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Megan Khang player profile

Megan Khang: Player Profile

 

Who is Megan Khang?

Megan Khang is a three-time Solheim Cup player, LPGA Tour winner and one of the best American players in the game right now.

Khang was born in Brockton, Massachusetts in 1997 and her father was the person that got her into golf. She chose not to go to college, instead turning professional at the age of 18 in 2015. She had already won three times at the Connecticut Women’s Open, winning all three as an amateur.

She graduated to the LPGA Tour for the 2016 season, and in doing so, she made history. Khang became the first woman to play on the LPGA Tour from Hmong and Laotian descent. She had to wait 191 starts for her first victory, which came at the CPKC Women’s Open in 2023.

The 2023 edition of the Solheim Cup was Khang’s third appearance in the competition, and her third successive appearance for Team USA, having also played in 2019 and 2021. 

Megan Khang | An Overview

Personal Information

Name: Megan Khang
Born: October 23, 1997
Nationality: United States
Residence: Brockton, Massachusetts, United States

Career

Turned Pro: 2015
Professional Wins: 4
Highest World Ranking: 13 – August 28, 2023

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
Chevron Championship – T9 (2023)
– Women’s PGA Championship – T3 (2023)
– US Women’s Open – T4 (2021)
– Evian Championship – T8 (2019)
– AIG Women’s Open – T11 (2016)

Professional Wins – 4

2012 (1) – Connecticut Women’s Open
2013 (1) – Connecticut Women’s Open
2015 (1) – Connecticut Women’s Open
2023 (1) – CPKC Women’s Open

Megan Khang | What’s In Her Bag?

Khang is one of several players on the LPGA Tour to have been drafted into the PXG ranks when it comes to kit. She uses an 0311 Gen 6 driver, along with 0341 X Proto fairway woods. 0211 ST irons are paired with a trio of 0311 Sugar Daddy Milles wedges. She also uses a PXG putter, along with TaylorMade GAPR HI hybrids, the only non-PXG clubs in her bag. Khang plays the Titleist Pro V1 ball.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Megan Khang

When and where was Megan Khang born?

Megan Khang was born in Brockton, Massachusetts, United States on October 23, 1997. She started playing golf at the age of 5 and qualified for the US Women’s Amateur less than a decade later.

When did Megan Khang turn professional?

Compared to most, Khang’s route to the professional game is different as she did not play collegiate golf. She turned professional in 2015 having already won the Connecticut Women’s Open three times as an amateur. 

How many professional titles has Megan Khang won?

As of September 2023, Khang has won four times as a professional. That hat-trick of wins at the Connecticut Women’s Open came as an amateur, but she had to wait until 2023 for her first victory as a professional. She won the CPKC Women’s Open on the LPGA Tour, her maiden tour title.

Who is Megan Khang dating?

Khang is currently engaged to long-term partner Steven Stanis Lawzyk, showing off her partner on Instagram on several occasions.

Did you Know?

191 LPGA Tour starts later…

It took Khang a long time for her to get that first LPGA Tour victory. She had won three times prior to graduating to the LPGA Tour, but it took her 191 starts before she got her first win on the leading women’s tour. That came in August 2023 at the CPKC Women’s Open.

LPGA Barrier Breaker

Khang may be American, but she became the first person of Hmong and Laotian descent to ever play on the LPGA Tour. Her parents were refugees from the Vietnam War from Laos, and they came to the United States in the 1970s.

Perfect Junior Solheim

At the 2015 Junior Solheim Cup, Khang was perfect. The competition was played in Germany for the first time, and Khang went 5-0-0, becoming the first girl to do so in the event.

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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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