In the Winner's Circle with Ai Miyazato

Ai Miyazato
Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Ai Miyazato of Japan hits a tee shot on the 7th hole during the final round of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Arkansas.


2012 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G
July 1, 2012

Hometown/Birthplace – Okinawa, Japan
Birthdate
– June 19, 1985 – currently 27 years, 14 days
Qualified for LPGA Tour
– 1st at the 2005 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament
Turned Professional
– January 2006

This is her second LPGA Tour victory this season and both have come in her last five events (won the LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented by J Golf in April).

Becomes the third player to win multiple events on Tour this season joining Yani Tseng (3 victories) and Stacy Lewis (2 victories)

9th career LPGA victory; 26th career victory worldwide

Increased LPGA career earnings to $6,749,255.75 – 21st on the LPGA Career Money List

5th season with at least one victory

9th career victory in 146 appearances dating back to the 2004 Mizuno Classic where she tied for second while on the JLPGA Tour

Projected to move from 6th to 3rd in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings

Previous finish at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G include T4th in 2008, T10th in 2009, T9th in 2010 and 3rd in 2011

Topics: In the winners circle, Miyazato, Ai, Walmart NW Arkansas Championship

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