Emily Kristine Pedersen, who is from Denmark, is a professional golfer who plays on both the Ladies European Tour and LPGA Tour. Emily Kristine Pedersen recently gave an outstanding performance at the Greater Toledo LPGA Classic, where she won her first LPGA Tour title by four strokes over Jaravee Boonchant.
Pedersen shot a final round of 66 to finish at 18-under par, holing out for an eagle on the 17th hole to seal the victory. She was the first player from Denmark to claim an LPGA Tour title in 18 years since Iben Tinning did so in 2005.
Emily was born on 7th March 7, 1996, in Copenhagen, Denmark. She has a younger brother named Emil. She first tried her hand at golf when she was 10 years old, her father – a former pro in handball – taking an active role in her tutelage. Emily also indulged in soccer and tennis during her formative years. She attended Smørum Golf Academy and graduated from high school in 2014. She did not go to college but turned professional instead.
Emily Kristine Pedersen Career
Emily enjoyed a remarkable amateur career, capturing numerous national and international titles. Among her victories were the Danish Match Play Championship in 2010, 2011, and 2013, the Doral Publix Junior Classic in 2011 and 2013, the Spanish Ladies Amateur Championship in 2013, the German Girls Open in 2013, the International European Ladies Amateur Championship in 2013, and the British Ladies Amateur Championship in 2014.
Emily turned professional in early 2015 at the age of 18. She had a successful first season on the Ladies European Tour, finishing runner-up in the Deloitte Ladies Open and the Lacoste Ladies Open de France before winning her maiden title at the Hero Women’s Indian Open.
Emily was named LET Rookie of the Year for 2015. She earned her card for the LPGA Tour through qualifying school in 2019. However, she struggled to find her form on both tours in 2018 and 2019, dropping to No. 549 in the world ranking by the end of 2019.
She bounced back strongly in 2020, winning four times on the LET: the Tipsport Czech Ladies Open, the Aramco Saudi Ladies International (in a playoff), the Saudi Ladies Team International (both individual and team events), and the Andalucia Costa Del Sol Open De España. Emily also finished second at the AIG Women’s Open, her best result in a major championship. She topped the LET Order of Merit and was named LET Player of the Year for 2020.
In 2021, she continued her good form on both tours, recording four top-10 finishes on the LPGA Tour and two top-10 finishes on the LET. She also represented Europe for the first time in the Solheim Cup, winning two out of four matches and helping her team retain the trophy. She also competed in the Tokyo Olympics, finishing tied for ninth place.
Emily Kristine Pedersen Biography
|Real Name||Emily Kristine Pedersen|
|Birth Date||7 March 1996|
|Age (as of 2023)||27 Years|
|Birth Place||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 171 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 60 kg – in Pounds – 132 lbs|
|Marital Status||In a relationship|
|Who is her boyfriend?||Rasmus Højgaard|
Emily Kristine Pedersen is currently dating fellow Danish golfer Rasmus Højgaard, who plays on the European Tour. They have been together since 2020 and often share photos of their relationship on social media.
Emily Kristine Pedersen is active on social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter. She boasts more than 30,000 Instagram followers and more than 6,000 Twitter followers. She posts photos and videos of her golfing achievements, travels, boyfriend, family, and hobbies.
Emily Kristine Pedersen Net Worth
Emily Kristine Pedersen’s net worth is estimated at around $1 million as of 2021. She has earned $1,614,353 in career earnings from the LPGA Tour and €1,029,875 from the LET so far.