"We are very proud of our relationships with Suzann, Sean, Corey, and now Jiyai," said Mike Kolleth, Dow's global director of advertising and brand. "The personal and professional merit of these athletes make them very credible voices for Dow and allow us to promote the Dow brand to another key influential group in a unique and non-traditional way."
Dr. Yi Hyon Paik, business group vice president for Dow Electronic Materials, said sponsoring Jiyai Shin is a natural fit for his business. "Dow Electronic Materials has a significant presence and customer base in Korea, China, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, and other Asian countries. We're honored to partner with Jiyai, an exciting player from Korea who has captured the attention of fans around the world," said Paik.
Jiyai Shin currently plays on the LPGA Tour and the LPGA of Korea Tour (KLPGA). In only three years as a professional golfer, Shin has secured 29 wins. In 2008, she won her first LPGA Tour major at the Women's British Open in Berkshire, England. Her performance in 2009, which included three wins and a dozen top 10 finishes, earned her the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year award. She also finished the season as the leading LPGA money winner.
"It is such a joy to be associated with such a world renowned company like Dow," said Shin. "They are already doing so many wonderful things for the game of golf, so I would like to do my best to support Dow in any way that I can as well."