5’2”...Started playing golf at the age of 8...Credits her father as the individual most influencing her career...Hobbies include listening to music, watching other sports, watching Ichiro Suzuki play and shopping.
LPGA Tour Victories (1)
2012 Safeway Classic
UL International Crown (2)
2016 in a Nutshell:
- 24 events, 21 cuts, $270,663 (68)
- Recorded a season-best T6 finish at the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer
- 24 events, 22 cuts, $583,141 (28)
- Recorded a season-best runner-up finish at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G and also recorded four additional top-10 finishes
- 16 events, 10 cuts made, $105,982 (91)
- Recorded season-best T21 at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic
- Member of Team Japan at the UL International Crown
- 21 events, 18 cuts made, $417,658 (36), 2 top-10 finishes
- Recorded season-best, third-place finish at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G
- Crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings at the CME Group Titleholders
- 20 events, 17 cuts made, $1,098,749 (11), 1 victory, 8 additional top-10 finishes.
- Became the third Japanese player to win the Safeway Classic, joining Ai Miyazato (2010) and Ayaka Okamoto (1986).
- Crossed the $1 million mark in season earnings for the first time in her career.
- Best finish was fifth place at the US Women's Open.
- Had three other top-10 finishes including: tied for seventh at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, where she crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings, tied for eighth at the Wegmans LPGA Championship, and tied for ninth at the Evian Masters.
- Best finish was a third at the P&G NW Arkansas Championship Presented by Walmart.
- Tied for third at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia.
- Tied for fifth at the Mizuno Classic.
- Finished tied for sixth Evian Masters Presented by Société Générale.
- Tied for eighth at the Navistar LPGA Classic Presented by Monaco RV.
- Won the Japan Women's Open on the JLPGA.
- Recorded a career-best fourth place finish at the LPGA Corning Classic, where she carded a career-low 62 in the third round.
- Also tied for fourth at the Wegmans LPGA and was sixth at the Honda LPGA Thailand.
- Tied for 12th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn Priority List Category 11 for the 2009 LPGA season; turned professional immediately after the final round.
- Miyazato had a successful amateur career in Japan. She became the youngest winner of the Japan Amateur Women’s Championship in 2004 at 14 years, 8 months.
- In 2006, she won the 15-17 Girls’ division of the Callaway Golf Junior World Golf Championships at Torrey Pines North Course and was the 2006 Asian Games individual and team silver medalist.
- She also won back-to-back Japan Junior Championships in 2006-07.
- Started playing golf at the age of 8.
- Credits her father as the individual most influencing her career.
- Hobbies include listening to music, watching other sports, watching Ichiro Suzuki play and shopping.
- Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt.