This week is all about...Sun Young Yoo

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Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

Sun Young Yoo of South Korea poses for a portrait on March 23, 2011 at the Industry Hills Golf Club in the City of Industry, California.

Every week throughout 2012, we will spotlight one LPGA player and provide an in depth look into her life -- both on the course and off of it. Keep coming back each day to learn more about Sun Young Yoo.

 

Major mover
Yoo turns heads with Kraft Nabisco Championship victory
BY NEAL REID

It’s no secret that Asian-born players have made their presence felt on the LPGA Tour in a dominating fashion in recent years.

From the dominance of Taiwan’s Yani Tseng to a number of Korean players grabbing top-10s at every Tour stop, the influence of Asian players has been substantial, to say the least. The top five spots on this year’s money list feature Asian-born players, and there’s a new star among them: Sun Young Yoo.

Yoo had already turned heads by winning the 2010 Sybase Match Play Championship, and she’s been a regular in the top-10 ranks for years. But it was what she accomplished in Rancho Mirage, Calif., three weeks ago that propelled her to another level.

Fresh off a runner-up finish at the Kia Classic, Yoo defeated Korea’s I.K. Kim on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the Kraft Nabisco Championship and join the ranks of major champions. After Kim missed a one-footer for par on the final hole of regulation, Yoo sank a 20-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to join Grace Park as a South Korean-born Nabisco champion. More>>

 

Media Buzz on Sun Young Yoo....

AP article on her win at the Kraft…
http://espn.go.com/golf/story/_/id/7763481/sun-young-yoo-edges-ik-kim-playoff-lpga-kraft-nabisco-championship

LA Times on her win…
http://articles.latimes.com/2012/apr/01/sports/la-sp-lpga-kraft-nabisco-20120402

Back on the course this week for Sun Young..
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/golf/top-stories/Major-winner-Sun-Young-Yoo-back-on-course-at-new-LPGA-event/articleshow/12708537.cms

Desert Sun on her win…
http://www.mydesert.com/article/20120402/SPORTS0505/204020324/Sun-Young-Yoo-swoops-after-K-Kim-misses-short-putt-Kraft-Nabisco-Championship

Yoo’s first win at the Sybase Match Play
http://www.nj.com/golf/index.ssf/2010/05/sun_young_yoo_defeats_angela_s.html

Yoo’s backstory by the Desert Sun
http://www.mydesert.com/article/20120403/SPORTS0505/204030318/Yoo-s-back-story-decidedly-normal

Article from Asiance Magazine on Yoo from 2010…
http://www.asiancemagazine.com/2010/05/30/sun-young-yoo--leading-the-lpga


 

 

2012 STATISTICS
  • STARTS: 6
  • VICTORIES: 1
  • DRIVING ACCURACY: 72% (33)
  • BIRDIES: 72 (12)
  • SAND SAVES: 69% (2)
  • TOP 10 FINISHES: 2
  • EARNINGS: $488,987
  • EAGLES: 1 (19)
  • PUTTS PER GREEN: 1.84 (58)
  • GIR: 75% (3)
  • DRIVING AVERAGE: 255 (46)
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