Rolex Rankings Move of the Week: So Yeon Ryu

So Yeon Ryu
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So Yeon Ryu of South Korea smiles while waiting to tee off on the 8th hole during the third round of the LPGA Canadian Pacific Women's Open at the London Hunt and Country Club on August 23, 2014 in London, Ontario, Canada.

So Yeon Ryu made a move in the Rolex Rankings this week moving up four spot to No. 5 with her win at the 2014 Canadian Pacific Women's Open.

Ryu knew the routine well over the last two years. The last putt goes in, the champion celebrates in their own unique way, and their friends rush on the green, showering the champion with champagne. She’d rushed the green frequently over the last two years for her close friend Inbee Park, but she wanted that feeling for herself, the one only the golfer drenched in champagne with the cameras flashing at them can feel. She had it twice in her career, but the last one was two years ago. 27 top-10s since had left her frustrated and wondering when her next breakthrough was.

It came Sunday, finishing what she started Thursday when she fired a course record 63 to kick things off, leading wire to wire here in Canada with a 23-under-par 72-hole total.

“I’ve been waiting so long for the champagne,” Ryu said. “I was ready to get champagne. I put champagne on Inbee maybe more than five times, but finally she gave it to me. So it feels great.”

Other Notable Moves:
Na Yeon Choi moved up five spots coming in at No. 15 with her outstanding play and second place finish at the Canadian Pacific Women's Open.


Topics: Rolex Rankings Move of the Week, Ryu, So Yeon, Canadian Pacific Women's Open

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