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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…
LA Times on her win…
Back on the course this week for Sun Young..
Yoo’s first win at the Sybase Match Play
Yoo’s backstory by the Desert Sun
Article from Asiance Magazine on Yoo from 2010…