While many of the 104-player field at this week’s LPGA Q-Series will have a parent, sibling, friend or significant other on the bag this week, LPGA Tour veteran Jennifer Song will be doing things a little bit differently. Instead of relying on family or a local caddie, Song has recruited a now five-time LPGA Tour winner to loop for her for six rounds in Lower Alabama at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Magnolia Grove, one who just captured the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship title and was named the Race to the CME Globe champion.
Amy Yang and Song have been friends for quite a long time, often traveling together from event to event throughout their collective 29 years on the LPGA Tour. So, when Song asked Yang to pick up the bag this week, it was an automatic yes from Yang who couldn’t be more happy to support her friend during what’s an always challenging event, no matter your experience as a professional golfer.
Song finds herself at LPGA Q-Series after a difficult 2023 LPGA Tour season, one that saw her miss 11 cuts in 18 total starts and earn a season-best result of T27 at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G. She first became an LPGA Tour Member in 2011 after finishing second on the Epson Tour’s Official Money List, has recorded 13 career top-10 finishes and made $3,006,404 in career earnings.
Yang closed out her 16th season on the LPGA Tour with a three-shot victory over Alison Lee and Nasa Hataoka at the CME Group Tour Championship to become the 2023 Race to the CME Globe champion. She has captured five LPGA Tour titles and earned 80 additional top-10 finishes, four of which came this year. The 34-year-old competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics where she finished in a tie for fourth, was a member of the Republic of Korea Team at the 2016 Hanwha LIFEPLUS International Crown and has made $13,882,919 in earnings on the LPGA Tour.