In the Winner’s Circle with So Yeon Ryu

Hometown/Resides: Seoul, South Korea/Dallas, Texas

Birthdate: June 29, 1990 – currently 26 years, 2 months, 27 days

Qualified for LPGA Tour: Won the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open

Rookie Year/ Turned Professional: 2012/2008

 

VICTORIES

LPGA: Fifth career victory

PREVIOUS LPGA WINS: 2017 ANA Inspiration, 2014 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, 2012 Jamie Farr Toledo Classic Presented by Kroger, Owens Corning and O-I, 2011 U.S. Women’s Open

KLPGA: Six career victories in four seasons on the LPGA of Korea

 

RACE TO CME GLOBE

With her win, Ryu earns 500 points and is projected to move from third to first in the Race to CME Globe with 2,195 points

 

MONEY

With her win, Ryu earns $300,000; she has earned $1,212,820 this season and $7,795,207 in her career

 

TOURNAMENT SPECIFIC

Previous finishes:           

2016 – T13; 2015 – T29; 2014 – 5; 2013 – 2; 2012 – T10

 

2017 IN A NUTSHELL

  • 11 events played, 10 cuts made, two victories, seven additional top 10s, $1,212,820

 

OF NOTE

  • Ryu is the first multiple winner of the 2017 LPGA Tour season
  • She is one of seven players from the Republic of Korea to win on Tour this season
  • Ryu lost the 2013 Walmart NWA in a playoff when Inbee Park birdied the first extra hole