Each week throughout 2012, we will spotlight one LPGA player and provide an in depth look into her life - both on and off the course. Keep coming back each day to learn more about Jiyai Shin.
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Above The Fray
Shin Captures The Biggest Prize
Shin enjoying success after rough couple of years
BY NEAL REID
To fully appreciate Jiyai Shin’s recent success, you must first understand what the diminutive Korean has been through the last two years.
At 5-foot-1, the 24-year-old may not look tough, but her constitution is seemingly made of granite. After earning 2009 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year honors and piling up eight wins and a world No. 1 ranking through 2010, Shin had a tough 2011, at least by her standards.
She went winless, suffered a back injury and had to deal with the death of her mother, but still managed to bank $720,735 to finish 15th on the money list. Shin kept plugging along this season, adding four top-10s to her career total before hitting a snag at the beginning of the summer.
A left wrist injury forced Shin to undergo surgery in June, and she was out until late July. An injury of that type could end a player’s career, but Shin never wavered. More>>
GOLFING WORLD CATCHES UP WITH JIYAI SHIN