Five professional events. One win. She’ll have a top-10 finish in all three majors in 2023.
Rose Zhang has had a good start to her professional career.
This week, she will compete in her first AIG Women’s Open since becoming a professional. She made the cut as an amateur last year and finished 28th.
She said, “I understand that major championships weigh heavily on players, so this is a week that they all want to perform well in,” during a press conference held Tuesday at Walton Heath, in Surrey, England. This venue hosted the women’s main for the first-time. It is important to treat it like a normal event, and to learn how to play the golf course.
There’s a great deal of pressure. You have to deal with a lot mental toughness, and learning to be aware of this allows you to perform well.
She likely developed her mental toughness during the two years she spent at Stanford where she was crowned 2023 NCAA Individual Champion. She still has to earn credits for her degree despite leaving school early.
She said, “In the winter, I will be returning to the beautiful campus to see my friends and to be in that environment where going to class and spending time with the team is the norm.”
I’m going to be taking a lot of classes during the winter quarter. “I’ll be taking classes in the winter quarter and continuing to play golf and continue on tour.”