Shin isn’t a LPGA player yet but reports say she will go to qualifying school late in 2008. It wouldn’t surprise me if Ji-Yai bypasses qualifying school by winning a LPGA event this year. If there is another Korean out there to make the HOF one day, I’d be putting bets on Shin.
She won 9 times on the KLPGA tour last year. Repeat she won NINE TIMES. The KLPGA aka Korean LPGA can be likened to the LPGA’s AAA minor league. The best players not playing the American circuit can often be found here. The competition is fierce and Shin won nine times in 2007.
Has she played the LPGA? Shin finished third at the Evian Masters last year, and 6th at the US Open. This year Ji-Yai is likely to get a half dozen or more shots at winning an LPGA event. The majors, The SBS, the year-end LPGA event in South Korea, and one or two others. If Ji-Yai wins one of these tournaments, it won’t come as any surprise to knowledgable golf fans.
I will be posting a 2008 LPGA preview tomorrow. Are you ready for some ladies professional golf?
- Karrie Webb wins her fourth Women’s Australian Open
- Ji-Yai Shin wins the Mizuno Classic
- Ji Yai Shin wins the ADT Championship
- The LPGA in South Korea or where in the world is Carolyn Bivens?
- In-Kyung Kim wins the Longs Drugs Challenge
- Bo Bae Song wins the Mizuno Classic
- Ji-Yai Shin wins HSBC Women’s Champions
- Domination- Jiyai Shin wins the Women’s British Open
- Jiyai Shin wins her 3rd LPGA event of 2009
- Hee Kyung Seo wins the LPGA Kia Classic
- Eight is Enough- Edmonton beats Chicago 8-4
- Lydia Ko wins New South Wales Open
- The Comeback I- Pittsburgh Penguins beat NY Islanders 5-0
- Seattle Mariners Outfielder Greg Halman stabbed to death at age 24
- Hee Young Park wins CME Titleholders Championship
- Oklahoma State Women’s Basketball Coach Kurt Budke dead at 50
- Costly mistake- Blackhawks waive Rostislav Olesz
- Manager Tony La Russa announces retirement
- Puck Drop- Florida Panthers start the 2011-12 NHL season
- 13-time PGA Tour winner Dave Hill dead at 74
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