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Nationality  South Korea
Name  Choi Na-yeon
Turned professional  2004
ANA Inspiration  T6: 2008
Parents  Choi Byung Ho

LPGA of Korea Tour  8
Height  1.65 m
Professional wins  15
Role  Golfer
LPGA tour wins  9
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Born  28 October 1987 (age 28) Seoul, South Korea (1987-10-28)
Current tour(s)  LPGA Tour (joined 2008)
Former tour(s)  KLPGA Tour (joined 2004)
Residence  Orlando, Florida, United States
Nominations  Best Female Golfer ESPY Award

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Na Yeon Choi (Korean: 최나연 [tɕʰwe najʌn]; born 28 October 1987) is a South Korean female professional golfer playing on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour. In July 2012, she won the U.S. Women's Open for her first major championship.


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Amateur career

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At age 17 in 2004, Choi won the ADT CAPS Invitational on the LPGA of Korea Tour (KLPGA), beating future Hall-of-Famer Se Ri Pak by four strokes. Choi turned professional shortly thereafter, in November 2004. She won once each year on the KLPGA Tour in 2004 through 2007.

Professional career

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In 2007, Choi played in the Hana Bank-KOLON Championship, an event co-sponsored by the LPGA and KLPGA Tours, and finished eighth. She attended LPGA Qualifying Tournament in the fall of 2007, but finished two shots shy of earning a fully exempt Tour card for the 2008 season. Her non-exempt card meant she was not automatically eligible for every event, yet her high conditional status and consistent good play put her in nearly every tournament. She won over $1 million and finished 11th on the 2008 money list with nine top-10 finishes in 27 events played. She finished second in the LPGA Rookie of the Year race, just behind winner Yani Tseng.

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In 2009, Choi won twice on the LPGA Tour. In October she won the 20-player Samsung World Championship. Two weeks later she won the Hana Bank-KOLON Championship, an event co-sanctioned with the KLPGA. Her third LPGA Tour win came in July 2010 at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic at which she beat three other players on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff. In 2010, Choi was both the LPGA Tour money leader and the leading scorer (Vare Trophy).

LPGA Tour wins (9)

LPGA Tour playoff record (1–3)

Results timeline

Results not in chronological order before 2015.

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
DQ = disqualified
T = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.


  • Most consecutive cuts made – 9 (twice)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 3 (2009 LPGA – 2009 British Open)
  • LPGA Tour career summary

  • official through 2016 season
  • Team appearances


  • Lexus Cup (representing Asia team): 2008
  • International Crown (representing South Korea): 2014
  • References

    Choi Na-yeon Wikipedia