6 of our Favorite Asian American Female Golfers
Michelle Wie @themichellewie
Wie is a professional golfer on the LPGA Tour. She began playing golf at the age of 3. At 10 she was the youngest player to qualify for the USGA amateur championship. She became pro just before her 16thbirthday and signed contracts with Nike and Sony reportedly worth $10 million. She won her first major in 2014 at the U.S. Women’s Open. In August 2019 she got married to Jonnie West, son of NBA legend Jerry West.
Isabelle Shee @isabelleshee
Shee is a golfer who’s swing videos have attracted more than 100k Instagram followers. She played golf in college for UC Riverside and competed on the SCPGA Junior Tour.
Tisha Alyn Abrea @tishaalyn
Abrea is a Filipina American professional golfer, dancer, fitness model and broadcaster. She began playing golf at 3, competing at 7 and playing though high school, college at Cal State Fullerton and later turning pro. She strives to encourage more women to be interested in golf. She recently came out during 2019 LA Pride.
Lily Muni He @lilymhe
Also known as Lily, the 19 year old was a stand out on the USC Women’s Golf Team. She started playing golf at the age of 6 and became a 2019 LPGA rookie.
Maiya Tanaka @maiyagolf
Tanaka started her golf career at the age of 11. In high school, she was the only female player on the men’s golf team and helped them qualify or the boys C.I.F. Championship the same year. Due to her gender, she was unable to participate. Tanaka and her coach then created their high schools first female golf team. The following year, the girls team made it to the C.I.F. Championship.
Since then, Tanaka has played for UCLA, played golf professionally around the world, competed on The Amazing Race and has been in the LPGA since 2013.
Danielle Kang @daniellekang
Danielle Kang is a Korean American professional golfer, currently playing on the LPGA tour. She won the U.S. Women’s Amateur twice and the 2017 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, her first LPGA major. And most recently the 2019 Buick LPGA Shanghai.
Brittany Mai @brittany.mai
Brittany Mai was a competitive figure skater who trained with Michelle Kwan before a back injury forced her into retirement. After retiring, Mai started playing golf and competed in various high school and Amateur tournaments before playing in college for Northwestern and UCLA
Anne Park @annieparkusc
Annie Park is a Korean American professional golfer on the LPGA tour. She won the 2018 ShopRite LPGA classic, played in the 2019 Solheim Cup and was 2013 NCAA individual champion