Born:April 28, 1988 in Seoul, South Korea.
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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.
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.
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
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.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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