Yoo Sun-young (Korean 유선영 Yu Seon-Yeong [ju sʰʌnjʌŋ]; born 13 December 1986), also known as Sun Young Yoo, is a South Korean female professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. She won the 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship, which was her first major championship.
Yoo had a distinguished amateur career. In 2001, she won the Korean Junior Golf Championship. She played on the Korean National Golf team in both 2002 and 2004. In 2004 Yoo won the Korean Amateur in addition to being a quarter-finalist at the U.S. Women's Amateur.
Yoo turned professional in November 2004 and began playing the Futures Tour in 2005. Yoo won her first professional event, the Betty Puskar Golf Classic. That and ten top ten finishes in 18 events allowed Yoo to begin playing the LPGA Tour in 2006.
In September 2009 Yoo had her best ever finish on the LPGA Tour. At the end of 54 holes at the P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship, she was tied for first with Jiyai Shin and Angela Stanford. A sudden death playoff followed which was won on the second extra hole by Shin.
Yoo won her first LPGA Tour title at the 2010 Sybase Match Play Championship where she again faced Jiyai Shin and Angela Stanford on the way to the title. She defeated world number one Shin, in a semifinal match 2&1 and went on to defeat Stanford 3&1 in the championship match.
On 1 April 2012, Yoo won her first major title, the Kraft Nabisco Championship. I.K. Kim had a one-foot putt on the final hole for the win but missed it, resulted in a tie with Yoo and a sudden death playoff. On the first hole of the playoff, Yoo won with a 20-foot birdie putt.
Among her fellow South Koreans on the LPGA Tour, Yoo is known as 'Course Clown'.
LPGA Tour playoff record (1–2)
1 Defeated I.K. Kim in a sudden death playoff with birdie on first extra hole
Results not in chronological order before 2015.
^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013Most consecutive cuts made – 9 (2010 British Open – 2012 British Open)
Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (2011 British Open – 2012 Kraft Nabisco)
official as of 2016 seasonn
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
T = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.
*Includes matchplay and other events without a cut.