In the Winner's Circle with Na Yeon Choi

Na Yeon Choi
Photo Credit: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

(L-R) Terry Duffy, CME Group Executive Chairman, Na Yeon Choi of South Korea and LPGA commissioner Mike Whan pose with the winner's check after Choi's two-stroke victory at the CME Group Titleholders at the TwinEagles Club on November 18, 2012 in Naples, Florida.

IN THE WINNER’S CIRCLE with NA YEON CHOI

CME Group Titleholders

November 18, 2012

Hometown/Birthplace – Seoul, South Korea/Orlando, Florida

Birthdate – Oct. 28, 1987 – currently 25 years, 1 month, 10 days

Qualified for LPGA Tour – T20th at 2007 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament

Turned Professional – November 2004

Seventh career LPGA victory; 12th career victory worldwide

Third season in four years to captures two victories

Won her first major championship earlier this year at the U.S. Women’s Open

With the $500,000 first-place check, she increases career earnings to $7,647,218.50 and increases season earnings to $1,981,834. She finishes the season second on the 2012 LPGA Tour Official Money List

Becomes the second-consecutive South Korean to win the CME Group Titleholders. Hee Young Park won the inaugural event in 2011

10th top-10 finish in 21 events played in 2012

Other top-10 finishes in 2012 include a tie for second at the HSBC Women’s Champions 2012 and RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup, T8 at the Kraft Nabisco Championship and T9 at the Sybase Match Play Championship, T3 at the CN Canadian Women's Open, second at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, T8 at the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship Presented by Audi, T5 at the Mizuno Classic. 

Topics: In the winners circle, Choi, Na Yeon, CME Group Tour Championship

Andrews Sports MedicineArpin Van LinesFloridas NaturalMedjet AssistMichelob ULTRAPrudentialSmuckers