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Ariya Jutanugarn (Thai: เอรียา จุฑานุกาล, RTGSEriya 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.[1][2] She is the first golfer, male or female, from Thailand to win a major championship.[3] She became the number one ranked golfer in the Women's World Golf Rankings in June 2017.[4]

Ariya Jutanugarn
เอรียา จุฑานุกาล
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Ariya Jutanugarn (27103852152).jpg
Personal information
Born (1995-11-23) 23 November 1995 (age 23)
Bangkok, Thailand
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality Thailand
ResidenceBangkok, Thailand
Career
Turned professional2012
Current tour(s)Ladies European Tour
(joined 2013)
LPGA Tour (joined 2015)
Professional wins11
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour10
Ladies European Tour3
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 2)
ANA Inspiration4th/T4: 2016, 2018
Women's PGA C'ship3rd: 2016
U.S. Women's OpenWon: 2018
Women's British OpenWon: 2016
Evian Championship5th: 2019
Achievements and awards
LPGA Player of the Year2016, 2018
LPGA Tour
Money Winner
2016, 2018
Race to the CME Globe2016, 2018
LPGA Vare Trophy2018
GWAA Female
Player of the Year
2016, 2018
Heather Farr Player Award2016
Best Female Golfer
ESPY Award
2017
Rolex Annika Major Award2018
Thailand Professional
Athlete of the Year Award
2016, 2018
Fox Sports Asia
Woman of the Year Award
2016

FamilyEdit

Jutanugarn has an older sister, Moriya, who is also a professional golfer.[5] 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.[6] The parents own a professional golf shop at the Rose Garden Golf Course near Bangkok.[6]

CareerEdit

Jutanugarn qualified for the 2007 Honda LPGA Thailand at age 11, making her the youngest player ever to qualify for an LPGA Tour event.[2] 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.[5] In 2012, she was winner of the American Junior Golf Association (AFGA) girl Player of the Year for the second consecutive year.[1][7] She turned professional at the end of 2012[8] and joined the Ladies European Tour in 2013.

Jutanugarn has an aggressive and fearless playing style.[9][10] 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.[11] 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.[12] She shot a 7-under-par on the first day.[13]

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.[14] The injury required corrective surgery, which was performed in Bangkok.[15]

Jutanugarn finished T-3 at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn her tour card for 2015.[16] At the 2016 ANA Inspiration, she had a two-stroke lead with three holes left and closed with three bogeys to finish fourth.[17]

At the 2016 Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, Jutanugarn earned her first LPGA Tour win and became the first Thai winner on this tour.[18] 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.[19] Jutanugarn won her first major championship with a three-stroke victory at the 2016 Women's British Open.[3]

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.[20]

Amateur wins (10)Edit

Professional wins (11)Edit

LPGA Tour (10)Edit

Legend
Major championships (2)
Other LPGA Tour events (8)
No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
1 8 May 2016 Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic 70-69-63-72=274 −14 1 stroke   Stacy Lewis
  Morgan Pressel
  Amy Yang
195,000
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
  Mo Martin
412,047
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
  Lexi Thompson
255,000
7 19 Nov 2017 CME Group Tour Championship 68-71-67-67=273 −15 1 stroke   Jessica Korda
  Lexi Thompson
500,000
8 20 May 2018 Kingsmill Championship (2) 66-67-66=199 −14 Playoff   Chun In-gee
  Nasa Hataoka
195,000
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)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2015 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic   Kim Sei-young
  Yoo Sun-young
Kim won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2016 Marathon Classic   Lydia Ko
  Mirim Lee
Ko won with birdie on fourth extra hole
3 2017 Manulife LPGA Classic   Chun In-gee
  Lexi Thompson
Won with birdie on first extra hole
4 2018 Kingsmill Championship   Chun In-gee
  Nasa Hataoka
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
victory
Runners-up
1 31 Mar 2013 Lalla Meryem Cup 69-67-67-67=270 −14 3 strokes   Beth Allen
  Charley Hull
2 31 Jul 2016 Ricoh Women's British Open 65-69-66-72=272 −16 3 strokes   Mirim Lee
  Mo Martin
3 29 Jul 2018 Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open 67-65-73-66=271 −13 1 stroke   Minjee Lee

Major championshipsEdit

Wins (2)Edit

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 timelineEdit

Results not in chronological order before 2019.

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
ANA Inspiration T25LA T22LA T20 4 T8 T4 T61
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

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.

  Win
  Top 10

LA = low amateur
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 0 0 2 3 6 7 7
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 3 6 4
Totals 2 0 1 7 10 15 30 21
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 10 (2018 ANA – 2019 British Open, current)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 3 (2016 British Open – 2017 ANA)

LPGA Tour career summaryEdit

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 1 0 4 T2 482,527 35 72.10 64
2016 28 27 5 1 2 16 1 2,550,928 1 69.87 3
2017 27 21 2 3 1 10 1 1,549,858 5 70.66 28
2018 28 28 3 3 2 17 1 2,743,949 1 69.41 1
2019 28 27 0 1 2 10 2 1,183,225 11 70.03 12
Totals* 163 139 10 10 9 64 1 8,510,505 27

* as of the 2018 season[21]

World rankingEdit

Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.

Year World
ranking
Source
2014 106 [22]
2015 63 [23]
2016 2 [24]
2017 6 [25]
2018 1 [26]

Team appearancesEdit

Professional

Royal decorationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Jutanugarn Competes on International Stage". American Junior Golf Association. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b Lance, Christine (21 July 2011). "Meet the Girls' Junior Quarterfinalists". United States Golf Association. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Ariya Jutanugarn Captures First Major At Ricoh Women's British Open". LPGA. 31 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Ariya Jutanugarn beats Lexi in playoff, grabs No. 1 ranking from Lydia Ko". Golf.com. Associated Press. 11 June 2017.
  5. ^ a b Baldry, Beth Ann (2 May 2013). "LPGA at Kingsmill - Teen leads by 2 shots after Day 1". Golf Week. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  6. ^ a b Williams, Julie (12 January 2012). "Jutanugarn Sisters Face USGA Scrutiny". Golf Week. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  7. ^ Herrington, Ryan (17 October 2012). "AJGA Names 2012 Rolex Players of the Year". Golf Digest. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 September 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ Burke, Lynn (3 May 2013). "Jutanugarn Retains Kingsmill Championship Lead Over Lewis, Stanford as Wind Creates Tough Conditions". Daily Press. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  10. ^ Kurz, Jr., Hank (3 May 2013). "LPGA at Kingsmill - Teen leads by 2 shots after Day 1". Virginian Pilot. Norfolk, Virginia. Archived from the original on 4 May 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  11. ^ Young, Bruce. "Ecstasy and agony for Ariya Jutanugarn". iseekgolf. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  12. ^ Kurz, Jr., Hank (4 May 2013). "LPGA at Kingsmill - Thai 17-year-old still leads by 1". Virginian Pilot. Norfolk, Virginia. Archived from the original on 16 June 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  13. ^ "Ariya Jutanugarn Leads 2013 Kingsmill Championship After First Round". Fairways and Forehands. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  14. ^ Williams, Julie (24 June 2013). "A. Jutanugarn's status unknown; O'Toole in". Golfweek. Archived from the original on 3 June 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  15. ^ "Report: Ariya Jutanugarn set for shoulder surgery; return timing unknown". Golfweek. 14 July 2013. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  16. ^ "Final Round Results - LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament". LPGA. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  17. ^ Reiterman, Ryan (3 April 2016). "Ko wins ANA for second straight major title". Golf Channel.
  18. ^ "Ariya Jutanugarn holds on to win Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic". ESPN. Associated Press. 8 May 2016.
  19. ^ "Ariya Jutanugarn wins third consecutive LPGA event at Volvik Champ". Yahoo Sports. 29 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  20. ^ "Ariya Jutanugarn wins Race to CME Globe, sweeps season awards". LPGA. 18 November 2018. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  21. ^ "Ariya Jutanugarn results". LPGA. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  22. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 29 December 2014.
  23. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 28 December 2015.
  24. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 26 December 2016.
  25. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 25 December 2017.
  26. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 31 December 2018.
  27. ^ ประกาศสำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี เรื่อง พระราชทานเครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์อันเป็นที่สรรเสริญยิ่งดิเรกคุณาภรณ์เป็นกรณีพิเศษ (นางสาวเอรียา จุฑานุกาล) ราชกิจจานุเบกษา เล่ม 133 ตอน 19 ข หน้า 1 8 กรกฎาคม พ.ศ. 2559

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Lydia Ko
Inbee Park
Park Sung-hyun
World No. 1
12 June 2017 – 25 June 2017
30 July 2018 – 19 August 2018
29 October 2018 – 4 March 2019
Succeeded by
Ryu So-yeon
Park Sung-hyun
Park Sung-hyun
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Lydia Ko
Park Sung-hyun & Ryu So-yeon
LPGA Player of the Year
2016
2018
Succeeded by
Park Sung-hyun & Ryu So-yeon
Incumbent
Preceded by
Lydia Ko
Park Sung-hyun
LPGA Tour Money Winner
2016
2018
Succeeded by
Park Sung-hyun
Incumbent
Preceded by
Lydia Ko
Lexi Thompson
Race to the CME Globe Winner
2016
2018
Succeeded by
Lexi Thompson
Incumbent
Preceded by
Lydia Ko
GWAA Female Player of the Year
2016
Succeeded by
Lexi Thompson
Preceded by
Stephanie Meadow
Heather Farr Player Award
2016
Succeeded by
Tiffany Joh
Preceded by
Chanathip Songkrasin
Wisaksil Wangek
Thailand Professional Athlete of the Year
2016
2018
Succeeded by
Wisaksil Wangek
Incumbent
Preceded by
Lexi Thompson
LPGA Vare Trophy
2018
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Ryu So-yeon
Rolex Annika Major Award
2018
Succeeded by
Incumbent