Rose Zhang

Who is Rose Zhang?

She’s one of the LPGA Tour’s newest stars, but who is Rose Zhang? Find out more about the American here…


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 | Player Profile

Personal Information

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


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 – 2

2023 (1) – Mizuho Americas Open
2024 (1) – Cognizant Founders Cup

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 May 2024, Zhang has won twice on the LPGA Tour, with the first of those coming in 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. Zhang also won the Cognizant Founders Cup a year later.

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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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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