Sunday, August 3

Ji-Yai Shin Claims Women’s British Open Title

MAYBE ANNIKA HAS THE RIGHT IDEA. She is leaving the game for her own reasons, but the surge of young talent in women’s golf might have me thinking about hanging up my cleats.

Exhibit A: 20-year-old Ji-Yai Shin. The world No. 10, who plays the South Korean LPGA Tour, put on a clinic in the final round of the Women’s British Open at Sunningdale Golf Club on Sunday. Shin shot a bogey-free 66 en route to a three-shot victory. She made it look easy. Fairways, greens, birdies, pars. It was a yawner.

Honestly, I’d never seen Shin play, so I suppose it could be that she just had a really good week. But she must have a lot of good weeks if she’s won something like 10 of her last 19 starts.

−The Armchair Golfer


Patricia Hannigan said...

I was thinking about that the other day, how during Annika's most dominant period the Korean's weren't a factor yet.

The Armchair Golfer said...

There are definitely plenty of young players ready to step up and win in women's golf. It almost makes Lorena Ochoa seem old at 26.