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Player Bio: Jin Young Ko2022 U.S. Women's Open


Age: 26
Country: Republic of Korea
College: None
Worldwide professional victories: 24 (12 on LPGA Tour)
Road to Pine Needles: Top 10 and ties from 2021 U.S. Women's Open; 2019 winner of Chevron Championship; 2019 winner of Evian Championship; Top 30 points leader in LPGA Tour’s 2021 Race to CME Globe; Winner of LPGA Tour sanctioned event between 2021 U.S. Women's Open and start of 2022 championship; Top 10 points leader in LPGA Tour's 2022 Race to CME Globe as of April 6; Top 75 in Rolex Rankings as of April 6

Ko has been the most consistent player in women's professional golf for the past three years, first rising to No. 1 in the Rolex Rankings in 2019, and the 26-year-old Korean currently sits in that position after posting seven LPGA Tour victories since the conclusion of the 2021 U.S. Women's Open. That list includes the 2021 CME Group Tour Championship. Ko owns a pair of major titles: the 2019 Chevron Championship (formerly the ANA Inspiration) and 2019 Amundi Evian Championship. On March 31, she saw her streak of 32 consecutive sub-par rounds end in the first round of the Chevron Championship. From 2014-17, Ko won 10 times on the LPGA of Korea Tour. When she won the 2017 LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship, a co-sanctioned event with the LPGA Tour and KLPGA, Ko took up membership on the LPGA Tour for the 2018 season. Ko was the co-runner-up in the 2020 U.S. Women's Open at Champions Golf Club with Amy Olson, one stroke behind countrywoman A Lim Kim at Champions Golf Club. 

U.S. Women's Open Playing Record






2022 Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club 69-67-71-71—278 -6 4th
2021 The Olympic Club (Lake Course) 70-74-72-69—285 +1 T-7
2020 Champions Golf Club 73-70-71-68—282 -2 T-2


Country Club of Charleston





Shoal Creek





Trump National Golf Club (Old Course)