Friday, December 1, 2017

LPGA Player Profile: Azahara Munoz

It has been a while since I did my last LPGA player profile.

The player I have chosen this week is the very popular:

                                   Azahara Munoz

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Azahara Munoz continues to be one of the most popular players on the LPGA tour

Born:  11/19/87 (30 years old)
Hometown:  San Pedro del Alcantara, Spain
Resides:  Jupiter, Fla.
Rookie Year: 2010
2017 Earnings:  $286,417 (63rd)

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Azahara holds up the 2012 Sybase Match P

lay trophy

She has won once on the LPGA tour:

  • 2012 Sybase Match Play Championship

Best finishes in Major Championships:
  • ANA Inspiration - Finished 7th in 2014
  • KPMG Women's PGA Championship - Finished 4th in 2014
  • U.S. Women's Open - Finished 19th in 2010
  • Ricoh Women's British Open - Finished 12th in 2014
  • The Evian Championship - Finished 19th in 2013

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Career Stats:
  • 202 career starts
  • 175 cuts made (86.6%)
  • 38 top tens (18.8%)
  • Has $4,894,331 in career earnings. (61st on the all time LPGA career money list)

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Azahara (pictured here with Carlota Ciganda) was a member of 3 Solheim Cup teams

Other career highlights:
  • Posted a career high 10 top ten finishes in 2014
  • First Spaniard to win the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year award in 2010
  • Turned professional in 2009 and qualified for the LPGA tour in her first attempt, finishing 5th at the 2009 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.
  • Recorded her first professional victory at the 2009 Madrid Masters on the Ladies European Tour (LET) - has added three additional wins on the LET, including the 2013 and 2014 Lacoste Ladies Open de France and the 2016 Andalucia Costa Del Sol Open de Espana.
Special Achievements:
  • Represented Spain in the 2016 Rio Olympics finishing 21st.
  • Three-time member of the European Solheim Cup Team (2011, 2013, 2015) with an overall 4-6-1 record.
  • Member of the winning Team Spain at the inaugural 2014 UL International Crown with a record of 3-1-0.

Links to Previous Player Profiles:

This Week's Trivia Question: (for those who missed it earlier)

Who holds the record for the lowest score in the history of the final stage of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament?

For the answer to this week's trivia question press here.

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