BIRTH PLACE: South Korea
TOUR STATUS: Priority List Category: 1
ROOKIE YEAR: 2009
ROLEX RANKINGS: 2 (2/15/2010)
|What is the craziest thing a fan has requested of you?
To autograph a tee.
|What do you usually eat for breakfast before your round?
Rice and fried egg.
|Is there anything you won't eat?
Peanuts and peanut butter.
|If you could do another job for a day, what would you do?
Be a chef.
- Earned Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year honors, mathematically eliminating the rest of the 2009 LPGA rookie class with three events remaining on the schedule.
- Became the first South Korean to top the season-ending money list.
- Became the season's first Rolex First-Time Winner with an eight-stroke come-from-behind victory, the largest of the 2009 LPGA Tour season, at the HSBC Women's Champions, which was also her first official victory as a LPGA member; also won the P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship Presented by John Q. Hammons on the second hole of sudden-death playoff, and the Wegmans LPGA, where she crossed the $1 million mark in season and career earnings and earned the largest margin of victory on the 2009 LPGA Tour - seven strokes.
- Recorded 12 top-10 finishes in 25 events including runner-up at the J Golf Phoenix LPGA International Presented by Mirassou Winery, third at both the McDonald's LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola and the Samsung World Championship, and a tie for third at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational Presented by Banamex and Corona Light.
- Carded a career-low 63 in the final round of the CN Canadian Women's Open where she tied for 10th.
- Tied for first in 2009 rounds under par and greens in regulation putting average.
- Won the Masters GC Ladies on the LPGA of Japan (JLPGA).
|STARTS: 25||VICTORIES: 3|
|TOP 10 FINISHES: 12||EARNINGS: $1,807,334|
|ROUNDS UNDER PAR: 62/89 (1)||DRIVING ACCURACY: 0.824 (2)|
|BIRDIES: 353 (3)||SAND SAVES: 29/65 (T27)|
|EAGLES: 5 (T21)||PUTTS PER GREEN: 1.75 (T1)|
|GIR: 0.714 (15)||DRIVING AVERAGE: 246.8 (T98)|
|Catch the highlights from the LPGA Tour Championship Presented by Rolex where Jiyai Shin was in contention for Rolex Player of the Year.||Watch the Rookie Spotlight on LPGA rookie sensation Jiyai Shin.|
|LPGA Tour Rookie Jiyai Shin shows off her singing skills as she helps build homes for Habitat for Humanity.||Watch final round highlights from the 2009 Wegmans LPGA with winner Jiyai Shin.|
Topics: Shin, Jiyai