So Yeon Ryu picked up the game of golf in the second grade as part of her school’s extracurricular activities. She also enjoys music and was an avid violinist at a young age.
Ryu has 6 LPGA Tour Victories, consisting of 2 majors (2018 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, 2017 ANA Inspiration, Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G, 2014 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, 2012 Jamie Farr Toledo Classic and the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open). She was awarded the 2017 Rolex Player of the Year, and crossed the $10 million mark in career earnings in 2018 with her T3 finish at the CME Group Tour Championship.
This will be Ryu’s eighth appearance at the HSBC Women’s World Championship.