Xiyu Lin may not have walked away with the title in Singapore at the HSBC Women’s World Championship, but Lin said she gained a wealth of knowledge from her time in contention.
“Right now I'm definitely a little sad but overall if I really just calm down and think through this week, I'm very grateful for what I've done. If you tell me at the beginning of the week, like I'm going to do that well, like finish top three, I'll be like, are you kidding,” said Lin. “Especially last week, as well, because I finished really bad last round and I was very disappointed. We were just about to start some new process and mindset-wise, so it's already working this week, so it's pretty cool.”
It’s been a full-circle week for the 25-year-old, who was a graduate of the HSBC-CGA junior program and was first inspired to follow her dreams of playing professional golf on the LPGA Tour thanks to an invite to the HSBC WWC in 2014.
“Throughout my whole career, HSBC is definitely one of the not many sponsor that is participating in every part of my career, junior, get to play their tournaments, and they also have cooperation with the national team, like the winter trainings and stuff. So I joined the national team,” said Lin. “And then the first year being a rookie on Tour, I already got one sponsor invite playing in this tournament, and then this year, same. I just feel really grateful that I'll be able to have that kind of company supporting whole of golf in China.”