Born: 19 November 1987, Málaga
Turned pro: September 2009
As an amateur, Azahara Muñoz won the individual (2008) and team (2009) US NCAA titles, was 2009 British Ladies Amateur champion and finished runner-up in the 2008 US Women’s Amateur. Competing in her first event as a professional, she carded an eagle on the first sudden-death hole to win the 2009 Madrid Ladies Masters on the Ladies European Tour. The following year she was named 2010 LPGA Rookie of the Year, and in May 2012 she triumphed in the final of the Sybase Match Play Championship in New Jersey, thus becoming only the second Spaniard after Marta Figueras-Dotti (1994) and Beatriz Recari (2010) to win on the women’s US tour.