The U.S Women’s Open Championship is played between July 7 and July 10, 2016. This is the most prestigious golf tournament on the golfing calendar and anyone who wishes to be noticed puts all their efforts into making the cut for this one. The players play on luscious greens and endure treacherous bunkers on the way down the fairway.
Only the most prestigious player can count themselves as winners. This is no easy round of golf. The prize money totals $10 million. Every player get a piece of the purse with the winner pocketing $1.8 million. Let’s to find out Top 10 Female Golfers in the World.
10. Lydia Co
Lydia Co was born April 24, 1997. She is a Korean born New Zealander. Lydia became the number one ranked golfer in 2015 at the tender age of 17. In doing so she acquired the title of youngest person man or woman to be ranked number one. She had been a top ranked amateur golfer for 130 weeks previously. On 23 April 2014, one day before her 17th birthday, Lydia was named as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. She has won many prestigious titles and tours on her road to the US Championships.
9. Brittany Lang
Brittany Lang was born in August 22, 1985. She is an American professional golfer partaking in the United States championship 2016. Her birthplace is Richmond, Virginia and was raised a Texas girl. She won eight US Junior Golf Association titles in her younger days.
While at Duke University she played golf for two years and won a total of six collegiate tournaments.
After completing two years in college golf at the University, she would later become a professional in July 2005. Lang’s first professional breakthrough came in the month of June 2012 during the inaugural Manulife Financial L.P.G.A Classic that took place in Canada. She beat the odds and won in a four player playoff on the day. She enjoys five top 10 placements in major competitions, one as an amateur and four as a professional. She has then represented the U.S in 3 successive Solheim Cups; 2009, 2011, and 2013, where she keeps an undefeated streak in singles play.>
8. Amy Yong
Amy Yong was born on July 28, 1989 and is one of the best golfers there is. She is Korean born. She is currently playing as a professional in the USA. Yang began playing golf at age 10 in her native Korea and moved to the Gold Coast of Australia with her family at age 15 to pursue golf more seriously. Her career is filled with achievements and wins and in 2013, Yang won her first LPGA Tour event. In the year 2015, she won the second.
In 2007 she and her family moved from Australia to Orlando, Florida.
7. Sung Hyun
Sung Hyun Park hails form South Korea. She made her LPGA tour debut last year. She has worked hard and put herself in contention for the US Championship title.
6. Miriam Lee
Miriam Lee is a South Korean professional golfer who turned professional in 2009. She has played on the LPGA of Korea Tour since 2010 and has won three events on that tour.
She was born October 25, 1990. She has enjoyed six professional wins and two LPGA tour wins.
5. Haru Nomura
Haru Nomura is a Japanese professional golfer. She move to South Korea at the age of 5 and currently resides in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was born November 25,1992. She turned professional is 2010. She has enjoyed five professional wins to date. She started playing golf at the age of 11. She has enjoyed many other successes along the way the LPGA. On 21 February 2016, Nomura held off world number one Lydia Ko to win her first LPGA tournament.
4. Danielle Kang
Danielle Kang was born October 20,1992 in San Francisco, California. She is an American professional golfer. She now resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. As an amateur, she won the US. Women’s Amateur twice, in 2010 and 2011, a fete that only a few can be associated with. She turned professional in 2011 and has been playing golf on a higher pedestal since.
3. Jessica Korda
Jessica Korda was born February 27, 1993 in Bradenton, Florida. She is an American professional golfer. Jessica enjoyed many wins and achievements during her Amateur career. She turned professional in 2010. Her first professional win was in the first event of the 2012 season, the Women’s Australian Open at Royal Melbourne. Korda won her second LPGA Tour title at the season opening in january 2014.
2. Eun-Hee Ji
Eun-Hee Ji is a South Korean professional player. She was born May 13,1986 in Gapyeong County, South Korea. Eun-Hee turned professional in 2004. She has achieved six professional wins and two LPGA tour wins.
1. Kelly Tan
Kelly Tan is a professional Malaysian player. She started playing golf at the age of 12. She achieved qualifying for the LPGA tour on her first attempt and is considered one of the best Malaysian golfers that ever graced the course.
Kelly is three time winner of the Malaysian Ladies Open. She turned professional in 2014. She has enjoyed one top ten finish in 2014. Her best finish in 2015 was a tie for 25th place. She has so much going for her and her only way is up.
Winners are rewarded richly in monetary prizes as well as the prestige of winning this major tournament. This is the title everyone wants and you have to claw and fight your way to the top to get it. The prize money is nothing to smirk at with the figure running up to over the million mark for the overall winner, this is of course taxed but the money is still a life changing amount. The winner and those in the first few positions are all set.
It is a long road to the final and players cannot have off days. One off day in a tournament and you jeopardize your chance at the title of all titles. Players wait anxiously for this tour and when it arrives they revel in the excitement and anticipation.
Hard work and dedication to what they love pays off in the end for those who make the cut. Almost everyone gets a cut of the purse with the leader taking the biggest piece of the pie. Most will tell you that the prestige of the title is what they are after and that the monetary prize is an added bonus. These are the true sportspeople. They do it for the love of the game and to be the best at what they do.