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Jiyai Shin
Rookie Year
2009
Height
5'1"
Career Earnings
$6,148,668

LPGA Tour Victories (11)
• 2008 RICOH Women’s British Open, Mizuno Classic, ADT Championship
• 2009 HSBC Women’s Champions, Wegmans LPGA, P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship
• 2010 Evian Masters, Mizuno Classic
• 2012 Kingsmill Championship, RICOH Women’s British Open
• 2013 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open

LPGA Awards (2)
• 2009 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year, Tour Money Winner

2013 in a Nutshell:
• 20 events, 19 cuts made, $602,875 (22)
• 5 top-10 finishes; 2 top-5 finishes including one win (ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open)
• Crossed the $6 million mark in career earnings with a T35 finish at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G
• Ranked ninth on Tour in scoring average (70.66)

Career Highlights:

2012:
• 18 events, 18 cuts made, $1,234,597 (7)
• Eight top-10 finishes; five top-5 finishes including two wins (Kingsmill Championship & RICOH Women’s British Open).
• Crossed the $5 million mark in career earnings with her win at the Kingsmill Championship where she defeated Paula Creamer in a nine-hole, two-day playoff.
• Won her second-career major championship at the RICOH Women’s British Open with the tournament’s largest margin of victory (nine strokes) and crossed the $1 million mark in season earnings.
• Ranked first in Rounds Under Par (47), third in Driving Accuracy (83 percent) and third in scoring average (70.31).

2011:

• Recorded five top-10 finishes including second place at the Kia Classic.
• Tied for second at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
• Tied for sixth at the CN Canadian Women's Open.
• Tied for eighth at the LPGA State Farm Classic.
• Tied for 10th at the US Women's Open, where she crossed the $4 million mark in career earnings.

2010:

• Took over as Rolex Rankings No. 1 on May 3rd following the retirement of Lorena Ochoa.
• Spent 16 weeks of the season at No. 1 and became just the third player (Annika Sorenstam, Ochoa) to end a season as Rolex Rankings No. 1.
• Led the Tour in driving accuracy (77.2%) and top-10 finish percentage (14/18, 77.8%).
• Recorded her seventh- and eighth-career LPGA victories at the Evian Masters Presented by Societe Generale and the Mizuno Classic.
• Tied for second at the CN Canadian Women's Open.
• Finished third at the Sybase Match Play Championship.
• Tied for third at the Kia Classic Presented by J Golf, the HSBC Women's Champions, LPGA Championship Presented by Wegmans and U.S. Women's Open.
• Tied for fourth at the LPGA Hana Bank Championship Presented by SK telecom.
• Tied for 5th place at the Kraft Nabisco Championship and the P&G NW Arkansas Championship Presented by Walmart.
• Tied for sixth for Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola and the SimeDarby LPGA Malaysia and tied for 14th at the RICOH Women's British Open.
• Won the KLPGA Championship, her 21st victory on the KLPGA, and qualified for the KLPGA Hall of Fame.
• Also won the Cyber Agent Ladies on the JLPGA.

2009:

• Earned Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year honors, mathematically eliminating the rest of the 2009 LPGA rookie class with three events remaining on the schedule.
• Became the first South Korean to top the season-ending money list.
• Became the season's first Rolex First-Time Winner with an eight-stroke, come-from-behind victory, the largest of the 2009 LPGA Tour season, at the HSBC Women's Champions, which was also her first official victory as an LPGA member.
• Also won the P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship Presented by John Q. Hammons on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff, and the Wegmans LPGA, where she crossed the $1 million mark in season and career earnings and earned the largest margin of victory on the 2009 LPGA Tour - seven strokes.
• Carded a career-low 63 in the final round of the CN Canadian Women's Open, where she tied for 10th.
• Won the Masters GC Ladies on the LPGA of Japan (JLPGA).

2008:

• Became the first non-LPGA member to win three events: the RICOH Women's British Open; Mizuno Classic; and the season-ending ADT Championship, where she crossed the $1 million mark in season earnings.
• Carded three additional top- 10 finishes in 10 official events.
• Became the first player in Korea LPGA (KLPGA) history to complete the season Grand Slam, earning a 10-year exemption on the KLPGA.
• Recorded seven KLPGA victories in 15 starts and seven additional top-eight finishes.
• Won the PRGR Ladies Cup on the LPGA of Japan (JLPGA).

2007:

• As a non-member, recorded three top-six finishes on the LPGA in eight starts, including a tie for third at the Evian Masters.
• Recorded 16 top-five finishes in 18 starts on the KLPGA, including nine victories.
• After 33 career KLPGA events, broke the KLPGA career money record set by Il Mi Chung (99 events).
• Also won the Thailand Ladies Open on the Ladies Asian Golf Tour (LAGT).

2006:

• Competed on the KLPGA, earning Rookie and Player of the Year awards on the strength of three victories.
• Was the first player in KLPGA history to record a sub-70 scoring average (69.72) and led the money list.
• Also won once the LAGT.

2005:

• Won once as an amateur on the KLPGA, then turned professional at the end of the year.

Amateur:
• Shin's amateur career included victories at the 2005 KLPGA SK Invitational, the Korea Women's Amateur Championship, Songam Amateur Championship, Korea Junior Championship and Korea Junior Championship as a member of the Korean National Team.

Personal:
• 5'1"
• Started playing golf at the age of 11.
• Credits her father Jeseop Shin and her coach Hyunjee Chun (a LPGA T&CP Class A member) as the individuals most influencing her career.
• Hobbies include listening to music, watching movies and reading.
• Qualified for the Tour after winning the 2008 RICOH Women's British Open and was granted Priority List Category 7 for the 2009 LPGA season.
• Affiliated with the Presbyterian General Assembly Theological Seminary by offering a scholarship and made a donation to support the teen head of household.
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