Rose Zhang, a rising star on the LPGA Tour, continues to make waves with her impressive skills. While preparing for the upcoming U.S. Women’s Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Zhang unintentionally executed an incredible trick shot that left spectators in awe.
On Monday, Zhang found herself on the par-3 seventh hole at Pebble Beach, hitting balls as part of her training regimen. During one of her strokes, something extraordinary happened. As she swung her club, the camera from Callaway Golf captured the tee flying up and landing smoothly in her right back pocket, showcasing her remarkable precision.
Zhang, only 20 years old, has already made a name for herself in the golfing world. As an amateur at Stanford, she achieved notable successes, winning two NCAA championships with the Cardinal, along with the 2020 U.S. Women’s Amateur and the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship. Last month, in her first professional tournament, Zhang triumphed in the Mizuho Americas Open after a thrilling playoff. Her victory made her the first player since 1951 to win her pro debut on the LPGA Tour. She continued to impress by securing an eighth-place finish at the Women’s PGA Championship.
“In the past month, it’s been very crazy, hectic, but I’ve been enjoying every moment,” said Zhang, reflecting on her recent achievements. “There’s a lot more attention, a lot more media, but it’s kind of expected when you are doing well and when you are the rookie trying to go out here and play the best you can. So I’ve just been taking everything in my stride.”
Zhang’s familiarity with Pebble Beach extends back to the Carmel Cup, a college event held last September. During the competition, she demonstrated her exceptional skills by shooting a remarkable 63 in the second round, setting a new women’s course record. Zhang’s outstanding performance contributed to her team, the Cardinal, emerging victorious.
As Zhang reminisced about that particular round, she revealed an interesting detail: “Now that I remember, I didn’t take a wedge out.”
The U.S. Women’s Open at Pebble Beach features a formidable competition, including renowned golfers such as Jin Young Ko, Lydia Ko, Nelly Korda, Michelle Wie West, and Lexi Thompson. The stage is set for an exciting tournament as these talented players vie for the prestigious title.
Rose Zhang Stuns with Unintentional Trick Shot as U.S. Women’s Open Approaches
Rose Zhang, an emerging star on the LPGA Tour, left onlookers astounded during her preparations for the highly anticipated U.S. Women’s Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links. In an unexpected turn of events, Zhang executed a breathtaking trick shot that showcased her exceptional golfing prowess.
While practicing on Monday at Pebble Beach, Zhang found herself on the par-3 seventh hole, hitting balls with her usual precision. However, one particular stroke stood out from the rest. As she swung her club, the Callaway Golf camera captured the tee soaring through the air and elegantly landing in her right back pocket. The accidental yet remarkable shot left spectators in awe of Zhang’s talent and control.
At just 20 years old, Zhang has already left an indelible mark on the world of golf. During her time at Stanford as an amateur, she achieved remarkable success, securing two NCAA championships with the Cardinal. Additionally, she claimed victory in the 2020 U.S. Women’s Amateur and the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship. Making her professional debut last month, Zhang made history by winning the Mizuho Americas Open in a thrilling playoff. Her remarkable feat marked the first time a player had won their pro debut on the LPGA Tour since 1951. Zhang further solidified her skills with an impressive eighth-place finish at the Women’s PGA Championship.
Reflecting on her recent accomplishments, Zhang expressed her gratitude for the overwhelming support and attention she has received. She acknowledged the increase in media coverage but remains focused on playing her best as a rookie in the sport.
Having already experienced the challenges and triumphs of Pebble Beach through the Carmel Cup last year, Zhang possesses an intimate familiarity with the iconic course. During the competition, she shattered records by shooting an impressive 63 in the second round, establishing a new course record for women. Zhang’s exceptional performance propelled her team, the Cardinal, to victory, further solidifying her reputation as a formidable player.
As Zhang recalls her memorable round, she reveals an interesting detail about her club selection, saying, “Now that I remember, I didn’t take a wedge out.”
The U.S. Women’s Open at Pebble Beach will witness intense competition among top golfers, including Jin Young Ko, Lydia Ko, Nelly Korda, Michelle Wie West, and Lexi Thompson. The stage is set for a captivating tournament as these talented athletes vie for the coveted championship title. Golf enthusiasts eagerly await the impressive displays of skill and determination that will unfold at this renowned event.