Ai Miyazato is a female Japanese professional golfer. She was born on June 19, 1985 in Higashi, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, and started playing golf at a young age of 4. She credits her father as well as coach, Masaru Miyazato, as the people with the most influence in her career. Currently, she represents Suntory, JAL and Bridgestone Sports. Her hobbies include listening to music and shopping.
Before turning pro, Miyazato won a professional event - the Dunlop Ladies Open in Miyagi Prefecture on the Japan LPGA Tour. At that time, she was still in high school. During her rookie season, she won five tournaments on the JLPGA Tour. By February of 2005, she, along with Rui Kitada, represented Japan and won the inaugural Women’s World Cup of Golf. For the whole year of 2005, Miyazato won a total of six events (such as Japan Women’s Open Golf Championship, IDC Otsuka Ladies, Vernal Ladies, and Bridgestone Women’s Open) on the JLPGA Tour and reached rank #2 behind Yuri Fudoh.
In 2006, Miyazato garnered a record of seven top 10 finishes which included her season-best tie at third place during the McDonald’s LPGA Championship which was presented by Coca-Cola. She also managed to card her career-low of 66 in the final round of the LPGA Takefuji Classic, as well as the first two rounds of the ShopRite LPGA Classic. During that year, Miyazato also managed to win two events on the JLPGA.
Through the course of her career, Miyazato has garnered a total of 22 wins. All of which were in the Japan LPGA Tour. So far, despite her impressive performance at LPGA Majors, Miyazato has yet to garner a single win at any event.