Fans of Ashleigh Buhai have shown great interest in her net worth and salary, especially after her recent victory in the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
Ashleigh Buhai is a professional golfer from South Africa who plays LPGA Tour. Her love for golf started from a young age, thanks to her father, Gianni Bugno Simon, who inspired her.
As she started her amateur career, she achieved notable success and became the youngest player to win both the ladies’ South African Amateur Stroke Play and Match Play championships. She also got the chance to represent her country in the Women’s World Cup of Golf on three occasions, despite still being an amateur at the time.
On her 18th birthday, Ash finally decided to turn her interest into a career, and over time she won her title at the 2007 Catalonia Ladies Masters.
As the youngest ever professional winner of the Ladies European Tour, she started her career as the youngest winner of the Ladies South African Open thrice in 101 years of history while she was still in her amateur career.
After the 221 LPGA Tour, she won her first major title at the AIG Women’s Open at Muirfield, Scotland, on August 7, 2022. She won against Chun In-gee on the fourth hole of a sudden-death playoff.
In December 2022, Buhai surprisingly won by one stroke over Jiyai Shin on the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open of the WPGA Tour.
Ashleigh Buhai Net Worth
Ashleigh Buhai is one of the wealthiest female golfers from South Africa & is listed as the top professional player in the world ranking list.
As of 2023, she is one of the major champions in women’s golf and has an estimated net worth of about $2- $5 Million.
She had earned $1,095,000 from winning AIG Women’s Open and $1,750,000 from ShopRite LPGA Classic. In her professional career of 12 years, it is estimated that she has earned around $3.5 million on the LPGA.
Currently ranked No.84 worldwide in LPGA, she has represented her country three times in the professional Women’s World Cup of Golf and once in the Olympics in 2016.
Since her professional career started in 2007, she has had an impressive 21 professional wins, where 2 of her wins are from the LPGA Tour, five from the Ladies European Tour, one from the ALPG Tour, and 14 from her earlier careers.
Ashleigh Buhai’s Husband
Ashleigh married her long-term boyfriend, David Buhai, on December 15, 2016. David is a professional golf caddy. He has caddied on the Ladies European Tour and LPGA Tour.
David attended Sandringham High School for his early education. He showed great potential as an Elite Amateur Golfer during his formative years.
Ashleigh and David met at Gavan Levenson’s Golf Academy located in Johannesburg.
Their love story began 15 years ago when they started dating long-distance. Their bond grew stronger when David left his job at a shoe store to become Ashleigh’s caddie after her previous caddie got injured.
As Ashleigh pursues her golfing career, David remains a constant source of encouragement. Now, both are living in Florida, United States.
Ashleigh Buhai Family
Ashleigh was born on May 11, 1989, to Gianni Bugno Simon (father) and Debbie Simon (mother).
She shares a special bond with her father, who motivated her to pursue a career in professional golf.
Growing up, Buhai was part of a large family consisting of seven siblings. Among them, she is particularly close with Jess Simon.