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Angel Yin player profile

Who is Angel Yin?

She’s a Solheim Cupper, but who is Angel Yin? Find out more with our profile on the American here…

 

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 | Player Profile

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?

Yin plays with mainly Callaway clubs, apart from a trio of PXG wedges and a Burke AI-77 putter. The Paradym Triple Diamond driver and Mavrik Sub Zero fairway wood are complemented by an Apex 19 hybrid and a set of Apex TCB irons. Yin, like many other tour pros, uses the Titleist Pro V1 ball.

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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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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