Belen Mozo is currently ranked 116th in the world in the Rolex women’s world golf rankings. Of the 20 events she was in last season, she made the cut 13 times and earned $114,325 on tour. She was the first person in over 30 years to be named the Ladies British and Girls’ British Amateur champion in the same season.
13. Lexi Thompson
Lexi Thompson is ranked No. 7 in the in the world in the Rolex women’s world golf rankings thanks in large part to her first career major win in the Kraft Nabisco Championship in 2014. This past season has been one to remember as she also finished seventh in the U.S. Women’s Open and 17th in the LPGA Championship.
12. Brooke Pancake
The 24-year-old turned professional two years ago after graduating from Alabama. She qualified for a major for the first time in her career this season by finishing 53rd in the LPGA Championship. Yes, Brooke Pancake is her real name.
11. Kathleen Ekey
Kathleen Ekey has two career wins on the Symetra Tour, and her best finish in a LPGA major is 62nd in the LPGA Championship this season. The 2011 Futures Tour Player of the Year likes to cook, do yoga and watch football and hockey when she’s not playing golf.
10. Paula Creamer
Paula Creamer, the No. 9 ranked golfer in the world, won her first LPGA tournament since 2010 when she was crowned champion of the HSBC Women’s Champions tournament last month.
9. Sharmila Nicollet
Known as “India’s Hottest Golfer”, Sharmila Nicollet is currently the only Indian player on the Ladies European Tour. Along with that, she’s the youngest Indian golfer to qualify for the Ladies European Tour. Her dream is to qualify for the LPGA later this year and win at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
8. Michelle Wie
One of the more successful and recognizable faces of the golf world today, Michelle Wie first turned professional to much fanfare when she was just 16 years old. At only 25 years of age, she is set to build on her already impressive 4 LGPA wins and her one 2014 US Women’s Open victory. The future is bright for one of golf’s most glowing stars.
7. Sandra Gal
Sandra Gal finished in the top 10 four times in 2013 but has yet to build off her one career win in 2011. Regardless, she’s still ranked 41st in the world on the LPGA Tour.
6. Jessica Korda
The 22-year-old, who joined the LPGA in 2011, is quickly becoming one of the most talented golfers on tour. Jessica Korda has two career wins and a seventh place finish at the U.S. Women’s Open last year to her name.
5. Blair O’Neal
Blair O’Neal is hands down one of the most gorgeous female golfers of all time. The former Legends Football League quarterback balances her time between the Symetra Tour and modeling. She’s also a two-time contestant on “The Big Break” television show.
4. Beatriz Recari
Beatriz Recari is currently ranked 27th in the world thanks to three top-five finishes in LPGA Major Championships last season. She also has three wins on the LPGA Tour, although she would probably like to improve her recent performances.
3. Cheyenne Woods
If that last name looks familiar to you, that’s because you’re right. The niece of Tiger Woods, Cheyenne Woods joined the Symetra Tour this year after spending last season on the Ladies European Tour. She recorded a win at the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters earlier this year.
2. Sophie Horn
Sophie Horn has played golf her entire life. When she’s not participating in celebrity pro-ams and charity golf tournaments, she’s busy writing for golf publications and modeling golf attire. So, while she may not be one of the better professional golfers around, she is certainly not one you’d miss out on while out on the green.
1. Meghan Hardin
A relative newcomer to the game, Meghan Hardin is easily becoming one of the most recognizable females in the golf world – and that’s probably not because of her play. At 19, Hardin became the youngest competitor to ever appear on the Golf Channel’s Big Break series. Turning down multiple scholarship offers, Hardin decided going pro would be a better career move. In June 2014, she competed in the Cactus Tour (a pro tour in Phoenix), ending up with a 14th place finish, and she missed the cut at the LPGA Qualifying Tournament, shooting 81 and 82 in consecutive rounds.