Name:In-kyung "I.K." Kim
Born:June 13, 1988 in Seoul, South Korea.
The Ricoh Women's British Open (41st) (Aug 3-6). Second-placed Jodi Ewart Shadoff (Eng) finished 2 shots behind first-time major championship winner In-kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor). [Kingsbarns Links, nr St Andrews, Fife].
Played as the Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning & O-I (July 20-23). Second-placed Lexi Thompson (USA) finished 4 shots behind In-Kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor), who clinched the win with a closing round of 63. [Highland Meadows GC, Sylvania, nr Toledo, OH].
Played as the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer (June 2-4). Second-placed and defending champion Anna Nordqvist (Swe) finished 2 shots behind In-Kyung "I.K."Kim (S Kor), who recorded her second LPGA Tour win. [Bay course, Seaview Resort, Galloway, nr Atlantic City, NJ].
Played as the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters (Sept 8-11). Second-placed Belen Mozo (Esp) finished 5 shots behind In-kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor), who recorded her second win in this event in three years. [Hubbelrath GC, nr Dusseldorf, Germany].
Played as the Reignwood LPGA Classic (Sept 29-Oct 2; LPGA Tour event; last played in 2014). Second-placed Mi-jung Hur (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind In-kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor). [Reignwood Pine Valley GC, Nankou, Beijing, China].
Played as the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters (July 3-6). Second-placed Nikki Campbell (Aus) finished 5 shots behind In-Kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor), who claimed her second Ladies European Tour win. [Buckinghamshire GC, Denham, Bucks].
Played as the Lorena Ochoa Invitational presented by Banamex and Corona Light (Nov 11-14). Second-placed Suzann Pettersen (Nor) finished 3 shots behind In-Kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor). [Guadalajara CC, Jalisco, Mexico].
Ryder Cup Wales
In-Kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor) won the LET 2010 Ryder Cup Wales Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. She finished fourth on the Tour's (money-based) Order of Merit, with earnings of €193,154.
Played as the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters (Dec 9-12; LET season-ending event). Second-placed Michelle Wie (USA) finished 3 shots behind In-kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor), who recorded her first Ladies European Tour win. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].
Played as the LPGA State Farm Classic (June 4-7). Se Ri Pak (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind In-Kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor). [Panther Creek CC, Springfield, Illinois].
Played as the Longs Drugs Challenge (Oct 9-12). Second-placed Angela Stanford (USA) finished 3 shots behind first time LPGA Tour winner In-Kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor). [Lakeside course, Blackhawk CC, Danville, CA].
Played as the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. In-kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor) beat Inbee Park (S Kor) 5 and 4 in the final. [BanBury GC, Eagle, Idaho].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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