This week is all about ... So Yeon Ryu


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 So Yeon Ryu.



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A Picture Perfect Beginning

By Katie Ann Robinson

So Yeon Ryu’s ‘perfectionist’ mentality guides her to 2012 Rookie of the Year

Whether So Yeon Ryu is studying to ace a college exam or concentrating on sinking a birdie putt, she always gives each thought her greatest effort. 

“I am kind of a perfectionist,” Ryu says. “If I set up the goal, I have to get it.”

So it’s no surprise that when she made a resolution to be the 2012 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year at the beginning of the season, she did everything she could to achieve it and did so in extraordinary fashion.

The 22-year-old had a stellar rookie year, gathering 15 top-10 finishes in 22 events including her victory at the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic in August. She also ranks inside the top-10 in seven categories, which include top-10 finish percentage, birdies, putts per GIR, rounds in the 60’s, scoring average, rounds under par and eagles. Not to mention she also broke into the top-10 of the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, sitting at No. 9. More>>




  • STARTS: 23
  • DRIVING ACCURACY: 74% (44)
  • BIRDIES: 336 (2)
  • SAND SAVES: 41% (70)
  • TOP 10 FINISHES: 15
  • EARNINGS: $1,176,294
  • EAGLES: 5 (11)
  • PUTTS PER GREEN: 1.75 (3)
  • GIR: 72% (17)
  • DRIVING AVERAGE: 257 (32)


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