In the Winner's Circle with Ai Miyazato

Ai Miyazato
Photo Credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images

Ai Miyazato of Japan hits a tee shot on the eighth hole during the first round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented by J Golf at the Ko Olina Golf Club in Kapolei, Hawaii.

LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented by J Golf
April 21, 2012


Hometown/Birthplace – Okinawa, Japan
– June 19, 1985 – currently 26 years, 9 months, 2 days
Qualified for LPGA Tour
– 1st at the 2005 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament
Turned Professional
– January 2006

8th career LPGA victory… 2009 Evian Masters Presented by Societe Generale. 2010 Honda PTT LPGA Thailand, HSBC Women's Champions, Tres Marias Championship, ShopRite LPGA Classic, Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola. 2011 Evian Masters Presented by Societe Generale 2012 LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented by J Golf

Other worldwide wins – Japan LPGA (JLPGA): 15

5th top-10 finish in 6 events played in 2012

With the $255,000 first-place check…Increases career earnings to $6,343,312 – remains 23rd on the LPGA Career Money List… Increases season earnings to $629,783 – second on the 2012 LPGA Official Money List

5th season with at least one victory

5th different winner on 2012 LPGA Tour – Yani Tseng (3), Jessica Korda, Angela Stanford, Sun Young Yoo

Earns 30 points toward the Rolex Player of the Year race, increasing total to 65 points and remaining in third place

First victory in Hawaii in 9 appearances – previous Hawaiian best finish was a tie for 3rd at the 2007 Fields Open at Ko Olina Golf Club

Currently No. 8 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings

Topics: Miyazato, Ai, LPGA Lotte Championship, In the winners circle

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