Ayako Uehara Biography – Ayako Uehara Wiki
Ayako Uehara is a Japanese professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour and LPGA of Japan Tour. She made her way onto the LPGA Tour on her first attempt and hails from the same region of Japan as current LPGA Tour players Ai and Mika Miyazato. Uehara has three international professional victories, all on the JLPGA. She finished third at the LPGA’s 2012 Mizuno Classic.
Born in Naha City, Okinawa, Uehara took part in various sports such as soccer and swimming. Influenced by her father, she started playing golf at the age of 12. At the age of 15, she won the Japan Junior Golf Championship, and at the age of 18, she won the Japan Women’s Amateur Golf Championship. Uehara also represented Japan at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, where she won a team silver medal together with Ai Miyazato and Sakura Yokomine.
Uehara turned professional in 2004. She has three international professional victories, all on the JLPGA. She won the 2008 Fuji Sankei Ladies Classic, her first Tour victory in a come-from-behind victory by overturning a five-shot lead. The golfer won the 2009 Yokohama Tire. She won the PRGA Ladies Cup golf tournament. In 2011, she won her third career win at the Nichi-Iko Women’s Open Golf Tournament.
Outside of golf, she has been involved in the early detection and eradication of breast cancer (Pink Ribbon) since she first entered the professional league, and she does a charity of 1,000 yen per birdie.
Since 2009, she has also started her Yubi fund-raising campaign, increasing the number of supporters of this activity, and various other social contribution activities as her life work.
Uehara also works with Okinawa Kuminosato, a retreat center for restoring the health of children exposed to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident and/or who still live in contaminated areas.
Ayako Uehara Age
Uehara was born on 23 December 1983 in Naha, Okinawa, Japan. She is 38 years old (2022).
Ayako Uehara Net Worth
Uehara’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
Ayako Uehara Career Earnings
Lpga golfer Ayako Uehara has earned $1,697,809 in career earnings. She earned $212,788 in 2013, $234,321 in 2014, $136,844 in 2015, $186,613 in 2016, $313,353 in 2017, $311,510 in 2018, $181,122 in 2019, $10,956 in 2020 and $81,287 in 2021.
Ayako Uehara Height
Uehara stands at a height of 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) tall.
Ayako Uehara Nationality
Uehara is of Japanese nationality.
Ayako Uehara Instagram
Uehara’s Instagram is @aya_okinawa.