Emily Tubert (born May 15, 1992) is from Burbank, Calif., and is an LPGA Tour professional – competing on both the LPGA and Symetra Tours – in addition to being a World Long Drive competitor. Tubert competes in events that are sanctioned by the World Long Drive Association, which is owned by Golf Channel, part of the NBC Sports Group, and a division of Comcast. The season-long schedule features events airing live on Golf Channel, culminating in the Volvik World Long Drive Championship in September.
World Long Drive career[edit | edit source]
Tubert won her first-ever competition in August 2018 at the Tennessee Big Shots benefiting Niswonger Children’s Hospital, and also advanced to the semifinals in September at the Volvik World Long Drive Championship (Oklahoma), both of which aired live on Golf Channel. After winning in Kingsport, Tenn., on a Monday night, Tubert jumped in her car at 3:30 a.m. and drove to Indiana to compete in a practice round for an LPGA event the following day.
On the LPGA Tour[edit | edit source]
Tubert’s rookie year on the LPGA was in 2017 after earning status at the 2016 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, winning her stage by five strokes. In 2018 she made the cut at both the Meijer LPGA Classic and the Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic. Her lowest round to date on the tour is a 65, fired in the second round of the New Zealand Open.
Collegiate and amateur career[edit | edit source]
Prior to her professional career, Tubert was a three-time All-American while competing for the women’s golf team at the University of Arkansas. Tubert competed in the 2013 U.S. Women’s Open as an amateur while at Arkansas and was a member of the United States Curtis Cup team in 2012. Prior to that, she won the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links in 2010.
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