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Yang at the 2009 Women's British Open
|Full name||Yang Hee-Young|
28 July 1989 |
Ilsan, Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Residence||Orlando, Florida, U.S.|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour (joined 2008)
Ladies European Tour (LET) (joined 2006)
|Number of wins by tour|
|Ladies European Tour||3|
|LPGA of Korea Tour||2|
|Best results in LPGA Major Championships
|Kraft Nabisco C'ship||T4: 2012|
|LPGA Championship||T4: 2017|
|U.S. Women's Open||2nd: 2012, 2015|
|Women's British Open||4th: 2011|
|The Evian Championship||T8: 2015|
Amy Yang, also known as Yang Hee-Young (Korean: 양희영, born 28 July 1989) is a South Korean professional golfer, currently playing on the United States-based LPGA Tour and on the Ladies European Tour (LET).
In 2005, she won the Queensland Amateur Championship, the youngest winner ever of that championship. In 2006, while still an amateur she won the ANZ Ladies Masters on the Ladies European Tour (LET), making her the youngest winner ever on the LET at age 16 years, 192 days (a record later broken by 14-year-old amateur Atthaya Thitikul in July 2017).
After her win in at the ANZ Ladies Masters, the LET offered Yang a special three-year membership exemption beginning in 2006 as a 17-year-old, providing she traveled with her parents until she turned 18. She recorded four top-20 finishes in 2007 while still attended high school.
Yang attended LPGA Tour qualifying school in the fall of 2007 and obtained conditional status on the LPGA Tour as well for 2008.
In June 2008, Yang claimed her second LET win with a four-shot win at the Ladies German Open. Upon winning, Yang announced that she was donating her entire prize of $61,260 to victims of a recent earthquake in China.
That December, she returned to the LPGA Qualifying School, this time earning full playing status for 2009 by finishing second in the five-round event.
On 20 October 2013, Yang won her first LPGA Tour event at the LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship. She birdied the first sudden-death playoff hole to defeat Hee-Kyung Seo.
On 1 March 2015, Yang won her second LPGA Tour championship at the Honda LPGA Thailand.
Yang lives with her father, Joon Mo (James), mother, Sun Hee (Sunny), and younger brother, Steven. In the fall of 2007 the family moved from Australia to Orlando, Florida.
Professional wins (8)
LPGA Tour wins (4)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin of
|1||20 Oct 2013||LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship||67-71-69=207||−9||Playoff||Hee-Kyung Seo||285,000|
|2||1 Mar 2015||Honda LPGA Thailand||67-66-71-69=273||−15||2 strokes|| Mirim Lee
|3||26 Feb 2017||Honda LPGA Thailand (2)||66-67-65-68=266||−22||5 strokes||Ryu So-yeon||240,000|
|4||24 Feb 2019||Honda LPGA Thailand (3)||69-66-66-65=266||−22||1 stroke||Minjee Lee||240,000|
LPGA Tour playoff record (1–1)
|1||2011||Walmart NW Arkansas Championship||Yani Tseng||Lost to birdie on first extra hole|
|2||2013||LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship||Hee-Kyung Seo||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
Ladies European Tour (3)
- 2006 (1) ANZ Ladies Masters (as an amateur)
- 2008 (2) Ladies German Open, Scandinavian TPC hosted by Annika
KLPGA Tour (2)
- 2011 (1) KB Star Championship
- 2013 (1) LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship (co-sanctioned by LPGA Tour)
Results in LPGA majors
Results not in chronological order before 2019.
|U.S. Women's Open||T50||CUT||T34||T5||T10||2||T50||4||2||T3||T8||CUT||CUT||CUT||T54||CUT|
|Women's PGA Championship||T9||T14||T12||CUT||T5||CUT||T26||7||T4||T11||T21||T37||T9||CUT|
|The Evian Championship ^||T67||T54||T8||T14||T48||T49||T44||NT||T10||T19|
|Women's British Open||T60LA||CUT||CUT||T5||4||T26||CUT||T21||T36||T30||T35||CUT||T51||CUT||CUT|
^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
Top 10 Did not playLA = Low amateur
CUT = missed the half-way cut
NT = no tournament
"T" = tied
|U.S. Women's Open||0||2||1||5||7||7||16||11|
|Women's PGA Championship||0||0||0||2||5||9||14||11|
|The Evian Championship||0||0||0||0||2||4||9||9|
|Women's British Open||0||0||0||2||2||3||15||9|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 15 (2014 Evian – 2017 Evian)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 3 (twice)
LPGA Tour career summary
- official as of the 2021 season
- International Crown (representing South Korea): 2016
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