Days After Breaking Tiger Woods’ Ridiculous Record, Rose Zhang Takes Over the Golf World With Her Crucial Decision

Published 05/26/2023, 1:57 PM EDT

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A remarkable golfer is the topic of non-stop conversation in the golfing community. No, not Tiger Woods—a prodigy who smashed the record he had held for 27 years. Rose Zhang, a young golfer, has surprised the golfing world with her exceptional abilities and game. She has accomplished something that a young golfer may only hope for, thanks to her elegant drives.

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In a short span of time, she made history by becoming the first golfer to win the NCAA women’s golf individual championship twice. With such extraordinary skills, she has added another feather to her cap.

Zhang makes a celebratory announcement on Instagram

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20-year-old leading amateur is not an amateur anymore. Yes, the most accomplished amateur female golfer in history is now a professional. On her most recent Instagram post, she made this significant announcement. She posted a photo of herself online with other golfers with the caption:

“I am excited to announce that I am officially turning professional and will be making my debut at the @mizuholpga next week!” she wrote.“The endless love, support and inspiration from so many people brought me to this point of my golf career. From my teammates to my coaches and trainers, to my friends and my family–you have all been integral in my journey, shaping me as a person and player while making sacrifices for my success. You have made it possible for me to pursue my dreams.”

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Zhang will make her debut at next week’s inaugural Mizuho Americas Open at Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey. Additionally, the USGA granted her a special exemption for the AIG Women’s Open at Walton Heath and the U.S. Women’s Open.

“Stanford is truly a special place with special people,” Zhang wrote in her post. “I would never take these incredible memories and experiences for granted. With that in mind, while I am pursuing my professional career, I will continue to earn my degree in the years to come. Stanford fam forever.”
Zhang, a Stanford student, has accomplished something extraordinary that is unimaginable to beginners. She has received the McCormack Medal three times, and she has also received the ANNIKA Award twice. With so many laurels to her name, her news undoubtedly generated excitement among fans.

Fans’ reaction to Zhang’s announcement

Rose Zhang is a reservoir of talent. She is truly a great addition to the professional golfing world. Many fans reacted with great responses after her announcement. They couldn’t help but give their best wishes to the new pro in the game:

“Congrats bud, such a privilege to get to watch you play in person. Can’t wait to watch you continue to make an impact on the game.🙌🔥👏

“Can’t wait to see what the future brings for you. May God continue to Bless you in your new path and always.”

“Go Rose! Can’t wait to keep watching you take over the golf world 👏👏”

“So excited for you! Can’t wait to see you out there”

“Such a seamless transition. You are going to be great. Tackle the pro tour with the same grace and composure so we can talk about you among all the greats.👏”

“Congratulations Rose! Can’t wait to see you at Walton Health.”

“Breaks the Stanford individual wins record at the National Championship and another Annika Award. Quite the mic drop to end her amateur career. And it’s probably only going to much better Legend.”

“Congratulations on an unmatched amateur career! I know you’ll have unparalleled success as a pro as well. All the best Rose!”

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“Congrats Rose! Well earned and well deserved! Can’t wait to see what’s to come in your professional future!👏”

Good luck Rose, wishing you all the best with your journey on the LPGA”

“So amazing! Congratulations Rose!”

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Well, not just them, but we are all very excited to see what game Zhang will bring to the professional tournaments. What do you think about Rose Zhang’s announcement? Let us know in the comments below.

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