The LPGA has its first multiple winner of 2016, and Ha Na Jang, 23, is making an early statement that she’s not only a player to watch but a personality to embrace.
Jang closed with a 65 on Sunday at Sentosa Golf Club, capped with an eagle on the final home, to win the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore by four strokes over Pornanong Phatlum at 19-under-par 269. Jang, a second-year LPGA player who had four runner-up finishes in 2015, has finished T-11, first, T-4, T-8 and first in five starts this year.
An eight-time winner in Korea, Jang knows how to enjoy her success. After making the LPGA’s first-ever hole-in-one on a par-4 in the Bahamas, she celebrated by kissing the green in a traditional Korean bow. She punctuated her victory at the Coates Golf Championship by using her putter as a samurai sword. And in Singapore, her celebration featured a dance inspired by Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance.
“I’m watching the TV and really good music with Beyonce,” Jang said. “I’m trying to dance after my [final] putt. Yeah, single lady. I’m single right now, too.”
She may be single right now, but she’s also a double winner—and it looks like there’s more to come.