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Angel Yin player profile

Angel Yin: Player Profile

 

Who is Angel Yin?

Angel Yin is a winner on the Ladies European Tour and LPGA Tour, and now a regular at the Solheim Cup for Team USA.

Yin was born in California in October 1998, and began playing golf at the age of 6. She showed promise from that age, and went on to win the 7-8 year old category at the Junior World Golf Championships, before then being victorious at the California State Women’s Amatauer at the age of 12, and again at 14.

The American turned professional in 2016, and went on to win her first professional title a year later on the Ladies European Tour. She won a play-off to claim the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic title. She has gone on to finish runner-up in two majors, doing so at the 2019 US Women’s Open and the 2023 Chevron Championship. In 2023, Yin finally won on the LPGA Tour for the first time, victorious in Shanghai.

Yin made her debut in the Solheim Cup in 2017, with captain Juli Inkster choosing the then-19-year-old as a captain’s pick. She scored 1.5 points on debut, before then scoring two points from three matches in the 2019 edition. After missing out two years later, Yin was a captain’s pick for the 2023 Solheim Cup at Finca Cortesin.

Angel Yin | An Overview

Personal Information

Name: Angel Yin
Born: October 3, 1998
Nationality: United States
Residence: Los Angeles, California, United States

Career

Turned Pro: 2016
Professional Wins: 2
Highest World Ranking: 21 – November 13, 2023

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
– Chevron Championship – 2nd (2023)
Women’s PGA Championship – T4 (2018)
– US Women’s Open – T2 (2019)
Evian Championship – T20 (2023)
AIG Women’s Open – T6 (2023)

Professional Wins – 2

2017 (1) – Omega Dubai Ladies Classic
2023 (1) – Buick LPGA Shanghai

Angel Yin | What’s In Her Bag?

Driver: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond (9°; Diamana RF shaft)
Fairway Woods: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (13.5°; Fujikura Speeder Evolution shaft)
Hybrids: Callaway Apex 19 (19°; Fujikura Ventus Blue shaft)
Irons: Callaway Apex TCB (4-PW)
Wedges: PXG 0311 Forged
Putter: Burke AI-77
Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Angel Yin

When and where was Angel Yin born?

Angel Yin was born in Los Angeles, California in October 1998 and started playing golf at the age of 6. 

When did Angel Yin turn professional?

Yin turned professional in 2016, and would win her first title a year later, at the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic on the Ladies European Tour. She made her Solheim Cup debut that same year as a captain’s pick.

How many professional titles has Angel Yin won?

As of September 2023, Angel Yin has won twice as a professional. Her first came at the 2017 Omega Dubai Ladies Classic, before her maiden LPGA Tour victory came in 2023, at the Buick LPGA Shanghai.

Did you Know?

Child Prodigy

Having only taken up the game at the age of 6, Yin incredibly won the 7-8 year old Junior World Golf Championships. She then won the California State Women’s Amateur at the age of 12, and again at 14. 

So Near, Yet So Far

Yin is yet to win on the LPGA Tour, or a major title. However, the American is a two-time major championship runner-up. Those results included losing out in a play-off at the 2023 Chevron Championship to Solheim Cup teammate Lilia Vu.

Junior Solheim to Solheim In Two Years

Yin played for Team USA in the Junior Solheim Cup in 2015, and just two years later, captain Juli Inkster selected the American to feature at the Solheim Cup. She earned 1.5 points from her three matches on debut in 2017.

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