In the Winner's Circle with Jiyai Shin

Jiyai Shin
Photo Credit: David Cannon/Getty Images

Jiyai Shin of Korea reacts to holing a birdie putt on the 15th green during the final round of the Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England.

2012 RICOH Women’s British Open

September 16, 2012


Hometown/Birthplace – South Korea/ Atlanta, Ga.
– April 28, 1988 – currently 24 years, 4 months, 19 days
Qualified for LPGA Tour
– Won three events in 2008 as a non-member
Turned Professional
– January 2005

10th career LPGA victory: 2008 RICOH Women’s British Open*, Mizuno Classic*, ADT Championship*.  2009 HSBC Women's Champions, Wegmans LPGA, P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship Presented by John Q. Hammons 2010 Evian Masters Presented by Societe Generale, Mizuno Classic  2012 Kingsmill Championship, RICOH Women’s British Open (* wins as a non-member)

Shin’s 9-stroke margin of victory is the largest in the history of the RICOH Women’s British Open

With Shin’s victory at the RICOH Women’s British Open, it means that all four of the LPGA Tour’s majors in 2012 were won by an Asian-born player. Shin joins fellow South Koreans Sun Young Yoo (Kraft Nabisco Championship) and Na Yeon Choi (U.S. Women’s Open) and China native Shanshan Feng (Wegmans LPGA Championship) as major winners this year.

With her $428,650 first-place prize check, Shin crossed the $1 million mark in season earnings ($1,168,932) with her victory and increased her career earnings to $5,450,128

7th victory since joining the LPGA Tour

10th career victory in 96 appearances dating back to the 2006 Mizuno Classic where she tied for fourth while on the KLPGA Tour

Becomes the first player in LPGA history to win the RICOH Women’s British Open the week after capturing a victory on the LPGA Tour. Shin defeated Paula Creamer on the ninth playoff hole on Monday to capture the Kingsmill Championship

Earns 60 points toward the Rolex Player of the Year race with her win and moves into second place with 128 points

Topics: In the winners circle, Shin, Jiyai, Ricoh Women's British Open

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