This week is all about ... Na Yeon Choi

Each week throughout 2012, we will spotlight one LPGA player and provide an in depth look into her life - both on and off the course. Keep coming back each day to learn more about Na Yeon Choi.

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Na Yeon Choi makes her own history

Choi appreciates 5-time champ Pak paving way for Koreans

Choi defends LPGA Hana Bank title in Korea

Choi grabs first LPGA Tour victory

 

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Grounded champion
Choi latest in growing number of Asian-born major winners

BY NEAL REID

She’s young, she’s talented and she’s got a good head on her shoulders.

For those reasons, and many more, it’s hard not to pull for Na Yeon Choi.

The six-time LPGA champion has established herself as one of the world’s best players since joining the Tour in 2008. Choi has amassed nearly $7 million in career earnings while piling up 54 top-10s, and she won her first career major earlier this year at the U.S. Women’s Open.

The well-liked and friendly Korean was the Tour’s top money earner and Vare Trophy winner in 2010 and has climbed to No. 4 in the Rolex Women’s Golf World Rankings. This season, she has six top-10s in 17 events, is third on the money list with $1,209,229 and is amid a streak of 28 consecutive cuts made.

Choi has been extremely pleased with her season and her success thus far on Tour. More>>

 

 

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2012 STATISTICS
  • STARTS: 17
  • VICTORIES: 1
  • DRIVING ACCURACY: 75% (31)
  • BIRDIES: 231 (10)
  • SAND SAVES: 46% (40)
  • TOP 10 FINISHES: 6
  • EARNINGS: $1,209,229
  • EAGLES: 5 (5)
  • PUTTS PER GREEN: 1.78 (12)
  • GIR: 72% (12)
  • DRIVING AVERAGE: 255 (46)
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