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Sophia Popov
Rookie Year
Race to CME Points

5'7''...Started playing golf at the age of 5...Credits her brother as the individual who influenced her career the most...Hobbies include skiing, running, tennis and going to soccer games...Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt...Has two siblings.

Career Victories (1 win, 1 major)

  • 2020 AIG Women's British Open*

*as a non-member

Solheim Cup (1)

  • 2021

Olympics (1)

  • 2020 Tokyo Olympics (T40)

2022 in a Nutshell

  • 18 events, seven cuts made, $98,595 (120)
  • Recorded a season-best T10 finish at the Dow Greal Lakes Bay Invitational

Career Highlights


  • 22 events, 15 cuts made, $334,512 (57)
  • Recorded three top-10 finishes including a runner-up finish at the Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play
  • Represented Germany in the Tokyo Olympics
  • Member of the European Solheim Cup team


  • Nine events, nine cuts made, $120,674 (77)
  • Captured her first LPGA Tour victory at the AIG Women's Open as a non-member and immediately accepted LPGA Tour Membership


  • Eight events, one cut made, $5,561 (173)


  • 12 events, six cuts, $73,445 (111)
  • Recorded a career-best T13 result at the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give
  • Finished T36 in the inaugural LPGA Q-Series to earn Priority List Category 14 status for the 2019 LPGA Tour season


  • Finished T32 at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn Priority List Category 17 for the 2018 LPGA Tour season
  • Spent the entire 2017 season on the Epson Tour and made the cut in 18 of 20 events played; placed in the top 25 at 11 tournaments including a season-best T2 finish at the Tullymore Classic


  • One event, one cut made, $9,614 (162)
  • Competed primarily on the Epson Tour; she made the cut in 17 of 19 events played with five top-10 finishes including two runner-up finishes at the Chico's Patty Berg Memorial and Danielle Downey Credit . Union Classic


  • Finished T11 at the Final Qualifying Tournament to earn Priority List Category 12 for the 2015 season

Amateur Highlights

  • Member of USC’s 2013 National Championship team
  • Finished her career at USC as only the program’s second four-time All-American
  • Her five career victories are tied for most in program history and 72.71 career stroke average is second-best at USC; finished as USC’s career leader in rounds in the 60’s (22)
  • Three-time All-Pac 12 First-Team selection (2011, 2013, 2014) and Second-Team selection (2012)
  • Earned NGCA and Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors in 2011
  • Was a member of the 2009 European Junior Solheim Cup Team and represented Germany at the 2009 European Girls’ Team Championships
  • Was the top-ranked German junior golfer and won the 2010 International European Ladies Amateur Championship
  • Won the 2008 16-under German Championship Girls