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Lilia Vu is Golfweek’s 2023 Female Player of the Year

Lilia Vu

Lilia Vu gets champagne poured on her after winning The ANNIKA driven by Gainbridge at Pelican at Pelican Golf Club on November 12, 2023 in Belleair, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Lilia Vu won her first LPGA title at the Honda LPGA Thailand in February and never looked back. A couple months later, she won her first major, the Chevron Championship in Houston, becoming the first to jump into the pond at the Club at Carlton Woods.

Vu won her second major in August at the AIG Women’s British Open at Walton Heath, and added a fourth title at The Annika in November. The 26-year-old became the first American to win two majors in a single season since Juli Inkster in 1999. She’s also the first American to win the LPGA Rolex Player of the Year award since Stacy Lewis in 2014.

“I think it’s been unreal for that to happen,” said Vu of winning the POY. “I think last year I was telling (my caddie) Cole on the last hole, I remember after the last round, last hole, I just broke down in tears. I was just really hard on myself. I was definitely hard on myself this year, too, but much nicer.”


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