Sophia Popov Wins Women’s British Open; Parents, Family, Tour, Married

Published Date: 24 Aug, 2020 Updated date: 24 Aug, 2020 By Lucifer

The year 2020 undoubtedly belongs to Sophia Popov. Out of all her winning accolades in the golf field, she has won the Women’s British Open of staggering prize money.

German Professional Golfer Sophia Popov has many amateur wins including the 2008 European Ladies’ Club Trophy and the 2009 European Ladies’ Club Trophy. In 2011, she won the PING/ASU Invitational, PAC-10 Championship followed by Battle at Rancho Bernardo and SDSU Farms Invitational wins in 2012 and 2013. 

Sophie Popov Bio & Family; Wiki, Heights, Family

The golfer was born on 2 October 1992 in the United States. At a young age, she and her family moved to Germany to which she holds dual citizenship. Talking about her family, she adores her parents and two brothers. Her mother’s name is Claudia Popov who relishes over 32nd marriage anniversary with her father. One of her brother’s names is Alex Popov who is a married man and has a child. 

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Sophia stands 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) tall in height with proper body weight. 

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Sophia Popov Wins Women’s British Open & More Career Details!

The 27-year-old won her first major title at the British Open on 23 August 2020. As a fact, the championship prize money is sixth time more than any of her previous earnings which is $675,000. She marked her ball a few inches from the hole on the 18th green and began to cry in the arms of her caddie.

In 2020, with the LPGA and Symetra tours being jeopardy by the COVID-19 pandemic, Sophia won three tournaments on the Cactus Tour, a mini-tour based in Arizona. She followed that up with victory in the AIG Women’s Open at Royal Troon, having qualified by means of a high finish at the Marathon Classic. Before the Women’s Open, Popov took the 304th overall rank in the world. In early 2019, she took part in the LPGA Tour via the qualifying school. Four years early, she got the fortune to be part of the German broadcast team for German television during the Solheim Cup in 2015. 

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Is Sophia Popov Married?

The golfing prodigy is yet to walk the wedding aisle. However, she is blessed to have a boyfriend, Maximilian Mehles by her side for over five years. According to Gold Digest, her boyfriend is her caddie to whom she met while they were both on the German National team. 

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The admirable couple played college golf in the U.S. While Popov was a member of the 2013 NCAA title team at USC, Mehles was at the University of Kentucky. Her boyfriend aspires to be a professional golfer but the COVID-19 uncertainty has made things complicated.

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Some Interesting Facts About Sophie Popov

  • As an amateur, she played college golf at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
  • In 2010, she won the International European Ladies Amateur Championship and played on the Junior Solheim Cup and Espirito Santo Trophy teams.
  • Popov played on the Symetra Tour between 2016 and 2020.
  • Her four best runner-up finishes are the 2016 Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial and Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic, the 2017 Tullymore Classic, and the 2020 Founders Tribute at Longbow.
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