Who's who: Jiyai Shin

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Who's who: Jiyai Shin

  • Name:

    Jiyai Shin
  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Born:

    April 28, 1988 in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2005

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2). Multiple wins on the LPGA, Korea, Japan and Asian Tours. LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year (2009) and leading money winner (2009). Held the position of No.1 golfer in the Women's Official World Golf Rankings.

Did you know?

Having already won on the LPGA of Korea Tour as an amateur, Jiyai Shin broke all existing records on the Tour in the 2007 season, winning 10 events in 19 starts. Her first LPGA Tour title and major win came at the 2008 Women's British Open.

Top tournaments won by Jiyai Shin

2018
Aus/NZ
197 (-19)
A$14,329
ActewAGL

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Shin, Jiyai

Score

197 (-19)

Prize money

A$14,329

Title sponsor

ActewAGL

Played as the ActewAGL Canberra Classic (Feb 9-11; ALPG/LET Trs event; first time as an LET event; last played in 2012). Second-placed Minjee Lee (Aus) finished 6 shots behind Shin (S Kor), who recorded her 50th career win and sixth on the Ladies European Tour. [Royal Canberra Golf Club, Canberra, Australia].

2016
Aus/NZ
278 (-14)
A$37,500
RACV

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Shin, Jiyai

Score

278 (-14)

Prize money

A$37,500

Title sponsor

RACV

Played as the RACV Ladies Masters (Feb 25-28; ALPG/LET Trs event; replaced in 2017 by the RACV Gold Coast Challenge, an ALPG-only event). Second-placed Holly Clyburn (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Shin (S Kor). [RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia].

2013
Aus/NZ
274 (-18)
US$180,000
ISPS Handa

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Shin, Jiyai

Score

274 (-18)

Prize money

US$180,000

Title sponsor

ISPS Handa

Played as the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open (Feb 14-17; ALPG/LET/LPGA Trs event; LPGA season opener). Second-placed Yani Tseng (Taiw) finished 2 shots behind Shin (S Kor), who recorded her first ALPG win. [Royal Canberra Golf Club, Canberra, Australia].

2012
Majors
279 (-9)
$428,650
Ricoh

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Shin, Jiyai

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$428,650

Title sponsor

Ricoh

The Ricoh Women's British Open (36th) (Sept 13-16). Second-placed Inbee Park (S Kor) finished 9 shots behind Shin (S Kor). Shin's victory ensured all four women's majors in 2012 were won by Asian golfers (3 from Korea, 1 from China). [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Shin, Jiyai

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Kingsmill Championship (Sept 6-9). Jiyai Shin (S Kor) beat Paula Creamer (USA) with a par at the ninth playoff hole. After the first eight playoff holes, darkness forced the suspension of play. Shin won at the ninth playoff hole on Monday. [River course, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA].

2010
Asia
Kashikojima CC
198 (-18)
US$180,000
Mizuno

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Shin, Jiyai

Venue

Kashikojima CC

Score

198 (-18)

Prize money

US$180,000

Title sponsor

Mizuno

Played as the Mizuno Classic (Nov 5-7; LPGA & Jpn LPGA Trs event). Second-placed Yani Tseng (Taiw) finished 2 shots behind Shin (S Kor). [Kintetsu Kashikojima CC, Shima-Shi, Mie, Jpn].

2010
Europe
274 (-14)
US$487,500
Evian

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Shin, Jiyai

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

US$487,500

Title sponsor

Evian

Played as the Evian Masters (July 22-25; LET/LPGA Trs event; recognised as a major ch'ship by the LET, but not by the LPGA Tour). Second-placed Na Yeon Choi (S Kor), Lexi Thompson (USA) and Morgan Pressel (USA) finished 1 shot behind Shin (S Kor). [Evian Masters GC, Evian-les-Bains, France].

2009
America
Locust Hill CC
271 (-17)
$300,000
Wegmans

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Shin, Jiyai

Venue

Locust Hill CC

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Wegmans

Played as Wegmans LPGA (June 25-28). Second-placed Yani Tseng (Taiw) and Kristy McPherson (USA) finished 7 shots behind Shin (S Kor). [Locust Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].

2009
Awards
$1,807,334
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Shin, Jiyai

Venue

Score

$1,807,334

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Shin (S Kor) won the LPGA Tour 2009 Money List, with earnings of $1,807,334 on the Tour. Cristie Kerr (USA) was second with $1,519,722. Ai Miyazato (Jpn) was third with $1,517,149.

2009
Awards
1,602 pts
$1,807,334
Rolex

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Shin, Jiyai

Venue

Score

1,602 pts

Prize money

$1,807,334

Title sponsor

Rolex

Shin (S Kor) won the LPGA Tour 2009 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Using a season-long points system (based on finishes in Tour events), Shin accumulated 1,602 pts; Anna Nordqvist (Swe) was second with 943 pts. Shin finished top of the LPGA money list, with earnings of $1,807,334.

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Shin, Jiyai

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

US$300,000

Title sponsor

HSBC

Played as the HSBC Women's Champions (March 5-8; LPGA Tour event). Second-placed Katherine Hull (Aus) finished 2 shots behind 20-year-old Jiyai Shin (S Kor), who recorded her first win as a rookie member of the Tour. Her three LPGA Tour wins in 2008 were not as a member of the Tour. [Garden course, Tanah Merah CC, Singapore].

2009
America
204 (-9)
$270,000
P&G

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Shin, Jiyai

Score

204 (-9)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

P&G

Played as the P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship presented by John Q Hammons (Sept 11-13). Jiyai Shin (S Kor) beat Angela Stanford (USA) and Sun Young Yoo (S Kor) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Pinnacle CC, Rogers, Arkansas].

2008
Asia
Kashikojima CC
201 (-15)
US$210,000
Mizuno

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Shin, Jiyai

Venue

Kashikojima CC

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

US$210,000

Title sponsor

Mizuno

Played as the Mizuno Classic (Nov 7-9; LPGA & Jpn LPGA Trs event). Second-placed Mayu Hattori (Jpn) finished 6 shots behind Shin (S Kor). [Kintetsu Kashikojima CC, Shima-Shi, Mie, Jpn].

2008
Majors
270 (-18)
$314,464
Ricoh

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Shin, Jiyai

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$314,464

Title sponsor

Ricoh

The Ricoh Women's British Open (32nd) (Jul 31-Aug 3). Second-placed Yani Tseng (Taiw) finished 3 shots behind 20-year-old Shin (S Kor), who won her first major championship title and became the youngest ever winner of this event. [Old course, Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, Berks].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Shin, Jiyai

Score

70 (-2)

Prize money

$1,000,000

Title sponsor

ADT

Played as the LPGA Playoffs at The ADT Championship (Nov 20-23; LPGA Tour season-ending event). Second-placed Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Jiyai Shin (S Kor) in the final-day shootout. Shin took the $1 million first prize, the richest in women's golf. The 32 player field was cut to 16 for day 3, then 8 for the final day. [Trump Intl GC, West Palm Beach, FL].

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