What was billed as Annika Sorenstam’s farewell to the majors turned into yet another showcase for the young stars from Asia.Hours after Sorenstam walked up the 18th at the Women’s British Open to a standing ovation and closed her final major with a birdie, Ji-Yai Shin won the last major of the year by three strokes after a final round 6-under 66 on Sunday.Shin, a 20-year-old South Korean whose 21 previous victories were all in her homeland or Japan, maintained Asia’s recent domination of the...Read Full Story
Ji-Yai Shin became a household name back home in South Korea and even somewhat in Japan after she won the Women’s British Open in August.Now, the 20-year-old Shin is interested in raising her profile in the United States—with regular success on the LPGA Tour.She shot a 5-under 67 on Thursday to take the first-day lead in the Samsung World Championship, topping Paula Creamer’s 68 that featured a birdie on 17 following a bogey on the previous hole.“Everybody knows me as the British Open...Read Full Story
Ji-Yai Shin began this year thinking she’d end up playing in the LPGA Tour’s qualifying school.A major title and a $1 million cheque changed all that.Shin, this summer’s British Open champion, held off Karrie Webb and an ailing Paula Creamer to win the ADT Championship on Sunday with a final round 2-under par 70 at Trump International. She captured the $1 million winner’s prize, by far the biggest on tour, after a four-birdie, two-bogey day.In her country’s currency, Shin collected 1.493...Read Full Story
My JV football coach frequently told us saps to "Get our rears in gear". Of course this was the same coach that told me I ran like I was carrying a piano. Annika Sorenstam is 6 shots off the pace at the ADT Championship and she needs to get her rear in gear to avoid flaming out in the last LPGA event of her storied career.Katherine Hull, coming off a 4th and a 2nd in her last two starts, leads the pack with a 68, a round that featured six birdies. She leads by one over In-Kyung Kim and Ji-Yai...Read Full Story
Catriona Matthew set her sights on becoming the first Scot to win the Women's British Open Saturday when she eased into a three-shot lead with a third round 71 at Royal Lytham and St Annes.Joint leader at halfway, 39-year-old Matthew, who has won six tournaments in her career, but never a major, had three birdies in the warm, breezy conditions and was one of only two players to make the clubhouse in sub-par figures.She was on four under 212 with American Christina Kim, who also shot, 71 on...Read Full Story
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