Dumbo’s fairytale continues in 2016.
Learning who gave her the nickname Dumbo wasn’t the only thing In Gee Chun revealed Friday on The Players Tribune, taking the opportunity to announce she will take up membership on the LPGA Tour at the start of the 2016 season.
With her victory earlier this month at the U.S. Women’s Open, In Gee Chun earned membership on Tour, which she could take up immediately or defer until the beginning of next season. Chun chose to wait due to prior commitments in her home country of South Korea in addition to schooling she has yet to complete.
The ninth ranked player in the world shares on theplayerstribune.com the struggles she overcame as her family lost their main source of income and placed their energies into helping her pursue a career in golf in order to support her family. Already a member of the KLPGA and JLPGA, the 20-year old is a eight-time winner on the KLPGA including three victories this season.