Ayaka Furue

Ayaka Furue

Ayaka Furue: A Brief Biography


Ayaka Furue
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Ayaka Furue's Early Life and Background

Ayaka Furue was born on May 27, 2000, in Kobe, Kansai, Japan. She began playing golf at the age of three and also began swimming side-by-side by the age of four. She was raised and coached by her father, Yoshihiro.

Ayaka Furue's Amateur Career

Furue won six amateur titles, the first coming at the age of 12 in the Kansai Elementary School Golf Championship. At the 2016 Japan Women's Open Golf Championship, she finished tied for 28th place.


In 2017 and 2018, she represented the Japan National Team. Along with the team, she took home the 2018 Junior Golf World Cup, placing fourth individually. At the 2018 Asian Games, she placed fourth individually, while the Japanese team came in fifth.


Furue became professional soon after winning the 2019 Fujitsu Ladies on the LPGA of Japan Tour. As an amateur, Furue was granted exemption from the JLPGA Player Certification Test.


Ayaka Furue’s amateur wins are as follows:


  • 2012 Kansai Elementary School Golf Championship

  • 2014 Kansai Junior High School Golf Championship

  • 2015 Kansai Junior High School Golf Championship

  • 2015 National Junior High School Golf Championship

  • 2016 Kansai High School Golf Championship

  • 2018 Kansai Women's Amateur Championship

Ayaka Furue's Professional Career

After turning professional in late 2019, she had three professional wins at the LPGA of Japan Tour in her rookie season. In the Women's World Golf Rankings, she climbed up to No. 42, earning a spot in the 2020 U.S. Women's Open; however, she missed the cut.


In the 2021 season, she won three more, climbed to No. 14 in the world, and participated in the Evian Championship, finishing in fourth place, after three birdies on the last four holes, defeating Atthaya Thitikul.


During the 2021 Women's British Open, Furue began the final round four shots behind co-leaders Anna Nordqvist and Nanna Koerstz Madsen. However, she lost ground on the leaders and finished tied for 20th after shooting a level-par 72 that included two birdies, four bogeys, and an eagle.


Furue earned her 2022 LPGA Tour card from Q School; however, before joining the LPGA, she had already won eight LPGA of Japan Tour wins. At the Trust Golf Women's Scottish Open on July 31, 2022, she shot a course record of 10-under-par 62 in the final round to win by three strokes over Celine Boutier, with a total score of 267, under 21.


Furue, who missed just five cuts in 52 starts in 2022 and 2023, is among the LPGA Tour's most reliable players. She competed for Japan in the 2023 International Crown.


Ayaka Furue's Playing Style

There is no information available about the playing style of Ayaka Furue.


Ayaka Furue's Caddie

Furue's caddie is Michael Scott; he has been her looper since 2021 and as a duo, the two have performed in over twenty events and are about to conclude their third year together.


In the 1990s, Michael Scott began his caddy career with a Scottish local professional. Scott, however, shifted from the greens of Scotland to those of America and Asia later in life. He began caddying for a variety of LPGA and LET professionals; two well-known names in his resume are Laura Gonzalez Escallion and Anne van Dam in 2018 and 2019.


Scott assisted Dam in winning the Ladies European Tour for the second time in her career. They finished 26 under 258 to win the 2018 Estrella Damm Ladies Open. Scott helped Escallion, who had missed the cut in ten straight events in 2019, finish in the top 25, as per Essentially Sports.


Ayaka Furue's Golf Journey

Furue's golf journey began at the age of three in Kobe, Japan, where she was born too, under the coaching of her father, Yoshihiro. She started winning golf tournaments at the age of 12 and won six amateur titles, including the Kansai Elementary School Golf Championship and the Kansai Women's Amateur Championship.


She turned professional in 2019 and won eight LPGA of Japan Tour wins, before joining the LPGA Tour in 2022, and winning her first LPGA Tour title and ninth overall, at the 2022 Trust Golf Women's Scottish Open, defeating Celine Boutier by a margin of three strokes and for a score of 267, under 21.


In the 2023 season, she played in 24 events and made the cut in 22 of them, but won none. In the 2024 season, as of March 2024, she has played in five events and finished in the top-5 in three of them. Most recently at the Blue Bay LPGA, she finished in solo third, with a score of 274, under 14.


Ayaka Furue's Achievements

Ayaka Furue’s achievements are as follows:

  • Furue won the 2019 Fujitsu Ladies on the JLPGA as an amateur.
  • On the JLPGA, Furue has won eight times: once in 2019, three in 2020, and three in 2021.

Ayaka Furue's Majors


Sl. No.TournamentsYears
1.Chevron ChampionshipT44 (2022)
2.Women’s PGA ChampionshipT8 (2023)
3.U.S. Women’s OpenT6 (2023)
4.Women’s British OpenT20 (2021)
5.Evian Championship 4th (2021)


Ayaka Furue's Awards and Honors


Awards and HonorsYears
LPGA of Japan Tour: Player of the Year2020-21


Ayaka Furue's Net Worth

There is no concrete information available regarding the net worth of Ayaka Furue; however, as of March 2024, Furue had earned $2.9 million in his career on the LPGA Tour, including $365,588 in earnings thus far this year. Her most successful year was 2023 when she made $1.6 million from eight top-ten finishes.


Ayaka Furue's Ventures

Ayaka Furue has endorsement deals with Bridgestone, Vivaheart, Coreforce and Logisnext, as per her Instagram account. However, no further information is available about these deals.


Ayaka Furue's Assets

There is no information available about any assets owned by Ayaka Furue.


Ayaka Furue's Family

Ayaka Furue’s father is Yoshihiro, with no information is available about her mother, not even her name. Yoshihiro’s professional and personal lives are also currently under wraps.


Ayaka Furue's Boyfriend

There is no information available about Ayaka Furue’s relationships.


Ayaka Furue's Cars

There is no information available about the car collection of Ayaka Furue.


FAQ's On Ayaka Furue

A. Ayaka Furue was born on May 27, 2000, in Kobe, Kansai, Japan.

A. Ayaka Furue began playing golf at the age of three.

A. Ayaka Furue's caddie is Michael Scott, who has been her looper since 2021.

A. Ayaka Furue won six amateur titles, including the Kansai Elementary School Golf Championship and the Kansai Women's Amateur Championship.

A. Ayaka Furue won eight times on the LPGA of Japan Tour.

A. Ayaka Furue has endorsement deals with Bridgestone, Vivaheart, Coreforce, and Logisnext, according to her Instagram account.

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