As we spotlight a new player each week we will provide an in depth look into her life on and off the course. This week be sure to read the buzz all about Jiyai Shin and get to know her.
Defending champ will return to LPGA Kingsmill Championship
By John Harvey
iyai Shin made the most of her first trip to greater Williamsburg last September by defeating Paula Creamer in a special playoff to win the inaugural Kingsmill Championship held at Kingsmill's River Course.
Shin headlines a list of 136 of the top golfer on the LPGA Tour expected to compete at the Kingsmill Championships held May 2-5 in Williamsburg.
Stacy Lewis, the No.1 ranked player on the LPGA Tour, Creamer, Morgan Pressel, Ai Miyazato and Michelle Wie are among the stars expected to compete for the $1.3 million purse. Here's a list of the preliminary field released by the Kingsmill Championship: More>>
Jiyai Shin smiles ahead of Women's British Open field
By John Strege
Only a sunny disposition could counter the horizontal rain that at times on Sunday turned the Ricoh Women's British Open into a survival test. That would explain why Jiyai Shin was smiles ahead of the rest of the field.
Her countenance reflects her restored health that has her playing like the best player in the world she once was not so long ago. Shin, 24, won by nine strokes, shattering the record for margin of victory in a Women's British Open, and did so with a triple-bogey on the opening hole of a final round played on a cold, wet and windy day at England's Royal Liverpool Golf Club, hard by the Irish Sea. More>>
Jiyai Shin wins Australian Women's Open
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — South Korea's Jiyai Shin won the Australian Women's Golf Open by two shots Sunday, finishing with a 1-under 72 to beat world No. 1 Yani Tseng after being tied for the overnight lead with teenage star Lydia Ko.
Shin mixed three birdies with two bogeys in a final-round showdown with Ko and Tseng of Taiwan, and added the Australian title to her two British Opens among 37 professional victories. More>>
Rivals Who Aren't Afraid To Share
By James Diaz
World no. 1 Yani Tseng has just made her fifth front-nine birdie at Lake Nona when her guest, Jiyai Shin, then ranked No. 2, is asked what she would most like to borrow from her host's game.
Rather than refer to the prodigious power that prompted Cristie Kerr to say Tseng "hits it kind of like a guy," Shin, whose poise has earned her the nickname Final-Round Queen, skips the obvious for the metaphysical. "When I see Yani's eyes, they smile," Shin says. "So I like how she has the confidence." More>>
LPGA’s Jiyai Shin wants distance and accuracy
By Emily Kay
In preparation for the 2011 LPGA Tour season -- which kicks off its U.S. schedule with this week’s Founders Cup -- second-ranked Jiyai Shin has been working with a new coach to gain extra length on the course. The South Korean is far from the longest hitter on tour; indeed, hitting an average of some 237 yards off the tee, she was tied for 117th in 2010, some 37 yards behind Michelle Wie, the LPGA’s longest drive. More>>