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Miyazato, Ai (JPN)
Ladies European Tour Player Profile
Ai Miyazato
Surname Miyazato
First Name(s) Ai
Date of Birth 19th June 1985
Place of Birth Okinawa, Japan
Nationality Japan
Residence Japan
Exemption Status 02 - Winners of OOM, British Open or Evian
Represents Suntory

Ladies European Tour Season Stats and Results
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Ladies European Tour Career Summary
Statistics
Career Earnings (Euro) 1,021,177.15
Tournaments Played 15
Tournaments Won 25
LET Victories 2
Top Ten Finishes 6
Playoff Record 1/1
Lowest Round 66
   
   
   
Order of Merit Record
SeasonPos.EuroPlayed
2006 n/a 0.00 0
2007 n/a 0.00 0
2008 n/a 0.00 0
2009 n/a 0.00 0
2010 25 77,852.66 2

Biography Miyazato, Ai (JPN)

PROFESSIONAL

  • In 2013, Ai played in three events on the LET schedule with the following results: MC at Ricoh Women’s British Open; T11 at the Honma Pilsen Golf Masters (including her lowest LET round of 65 on day one) and T15 at the Evian Championship.
  • In 2012, Ai played in two events on the LET schedule with the following results: T21st at the Evian Masters and T26th at the Ricoh Women’s British Open. Season’s earnings: €49,582.05 (59). On the LPGA, played 23 events, 20 cuts made, $1,334,977 (5) two victories, 9 additional top-10 finishes. Crossed the $7 million mark in career earnings. Finished in the top-10 in rounds under par (4), rounds in the 60s (6), top-10 finishes (4), fairways (9), scoring average (6), putting average (4) and GIR putting average (5).
  • In 2011, won the Evian Masters Presented by Societe Generale, which was co-sanctioned between the LET and LPGA. It was her seventh-career LPGA victory and second on the LET. Played in just two events on the LET but on account of her victory, won the LET’s Henderson Money List. On the LPGA, crossed the $5 million mark in career earnings and had five additional top-10 finishes including third at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship; tied for fourth at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational; tied for fifth at the Sybase Match Play Championship; tied for sixth at the US Women's Open and tied for eighth at the Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola.
  • In 2010, her rookie year on the LET, Ai played in two events: tied for 9th at the Ricoh Women’s British Open and tied for 19th at the Evian Masters presented by Societe Generale. She finished 29th on the Henderson Money List with season’s earnings of €77,852.66. On the LPGA, she won five tournaments; becoming the first player since 1966 to win consecutive season-opening events with the Honda PTT LPGA Thailand, where she won by one stroke over Suzann Pettersen with a career-low and tournament-record 63 in the final round and the HSBC Women's Champions; also won the Tres Marias Championship, ShopRite Classic and Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola. Finished tied for third at the LPGA Championship Presented by Wegmans; tied for ninth at the P&G NW Arkansas Championship Presented by Walmart.
  • In 2009, won the Evian Masters Presented by Societe Generale, where she defeated Sophie Gustafson in a one-hole, sudden-death playoff; finished second at the Samsung World Championship and tied for second at the CN Canadian Women's Open; tied for third at the RICOH Women's British Open, tying her career-best finish at a major championship.
  • In 2008, recorded three top-10 finishes: a tie for fourth at the P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship Presented by John Q. Hammons, a tie for fifth at the RICOH Women’s British Open and a tie for sixth at the Wegmans LPGA.
  • In 2007, recorded six top-10 finishes, crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings.
  • In 2006, recorded seven top-10 finishes, including a season-best tie for third at the McDonald’s LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola; won two events on the JLPGA circuit.
  • In 2005, won six events on the JLPGA, including the Japan Women’s Open Golf Championship; competed in six LPGA events and tied for ninth at the HSBC Women’s World Match Play Championship; tied for 10th at the Mizuno Classic and tied for 11th at the Weetabix Women’s British Open; partnered with Rui Kitada to win the inaugural Women’s World Cup of Golf in South Africa. Won the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament by a record 12 strokes to earn her exempt card for the 2006 LPGA season.
  • In 2004, won five events on the JLPGA.
  • In 2003, turned professional in October and competed on the JLPGA.

AMATEUR

Miyazato’s amateur career was capped with a victory at the 2003 Miyagi TV Dunlop Ladies Golf Tournament – a professional event on the JLPGA – when she was a senior in high school. She also won the 2003 Japan Junior Golf Championship and the Japan Women’s Amateur Golf Championship.

PERSONAL

157cm, black hair and black eyes. Started playing golf at the age of 4. Credits her brothers as the individuals most influencing her career. Hobbies include listening to music and watching movies. Website: http://ai-miyazato54.com. Represents Suntory.

LET VICTORIES

(2): 2009 Evian Masters Presented by Societe Generale (co-sanctioned with the LPGA). 2011 Evian Masters Presented by Societe Generale (co-sanctioned with the LPGA).

Unofficial Victories

(1)  2005 Women’s World Cup of Golf (with Rui Kitada).

OTHER VICTORIES

LPGA (9) (including 2 Evian Masters listed above which are LET co-sanctioned events):  2012 LPGA Lotte Championship Presented by JGolf, Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G. 2010 Honda PTT LPGA Thailand, HSBC Women's Champions, Tres Marias Championship, ShopRite LPGA Classic, Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola.

Japan LPGA (JLPGA) (15): 2003 Dunlop Ladies Open, 2004 Daikin Orchid Ladies, Suntory Ladies Open, APiTA Circle K Sunkus Ladies, Masters GC Ladies, Daio Paper Elleair Ladies Open, 2005 Vernal Ladies, Chukyo TV Bridgestone Ladies Open, New Catapillar Mitsubishi Ladies, Japan Women's Open Golf Championship, Hisako Higuchi IDC Otsuka Kagu Ladies, Daio Paper Elleair Ladies Open, 2006 JLPGA Championship Konica Minolta Cup, Miyagi TV Cup Dunlop Ladies Open, Sankyo Ladies Open.

 

TOUR RECORD

2010              €77,852.66              29

2011              €363,079.68             1

2012              €49,582.05              59

2013              €38,640.28              54


Ladies European Tour Career Highlights
SeasonTournamentPos.ScoreParEuro
2005 Women's World Cup of Golf 1= 289 -3 80,529.41
2005 ANZ Ladies Masters 2 273 -15 50,105.42
2005 Weetabix Women's British Open 11= 281 -7 36,839.75
2006 Women's World Cup of Golf 12= 296 +8 11,000.00
2006 Weetabix Women's British Open 9 288 Par 42,572.00
2007 Evian Masters 22= 291 +3 26,046.00
2008 ANZ Ladies Masters 14= 210 -6 4,982.30
2008 RICOH Women's British Open 5 275 -13 56,907.27
2009 ANZ Ladies Masters 12= 281 -7 4,879.13
2009 Evian Masters 1 274 -14 341,249.80
2009 Ricoh Women's British Open 3= 289 +1 76,825.00
2010 Evian Masters 19= 283 -5 30,308.46
2010 Ricoh Womens British Open 9= 286 -2 47,544.20
2011 US Women's Open 6= 74 +2 0.00
2011 Evian Masters 1 273 -15 363,079.68

Ladies European Tour 2010 Season
DateTournamentPos.ScoreParEuro
22-07-10 Evian Masters 19= 283 -5 30,308.46
29-07-10 Ricoh Womens British Open 9= 286 -2 47,544.20

Ladies European Tour 2011 Season
DateTournamentPos.ScoreParEuro
10-07-11 US Women's Open 6= 74 +2 0.00
21-07-11 Evian Masters 1 273 -15 363,079.68
28-07-11 Ricoh Women's British Open 76= 147 +3 0.00

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