Who's who in golf - So-yeon Ryu

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Name: - So-yeon Ryu
Country: - South Korea
Born : - June 29, 1990 in Seoul, South Korea.
Original Home/Club: - South Korea
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 2007

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2): US Women's Open (2011); ANA Inspiration (2017). Multiple wins on the Korea and LPGA Tours. LPGA Tr Rookie of the Year (2012). Held the position of No.1 golfer in the Women's Official World Golf Rankings.

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Ryu turned professional in 2007 at the age of 17. Her first success came on America's Cactus Tour, before she joined the LPGA of Korea Tour in 2008. In Korea she recorded a win in her rookie year, and then five more in 2009. She joined the LPGA Tour in 2012, having won the U.S. Women's Open in a playoff the previous year.

Ryu's second major championship (2017 ANA Inspiration) also came after a playoff. Her playoff opponent Lexi Thompson appeared to be cruising to a comfortable win in the event, until she was hit with a four-shot penalty on the 12th green on the final day. The penalty was for an unintentional and inconsequential rule "infringement" that occured on the previous day. The "infringement" was not picked-up by anyone at the event, but was spotted by a hyperactive armchair TV viewer.


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