Monday, July 11, 2011

South Korea's Ryu wins playoff, captures U.S. Women's Open

So Yeon Ryu defeated Hee Kyung Seo in a a rain-delayed Women's US Open in a 3-hole playoff. Neither player looked like winning after the 2nd round as they were both at +3 while the leaders Miyazatos were both -5. But the third round is always moving day and by the time the Final Round started they were back in contention. Seo made 4 birdies in a row from 6-9 to take the lead and end the day at -3. Ryu was at -2 and needed to come back today and find 1 birdie with 3 holes left. She made birdie on the final hole and then made two more birdies in the playoff to seal victory. A great day for Korea.

Two pretty girls too made for the most beautiful playoff match in the history of playoff matches. And all that bullshit about Korean players forced to learn English was just that, bullshit. Both players did countless interviews live on NBC and ESPN. Seo was in the booth while she was waiting to see if anyone would catch her Monday morning and did an interview before and after the playoff. Both players represented Korea and the LPGA very proudly.

Tough luck girl, maybe next year!