Shin wins British Open by 9-shots, includes a round with 18 GIR

Jiyai Shin hit every green in regulation during her second round of the Women’s British Open. She went on to win by nine strokes.

Conditions at the Women’s British Open on the weekend weren’t exactly conducive to good golf, but South Korea’s Jiyai Shin made of mockery of the weather recording a massive 9-stroke victory. The win was ever more remarkable given she also won at the Kingsmill Championship after an epic nine hole playoff against Paula Creamer that carried over to last Monday.

Friday’s play was postponed due to bad weather and it was decided that Sunday would consist of the final 36 holes. In among the squall’s, Jayai Shin recorded a remarkable second round 8-under par 64 on Saturday at Royal Liverpool where she managed to hit every green in regulation and 13 of 14 fairways.

She needed 28 putts on those greens to complete what I think is one of the great feats of golf that requires an incredible amount of concentration very few golfers (including both men and women) are capable of. The round included 6 birdies and one eagle. Incredible.

The win was Shin’s second major victory having won the British Open in 2008.

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