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Rose Zhang

Rose Zhang: Player Profile

 

Who is Rose Zhang?

Rose Zhang is one of the best talents rising through women’s golf, and she won on her LPGA Tour debut in June 2023.

Zhang was born in 2003 in California and started playing golf at the age of 9. She won the 2020 US Women’s Amateur and moved to the top of the World Amateur Golf Rankings. She would stay at the summit for 142 weeks, a record, before turning professional. The American also won the US Girls’ Junior and became the first two-time NCAA Individual Championship in college history. She was awarded the Mark H McCormack Medal in 2020, 2021 and 2022 for being the world’s top amateur. 

After turning professional, Zhang won on her LPGA Tour debut. She won a play-off at the Mizuho Americas Open, and became the first woman in over 70 years to win on her debut on the LPGA Tour. She went on to finish in the top ten at three of the year’s majors. Those performances over the course of 2023 saw her automatically qualify for the Solheim Cup, where she made her debut. 

Rose Zhang | An Overview

Personal Information

Name: Rose Zhang
Born: May 24, 2003
Nationality: United States
Residence: Irvine, California, United States

Career

Turned Pro: 2023
Professional Wins: 1
Highest World Ranking: 25 – November 20, 2023

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
Chevron Championship – T11 (2020)
Women’s PGA Championship – T8 (2023)
US Women’s Open – T9 (2023)
Evian Championship – T9 (2023)
AIG Women’s Open – T28 (2022)

Professional Wins – 1

2023 (1) – Mizuho Americas Open

Achievements and Awards

Mark H McCormack Medal – 2020, 2021, 2022
Smyth Salver – 2022

Rose Zhang | What’s In Her Bag?

Zhang is a Callaway staff player, playing the Paradym Triple Diamond driver, along with a Paradym hybrid. Apex irons and Jaws Raw wedges, along with an Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K putter are all in play. The American uses a Callaway Chrome Soft X ball.

You can read our full article on what’s in the bag for Rose Zhang here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Rose Zhang

When and where was Rose Zhang born?

Rose Zhang was born in Arcadia, California in May 2003 and she began playing golf at the age of 9. 

When did Rose Zhang turn professional?

Zhang turned professional after one of the best amateur careers in history. She turned pro in 2023 and immediately won her first event on the LPGA Tour, becoming the first woman in 70 years to do so.

How many professional titles has Rose Zhang won?

As of September 2023, Zhang has won once on the LPGA Tour, but that came on her first appearance on the tour. She made history by winning the Mizuho Americas Open, where she defeated American Solheim Cup teammate Jennifer Kupcho in a play-off.

Did you Know?

Winner First Time Out

After breaking all sorts of records as an amateur, Zhang showed her class by winning her first tournament on the LPGA Tour. She was victorious at the Mizuho Americas Open, becoming the first golfer in more than 70 years to achieve the feat of winning on debut on the LPGA Tour.

Showing Major Class

Her first three major championship appearances as a professional showed her class on the biggest stage. She finished inside the top ten at the Women’s PGA Championship, US Women’s Open and Evian Championship in 2023. 

Amazing Amateur Success

Zhang spent a record 142 weeks at the top of the World Amateur Golf Rankings, and she got to the top after winning the US Women’s Amateur in 2020. She then won the US Girls’ Junior a year later before winning the NCAA Championship in 2022. Zhang then repeated that feat in 2023, becoming the first woman to win the individual national championship on two occasions. She also won the Augusta National Women’s Amateur the same year, before turning professional. Zhang was awarded the Mark H McCormack Medal in 2020, 2021 and 2022 for being the world’s top amateur. 

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