a place on the LPGA Tour for the 2019 season via the qualifying school. In 2020, with the LPGA and Symetra tours being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, she won three tournaments on the Cactus Tour, a mini-tour based in Arizona. She followed that up with victory in the AIG Women's Open at Royal Troon, having qualified by means of a high finish at the Marathon Classic. Prior to the Women's Open, Popov was ranked 304th in the world.
- 2008 European Ladies' Club Trophy (individual), German Girls Championship (Under-16)
- 2009 European Ladies' Club Trophy (individual)
- 2010 International European Ladies Amateur Championship, PAC 10-SEC Challenge
- 2011 PING/ASU Invitational, PAC-10 Championship
- 2012 Battle at Rancho Bernardo
- 2013 SDSU Farms Invitational
Professional wins (4)
LPGA Tour wins (1)
|Major championships (1)|
|Other LPGA Tour (0)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||23 Aug 2020||AIG Women's Open||−7 (70-72-67-68=277)||2 strokes||Thidapa Suwannapura|
Cactus Tour wins (3)
- 2020 Event 14, Event 16, Event 20
|Year||Championship||54 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner-up|
|2020||AIG Women's Open||3 shot lead||−7 (70-72-67-68=277)||2 strokes||Thidapa Suwannapura|
Results not in chronological order before 2019.
|U.S. Women's Open||72|
|Women's PGA Championship||CUT||T57|
|The Evian Championship||NT|
|Women's British Open||67||1|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
T = tied
- Junior Solheim Cup (representing Europe): 2009
- Espirito Santo Trophy (representing Germany): 2010, 2012
- European Ladies' Team Championship (representing Germany): 2011, 2013, 2014
- Vagliano Trophy (representing Continent of Europe): 2011(winners), 2013 (winners)