Born parents from origin Korea, it does not begin the golf at the 4 years age, and gains its first tournaments against adults as of the 11 years age. Admiror of Tiger Woods, it decides to become golfeuse and is registered with the Université Stanford, university which he attended.
She took part in its first tournament LPGA in 2002. She is more the young graduate of the history of the golf to gain a tournament amateur for adults. She obtains her first great results on the circuit LPGA in 2004 with one 4th place at the time of the Kraft Nabisco Championship , one of the four major ones of the female circuit. Is 14 years old, it does thus better than Tiger Woods, which was 21 years old when it appears in signal 5 of one of the major circuits.
The same year, it becomes the 4th woman and more the young graduate to be taken part in a tournament of PGA. It will miss the cut of only one blow.
The year 2005 is still better. It finishes 2nd behind Annika Sörenstam LPGA Championship , another major tournament. It fails then in quarterfinal in the championship amateur qualifier a place the Masters.
It also finishes 2nd Evian Masters, then 3rd of the Womens British Open .
October 5th 2005, it announces its passage in the professional world. At the time of this Press conference, she announces the signing of contracts with Nike and Sony, which ensures to him an annual income of 10 million USD. She becomes the golfeuse one best paid, very far in front of Suédoise Annika Sörenstam, however N ⁰ 1 world.
She disputes its first tournament as professional at the time of the Samsung World Championship . At the time of this one, it is disqualified on a bad drop at the time of the 3rd turn whereas it had finished in the 4th place. It must thus restore its first profits, 53.000 dollars.
On Friday, May 5, 2006 it passes the cut for the first time of its career in a male tournament, being qualified for the two last rounds. It is about tournament SK Telecom, in Seoul, in Korea. It finishes this tournament with 12 blows of the winner after one 74 over the last day.
- 4th with the Kraft Nabisco Championship , 2004
- 2nd with LPGA Championship , 2005
- 2nd with the Womens British Open , 2005
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