So Yeon Ryu has accomplished a major feat for women golfers. She was able to win the Rolex Annika Major Award on Sunday as the best overall performer in the LPGA’s five major championships this year.
This award recognizes the player who has the most outstanding record in all five major championships during the current LPGA Tour season.
Ryu received this award thanks to her win at the ANA inspiration, her second career major championship victory, and a tie for third at the U.S. Women’s Open Championship.
“First of all, I’m so honored to this have award, especially (because) it’s named after one of the greatest women’s golfers in our golf history,” So Yeon Ryu said. “The other thing is I think the play in the major is fortunate enough, because it’s really tough to contend in a tournament, as well”
Points for the Rolex ANNIKA Major Award are awarded at all five major championships to competitors who finish among the top 10 and ties. To take home the award, a player must also win at least one of the five majors.
Ryu has enjoyed one of the best seasons of her LPGA career this year. Her two wins represent the first time she has won multiple events in the same season.
Ryu finished with 78 points, 10 more than Anna Nordqvist.
Points were awarded for top-10 finishes in majors, with 60 points for first place, 24 points for second, 18 for third, with points awarded down to 2 for 10th place.
For more information, visit the LPGA website.