Ariya Jutanugarn (Thai: เอรียา จุฑานุกาล, RTGS: Eriya Chuthanukan, pronounced [ʔēː.rīː.jāː t͡ɕùʔ.tʰāː.núʔ.kāːn]; 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. She became the number one ranked golfer in the Women's World Golf Rankings in June 2017.
|Born||23 November 1995|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Current tour(s)||Ladies European Tour|
LPGA Tour (joined 2015)
|Number of wins by tour|
|Ladies European Tour||3|
|Best results in LPGA major championships|
|ANA Inspiration||4th/T4: 2016, 2018|
|Women's PGA C'ship||3rd: 2016|
|U.S. Women's Open||Won: 2018|
|Women's British Open||Won: 2016|
|Evian Championship||5th: 2019|
|Achievements and awards|
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 professional golf shop at the Rose Garden Golf Course near Bangkok.
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.
Despite a mid-season slump in 2017 where Jutanugarn missed five cuts plus one withdrawal in a seven-tournament stretch, she still managed to win her 6th and 7th Tour titles. Her second Tour title of the year was the CME Group Tour Championship, the last event of the year, where she won $500,000 after finishing the weekend with back-to-back 67s. In addition to her two Tour wins, Jutanugarn racked up three runner-up finishes, a third place showing, and a total of 10 top-10 appearances which saw her win $1,549,858 and bringing her career total to $4,583,332. This was the second consecutive season where she earned more than $1,500,000.
In 2018, Jutanugarn won three times, including the U.S. Women's Open on 3 June 2018. On 18 November 2018, Jutanugarn won the season-long Race to the CME Globe and the $1,000,000 bonus. For the 2018 season, Jutanugarn won the LPGA Player of the Year, the LPGA Vare Trophy with a scoring average of 69.415, the Leaders Top 10 competition with 17 top-10 finishes and the LPGA money title at $2,743,949. She also set single-season records in rounds in the 60s (57) and birdies (470). She ended the 2018 season ranked number one in the world.
Amateur wins (10)Edit
Professional wins (11)Edit
LPGA Tour (10)Edit
|Major championships (2)|
|Other LPGA Tour events (8)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin
|1||8 May 2016||Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic||70-69-63-72=274||−14||1 stroke|| Stacy Lewis
|2||22 May 2016||Kingsmill Championship||69-69-65-67=270||−14||1 stroke||Su-Hyun Oh||195,000|
|3||29 May 2016||LPGA Volvik Championship||65-68-73-67=273||−15||5 strokes||Christina Kim||195,000|
|4||31 Jul 2016||Ricoh Women's British Open||65-69-66-72=272||−16||3 strokes|| Mirim Lee
|5||28 Aug 2016||Canadian Pacific Women's Open||68-64-67-66=265||−23||4 strokes||Kim Sei-young||337,500|
|6||11 Jun 2017||Manulife LPGA Classic||67-70-65-69=271||−17||Playoff|| Chun In-gee
|7||19 Nov 2017||CME Group Tour Championship||68-71-67-67=273||−15||1 stroke|| Jessica Korda
|8||20 May 2018||Kingsmill Championship (2)||66-67-66=199||−14||Playoff|| Chun In-gee
|9||3 Jun 2018||U.S. Women's Open||67-70-67-73=277||−11||Playoff||Kim Hyo-joo||900,000|
|10||29 Jul 2018||Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open||67-65-73-66=271||−13||1 stroke||Minjee Lee||225,000|
LPGA Tour playoff record (3–2)
|1||2015||Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic|| Kim Sei-young
|Kim won with birdie on first extra hole|
|2||2016||Marathon Classic|| Lydia Ko
|Ko won with birdie on fourth extra hole|
|3||2017||Manulife LPGA Classic|| Chun In-gee
|Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|4||2018||Kingsmill Championship|| Chun In-gee
|Won with birdie on second extra hole|
Chun eliminated with birdie on first hole
|5||2018||U.S. Women's Open||Kim Hyo-joo||Tied two-hole aggregate playoff |
Won with par on second hole of sudden-death playoff:
Jutanugarn : 4-4-4-4=16 (E), Kim : 3-5-4-5=17 (+1)
Ladies European Tour (3)Edit
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin of
|1||31 Mar 2013||Lalla Meryem Cup||69-67-67-67=270||−14||3 strokes|| Beth Allen|
|2||31 Jul 2016||Ricoh Women's British Open||65-69-66-72=272||−16||3 strokes|| Mirim Lee|
|3||29 Jul 2018||Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open||67-65-73-66=271||−13||1 stroke||Minjee Lee|
|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||Mirim Lee, Mo Martin|
|2018||U.S. Women's Open||4 shot lead||−11 (67-70-67-73=277)||Playoff||Kim Hyo-joo|
Results not in chronological order before 2019.
|U.S. Women's Open||CUT||CUT||CUT||T17||CUT||1||T26|
|Women's PGA Championship||CUT||3||CUT||T40||T10|
|The Evian Championship ^||T46||T9||CUT||36||5|
|Women's British Open||T45||CUT||1||CUT||T4||T11|
|U.S. Women's Open|
|Women's PGA Championship|
|The Evian Championship ^||NT|
|Women's British Open||T22|
^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
LA = low amateur
CUT = missed the half-way cut
NT = no tournament
"T" = tied
|U.S. Women's Open||1||0||0||1||1||2||7||3|
|Women's PGA Championship||0||0||1||1||2||2||5||3|
|The Evian Championship||0||0||0||1||2||2||5||4|
|Women's British Open||1||0||0||2||2||4||7||5|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 12 (2018 ANA – 2020 ANA, current)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 3 (2016 British Open – 2017 ANA)
LPGA Tour career summaryEdit
* as of the 2019 season
Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.
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- "Women's World Golf Rankings". 30 December 2019.
- ประกาศสำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี เรื่อง พระราชทานเครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์อันเป็นที่สรรเสริญยิ่งดิเรกคุณาภรณ์เป็นกรณีพิเศษ (นางสาวเอรียา จุฑานุกาล) ราชกิจจานุเบกษา เล่ม 133 ตอน 19 ข หน้า 1 8 กรกฎาคม พ.ศ. 2559
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- Career Stats
| World No. 1
12 June 2017 – 25 June 2017
30 July 2018 – 19 August 2018
29 October 2018 – 4 March 2019
|Awards and achievements|
Park Sung-hyun & Ryu So-yeon
| LPGA Player of the Year
Park Sung-hyun & Ryu So-yeon
| LPGA Tour Money Winner
| Race to the CME Globe Winner
| GWAA Female Player of the Year
| Heather Farr Player Award
| Thailand Professional Athlete of the Year
| LPGA Vare Trophy
| Rolex Annika Major Award