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Moriya Jutanugarn (updated 2022)

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Moriya Jutanugarn is a Thai professional golfer who has been turning heads on the golf course ever since she turned pro in 2013. She won her first tournament at just 16 years old, and since then, she has continued to impress with her skills and talent. Many people are calling her the next big thing in women's golf, and it's easy to see why! In this blog post, we will take a closer look at Moriya Jutanugarn and her amazing career thus far.

Moriya Jutanugarn

Moriya Jutanugarn was born in Thailand in 1997. When she was just six years old, she started playing golf with her older sister, Ariya. It quickly became apparent that Moriya had a natural talent for the game. She started winning junior tournaments when she was still in her early teens, and by the time she turned 16, she was ready to turn pro.

Moriya made history when she won her first professional tournament at the 2013 LPGA Thailand. She became the youngest ever winner on the LPGA Tour, and also the first Thai golfer to win an LPGA event.

There is no doubt that Moriya Jutanugarn is a very talented golfer. But what makes her even more special is her story. She comes from a humble background in Thailand, and she has had to overcome some serious obstacles in her life. When she was just 13 years old, she was diagnosed with scoliosis, a condition that causes the spine to curve abnormally. Thankfully, she was able to receive treatment and surgery which corrected the problem.

Her younger sister, Ariya, was the first golfer from Thailand to win a major championship after taking home the trophy at the 2016 Women’s British Open.

Who is older Arya or Moriya Jutanugarn?

Arya Jutanugarn was born 23rd November 1995, age 26 years old as of 2022

Moriya Jutanugarn was born 28th July 1994, age 27 years old as of 2022

Moriya Jutanugarn is known for her sweet and innocent nature, but she is also known for the odd club throw, her more furious side. Her coach obviously doesn’t encourage it but they are the ones who taught her how to do it and the coach believes it’s a big reason she’s playing so well at the moment. Ariya Jutanugarn who is Moriya younger sister has also been chucking clubs all over the place on the driving range so it must run in the family.

Where was Moriya Jutanugarn born?

Both Ariya and Moriya were born in Bangkok, Thailand

What is Moriya Jutanugarn’s ethnicity?

Moriya Jutanugarn is Thai.

What year did Moriya Jutanugarn turn pro?


Who has won more pro tournaments of the Jutanugarn Sisters?

Ariya Jutanugarn, Professional wins: 13

Moriya Jutanugarn, Professional wins: 2

Moriya's story is an inspiration to everyone, regardless of whether they are interested in golf or not. She has shown that with hard work and determination, anything is possible.

Moriya has accomplished a lot in her young career, but she is still hungry for more. She wants to be the best golfer in the world, and we have no doubt that she has the potential to achieve this goal. We will be cheering her on every step of the way!

Recent Results (April 2022)

Moriya Jutanugarn is on rank T118 after round 2 at the DIO IMPLANT LA Open 2022 on the LPGA Tour in Los Angeles, Kalifornien.

Moriya Jutanugarn played a round of 74 in the second round of the DIO IMPLANT LA Open 2022 and has now a total score of 9 over par.

Moriya Jutanugarn currently ranks number 48 in the official world golf rankings.

LPGA Tour Wins and Career Highlights (updated 2022)

LPGA Tour Victories (2 win)

  • 2021 Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational
  • 2018 HUGEL-JTBC LA Open

LPGA Awards (1)

  • 2013 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year

UL International Crown (3)

  • 2014, 2016, 2018

2021 in a Nutshell

  • 23 events, 17 cuts made, $948,950 (16)
  • Recorded six top-10 finishes in 2021, including a win at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational

Career Highlights Moriya Jutanugarn:


  • 13 events, 13 cuts made, $55,475 (16)
  • Recorded a season-best finish of T3 at the Cambia Portland Classic
  • Seventh on Tour in GIR (72.11%, 10th in scoring average (70.62) and 12th in putts per GIR (1.79)


  • 29 events, 25 cuts made, $785,105 (25)
  • Recorded seven top-10 finishes, including a season-best T2 at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open
  • Crossed the $4 million mark in career earnings in 2019 with seven top-10 performances


  • 28 events, 26 cuts made, $1,003,169 (14)
  • Became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open and crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings
  • Recorded eight top1- finishes
  • Member of Team Thailand at the UL International Crown


  • 28 events, 27 cuts made, $1,320,900 (9)
  • Recorded the best season of her career earning over $1 million in a season for the first time with 11 top-10 finishes including two runner-ups
  • Crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings following her T15 finish at the U.S. Women's Open


  • 29 events, 24 cuts made, $446,948 (40)
  • Recorded two top-10 finishes, tying her career-best finish of fourth on both occasions
  • Finished ranked fourth on Tour in putting average (28.85) and ninth in eagles (8)
  • Member of Team Thailand at the UL International Crown


  • 29 events, 20 cuts made, $281,940 (64)
  • Carded a career-low 66 three times, most recently in the second round of the Marathon Classic Presented by Owens Corning & O-I


  • 30 events, 23 cuts made, $295,473 (56)
  • Season-best finish was a tie for fifth at the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic
  • Member of Team Thailand at the inaugural UL International Crown, posting a 1-2-1 record


  • 24 events, 18 cuts made, $293,158 (47)
  • 6 top-20 finishes including a season-best tie for fourth at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open
  • Earned Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year honors, defeating Caroline Masson by just one point for the award


  • Qualified for the LPGA Tour on her first attempt by earning co-medalist honors at the 2012 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament
  • Turned professional in November


  • Won the 2012 South Atlantic Ladies Amateur Championship (SALLY) and was runner-up at the 2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur.
  • In 2008, became the first female to win the British Junior Open








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