Jiyai Shin Opens Her Bag
LPGA Tour rookie player Jiyai Shin survived a two-hole, sudden-death playoff at the P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship Presented by John Q. Hammons to pick up her third official victory, and matched her win total from 2008 when she won three times as a non-member. The South Korean player also increased her lead in the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year standings, as she now has a total of 1,269 points, 585 more than Michelle Wie.
When Shin arrived at Pinnacle Country Club at 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning for her final round, her goal was for a top-10 finish. Teeing off at 7:22 a.m. in the third group of the day, 10 groups ahead of the leaders, Shin has some waiting to do once she finished with her 9-under-par 204 (70-70-64) score. Approximately two and a half hours later, Shin returned to the driving range to warm-up again, once she learned that she would return to the course for a playoff.
"Well, usually my goal is top-10, because the last couple months my shots have been a little bit down," said Shin. "So, my goal was top-10. But today my goal was to be 2-under-par, because I heard the rain coming and the windy day, so I want to just make under-par score. My shot was still good, and my putting was really, really good today."
Jiyai Shin's bag at the 2009 P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship Presented by John Q. Hammons
|Driver||Ping G10 (7.5 degrees)|
|Fairway Woods||Fourteen SF 206 (3-, 5-, 7-woods)|
|Fairway Wood||Adams Speedline 9032Ti (14.5 degrees; True Temper Project X X7A4 shaft)|
|Hybrid||Adams Idea Tour Prototype (17 degrees; Aldila NV 85g shaft)|
|Hybrid||Adams Idea Pro Black (23 degrees; True Temper Project X XHB6 shaft)|
|Irons (4-6)||Mizuno MP-30|
|Irons (7-9)||Mizuno MP-37|
|Wedges||Titleist Vokey Design and Vokey Spin Milled|
|Putter||Odyssey White Hot Tour #5|
|Ball||Titleist Pro V1x|
|Footwear||FootJoy (Softspikes Black Widow Tour cleats)|