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Rose Zhang: A Brief Biography


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Rose Zhang's Early Life and Background

Born on May 24, 2003, in Arcadia, California, Rose Zhang's parents are Haibin Zhang and Li Cai. Her brother, Bill Sida Zhang, is ten years older than she is.


She began golfing at the age of nine. Zhang went to Pacific Academy for high school, where she was twice regarded as the best amateur female golfer in the world. In 2021, she enrolled at Stanford University without announcing her academic major.


Since the age of 11, Zhang has worked with George Pinnell as his golf swing coach. She set a new women's course record at the 2022 Carmel Cup at the Pebble Beach Golf Links, home of the 2023 U.S. Women's Open, with a score of nine strokes under par.


Rose Zhang's Amateur Career

Zhang, who tied for 17th place in the inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur in 2019, was among the youngest players at the age of 16. The American Junior Golf Association awarded her the title of Girls Rolex Junior Player of the Year for 2019.


At sixteen, she participated in the 2019 U.S. Women's Open and tied for 55th place with seven strokes over par. She participated in the mixed-gender U.S. team that won the 2019 Pan American Games and finished eighth in the solo competition.


In August 2020, Zhang defeated Gabriela Ruffels in the final on the 38th hole to win the U.S. Women's Amateur. Following a tie for 11th place and a low amateur result at the 2020 ANA Inspiration, an LPGA major competition, Zhang rose to the top of the World Amateur Golf Ranking in September 2020.


She took home the U.S. Girls' Junior title in 2021. Being the world's top-ranked women's amateur golfer for three straight years (2020–22) earned her the Mark H. McCormack Medal.


Zhang won the NCAA Championship as an individual by a margin of three strokes in May 2022. She received the Annika Award as the best female collegiate golfer of the year on her 19th birthday. In 2022, she tied for 28th place at the Women's British Open and won the amateur Smyth Salver Award.


On the second playoff hole, Zhang defeated Jenny Bae to win the Augusta National Women's Amateur in April 2023. She held the top spot in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for the longest period of time—141 weeks—for any player in history.


Zhang became the first woman to win the individual national title twice in NCAA women's golf history in May 2023, when she won the individual NCAA title for the second time in a row. She surpassed her Stanford teammate Rachel Heck's record from the previous year with her lowest scoring average of 68.80 over 31 rounds in the 2022–23 season, the lowest in NCAA women's golf history.


Her amateur wins are as follows:


  • 2016 AJGA - CJGT Junior at Yorba Linda

  • 2017 Junior PGA Championship

  • 2017 Junior America's Cup

  • 2018 ANA Junior Inspiration

  • 2018 Swinging Skirts AJGA Invitational

  • 2018 The PING Invitational

  • 2019 Toyota Junior World Cup

  • 2019 Swinging Skirts AJGA Invitational

  • 2019 Rolex Tournament of Champions

  • 2020 U.S. Women's Amateur

  • 2020 Rolex Girls Junior Championship

  • 2020 The PING Invitational

  • 2020 Rolex Tournament of Champions

  • 2021 U.S. Girls' Junior

  • 2021 Molly Collegiate Invitational

  • 2021 Windy City Collegiate Classic

  • 2021 Stanford Intercollegiate

  • 2021 Spirit International Amateur Championship (individual)

  • 2022 NCAA Championship

  • 2022 Carmel Cup

  • 2022 Stanford Intercollegiate

  • 2022 Nanea Pac-12 Preview

  • 2023 T. Hession Regional Challenge

  • 2023 Juli Inkster Meadow Club Collegiate

  • 2023 Augusta National Women's Amateur

  • 2023 Pac-12 Conference Championship (individual)

  • 2023 NCAA Pullman Regional, NCAA Championship

Rose Zhang's Professional Career

Zhang declared at the end of May 2023 that she intended to play professionally. She won the Mizuho Americas Open in June 2023, her first event as a professional, after defeating Jennifer Kupcho on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff.


Zhang made history by being the first player to win in her LPGA Tour professional debut since 1951 (Beverly Hanson) and the most recent non-member to win in an LPGA event since 2019 (Hinako Shibuno).


Zhang played in a total of 13 events and made the cut in 12 events; she even appeared in the 2023 Solheim Cup. She had a total of five top-10 finishes. Besides the Mizuho Americas Open, her best finish was at the Maybank Championship, where she tied for third place at 269, under 19.


As of March 2024, she has played in two events, first at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions, finishing tied for seventh place, with a score of 281, under 7. And, most recently, she tied for 22nd place at the Fir Hills Seri PAK Championship with a score of 282, under 2.


Rose Zhang's Playing Style

There is no information available about Rose Zhang’s playing style.


Rose Zhang's Caddie

Rose Zhang’s caddie as of March 2024 is Olly Brett.


Previously, Brett handled the bag for players like Mel Reid, Sandra Gal, Emily Kristine Pedersen, Steve Lewton, Espen Kofstad, and Danielle Kang, showing his extensive tour experience, particularly on the LPGA Tour, where Zhang competes.


Based in Leicestershire, Brett has worked as a caddie on the Tour for more than 11 years. He is also a part of "The Caddie Experience," which allows golfers to use a professional caddie for a round of play.


Brett, a former looper for Danielle Kang, has partnered with Kang since 2017. They have won five times together on the tour, in 2019 and 2021. He also caddied for Mike Weir at the 2023 Masters.


As of March 2024, Brett is in a relationship with Emily Pedersen, a professional golfer with six wins.


Rose Zhang's Golf Journey

Rose Zhang, born on May 24, 2003, in Arcadia, California, began her golfing journey at the age of nine. Excelling in high school and under the guidance of coach George Pinnell, Zhang became a standout amateur golfer. She secured notable victories, including the 2020 U.S. Women's Amateur and NCAA Championships in 2022.


She also won the Mark H. McCormack Medal three times: in 2020, 2021, and 2022. Transitioning to professional play in 2023, Zhang won the Mizuho Americas Open and continued to perform well with numerous top-10 finishes.


Rose Zhang's Achievements

The achievements of Rose Zhang are as follows:


  • Zhang won 27 titles as an amateur.

  • Zhang appeared in the 2023 Solheim Cup.

  • On the LPGA Tour, Zhang is the only player to win their first career start since Hinako Shibuno's win in the 2019 AIG Women's Open.

  • Zhang has joined the ranks of players like Shibuno and Karrie Webb (1995 Weetabix Women's British Open) as the eighth woman since 1992 to win their maiden professional start on Tour.

  • Zhang is the first player since Beverly Hanson in 1951 to win in their professional debut.

  • Zhang's victory in the 2022 ISPS Handa World Invitational marks the first non-member victory on the LPGA Tour since Maja Stark.

  • She joins Lydia Ko (2013 and 2013 CPKC Women's Open), Lexi Thompson (2011 Navistar LPGA Classic), and Hee Kyung Seo (2010 JTBC Classic Presented by Barbasol) as the fourth sponsor invited to win on the Tour.

Rose Zhang's Majors


Sl. No.TournamentsYears
1.Chevron ChampionshipT11 (2020)
2.Women’s PGA ChampionshipT8 (2023)
3.U.S. Women’s OpenT9 (2023)
4.Women’s British OpenT28 (2022)
5.Evian Championship T9 (2023)


Rose Zhang's Awards and Honors


Awards and HonorsYears
Mark H. McCormack Medal2020, 2022, 2023
Smyth Salver Award2022


Rose Zhang's Net Worth

The net worth of Rose Zhang is estimated to be $3 million as of March 2024. This figure is attributed to various factors, including sponsorship deals, endorsements, advertisements, and prize money earned from tournaments.


In her professional career on the LPGA Tour, she has earned more than $1.4 million as of March 2024. However, there is no information available about her amateur career earnings.


Rose Zhang's Ventures

Adidas introduced Zhang as its first sponsored student-athlete in June 2022 when it revealed its Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) agreement for Zhang's golf shoes, gear, and accessories. The multi-year agreement was revealed the morning of Zhang's U.S. Women's Open debut.


Prior to making her professional debut, she had endorsement deals with USwing Eyewear, Delta Air Lines, East West Bank, and Callaway. There are other NIL agreements with Beats by Dre and Rolex. Later, Zhang also started a multiyear sponsorship agreement with AT&T.


As of March 2024, Rose Zhang has endorsement deals with Rolex, Callaway Golf, Adidas Golf and East West Bank, as per her Instagram account, but no further information is available about it.


Rose Zhang's Assets

Rose Zhang resides in Irvine, California, in the United States with her family. However, no precise address is available.


Rose Zhang's Family

Rose Zhang was born to Haibin Zhang and Li Cai; they immigrated from China to America in 2001, and resided in Arcadia, California, relocating in 2008 to Irvine, where they currently reside. Their first child, Bill Sida, was born in 1993 and Rose was born 10 years later, in 2003.


Her mother, Li Cai, is a dental technician, but unfortunately, no further information is available about her.


Her father, Haibin, went to Puijnag Middle School, and then enrolled at the University of Science and Technology in 1994, earning his bachelor's degree in physics by 1999. According to his LinkedIn, he began working as a postdoc at Brookhaven National Laboratory in 2004–2006.


Then he joined Bloomberg as a software developer and stayed for 11 months, followed by joining Lehman Brothers in 2007 as an associate and moving to Barclays Capital in 2008 as an assistant vice president.


At last, he joined PIMCO as a VP Asset Analyst in 2010 and got a promotion to Senior Vice President of Quantitative Research Analyst, and he has remained with PIMCO ever since.


Bill Sida, her brother, graduated from California State University with a bachelor's degree in marketing. He also holds licenses as an insurance consultant and a real estate broker. In 2018, he secured his first real estate job with McSen Realty Corporation as a land development manager.


Bill has also spent more than five years working as a business consultant at Aurelia & B Corp. His other experience includes a year at Network Capital and a year and a half at New American Funding, where he worked as a senior loan consultant. Bill Zhang became a mortgage banker with Trusted Mortgage Capital in 2023.


Rose Zhang's Boyfriend

There is no information available on Rose Zhang’s relationship in past or present, she could be dating or could be single.


Rose Zhang's Cars

There is no information available regarding the car collection of Rose Zhang.


FAQ's On Rose Zhang

A. Rose Zhang was born on May 24, 2003, in Arcadia, California.

 A. Rose Zhang attended Pacific Academy for high school.

A. Rose Zhang has been coached by George Pinnell since the age of 11.

A. Rose Zhang won the U.S. Women's Amateur in 2020 and the NCAA Championship in 2022, among many other titles.

A. Rose Zhang turned professional in May 2023.

A. Rose Zhang's net worth is estimated to be $3 million as of March 2024.

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