Height: 5 ft 8 in
Born: July 28, 1989
Turned Pro: 2006
Amy Yang currently competes on both the LPGA and Ladies European Tours. She has 6 professional wins since turning pro as a 17-year old. She recorded seven top tens during the 2011 LPGA season. The Rolex Rankings currently rate her as the 12th best women’s player in the world.
Yang started playing golf at the age of 10. Five years later her family left Korea for the Gold Coast of Australia to nurture Yang’s talent for the game. A year later, Yang captured the Queensland Amateur Championship, becoming the youngest winner in the history of the event.
Yang won the 2006 ANZ Ladies Master (Ladies European Tour) as a 16-year old amateur, making her the youngest winner in the history of the Ladies European Tour. The title earned an invitation to the 2006 Women’s British Open and the Evian Ladies Masters.
In 2007, the Yangs were on the move again, relocating from Australia to Orlando, Florida. The move allowed Yang to pursue her LPGA card.
In her first event after turning professional, Yang finished in 4th place at the Dubai Ladies Masters, earning $40,000. Her early success continued at her next event, the Mauritius Open with a 3rd place finish.
Yang has won twice on the LPGA tour. She captured the 2013 LPGA KEB-Hana Bank Championship in a playoff. She won the 2015 Honda LPGAThailand by two strokes over American Stacy Lewis and two other players.
Yang is a member of a group of players known as the “Seoul Sisters” which celebrates Korean women golfers on the Asian, European and American tours.
Yang’s nickname is “Little Se Ri” – after Korean golfer, and former Women’s U.S. Open Champion Se Ri Pak.