Making her major debut at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, 20-year-old Stanford graduate Rose Zhang is ready to showcase her talent at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, NJ. Fresh off her LPGA debut victory at the Mizuho Americas Open on June 4th, Zhang will carry her momentum into her first major championship.
Zhang secured a sponsor exemption for the event, making her one of the youngest competitors in the field. However, her impressive skills have already proven that she can hold her own against the world’s best players.
Recognized for her powerful drives and exceptional short game, Zhang’s putting has been particularly outstanding lately. With 17 putts of 10 feet or longer made in her past two tournaments, she has missed just one cut in her last six starts.
As a rising star in women’s golf, Zhang has the opportunity to make history this week. She could become the youngest player to win a major championship since Lydia Ko claimed the 2015 ANA Inspiration at the age of 18.
Eager to embrace the challenge of the major championship, Zhang approaches the tournament with confidence.
“I’m thrilled to be here,” Zhang expressed. “This has been a long-awaited moment for me. I’ll play my game and see where it takes me.”
Zhang’s opening round will commence on Thursday at 12:50 PM ET, alongside golf stalwarts Lexi Thompson and Nelly Korda.
The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship is one of women’s golf’s prestigious major championships, returning to Baltusrol for the first time since 2014. The tournament is scheduled to run from June 21-25, 2023.
Zhang joins a group of talented young players who aim to make their mark in women’s golf. Alongside Atthaya Thitikul, Minjee Lee, and Jin Young Ko, all under the age of 25, Zhang is a promising contender for major championship glory.
With the potential to etch her name in history, Rose Zhang is poised to shine at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, bringing her skills as a rising star to the women’s professional golf world.