Jiyai Shin - Best Golfer In The World?
By Kickntrue on 6/29/09
I guess it's time I stop ignoring Jiyai Shin, because pound for pound, she has to be the best golfer in the world.
Shin won AGAIN this weekend on the LPGA Tour by winning the Wegmans LPGA in Rochester, NY. She didn't just win, she dominated, winning by 7 shots with a score of -17. Shin is quickly catching Lorena Ochoa as the number 1 golfer in the female circuit and if you go off the past 12 months of play, she's the best by far.
Remember, a year ago or so, Ochoa had the same time of lead in the World Rankings that Tiger usually touts. For someone to track her down this quickly is pretty ridiculous. Jiyai has now won 5 of her last 19 professional stats, a ratio of better than 1 in ever 4 she enters. Sound familiar?
Sadly, Shin has an uphill battle to fight to win over fans and sponsorship dollars. She's not an American for one thing (she's Korean), and while she's a perfectly fine looking 21 year old, she doesn't have the same sex appeal of a Natalie Gulbis or even Paula Creamer.
Still- for anyone who has the guts to see golf played the "normal way" and wants to see perfection- you should check her out, because she's absolutely putting on a show!
Jiyai Shin Bio
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She is pretty fun to watch too. When she hits a bad shot, she doesn't chuck a club a la Tiger, she laughs.
Loved your comment TheBrownCrayon. Tiger really needs to behave himself on the golf course, what with all the throwing clubs, cussing, and staring. I guess Papa Earl did not teach him to be a gentleman.
Yes she looks like she actually enjoys playing golf
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