Ryu picked up the game of golf in the second grade as part of her school's extracurricular activities...An avid violinist at a young age, Ryu enjoys music.
LPGA Tour Victories (5 wins, 2 major)
LPGA Awards (1)
- 2017 ANA Inspiration, Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G
- 2014 Canadia Pacific Women's Open
- 2012 Jamie Farr Toledo Classic
- 2011 U.S. Women’s Open
- 2017 Rolex Player of the Year
- 2012 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year
UL International Crown (2)
2016 in a Nutshell:
- 24 events, 24 cuts made, $1,259,651 (10)
- Entering 2017, she has made 55 consecutive cuts
- Finished in the top-10 on Tour in GIR (2nd), scoring average (6th) and rounds under par (10th)
- Member of Team Korea at the UL International Crown, posting a 3-1-0 record
- 25 events, 23 cuts made, $1,292,395 (8)
- 10 top-10 finishes including eight top-5 finishes
- 25 events, 23 cuts made, $1,468,804 (5)
- Was a member of Team Korea at the inaugural UL International Crown, posting a 3-1-0 record
- 24 events, 23 cuts made, $1,278,864 (5), 10 top-10 finishes including two runner-up finishes at the Kraft Nabisco Championship and the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G
- Finished in the top-10 in 5 statistical categories including rounds under par (3rd), scoring average (4th), rounds in the 60s (4th), top-10 finishes (4th) and birdies (6th)
- 24 events, 23 cuts made, $1,282,673 (6), 1 victory, 15 additional top-10 finishes
- Earned Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year honors.
- Finished in the top-10 in 7 statistical categories including putts per GIR (1.75), putting average (29.25), scoring average (70.3), rounds under par (66.3%), birdies (356), rounds in the 60s (33.7%) and sub-par holes (361).
- Ryu defeated Hee Kyung Seo in a three-hole playoff at the 2011 U.S. Women's Open to earn her first LPGA Tour victory and her LPGA Tour card for the 2012 season.
- Ryu is a six-time winner on the Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) where she was a rookie in 2008.
- As an amateur, Ryu was a member of the Korean National Golf Team from 2005-2007 and she won a gold medal for Korea, both in individual and team events, in the 2006 Asian Games that were played in Doha, Qatar.
- Ryu picked up the game of golf in the second grade as part of her school's extracurricular activities.
- An avid violinist at a young age, Ryu enjoys music.