Jiyai Shin's Rocking Rookie Season

JIYAI SHIN
HEIGHT: 5'1"
BIRTH PLACE: South Korea
EDUCATION: Yonsei University
TOUR STATUS: Priority List Category: 5
ROOKIE YEAR: 2009
International Player

In 2008, became the first non-LPGA member to win three events.

FUN FACTS
What is your favorite store to shop in?
Banana Republic
Is there anything you won't eat?
Peanuts and peanut butter
If you could do another job for a day, what would you do?
Be a chef
If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be?
My dad. I want to know why he bosses me around so much!
 


SEASON OVERVIEW (9/21/09)
STARTS: 20 VICTORIES: 3
TOP 10 FINISHES:8 EARNINGS: $1,605,786.00
   
SEASON STATCENTER (9/21/09)
ROUNDS UNDER PAR: 51/75 (T4) DRIVING ACCURACY: 0.823 (2)
BIRDIES: 298 (2) SAND SAVES: 0.450 (T29)
EAGLES: 5 (T18) PUTTS PER GREEN: 1.75 (T1)
GIR: 0.714 (9) DRIVING AVERAGE: 247.6 (95)


Get to know Jiyai Shin
Five years ago, Jiyai lost her mother after a tragic
car accident. The same accident left her brother and sister in the hospital for a year. Jiyai was by their side every step of the way.
Korean Hit Single
Before starting her rookie year, Jiyai recorded a song in Korea which became an instant hit. The proceeds from the song go to charity. Hear Jiyai sing part of her song "Don't Say Goodbye".


2009 PERFORMANCE CHART (9/21/09)
SBS Open at Turtle Bay CUT McDonald's LPGA Championship 03
Honda LPGA Thailand T13 Wegmans LPGA 01
HSBC Women's Champions 01 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic T17
MasterCard Classic Honoring Alejo Peralta T32 U.S. Women's Open T13
J Golf Phoenix LPGA International 02 Evian Masters Presented by Société Générale T20
Kraft Nabisco Championship T21 RICOH Women's British Open T8
Michelob ULTRA Open T20 Safeway Classic T65
Sybase Classic T13 CN Canadian Women's Open T10
LPGA Corning Classic T22 P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship 01
LPGA State Farm Classic 12 Samsung World Championship 3


MORE VIDEOS

Habitat for Humanity Build

HSBC Women's Champions

Wegmans LPGA

P&G beauty NW Arkansas Championship Presented by John Q. Hammons

Topics: Shin, Jiyai, Player Spotlight

Andrews Sports MedicineArpin Van LinesFloridas NaturalMedjet AssistMichelob ULTRAPrudentialSmuckers