Date: February 17, 2013
Author: Golf Australia

Profile: Jiyai Shin

Jiyai Shin


World Number 8 Jiyai Shin, is a South Korean professional golfer currently playing on the LPGA Tour and the LPGA of Korea Tour. She has broken all existing KLPGA records, winning 10 events in 19 starts on the KLPGA Tour in 2007.

In 2008, playing only 10 tournaments on the LPGA Tour as a non-member, she won three events, including the Women's British Open and the ADT Championship. She has been ranked as number 1 in the Women's World Golf Rankings.

In 2012 Shin won her second Women's British Open in atrocious weather at Royal Liverpool by nine strokes following her win at the Kingsmill Championship earlier in the year.

LPGA Tour victories:


Australian Open victories:

Runner up – 2008


Born: 28 April, 1988. Seoul, Korea
Represents: Korea
Resides: Atlanta, Georgia