Jiyai Shin

The Players // Jiyai Shin
South Korea
Birthday: 28/04/1988
Height: 157 CM
Wins: 11

Shin is a former world No. 1 ranked South Korean professional golfer who primarily plays on the LPGA of Japan Tour. She started playing golf at the age of 11 and credits her father Jeseop Shin and her coach Hyunjee Chun (a LPGA T&CP Class A member) as the individuals most influencing her career.

Shin has broken 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 No. 1 in the Women’s World Golf Rankings for 25 weeks and was the first Asian to be ranked No. 1. With 64 wins worldwide on six different tours, she is the winningest Korean golfer, male or female, of all time.