‘Super Rookie’ Rose Jang, who finally stands on the pro stage, predicts a change in the LPGA perception

‘Super Rookie’ will debut on the LPGA Tour. The main character is Rose Jang (20, USA), who has held the No. 1 position in the amateur women’s golf world rankings for the longest period of time.

The first tournament Zhang, a Chinese-American, will participate in after turning professional is the Mizuho Americas Open (total prize money of $2.75 million) held at Liberty National Golf Club (par 71) in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA for four days from the 1st of next month (local time). )am.

Rose Chang is known as the strongest amateur in women’s golf, including the first two consecutive victories in the recently finished National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 women’s golf individual event. Since September 2020, she has held on to the top of the amateur women’s golf world rankings for 141 consecutive weeks, easily surpassing Lydia Go’s (New Zealand) record of 130 weeks, her previous longest standing.

In addition, Jang won 12 championships in 20 competitions as a member of Stanford University in the United States, breaking the record for the most wins (11) held by “university senior” Tiger Woods (USA). In particular, she showed extraordinary strength, winning 8 times out of 10 competitions she competed in in the 2022-23 season.

Jang, who has been the strongest in women’s amateur golf for more than three years, won the Mek Cormack (Best Amateur Player) medal for three consecutive years in 2020, 2021 and 2022. After announcing her recent professional turn, she said on Instagram that “a new chapter in her life is starting.”

With the appearance of Jang, the greatest rookie of all time, it is expected that there will be a change in the perception of the LPGA tour. She has yet to leave a strong impression in a professional competition, but as she adjusts to the professional stage, she has the potential to become a formidable presence.

Jang ranked 28th (first among amateurs) at the AIG Women’s Open, a major tournament she participated in in July last year when she was an amateur, tied for 65th at the Amundi Evian Championship, and tied for 40th at the US Women’s Open. Her personal best result in a major is her tie for 11th at the 2020 Chevron Championships.

In order to quickly acclimate her to the new professional stage, Zhang recently recruited her veteran caddy, Jason Gilloyd, as her professional caddy. Gil Lloyd has been carrying her bags for Minjee Lee (Australia) for the past five years and has been working with her intestines since her professional debut. In an interview with the American media, Jason commented, “Rose Jang is a similar type of player to Ko Jin-young, and her iron shot accuracy is excellent.”먹튀검증

The Mizuho Americas Open, which is attracting attention as Jang’s debut match, is a new tournament this year. World ranking No. The ‘Big 5’ excluding the United States) will participate. As for Korean players, Ko Jin-young, Park Seong-hyeon, Yoo Hae-ran, Kim Se-young, Anna-rin, Kim A-rim, and Ji Eun-hee were listed on the roster.

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